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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)

How To Crack the BI Interview Process

Thus far, we’ve navigated through entering the world of business intelligence, what the various BI roles (i.e., architect, developer, analyst, etc.) are, how to become more proficient at analyzing and talking about data, and the basics of data visualization. Now, we’ll turn our focus away from the foundational concepts of BI and move toward more practical applications and solutions. For many, much of the consternation and stress from BI comes from one of the most challenging parts of getting hired for any job: the (dreaded) interview process.

The business intelligence interview process can be challenging for a number of reasons. First, business intelligence professionals are in high demand (with very little on the horizon to suggest that this won’t be the case for many decades to come), and there are many qualified candidates for each position. This means that companies can be very selective in their hiring decisions, and...