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How to build a career in Business Intelligence


There is no dearth of opportunities in Indian IT companies for job seekers with data analytics and business intelligence skills. A quick search on India’s leading job portal TimesJobs will show the many job openings that are available for IT professionals in the field of business intelligence (BI). 

BI professionals across the world command highest salaries, especially in vertical markets. Those pursuing a career in BI need to have a blend of business acumen, people skills, problem-solving ability, good communication and data analysis skills. 

Job roles in BI

Business Intelligence Analyst: A BI analyst needs to have a comprehensive understanding of business processes, data warehousing, production systems, and departmental databases. The ability to work with cross-functional team is also important for a BI analyst. 

Business Intelligence Project Manager: The incumbent will be responsible for overall success of reporting data deliverables. The main responsibility of a BI Project Manager will be to coordinate with internal departments, build and deploy data warehouses. 

Business Intelligence Developer: BI developers will be required to design robust solutions to meet client requirements. The developer will also be responsible for managing database applications in SQL server, DB2, and Oracle. 

SQL Server Business Intelligence: The SQL platform allows developers to access and mash-up data from any source. The developer needs to have a deep knowledge of the SQL platform. 

How to get started 

Certifications: Consider doing a certification course in BI from a reputed institution. Microsoft, for instance, provides a Microsoft Power BI for IT professionals. 

Build a solution: There is nothing better than gaining hands-on experience in BI. You can create a virtual machine and build a solution on top of it. 

Learn the SQL language: Having a comprehensive level knowledge of SQL is of utmost importance to build a career in BI. 

Attend events: You can find BI-focused communities and events in your town. Explore Meetups in your area to network with like-minded people and grow your career in Business Intelligence.

Source - Techgig