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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)

Data visualization taxonomy

There are numerous data visualization charts available that are used for displaying different types of data in a clear and effective manner. Here are some of the most common types of data visualization charts and their use cases. It is important that you analyze them and find parallelism with the data you work on. By doing so, you will be able to pick the right visualization at any time.

Bar charts

Bar charts are used to compare categorical data across different groups. They are typically used to show the frequency or proportion of data within each category, such as the following:

  • A bar chart can be used to compare the sales of different products
  • A bar chart can be used to display the number of employees in different departments of a company
  • They can display the revenue generated by different product lines
  • They can be used to display the number of students in each grade level at a school

Here’s an example of what a...