Training in Data Professions: How to Choose the Most Suitable Training?

Published on 22 September 2020

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You wish to retrain in the data sector or acquire new skills to better enhance your profile, but you do not yet know which training to join and which skills you will need for your professional project? In this article, we explain the following:

  • What exactly is our new Business intelligence and data visualization analyst training course
  • The differences between our two training courses in data analysis 
  • The skills you will acquire
  • The type of position you will be able to occupy at the end of this training course


What is the job of a business intelligence and data visualization analyst?

The data analyst and BI (Business Intelligence) analyst and dataviz jobs are more or less the same. Their main function is to automatically collect the data, analyse it and extract useful information from it to help the company make strategic decisions. The data recovery and structuring stage is the most important step in a data science project. This step is common to both functions. The BI and dataviz analyst will then focus on creating dashboards and visualization to highlight important information contained in the data. The data analyst will be able to use the pre processing of the data to build predictive models using machine learning algorithms.

To sum up, if the two businesses share a common base, the objective of the BI and dataviz analyst will be to make the company's data easily readable and understandable. In addition to that, the data analyst will be able to make forecasts. 


Why choose the business intelligence analyst curriculum rather than the data analyst curriculum?

There are two main reasons why you might choose one or the other:

First of all, your personal situation may influence your choice. 

Do you work and wish to combine your work with your career development or retraining project? 

Do you need flexibility in your schedule for personal reasons? The business intelligence and data visualization analyst training course takes place on a part-time basis, 4 evenings a week and every other saturday. However, if you have time to invest on your project, and want to change your life in just a few months, the data analyst training takes place on a full-time basis and should be more suitable for you. 

Moreover, your professional project as well as your profile and personal appetites must be taken into account in the choice of your training. Business analyst training in evening classes is more for creative profiles who enjoy transforming figures into visualisations that are easy for everyone to understand. Full-time data analyst training also includes a more mathematical part, especially when it deals with machine learning algorithms. 


What am I going to learn concretely during the PT training?

During your business analyst training, you will learn how to:

  • Collect data, in particular using SQL queries on databases
  • Coding in Python, writing algorithms and using its libraries in order to process and clean the data
  • Present the data using interactive data visualisation libraries such as Plotly and Bokeh
  • Produce reports and dashboards using specialised software such as PowerBi or Tableau 


What kind of position will I be able to hold after the training? 

As the field of data analysis is still relatively young, similar job titles often cover different realities. The BI analyst will sometimes also be called business analyst, BI consultant, and even data analyst! 

In any case, data specialists are highly researched in a labour market that is under pressure and growing at an annual rate of more than 30%.  Recruitment needs exist at all levels, offering interesting career paths. After training, you could join technology companies, start-ups, NGOs, pure-players, banks, institutional structures and many others.


To sum up, choose your training course according to your personal availabilities and constraints, but also to your appetites and your professional project. Whatever one you choose, you will learn highly sought-after skills and you will be supported by our dedicated team from your application to your professional integration!