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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)

Hands-On Data Wrangling and Data Visualization

For the final component of this book, we will go through two quick hands-on exercises. First, we will perform some data wrangling, cleaning, and manipulation with Python using the pandas and NumPy libraries, and build some simple data visualizations using Matplotlib and Seaborn. Second, we will build a Tableau dashboard using a publicly available dataset.

The purpose of these tutorials is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to approach and analyze unfamiliar datasets. We aim to guide you through the process of assessing data, applying basic data wrangling techniques, and emphasizing the significance of data manipulation in preparing a dataset for in-depth analysis. Furthermore, we intend to equip you with the skills to create reports using a widely recognized and established business intelligence (BI) tool.

In these tutorials, we will delve into the initial stages of data exploration, enabling you to gain insights...