The capstone question on the Tableau Desktop Professional Certification can seem daunting. In this course, Tableau Desktop Certified Professional - Storytelling, you’ll learn how to create a data story from a new data source in Tableau. First, you’ll explore visual best practices like preattentive attributes. Next, you’ll discover how to build views for a multi-part certification question. Finally, you’ll learn how to put your views together to build a cohesive dashboard. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of storytelling needed to pass the Tableau Desktop Certified Professional 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 Professional ‑ Storytelling. 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 Professional certification. In this course, you will learn how to create a data story from a new data source in Tableau using visual best practices and advanced technical skills. Some of the major topics we will cover include understanding visual best practices like preattentive attributes and how to reduce cognitive load. Next, we will take on a sample, multi‑part exam question that requires building multiple views. And finally, we will bring our views together and create a polished, interactive dashboard telling our data story. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of how to create a data story in Tableau that will help you crush the Certified Professional exam. Before beginning the course, you should have experience using Tableau Desktop or have already watched the courses in the Tableau Desktop for Analysts path. You should also watch the Tableau Desktop Certified Professional ‑ Visual Best Practices and Advanced Technical Skills courses. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Tableau with courses on Building Effective Dashboards with Tableau Desktop, Tableau Desktop Playbook: Building Common Chart Types, and Mapping Spatial Data in Tableau Desktop. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the Certified Professional exam with the Tableau Desktop Certified Professional ‑ Storytelling course, at Pluralsight.