Preparing for Tableau Certification requires hands-on practice. In this course, Tableau Desktop Certified Associate - Mapping, you’ll learn about basic and advanced mapping functionality in Tableau. First, you’ll explore connecting to spatial files and understanding geographic roles. Next, you’ll discover how to navigate around maps in Tableau. Finally, you’ll learn how to advanced techniques like map layering, custom territories and importing custom geocoding. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of mapping needed to pass the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam.
Adam Crahen is the Director of Analytics Practices and Enablement for Pluralsight and also a former Tableau Zen Master. Adam is a creative problem solver specializing in data curation, transformation and visualization with tools like Tableau, SQL, Snowflake, dbt, and Alteryx, etc. His work has been recognized by organizations like Kantar and has been featured by several news organizations around the world. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for data by speaking at conferences, user groups and connecting with the data community.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Adam Crahen, and welcome to my course, Tableau Desktop Certified Associate ‑ Mapping. I am the Director of Analytics Practices and Enablement here at Pluralsight, and I'm also a former Tableau Zen Master. Tableau is an industry‑leading data visualization tool, and this course is part of our path to the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate certification. In this course, you will learn about mapping in Tableau Desktop. Some of the major topics we will cover include understanding geographic roles, understanding map, background, and data layers, and finally, we will dive into Tableau with hands‑on demonstrations to connect to spatial files, create custom territories, and import custom geocoding. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Tableau's mapping features to take on the Certified Associate exam. Before beginning the course, you should have experience using Tableau Desktop or you have already watched the courses in the Tableau Desktop for Analysts path. You can also watch the courses in the Tableau Desktop Specialist path or the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate path. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Tableau with courses on Tableau Desktop Certified Associate ‑ Analytics, Tableau Desktop Certified Professional ‑ Advanced Technical Skills, and Tableau Desktop Certified Professional ‑ Storytelling. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam with the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate ‑ Mapping course, at Pluralsight.