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Business Intelligence Career Master Plan

By : Eduardo Chavez, Danny Moncada
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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)

Preface

The path to entering the field of business intelligence (BI) is both vast and challenging to navigate. Throughout our experience in various BI roles, we have encountered individuals with diverse skill sets and backgrounds. This spectrum ranges from highly skilled machine learning (ML) and AI engineers holding PhDs in statistics and mathematics to graduate students transitioning from academia to pursue careers as business analysts. Through this book, we aim to convey to you that there is no single predefined path to follow. Numerous different routes can lead to the same destination, depending on your area of expertise, level of interest in various subject areas, and proficiency in both technical and soft skills.

We have two main objectives in this book. The first is to help business professionals understand the foundations of BI in a way that is tool and technology-agnostic. Our second objective is to show the process of starting and advancing in BI. Furthermore, we aim to provide insight into the broader realms beyond BI, encompassing data exploration, business analytics, and data science.