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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)

BI roles

As you might have surmised, there’s a variety of different BI roles; what those roles have in common is the need to have some polished skills if you want to perform and be successful at them. It is important to assess which of the following skills you may have, and be honest in your assessment of your proficiency in each skill. We would also like to emphasize that the skills we cover here are not meant to be viewed as an exhaustive list, but we’ve specifically picked the set of skills we would like to emphasize because they have the biggest impact on any BI organization. We encourage you to keep track of and continually practice and hone these skills, as they require dedication and focus to keep sharp.

While some of these skills require years of training or years of practice to fully master, there are a few where the length of time isn’t as important as the use of your brain agility. One such skill is data analysis, which you can develop through different...