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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)

Academic programs, training courses, certifications, and books

Let's look at the different resources that you can use to learn and improve your skills, starting with academic programs.

Academic programs

A good Business Intelligence (BI) career program should have the following components:

  • Strong foundation in data analysis: BI professionals must be able to work with data from various sources, analyze it, and present it in a way that is easily understandable to stakeholders. Therefore, a good BI program should provide a strong foundation in data analysis techniques, such as statistical analysis, data mining, and data visualization.
  • Technical skills: A BI career program should teach students the technical skills needed to work with data and BI tools, such as SQL, Python, R, and Tableau. These skills are essential to building and maintaining data warehouses, designing reports, and creating dashboards.
  • Business acumen: A good BI professional should have a good...