Exploring the Different Types of Reports and Dashboards
This chapter covers Objective 4.2 (Given a scenario, use appropriate design components for reports and dashboards) and Objective 4.3 (Given a scenario, use appropriate methods for dashboard development) of the CompTIA Data+ exam and includes the following topics:
Report cover page
For more information on the official CompTIA Data+ exam topics, see the Introduction.
This chapter explores different types of reports and dashboards. It provides details about the report cover page, design elements, and documentation elements. This chapter also focuses on dashboard considerations and the development process, and it highlights delivery considerations in a corporate environment.
REPORT COVER PAGE AND DESIGN ELEMENTS
You have likely seen many reports—from corporate reports to reports on population analysis or reports that talk about increases in the cost of living (yes, we’re talking about dreaded inflation). Reports can be very exciting and informative, or they can be very dull, depending on many factors such as color schemes, fonts used to highlight text, and insights presented and how they are presented.