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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)

Presenting data

Effective data presentation is essential to ensure that the message being conveyed is clear, accurate, and easy to understand. You have to learn the techniques to make data spit out answers by just looking at it. On some occasions, it will be a difficult endeavor, but you have to make it as smooth as possible, and when the complexity increases, you should guide your audience along an easy-to-follow path.

Poorly designed data visualizations can lead to misinterpretation of the data, also leading to a waste of time, effort, and resources by doing further analysis and investigation of data that could have been avoided if the data had been presented correctly. There are some warnings you should consider before starting to plot charts without a proper understanding:

  • Poor use of color: Using too many colors or colors that do not contrast well can make visualizations difficult to read and interpret. For example, using too many shades of the same color can make it...