Often analysts are tasked with finding insights in a data source. In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Applying Analytics to a Worksheet, you’ll learn how to explore a dataset to provide insights to your users. First, you’ll explore building a basic view. Next, you’ll discover how to add context to the view using reference lines. Finally, you’ll learn how to make your view dynamic using parameters. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of applying analytics to a worksheet needed to effectively communicate insights to your users.
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 Specialists ‑ Applying Analytics to a Worksheet. I am the Director of Analytics Practices and Enablement here at Pluralsight. I'm also a former Tableau Zen Master. Tableau is an industry‑leading data visualization tool. This course is part of our path to the Tableau Desktop Specialist certification. In this course, you will learn how to apply analytics to a worksheet in Tableau Desktop. Some of the major topics we will cover include understanding basic, table, and level of detail calculations, understanding reference objects, bins, and data sorting, and finally, we will jump into Tableau to build a view, add some context, and then make it dynamic with parameters. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of how to add analytics for meaningful analysis in Tableau Desktop. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Tableau Desktop's primary purpose and have a general knowledge of navigating through the tool and know how to connect to your data. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Tableau with courses on formatting views for presentations, creating and modifying a dashboard, and understanding dimensions versus measures and discrete versus continuous fields. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the Tableau Desktop Specialist certification exam with the Tableau Desktop Specialist ‑ Applying Analytics to a Worksheet course, at Pluralsight.