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Sep 10, 2021
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Visualization is an important tool for exploring and understanding data. In this course, Tableau Desktop Certified Professional: Visual Best Practices, you’ll learn about commonly accepted best practices in data visualization. These visual best practices are emphasized on the Tableau Desktop Certified Professional exam. First, you’ll learn about several popular chart types and what types are most suitable for different purposes. Next, you’ll discover how to use design elements of color, fonts, and space to enhance your visualization. Finally, you’ll explore how to use tooltips and titles to help guide your audience and heighten their focus on the most important data. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the knowledge needed to enhance your data visualization work and increase its impact.

About the author
About the author

Jason Browning is a data and analytics professional with extensive experience in both the public and private sector. As a Tableau Desktop Certified Professional, Jason loves to build data visualizations that both inform and inspire.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jason Browning, and I am a data and analytics consultant in the higher education sector and a Tableau Desktop‑certified professional. Welcome to my course, Tableau Desktop Certified Professional: Visual Best Practices. Visualization is an important tool for exploring and understanding data. This course will introduce you to best practices that will help you create more effective visualizations. More importantly, these best practices will help you prepare for the Tableau Desktop Certified Professional exam. Whether you're considering taking this exam or you just want to learn some methods to improve the quality of your data visualizations, then this is the course for you. Some of the major topics that we will cover include why a visual best practice, introducing visual best practices and understanding their importance to the Tableau Desktop Certified Professional exam, choosing the optimal chart type, how to pick a chart type based on the situation and data that you are trying to visualize, design elements, how to use color, font, and whitespace to improve the appearance of your visualizations, and tooltips and titles, how detailed tooltips and descriptive titles can help interpretation and presentation of your data. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge that you need to successfully complete the visual best practices portion of the Tableau Desktop Certified Professional exam. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Tableau software and basic data visualization principles. From here, continue your learning by diving into other Tableau Desktop Certified Professional preparation courses. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about visual best practices with my course, Tableau Certified Desktop Professional: Visual Best Practices, only at Pluralsight.