Step 1: Watch an instructional video on the BI software.
Step 2: Review various BI Software options, including Tableau and Excel. Search the CTU Library and the Internet to learn about optional software.
Step 3: If you choose Tableau, download the Tableau BI software. After you select the link, look for the orange icon in the middle portion of your screen to begin the download or use any BI software to create a graph illustrating comparison between the United States and zip code data.
Consider the following scenario, continued from Unit 1 Individual Project:
Big D Incorporated needs to prepare an assessment regarding the feasibility of making a recommendation for expansion into another market. As the business analyst, your assignment is to prepare a short presentation for the Board of Directors that apply concepts learned in Unit 1 and concepts from Unit 2 to make the necessary recommendations and justifications for those recommendations. You will need to compare and contrast the varying markets to make the best recommendation possible. Complete the following:
Download the reports for the United States from this Web site. The Web site provides free demographical services where one can choose from a variety of criteria and generate reports based on the U.S. Census data. This particular file contains 4 reports:
Census Trend 1980 to 2000 Summary
Occupation and Employment Summary
Income Summary (based on the entire United States)