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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)

Data exploration

Data exploration is a process in data analysis that involves investigating and summarizing the main characteristics of a dataset. The goal of data exploration is to gain a better understanding of the data, identify patterns and trends, and generate insights that can be used to inform further analysis or decision-making.

Traditionally, data exploration has some prerequisites: data cleaning, identifying and correcting any errors or inconsistencies in the data—such as missing values, duplicates, or outliers—data transformation, and sampling. This involves converting the data into a more suitable format for analysis, such as normalizing or standardizing the data, and reducing the computational complexity of the analysis or focusing on a specific subset of the data.

You may approach data exploration as an art, one that can take you on many paths and may have different purposes. If you want to know more about your data or you are presented with a completely...