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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)

Business analytics

BI and business analytics (BA) are both essential for making informed business decisions. However, BA is considered the next stepping stone after BI because it goes beyond simply collecting and organizing data.

BI primarily focuses on extracting, transforming, and loading data from various sources to provide valuable insights into an organization’s operations. This helps to track performance, monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), and make data-driven decisions.

BA, on the other hand, takes a more comprehensive approach. It involves using statistical and predictive modeling techniques to uncover patterns and trends in data and then using those insights to make strategic decisions that can drive growth, increase revenue, and optimize operations.

With the increasing amount of data generated by organizations, it has become crucial to analyze and interpret that data effectively. BA can help organizations identify factors driving business success and...