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The Business Intelligence Analyst Specialization at a Glance

CFI’s Business Intelligence Analyst (BIA) Specialization prepares you to Discover the world of business intelligence through task-based learning with industry-leading tools. Learn to bisualize data with charts and graphs to create interactive and informative dashboards, and increase your productivity with the skills & knowledge automate and streamline data transformation and analysis to save hours of time.

Program Overview

19 courses

14 required courses

97 Hours

Average completion time

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Your path to becoming a business analysis expert

This specialization consists of hands-on courses delivering practical, real-world data analysis and visualization skills using the latest tools and techniques

Prep Courses (Optional)

To prepare for the specialization, take our optional prep course to learn or review the fundamentals.

Introduction to Business Intelligence
4.8 (1,094 Ratings)
Level 1
1 hours
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11 Required Courses

Complete the core courses to build a strong foundation in business intelligence.

Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Excel
4.8 (226 Ratings)
Level 2
8 hours
Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Excel - Case Study
4.9 (9 Ratings)
Level 3
3 hours
Power Query Fundamentals
5 (270 Ratings)
Level 3
6 hours
Power Pivot Fundamentals
5 (121 Ratings)
Level 3
4 hours
Power BI Fundamentals
4.9 (174 Ratings)
Level 3
6 hours
Intermediate DAX & Time Intelligence
5 (5 Ratings)
Level 4
6 hours
Power BI Case Study – CFI Capital Partners
4.9 (9 Ratings)
Level 3
3 hours
Tableau Fundamentals
4.9 (118 Ratings)
Level 3
8 hours
Tableau Fundamentals Case Study
5 (5 Ratings)
Level 3
3.5 hours
SQL Fundamentals
5 (125 Ratings)
Level 3
10 hours
SQL Case Study - WOWI Sales Analysis
5 (8 Ratings)
Level 3
3 hours
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7 Elective Courses

Choose a minimum of 3 electives to explore more advanced topics and specialized subjects.

Advanced Power BI
4.9 (9 Ratings)
Level 4
9 hours
Power BI Financial Statements
4.9 (87 Ratings)
Level 4
7 hours
Enterprise Deployment & Governance: Power BI Edition
4.9 (26 Ratings)
Level 4
3.5 hours
Advanced Tableau - Table Calculations
Level 4
2 hours
Advanced Tableau - LOD Calculations
5 (11 Ratings)
Level 4
5.5 hours
Tableau Trading Dashboard
4.9 (54 Ratings)
Level 4
5 hours
Advanced Tableau - Data Model
4.9 (10 Ratings)
Level 4
2 hours
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Get Specialized

Specializations allow narrow and deep focus on a targeted subject area, with particular attention to specific analysis techniques and actionable skills.

They are designed to deepen your industry acumen and to prepare you for faster professional growth within the sector.

Skill Categories and Learning Objectives

Data Transformation & Automation

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  • Use Power Query to perform efficient data transformations
  • Learn how to transform data from multiple sources, reducing manual errors, and saving valuable time in Excel, Tableau, and Power BI
  • Automate transformations to enable report refreshes at the click of a button

Data Visualization

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  • Create stunning visuals that communicate key messages
  • Learn how to choose the right visual for the right type of data
  • Combine visuals to tell a story, allowing users to drill down into issues or trends using interactive dashboards.
  • Get hands on practice with DAX and SQL; two of the most widely used languages for data extraction, transformation, and modelling.
  • Create measures and metrics that help quantify the most important trends

Data Modeling

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  • Learn how to supercharge your analysis using a data model
  • Understand how to structure your data for efficient analysis
  • Create measures and metrics that help quantify the most important trends

Taught by Industry Experts

Sebastian Taylor

Sebastian leads our BIDA® program, and has worked with a variety of BI tools across a number of industries. From quant energy risk management to financial and retail analysis, Seb loves the challenge of automating and communicating complex analysis with simplicity and clarity.

