Is it a good financial decision to go back to school to learn SQL & Tableau?
Is it a good financial decision to go back to school to learn SQL & Tableau?
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No. Everything you need to use it is available online for free.
If you need someone to hold your hand then it's already over for you.
If you need a piece of paper to prove you have basic knowledge then it's over for you.
learning and bettering yourself is always a good investment. I used to work for a large organization. The IT department was full of retards and started pushing Tableau because the licenses were expensive. But Microsoft Power BI is free (most of it). The M and DAX part of Power BI is also included in Excel, so you can use both. The one thing Microsoft has going for it is that SQL, Excel, BI, C# Office, are all created and supported by MS. I looked into some other "free" versions but with the vast capability already built in, plus what you can customize yourself in the software or through Visual Studio (a free integrated development environment by MS), seems to me the Microsoft route is the way to go. Yes, there are other parts or programs that have a specialty and are the hot new thing, but keep searching and I think you will find the MS route is probably the better one. Also with SQL you will need to learn SQL management studio (also depends if you are planning to use SQL on your desk top or in Azure (MS's cloud platform) to manage your data, then connect with Power BI, or Excel, or Tableau or run your own BI analytics in SQL
>Tableau because the licenses were expensive. But
Yeah I've never heard of Tableau before but my company and my manager said data analysts know Tableau so basically why I'm trying to learn it. Always thought it was SQL and Python
dashboarding tools take like a week max to learn, it's piss easy. SQL + Python (basically just pandas and file manipulation) and higher level stats is worth learning, learning BI shit comes after you have a real handle on what you're doing and can actually produce insights off data
>oy vey learn Microsoft shit cuz it’s free
It’s probably what most enterprise software runs on. All the boring (stable) companies that sell mortgage insurance, or credit report auditing or whatever. Good job skills if tue goal is a good job.
nagger, learn fucking Power BI and DAX. Fuck Tableau.
>nagger, learn fucking Power BI and DAX. Fuck Tableau.
The top fortune 500 companies I've applied to, including my current one, wants Tableau
What kind role should I look for if I want to get into a data analyst role, but only have a degree on mis?
Basically know SQL & Tableau. I work for top 10 fortune 500 company. Starts with P and ends with co. And they want, incluytheir competitors, SQL & Tableau so basically why I decided to learn both
I do know SQL and Tableau, but O haven't been getting interviews since I don't jave job experience. Would you mind looking at my resume and seeing if there is any specific thing I should add? The people on LULZ have given me some nice constructive feedback on it.
Imo, you should reorder the sections. Start with what they care about at first glance then move down. lead with the technical skill section, then notable projects section. After that work experience. Education last. Good luck anon. Mtwtmr
we use the hell out of it and people who know Tableau are useful...just be careful not to get pigeonholed as an analyst forever.
I'm basically transitioning from a sales rep to an analyst position so I'm pretty new to this. Only upside is my younger brother is a computer engineer so he gavee a bunch of his shit to learn before going back to school
I work as an intern at Globohomo Inc.
I started programming scripts in VBA/SQL/Python to automate a lot of tasks to optimize and save time for our department full of Excel sheets. The IT-department got furious because they said we need to make orders in their department and had to pay them 10000000000 dollars for it kek
>IT-department got furious
I was learning how to use the M and DAX portions in Excel Power Query so to practice I was doing ArcGIS REST API queries of our public facing website and showing staff how to make tracking tools and how to incorporate data from multiple sources into one data set and our IT department literally started screaming at us on the phone because they are so retarded they thought we were hacking our own data systems, and the thought we were competing against their $50 million data system modernization project - because we were using Excel.
why is every IT department such a turbokike nest?
Because it's full of autists
no these will be the first to be automated.
Don't need to go back to school for that. There's tons of resources online.
Automated as in scripts is already commonplace. Automated as in AI will do it for you? No way, that stuff is not close to perfected yet and one single mistake that a human can easily notice, and which might be overlooked by an AI can have devastating consequences.
First thing we automated was artists. Musicians, and writers and models next. Last people left will be codefags, but only after everyone else has already been chopped up for machine grease
This is not something you need to go to school for. If you want a structured program to help you learn, just take a udemy course. A single course with give you a pretty good grasp of SQL
>This is not something you need to go to school for. If you want a structured program to help you learn, just take a udemy course. A single course with give you a pretty good grasp of SQL
What's gonna look better, a cert from an online school or a world renowned college?
This is one course at a university though. If you’re already going for a specific degree, then sure, take the relational database course. You don’t go back to school for sql though.
>You don’t go back to school for sql though.
The course is data science so I'm learning a few shit besides what I said
Is it a 4 year, accredited degree, or not? Even college is a scam these days, but boot camps and associate’s degrees are typically designed to waste the money of suckers.
WGU has me doing a shitty SQL course right now. It's unironically getting phased out by cloud for database management. Unless your company is stuck in 2003, you probably won't use it very much
Outside of tech companies, other companies are looking for talent in that field
Not really. I'm a brainlet and I learned SQL on the job. Same with Tableau. It's like asking if you should go back to school to learn powerpoint or excel. If you start getting into complicated SQL stuff then a programming background does help, but it's designed to be simple. I've also noticed a large gap in knowledge with SQL, however. Because everyone thinks of it as just a relationship database thing they've forgotten about its analytics uses and some other lesser-known features that, while simple, they'll often replicated in some complicated process elsewhere. So in that sense, reading a book on SQL can help you learn about its capabilities so you're not trying to only use it as a hammer, when it's more like a swiss-army knife (There are probably much better analytics tools now like R and Python pandas, but if you have a small database and need to do some basic stuff in it as part of a program, sometimes it's simpler to just have the database do it instead of running through a separate service).
learn sql if you're a developer, otherwise too bad for you
Read the thread
What about data analysts/data science/category manager?
idk how you didnt farm (you)s with this post
im stealing this and taking it to LULZ
I know Tableau but not SQL. Tableau is easy to pick up, it’s just pivot tables and data filtering put into a pretty chart
R, Python and PowerBI (OData) are bread and butter
R seems to be on the outs
totally fake news, alive and well thriving, R has statistical packages that Python doesn't and are irreplaceable
IDK. I've been applying to tons of companies of only a few, most unis, actually want R. It's cool if you already know it but it seems to be on the outs now
don't go to school to learn "tools"