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Tableau Desktop Specialist

Authors: Pooja Gandhi, Adam Crahen

Building on foundational skills and the understanding of Tableau Desktop in preparation to take the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification.

You will learn to create, save, and modify data connections, manage data properties, create charts and dashboards while also learning aggregations, dimensions, and measures.

Pre-requisites

Beginner

Building on foundational skills and the understanding of Tableau Desktop in preparation to take the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification.

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Connecting to and Preparing Data

by Pooja Gandhi

Jun 15, 2021 / 27m

27m

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Description

Understanding when to use a live connection vs. an extract is foundational to creating a better experience when using Tableau . In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Connecting to and Preparing Data, you’ll learn differences between a live connection, an extract and a saved data source. First, you’ll explore what a live connection is and how you can connect to it. Next, you’ll discover what a data extract is and how it can be used. Finally, you’ll learn how to save data sources. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of working with different data connections needed to understand differences between a live connection, an extract, and a saved data source.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Connection Types
  3. Tableau in Action

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Modifying Data Connections

by Adam Crahen

Jun 15, 2021 / 30m

30m

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Description

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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Data Connections
  3. Tableau in Action

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Managing Data Properties

by Pooja Gandhi

Jun 15, 2021 / 29m

29m

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Data is messy and often causes challenges when presenting a data visualization. In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Managing Data Properties, you’ll learn how to clean up your data and present it in a more meaningful way. First, you’ll explore how you can organize fields in the data pane. Next, you’ll discover different ways you can use to customize fields in Tableau. Finally, you’ll learn how to assign geographic roles to a field so you can use it to create a map view. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of managing data properties needed to clearly present your data to your end users.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Organize and Customize Fields
  3. Tableau in Action

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Creating Basic Charts

by Adam Crahen

Jun 15, 2021 / 30m

30m

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Description

Creating charts is an essential skill for anyone communicating important points of data. In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Creating Basic Charts, you’ll learn to build basic charts to get answers fast. First, you’ll explore how to choose the right chart for your data. Next, you’ll discover the art of dragging and dropping. Finally, you’ll learn how to put these skills to use in several demos. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of creating basic charts needed to start your data analysis in Tableau Desktop.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Create Basic Charts
  3. Tableau in Action

Intermediate

Demonstrating how you can create groups, sets and hierarchies then finally building a dashboard and story.

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Organizing Data and Applying Filters

by Pooja Gandhi

Jun 15, 2021 / 30m

30m

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Raw data can sometimes be messy and inconsistent. In this course, Organizing Data and Applying Filter, you’ll learn to organize data in a way that is more usable. First, you’ll explore how you can add filters to the view so you only see the relevant data. Next, you’ll discover how order of operations can impact results. Finally, you’ll learn how to create groups, hierarchies and sets and how they can be used in your views. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of organizing data needed to consistently use them in your views and calculations.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Transform Your Data
  3. Tableau in Action

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Applying Analytics to a Worksheet

by Adam Crahen

Jun 15, 2021 / 40m

40m

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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.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Analytics
  3. Tableau in Action

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Formatting Views for Presentations

by Pooja Gandhi

Jun 15, 2021 / 39m

39m

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Too many elements on a data visualization can be distracting. In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Formatting Views for Presentations, you’ll learn how you can enhance the look and feel of your data visualization by changing Tableau defaults.. First, you’ll explore how you can reduce cognitive load to declutter your dashboard. Next, you’ll discover how you can use padding to give your views some breathing room. Finally, you’ll learn how to use animations to bring your data to life. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of formatting your views needed to enhance and enrich your presentation.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Formatting Views
  3. Tableau in Action

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Creating and Modifying a Dashboard

by Adam Crahen

Jun 15, 2021 / 33m

33m

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Description

Presenting data effectively is an art. In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Creating and Modifying a Dashboard, you’ll learn to create effective dashboards and stories of your analysis. First, you’ll explore the science of data visualization. Next, you’ll discover how to build a dashboard for multiple devices. Finally, you’ll learn how to add interactivity for your users to find answers to their own questions. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of creating dashboards needed to effectively communicate with data.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Dashboarding Science
  3. Tableau in Action

Advanced

Understanding why Tableau draws what it does as you drag and drop. Demonstrate differences between aggregating measures and dimensions.

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Understanding Dimensions vs. Measures and Discrete vs. Continuous

by Adam Crahen

Jun 15, 2021 / 31m

31m

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Understanding what Tableau will draw as you drag and drop can be a little tricky. In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Understanding Dimensions vs. Measures and Discrete vs. Continuous, you’ll learn the difference between dimensions vs. measures and discrete vs. continuous fields. First, you’ll explore how Tableau organizes data into dimensions and measures. Next, you’ll discover the difference between discrete and continuous fields. 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 data organization and discrete vs. continuous fields needed to understand what Tableau will draw as you drag and drop.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Dimensions vs. Measures & Discrete vs. Continuous
  3. Tableau in Action

Tableau Desktop Specialist - Understanding Aggregations

by Pooja Gandhi

Jun 15, 2021 / 32m

32m

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Description

In order to seek insights from the data, it needs to be summarized. In this course, Tableau Desktop Specialist - Understanding Aggregations, you’ll use different types of aggregations and learn how you can aggregate dimensions and measures. First, you'll explore how granularity and level of detail impacts results in your views. Next, you’ll discover ways to aggregate dimensions and measures. Finally, you’ll learn how you can aggregate using level of detail expressions and table calculations. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of aggregations needed to accurately and effectively represent your data on a dashboard.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Aggregating Dimensions and Measures
  3. Tableau in Action
Learning Paths

Tableau Desktop Specialist

  • Number of Courses10 courses
  • Duration5 hours

Building on foundational skills and the understanding of Tableau Desktop in preparation to take the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification.

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