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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)

A hypothetical BI interview process and what to expect

Business intelligence interviews will typically follow a fairly standardized process (with some exceptions based on the company size and industry). In our experience, the process will generally look like and follow these steps:

  1. Phone screening: The first step is a call with a recruiter or hiring manager. This call is used to see whether your career goals and experience align with the role, whether you have the right skills, and to gauge your overall interest in the position. For the phone screening, we suggest being prepared for questions about your past experience, BI projects you have worked on, and business problems you have been asked to solve.
  2. Technical interview: The technical screening is used to assess your technical skills. These screens typically focus on SQL and basic statistics (for both analysts and engineers), while engineering interviews usually include a few questions on Python (or a similar programming...