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Finally, download and install the free / evaluation copies of the Business Intelligence (BI) Stack / Tools you have chosen from the vendor\'s website, buy a good book (there are lots of them) and then just learn it ...
Don\'t Wait On Someone Else To Do ... What You Can Do For Yourself.
Take Responsibility For Your Learning:
It used to be that when you are hired by an employer, you will work with that employer for a really long time.
That employer will be responsible for your training, college education and in exchange they got your loyalty and dedication.
That era, is long gone and is not going to come back again. You are now totally responsible for your skills, your learning and your personal development.
While a few, really exceptional companies will train you and invest in your personal development, the rest will not.
Improve Your Self Study Skills:
Technology changes so rapidly, and their are so many facets to learning, that to cover all your bases, you have to learn how to self study.
Their will be times when the skills / tools that you expect to learn will not be affordable or available or perhaps convenient for you to learn from others and when that happens, the only way forward is to learn / study by yourself.
The internet and search Engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo make it easy to find information on almost any technical / non-technical topic.
Granted, their are disadvantages to learning with Search Engines: the lack of curriculums, study guides or roadmaps and the difficulty of learning from static text / webpages.
Search Engines are still credible and important sources of information.
Make Your Own Opportunities In Life:
Instead of sitting around, waiting for your employer to do something, set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely) goals for yourself.
Plan what you are going to learn, exams you are going to take, certifications you are going to obtain, even exit times from your current employer ... if you so desire.
The idea is to shake of any apathy and get into the habit of taking action ... the kind of action that will benefit your career.
That is it. Now, you know what you need to do to change your career and your life, go do it!