Tableau is an industry leading data visualization tool. This course will teach you how to connect your data using joins, relationships, unions, and blending so you can visualize your data in Tableau Desktop..
Data is never clean and pretty or even stored in a single table. In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Modifying Data Connections, you’ll learn to combine disparate data sources for your analysis. First, you’ll explore combining data through joins and unions. Next, you’ll discover blending disparate data sources. Finally, you’ll learn how to put this knowledge to use in several demos. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of modifying data connections needed to combine your data sources for meaningful analysis.
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 Specialist ‑ Modifying Data Connections. I am the Director of Analytics Practices and Enablement here at Pluralsight, and I am 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 Specialist certification. In this course, you will learn how to connect your data using joins, relationships, unions, and blending so that you can visualize your data in Tableau. Some of the major topics we will cover include understanding the differences between relationships versus joins and when to use them, how to union data, clean mismatched fields, and use the results in your data model. And finally, we will use data blending at a worksheet level from two different data sources. By the end of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of modifying data connections needed to combine your data sources for meaningful analysis. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Tableau Desktop's primary purpose, have a general knowledge of navigating through the tool, and know how to connect your data. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into Tableau with courses on managing data properties, creating basic charts, and organizing data and applying filters. I hope you'll join me on this journey to prepare for the Tableau Desktop Specialist certification exam with the Tableau Desktop Specialist ‑ Modifying Data Connections course, at Pluralsight.