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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)

Where to start?

If you are reading this book, good chances are that you have been exposed to BI or have some notion about its capabilities and benefits, but let’s begin by establishing a common concept – BI is like a powerful telescope that helps a business look deep into its operations and the surrounding market. It’s a set of techniques and tools that turn raw data – such as sales numbers, customer feedback, or supply chain info – into easy-to-understand, actionable insights.

Think of it like this – if a business is a ship sailing in the sea, BI is the captain’s map and compass. It helps the business understand where it’s currently docked, which direction it’s heading in, and what obstacles might be in the way. It does so by analyzing the company’s own data (like looking at the ship’s logbook) and also data from the market (like watching the weather and sea currents).

BI can help answer questions such...