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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)

Analytical thinking and problem-solving techniques

Analytical thinking is a cognitive ability that enables individuals to dissect intricate problems into their fundamental components and discern the connections and interdependencies between them. It serves as a foundational skill for solving complex challenges and making informed, sound decisions.

When confronted with a complex problem, analytical thinkers possess the capability to systematically break it down into manageable parts. They analyze the various elements, variables, and factors involved, seeking to understand their individual contributions and how they interact with one another. By deconstructing the problem, they can identify patterns, uncover hidden insights, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying dynamics at play.

Moreover, analytical thinking empowers individuals to identify and evaluate the relationships between the different components of a problem. It involves recognizing cause-and-effect...