What do you do when you apply for a job and realize that you don’t have all the software skills listed on the job posting?
You may decide to stop your job search and get training or certifications in all the software packages listed on the job posting.
But what if these are enterprise software packages costing thousands of dollars to learn, then what?
And what if you are talking about not just one but multiple software packages?
This post about the personality types of database administrators (DBAs) is in response to Sandra’s question.
Sandra, thank you for taking the time to tweet a number of my posts, I appreciate you 🙂
Personality types like the Jung Myers-Briggs Type are used to describe the psychological characteristics of an individual.
For example, the famous Myers-Briggs has 16 personality types grouped as: Extroversion vs. Introversion, Intuiting vs. Sensing, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving.
In this post, I will describe some of the personality types of database administrators (DBAs).
Data Analysts have the opportunity to work in several different domains or sectors, for example as banking data analysts, retail data analysts, telecommunications data analysts and as marketing data analysts.
The marketing data analyst role is one of the more common ones and a marketing analyst may be found analyzing databases of prospects, leads and customers for the marketing department.
In this post, we will take a peak into the day of a marketing data analyst…
Microsoft Excel is commonly used for data analysis because it’s part of the popular Microsoft Office Suite and it even comes pre-installed on some computers!
Unlike statistical analysis packages like, SAS and SPSS, Excel is relatively inexpensive and widely accessible to small businesses and mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries including healthcare, finance, sales and marketing etc.
Microsoft Excel is used in organizing and analyzing data, performing complex calculations as well as creating graphical displays.
Microsoft Excel’s user-friendly interface makes data entry convenient and it also comes loaded with a wide array of mathematical, statistical, financial functions and a Data Analysis ToolPak.
This question was posted by a Microsoft Office Data Analyst who wants to know “How to Upgrade Microsoft Access or Excel Data Analysis skills!“
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The Challenge Facing A Microsoft Access or Excel Office Data Analyst
My toughest challenge I face today with my career is I am itching for a move within the company I work for.
According to projections by IDC (a well-known research firm), the amount of computing, web and digital data will increase fivefold by 2012 as a result of an upsurge in sensor signals, surveillance tapes, social network chatter, public records and more.
The increases in availability and storage of corporate transactional data within the last decade has left companies scrambling for data analysts trained in interpreting or making inferences based on data.
With the help of data analysts, companies can improve the speed and quality of their business decisions, manage risks better, predict the likelihood of favorable or unfavorable outcomes or provide their management team with improved predictive business intelligence.