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Business Intelligence Career Master Plan

By : Eduardo Chavez, Danny Moncada
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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 roadmap

During a BI project, you will find a list of activities ordered almost in a sequential way, representing the flow of data throughout a pipeline. At the same time, these activities may belong to specific roles of their own; they are highly technical, and the use of modern tools is almost mandatory. Use this section of the book as a guide to position yourself and your skills along this roadmap. However, as with any other roadmap, you may want to go through all of the steps, but depending on your preferences, some of these may not be appealing to you. Skipping them is always an option, as the objective of this book is for you to find your path in the BI world.

The reason it is possible to skip some of these steps is due to the nature of the purpose. Some are a means to an end, meaning they are a necessary evil; if we could, we would avoid them altogether but, there are many impediments – computing power, memory, storage, even the laws of physics. Let’s examine...