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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)

Advanced data visualizations

While conventional graphs and charts effectively communicate data narratives, occasionally, the intricacies of data points necessitate an additional dimension for unveiling novel insights. There exists a spectrum of innovative charting techniques that can transform data exploration, taking on varied and complex forms. Nevertheless, their construction may prove to be significantly challenging. Moreover, their application might not always be suitable for every context, thereby emphasizing the critical role of discernment in selecting the appropriate data visualization. Always bear in mind the powerful axiom that, sometimes, simplicity trumps complexity.

Sankey diagrams

A Sankey diagram is a type of data visualization chart that displays flows of data, information, or resources through a system or process. It is named after Captain Matthew Henry Phineas Riall Sankey, an Irish engineer who created a flow diagram in 1898 to illustrate the flow of energy...