I have a good friend who loves using excel. I want to encourage her to learn some SQL and database queries. In this post, I will share the most important bridge from my known/familiar territory to my new territory. My “secret” bridge is GOOGLE. With the correct google search term set (utilizing one’s known knowledge), google will give answers that applicable to the unfamiliar knowledge. Little by little, and piece by piece, the knowledge of unfamiliar field become familiar and known. Today, the known territory is “Excel”. The new territory is “SQL”.
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As I am learning Cosmos DB and writing blog posts about it at the same time, future topics flood in for my future blogs, like “Data Bricks in 7 days”, “Maximize free 7 day training trial by Pragmatic Works”, “Learning Machine Learning in 7 days”, “R and Power BI Series” and so on. While my ideas are going more quickly than my time can let me work on, I want to encourage you to start establish your personal brand by blogging. I find that blogging is more rewarding than I expected. Continue reading “Blogging and Personal Branding”
Although this post title shouts out with pride about my newest achievement–Microsoft Certified Solution Expert in Data Management and Analytics, what I really want to tell you is: Microsoft has lowered the bar of MCSA and MCSE significantly and now is the best time to get an MCSA or MCSE certificate.
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As I am trying to find a employment, after spending my last six years out of corporate world, recruiters suggest me to think two ways to prove that my technical skills are up-to-date: first way is to do some projects and get references current; second way is to get some certificate.
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I have a friend, who wants to find a job data field. We discussed about her background. She did marketing strategy and implement for several years. So, I come up with this path for her.
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It is never easy to make a career transition. I have had many rejections from the outside world, along with many doubts coming from a self-critical me. However, reading positive, inspirational articles and books gives me information and support to continue. I will share some of them with you.
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I came across this series of 5 articles, titled 5 Steps To Transitions Your Career to Analytics, written by Piyanka Jain, published in early 2015 on Forbes.com. I like them so much that I recommend it to everyone intending to have a career transition.
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