We all work with data — but often don’t consider the big picture around it. In this fast-paced, practical introduction, quickly get up to speed on multiple ideas, tools and technologies around “data” in the business world today.
These days, every business role needs to understand the core ideas, tools and technologies their organizations rely on. This course, Data: Executive Briefing, is a fast-paced, practical, and pragmatic introduction to multiple ways to work with (and think about) data. First, we’ll quickly see how “data” differs from other terms like “information”, “knowledge” — or even “wisdom”. Next, we’ll get clear on the most important jargon and terminology, including “Big Data”, data silos and data warehouses, working with structured and unstructured data, and more. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll recognize the various — and sometimes unpredictable — ways that data can add value to your product, team, or organization.
Simon is a staff author at Pluralsight. With a 30-year background in programming and teaching, he obsesses on making complicated subjects accessible, memorable, and easier to learn. Since 2002, he's recorded dozens of popular and highly-rated training courses. His current focus is on iOS and computer science topics.