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I’m a business analyst and I recently learned sql. I found it to be quite interesting. It’s making me want to transition into a more technical role, which is something I’ve always been interested in but never knew which area to focus on. I’m thinking of enrolling into a bootcamp or something similar and hopefully getting into more of data analyst roles. Any programs or boot camps you recommend? I was also considering a part time masters but not sure I can commit with how many hours I work.

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Caught me right before a meeting but I'll post some resources later this morning for you!

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Look at me, making promises I can't keep as usual 😅 When you're first learning the language, use SQLBolt.com - it's a guided tutorial with test exercises for every page, and it helps you focus on learning to write queries without worrying about downloading the software, connecting to the database, and so on. Once you've learned the basics, any of the recommendations other people had are good - there's plenty of resources out the that will give you exercises to run through. But practice is usually the best teacher, so try either installing SQL server yourself or spinning up a small Azure SQL server, downloading SSMS to connect to it and work with it, import tables from excel files, make queries, test stored procedures, and so on. Get into the guts and challenge yourself to do what you think a client would ask!

My favorite thing to learn new skills would be the individuals projects that are available to do on DataCamp. Basically you do the coursework for something like SQL/R/Python. Then the next step to practice is to work on a fake project. Obviously, it’s a controlled environment with cleaner data, Ans clearly labeled objectives (something that’s rare in the real world) but it’s great to learn and get confident in new skills

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There's a good bootcamp on udemy if you've got an account...

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Good BAs should know SQL, tbh. You can become extremely proficient just using google, but I’d suggest finding a more official data analytics bootcamp to learn Python and/or R and go from there.

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