Business Intelligence Resources
Do you want to improve your data analysis skills? Are you passionate data? do you love business intelligence Analysis? or are you a small business that want to implement business intelligence solutions, business intelligence software? If so, you have found the right web page.
In this page, I will be sharing BI solutions for small businesses and individual that can boost your BI knowledge and capability. This are some of the positions on the job market related to Business Intelligence.
- BI project leader
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Business Analyst
- Business Intelligence Engineer
Note: most of the skills required in the above positions are not fully taught at College or University, instead, people who have passion in BI will acquire business intelligence skills skills through online training platform, coding boot camps, and self learning.
Business Intelligence Specialization Courses
Online specialization are always good resources to acquire the main skills needed in Business Intelligence Analysis. Coursera is one of the best training platform that offer thousands of Specializations courses especially in the IT field. On Coursera, you can register as an individual or as a business. Therefore, a team of employees can register and have the same specialization in the same time frame, online. Some training courses count towards a Master degree in Computer Science – Data Science (MCS-DS). I have gathered some of the best training in BI out there, and provided the links below:
- Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence (English)
- Business intelligence and data warehousing (English)
- From Data to Insights with Google Cloud Platform (English)
- Aplicando el analysis de datos: casos selectos (Spanish)
- Data Engineering on Google Cloud Platform (French)
Once enrolled into a given specialization, you will learn several BI tools (Cloud applications and Desktop applications), and you will be granted access to many BI tools for free throughout the Coursera training.
Business Intelligence Books:
Every subject matter has its own technical terms and jargon. It is the same with Business Intelligence, BI has its own terminology and reading BI books will increase your verbal and writing skills in BI reporting, and boost the way you articulate and present your thoughts, ideas and improve your thinking creativity. Below are some of the best BI books on the market:
- Storytelling with Data: A data visualization guide for business professionals
- The Data Warehouse Toolkit: the definitive guide to dimensional modeling
- Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data analytic thinking
- Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for decision support (High level)
- The Elements of Statistical Learning: data mining, inference, and prediction
Business Intelligence Dashboards Software
There many dashboards building tools out there, but once you master one of them their principles are usually similar. It is recommended to master one and learn others later. Below are some dashboards building tools that are popular, used by many businesses.
I want to highlight that mastering one of these BI tools can land you a nice paying position.
- Amazon QuickSight
- IBM Cognos Analytics (Cognos BI)
- SAP Business Objects
For Small Business: Implementing one of these tools will ensure having a high quality support from the vendor, and there are many professionals self trained or certified by the above providers.
Business Intelligence LinkedIn Group:
Networking is always a good way to learn more and connect to people who are working in the field you like, like-minded people will always be sharing topics that usually match your interests, and I highly recommend joining 2 or 3 of this BI LinkedIn groups:
Business Intelligence Professionals (BI, Big Data, Analytics)
Microsoft Business Intelligence
Business Analytics, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence
Big Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence & Visualization Experts Community
You can connect with me via my LinkedIn account as well!
I wish you all the best in your career development and advancement, and your BI solution implementation!