decisions, decisions: dashboards and reports coursera weekly challenge 2 answers

Test your knowledge: Communicate clearly with visuals

1. A business intelligence professional wants to create the best possible dashboard. They balance various factors by prioritizing certain elements while sacrificing others. What does this scenario describe?

  • Revealing business insights
  • Quality testing
  • Eliminating redundancy
  • Making trade-offs

2. Fill in the blank: A dimension is a _____ data type that can be used to categorize data.

  • Timestamped
  • Quantitative
  • Qualitative
  • Boolean

3. What is the process of translating dimensions and measures into visual representations of data?

  • Data blending
  • Conditional formatting
  • Encoding
  • Reframing

Test your knowledge: Considerations when laying out out a dashboard

4. What is the term for the privacy setting that is used to make a dashboard accessible to anyone?

  • Accessible data
  • Public availability
  • Open permission
  • Entry-level

5. A business intelligence team is building and maintaining dashboards. As part of that process, they configure privacy settings using object-level permissions. In this situation, they want to control the availability of which of the following?

  • A single item
  • Only table rows
  • Only table columns
  • A complete dashboard

6. Where does a business intelligence professional set up row-level permissions?

  • In the database
  • In the visualization tool
  • In the spreadsheet
  • In the pipeline

Weekly challenge 2

7. A business intelligence professional is designing a dashboard for a restaurant group. The personnel manager has instructed them to prioritize data about employees. However, the kitchen manager asks to prioritize food sales data. What should the BI professional do? Select all that apply.

  • Consider which trade-offs best align with business goals.
  • Prioritize high-level overviews, as the personnel manager is the most senior stakeholder.
  • Prioritize the food sales data, as there are more users on the kitchen team.
  • Determine what to prioritize and what to sacrifice in order to produce the best possible result for all users.

8. Fill in the blank: Pre-aggregation involves making calculations while data is in a _____, before it is transferred to the visualization tool.

  • dashboard
  • database
  • query
  • spreadsheet

Shuffle Q/A 1

9. Fill in the blank: Measures are _____ data types that can be either discrete or continuous.

  • floating
  • boolean
  • quantitative
  • qualitative

10. What is the process of translating dimensions and measures into visual representations of the data?

  • Summarizing
  • Encoding
  • Tracking
  • Charting

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