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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)

Summary

The BI landscape is constantly evolving, but these are some of the latest trends that businesses need to be aware of. By staying up to date with the latest trends, businesses can ensure that they are using the most effective BI tools and techniques to gain the insights they need to make better decisions.

You must open your mind and understand what the different tools are, what input they require, how data is shaped, and what output you expect versus the output the tool will produce. Once you understand the difference, you can adjust and retry. Iterate and test. If you expect an aggregated table, make sure you add every element. If the output does not match, your logs and your continuous testing will help you find out what went wrong.

Tools are dumb by nature; as the old saying goes – garbage in, garbage out. But if you learn the art of prototyping, rest assured your logic will scale up with no issues. The art of prototyping consists of being able to mock up the...