On the project Role-based Business Intelligence Training
Every team will focus on a Data mart.
Every Team will consists of minimum of 3 roles ( Business Analyst, Developer and Quality Analyst)
and a maximum of 7-8 members.
Wear different hats as per your interest
Be part of the distributed virtual Team. For example developer in India, BA in Germany and QA in Spain.
Work on PublicBI Solution backed by Public Data Warehouse. Possibility to showcase project and your work not only to your future employer but also to your friends and family
This is not a typical one or two days online or classroom training. This is a longer term (6+ months) training and mentoring program.
PublicBI solution will be built with best practices. We will also innovate and set new standards in building BI Solutions.
Face similar and more challenges (Technical, Team and communication) that are faced by Business Intelligence professionals in building a BI solution.
Work with various tools and technologies. We focus more on the concepts and less on the specific tools. We will work with tools like PDI, Knowage, PostgreSQL, Big Query, Oracle Data Modeler, JIRA, confluence etc
Issued by PublicBI UG on successful completion of training
Mentored by seasoned BI professional on Thurs, Fri and Saturday
Signed by your Mentor. Applicable skills will also be endorsed.
1150 EUR plus taxes for year 2018 only
(regular fee from 2019 is 3130 EUR + taxes)
To be announced
Every Saturday there will be Weekly Demo and Sync-up
Learn when you can, how much you can
Live Online (audio/video conference, chat, screen sharing)
Minimum of 500 hours ( 20 hours / week for 25 weeks )
Eligibility and requirements
In general, all are welcome.
Preference is for working professionals (non BI) and university students who want to get real Business Intelligence project, Team working and Agile methodology experience with guidance and mentoring.
Selection only after telephonic/Skype-based discussion with Mentor. In this call we will discuss about your motivation to join this program, and get to know if you have good enough English speaking skills required for the program.
Self-motivated individuals who are interested in learning and getting experience in building Business Intelligence solution.
You should be able to devote at least 20 hours per week on an average for at least 6 months, or 10 hours per week on an average for at least 1 year.
Good communication skills in English. Should be able to communicate with other students in English.
Own Computer/laptop with good internet connection ( you should be able to attend video/audio conference calls, webinars, online meeting etc). You should also be able to download required software and install it.
You should make arrangements to ensure that the room where you are seated is quiet so that there is no noise during online meetings.
Important Note : ORBIT Program Fees
Once your application has been selected and telephonic/skype discussion is completed. We will send you an invoice. You are expected to do an online transfer to our bank account before you can start in the training program. Please note that we do not accept cash payments, and that none of our ROCs ( Regional ORBIT Coordinators) are authorized to collect any cash or payment from any of our students. Students are expected to pay fees online directly to our bank account, bank account details will be shared in the invoice sent to the Student's email id by PublicBI UG. Please do not make payments to fraudsters, we cannot be held responsible for your negligence.
People who are taking a break from their career and want to brush up some skills.
People who do not have BI experience but would be managing or overseeing a BI Team or department directly or indirectly for various reasons.
Companies who plan to build in-house BI Teams may nominate their employees who come from non BI background for this training so that they learn BI best practices practically.
Also those who are in BI but unfortunately do not have the possibility to try different roles or work with best practices or unable to explore more topics/tools in BI in their current organization.
People who are bored with other technologies or work and want to check if they are interested in BI.
What's unique about this ORBIT program?
ORBIT is like a playground, where you play the game of BI in whichever role you want, experienced gamers teach you the rules of the game and guide you with the best practices. As you play the game in teams, you experience the true meaning of team spirit, deal with communication, co-ordination challenges and much more.
A lot of people want to get into Business Intelligence, but there are not many opportunities for people to get started with Business Intelligence. Most companies hire people who have some prior experience in BI, they don't want to hire freshers because it is an expense for the company to train a fresher, it takes lot of time of experienced person, can't be placed in a project with tight deadlines (most of them), and then there are chances that the fresher may quit company after the training. And this creates a deadlock situation, where candidates want jobs to gain experience but companies want candidates with some experience. Some of them are lucky who manage to get intern positions in BI Teams and then become a permanent team member however not everyone gets this opportunity as there are not many such opportunities. If you can manage to get into a BI Team in any company in any position then we recommend you take that route as that is the best route to get real experience.
Lot of working professionals in non BI roles want to make a career switch to BI or at least want to understand how BI projects are executed, but they also face the same situation, companies don't give them BI jobs and they cannot go for intern positions quitting their current job because of current commitments.
There are educational institutions that offer good full-time courses in Business Intelligence and related fields, and also there are online courses that touch upon some BI tools. But they are mostly theoretical and hence does not provide practical experience, does not provide a project experience, are quite expensive and yet does not provide an experience of working in a Team.
Again, there are many institutes and training centers that offer tool based BI Training. But they don't provide a platform to get real BI project experience and experience of working in a team. And they don't provide role-based training.
This ORBIT program has been designed very thoughtfully to address these above mentioned gaps in the current market. We will mimic the real project situation with a virtual Business. The Data Warehouse and Reports that we build may or may not be used at all but we will still build it. You will get full experience of working on a real BI project including development of a Data Warehouse in the role that you are interested. You will get experience of working in an internationally distributed team. You will get role based mentoring. At this point of launching the ORBIT program, we are not aware about anyone else providing such a training.
For example if you want to get trained as a BIBA (Business Intelligence Business Analyst), is there any other place where you can get trained and mentored as a BIBA? Here, you will be mentored by seasoned BI Professional, Anoop Kumar V K, who has experience in end to end implementation of BI solutions for various industries, experience in leading and managing BI Teams, mentoring new joiners etc. He has experience of working as ETL Developer, Report Developer, BI Analyst, BIBA, Product Owner , Team Lead and is currently working part-time as Principal Data Analyst. Anoop is also the creator of the KABI methodology and the worldwide BI Jobs portal JobsBI.com among other creations like IBI. As we scale, we will also have more industry experts joining us as mentors and trainers.
500 hours is mandatory. Without putting in at least 500 hours of training you will not receive the training completion certificate. The certificate will be issued by PublicBI UG, a Munich-based company. You will also get a recommendation letter and skills endorsement from your Mentors.
In the first year, we will be building a BI Solution from scratch. From second year, we will be adding new Data Marts to existing Data Warehouse. If you join in the first year you will get the experience of building a BI Solution starting from scratch and experience many tough challenges. And this is one of the reasons why we are giving away a big discount for first year.
63 % discount on training fee for all students compared to year 2019 fee. We are giving this discount for 3 reasons:
First year is not going to be smooth, we will face lots of challenges as we will build the PublicBI solution from scratch. You are taking a risk as there are no seniors that you can enquire about this training program. We want you to get some benefit of being the 1st batch.
You will be an experimental batch, in many ways you will help us improve the training program for future students. As future students will benefit from your contributions, we are passing some benefits (discounted fee) to you while we charge full fee to the future students.
We want to create awareness about the training program with an attractive fee. It would be one of the best low cost high quality training program.