Pavel Nacev

Pavel’s passion is playing around with data and finding new and quicker ways to visually present and analyze it. Pavel routinely works with millions of rows of structured and unstructured data, transforming them into meaningful insights for business leaders.

Joseph Yeates

Joseph is passionate about driving better decision making by creating, curating, and communicating insights from data. He has a degree in Business Administration and Finance, with further certifications in Business Analytics & Decision Making and Applied Database Administration & Design.

John Lee

John is an advocate of using analytics to drive decision making. He has a degree in Business Administration - Management Information Systems as well as a diploma in Data Science.

Explore Your Career Options

  • Data Analyst

    Data Analysts analyze data from various sources by creating models and metrics. They collect, transform, and format data for analysis and sharing.
  • Business Intelligence Specialist

    Business Intelligence specialists use a wider skill set, including SQL and Data Visualization. Yet, Excel remains popular for quick calculations and basic models.
  • Data Scientist

    Data Scientists again use a variety of tools to create predictive models and analysis. Again, Excel is a useful tool to manipulate data and interrogate smaller datasets.
  • Finance Analyst

    Finance analysts perform many of the same tasks as data analysts, but using finance specific data. Microsoft Excel is by a significant margin the most widely used analysis tool in Finance.

What Our Students Say


Exposed me to Business Intelligence concepts I previously had little knowledge about. The courses are so engaging, interesting and practical that I had to go through it twice before taking the test.

Felix Michael


This was one of the best if not the best online course I’ve taken with CFI. I’m glad I could build such an advanced dashboard while understanding more concepts in Tableau.

Jacques Antoine


As a regular Power BI user, I found the content of this course intuitive to follow. Important concepts were divulged in-depth, with a highlight on best practices.

Jude Baguio


This course further solidified my grasp of Tableau by introducing complex visuals that are applicable to real-world corporate applications intuitively.

Jude Baguio

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will these courses help me advance my career?

Reviews from learners who have taken CFI courses include numerous stories about how people have been able to advance their careers. There is a proven track record of CFI graduates marking successful transitions into the careers of their dreams and this is based largely on the resources that we make available to our learners upon enrolment. Our training is designed to be fully practical and simulates the experience of being trained as a professional financial analyst. Additionally, we offer a wealth of information through our free career resources. The unique blend of all these elements is what sets us apart from other e-learning platforms when it comes to giving you all the tools you need to create a successful career in finance.

Admission Requirements

No pre-requisites or prior experience are necessary. To take the courses and complete the exercises, learners will only need access to a PC and Microsoft Suite (2016 or newer), and a stable internet connection.

What is the duration of the program?

It takes an average of 90-100 hours to complete the entire program. However, you are given the freedom to complete all of the training at your own pace! Please see the “What You’ll Learn” section for recommended study hours for each course to give you a better idea for your time management.

How much time do I have to complete the courses?

Take as much time as you need. You will have access to all courses and all future upgrades in your subscription. You can review the video lessons as many times as you like and complete the courses at a pace that is most convenient for you. All of the required courses, resources, and assessments to obtain the certifications will be provided, for as long as your subscription is active.

How are the exams conducted?

Learners are required to complete an online assessment (MCQ’s, Fill-in-the-Blanks, and Excel Questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams at your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need.

Can I download and edit the course material and templates?

Yes! You can download the resources included in your courses. All of the files needed in a course are available for download. Please note that while our study materials can be downloaded, the lecture videos are only available online due to copyright infringement issues.

How do I earn my certificates?

You need to complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course to earn your course certificates. The certificate will then be available on your learner dashboard and also emailed to you as soon as you have completed all of the requirements.

What currency are your courses priced in?

All of our online courses and programs are priced in USD.

What payment methods do you accept?

As this is a recurring payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Are there any additional fees or costs?

None! The program tuition includes everything and there are no additional fees required to earn your digital certification.

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