You guys are a helpful bunch and I hope you can shed some light over my situation.
Here's the story:
I am educated as a video game researcher (M.Sc. Games) with a Bachelor background in English in Denmark. Because I am a researcher
and not designer or developer, I never learned nor was taught how to code at my university. I've tried teaching myself, but it has proved to be harder than just so. It is doable, but it will take considerable time before I have the basics down.
Since graduating I have been unable to land a job. This is typical of the times, but even more so because my specific
background is unheard of outside of university academia. Basically, nobody has a clue as to do with a professional background like me. Furthermore, the few positions in the Games Industry here require a substantial amount of credited work to even be considered for a job and are in the programming department (hence my first problem).
All hope is not lost however, and I still have my analytical sense and competence to handle gathered data and present it to the decision makers; hence my newfound interest in BI.
All my research surrounding BI seems to put me in a bind however. Typical BI candidates either come from a financial or statistical educational background with a little to moderate experience in coding. The coding language varies, but it seems SQL (Microsoft) and SAP are the most preferred.
What I have at most in either of those departments are my volunteer work at a local student bar as the accountant (bookkeeping) and my flair for data analysis ("data" here being everything related to the area being examined. Numbers, statements, opinions, the like).
As a last thing of note, paid/full time (re)-education is not an option. I'm currently receiving unemployment benefits and am quite dependent on it to sustain my livelihood. I have already used my "freebie" with my current education.
So my question is this: Where do I start and how do I train myself to better understand BI and the tools involved, so I can confidently say "Yes, I can do BI" given the above premise?