Main » TERM » P »

project analyst

The project analyst provides critical data support to a technical team. Research and analysis functions may include budget tracking and financial forecasting, project evaluation and monitoring, maintaining compliance with corporate and public regulations, and performing any data analysis relevant to project tasks. Project analysts define key performance parameters and create regular variance reports to track progress.

A bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or business administration is the standard qualification for an analyst position. A combination of an associate-level computer science degree and several years' experience may also offer entry into project analysis. To progress into a project manager or leader role, certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) often helps.

Recommended Reading: Webopedia's list of Computer Certifications for Students and IT Professionals.







LATEST ARTICLES
Facts about Cloud Computing in 2017

The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »

Facts about Computer Science: Education and Jobs

The following computer science facts and statistics provide a quick introduction to the changing trends in education and related careers. Read More »

Texting & Chat Abbreviations

From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »

STUDY GUIDES
The Five Generations of Computers

Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »