Do I Need To Use Google Analytics With My Google Ads Campaign?

It is optional and NO, you do not need it.

If you are referring to the part in the training where it shows Mike's account linked to Google analytics...

Then rest assured Mike is at a level where he may need it to use as he runs multiple campaigns for different goals.

Also just because an account is linked to Google Ads does not mean it is being used. So just because Google Analytics is linked to Google Ads; this does not mean it is being used. It just means that it can be used if you choose to because it is now linked together.

We strongly recommend you stick to the training and not deviate on things like this or anything else.