Host said: What is the best training for becoming a reporting analyst ? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective reporting analyst?
What do non-traditional career paths look like?
Familiarity with the Microsoft BI stack: Reporting Services, Analysis Services, Integration Services.
Real world experience: volunteer or create databases and reports based on personal information.
Keep up to date with the technology: Magazine subscriptions, free online training, blogs, etc.
Good communication skills (soft skills) are incredibly important in being successful as a reporting analyst.
Certifications are not necessary to begin a career as a reporting analyst.