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Business Intelligence Career Master Plan

By : Eduardo Chavez, Danny Moncada
Book Image

Business Intelligence Career Master Plan

By: Eduardo Chavez, Danny Moncada

Overview of this book

Navigating the challenging path of a business intelligence career requires you to consider your expertise, interests, and skills. Business Intelligence Career Master Plan explores key skills like stacks, coursework, certifications, and interview advice, enabling you to make informed decisions about your BI journey. You’ll start by assessing the different roles in BI and matching your skills and career with the tech stack. You’ll then learn to build taxonomy and a data story using visualization types. Additionally, you’ll explore the fundamentals of programming, frontend development, backend development, software development lifecycle, and project management, giving you a broad view of the end-to-end BI process. With the help of the author’s expert advice, you’ll be able to identify what subjects and areas of study are crucial and would add significant value to your skill set. By the end of this book, you’ll be well-equipped to make an informed decision on which of the myriad paths to choose in your business intelligence journey based on your skill set and interests.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Breaking into the BI World

This book follows the philosophy of the path of least resistance, which states that in nature and physics, organisms and elements always try to find the shortest, most efficient way to their destination.

Imagine that you are standing in front of a large skyscraper in downtown Manhattan called “Business Intelligence.” As you look up at it, you can see floor after floor as it slowly reaches into the clouds and out of your immediate eyeline. While it can be very awe-inspiring and daunting, the building, just like every other one, has many entrances – one entrance at the front, one at the back, and some on the sides of the building. And like many buildings with proper security protocols, each of those entrances require different keys to enter and exit the building. Once you step inside, you will notice right away that there are a myriad of different rooms and workspaces.

Now that we have set the scene, we can begin discussing how this...