Exploring Tableau Desktop

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Training for your Team

  • Private Class for your Team
  • Online or On-location
  • Customizable
  • Expert Instructors

This two-day Tableau training class will introduce Tableau Desktop software to help you quickly and creatively visualize data from both on premise and cloud data sources.
Participants should have a basic familiarity with introductory data source concepts (tables, rows/columns, records/fields).
The primary audience for this course consists of anyone in an organization or company who wishes to perform personal data analysis on a cloud or on premise data source. Participants DO NOT need an IT background to be successful with Tableau

  1. Identify appropriate chart and data visualization types for specific data source scenarios.
  2. Design fundamental charts and graphs.
  3. Create introductory calculations.
  4. Generate basic geographic maps.
  5. Combine multiple worksheets into an interactive dashboard or data story.
  1. Tableau and Data Visualization
    1. What is Data Visualization
    2. Analyze Existing Tableau
    3. Workbooks
    4. Create a New Workbook
    5. Using Show Me
    6. Sharing Tableau Workbooks
  2. Filtering
    1. Keep Only and Exclude
    2. The Filters Shelf
    3. Interactive Filters
    4. Filter Scope
  3. Geographic Mapping
    1. Geographic
    2. Dimensions/Geocoding
    3. Latitude/Longitude Combined
    4. with Background Maps
    5. Symbol Maps
    6. Filled Maps
    7. Map Layers
  4. Date/Time Analysis
    1. Navigating Date Hierarchies
    2. Modifying Sheet State
    3. Formatting Stories
  5. Customizing the Data Source
    1. Joining Tables
    2. Data Pane Customization
    3. Saving Custom Data Sources
  6. Additional Chart Types
    1. Measure Names/Measure Values
    2. Show Me Charts
  7. Customized Calculations
    1. Ad-Hoc Versus the Calculation Editor
    2. Parts of Calculated Fields
    3. Calculated Field Data Types
    4. Aggregation Options
  8. Quick Table Calculations
    1. "Second Pass" Table Calculations
    2. Table Calculation Scope and Direction
  9. Interactive Dashboards
    1. Setting Dashboard Size
    2. Adding Worksheets
    3. Customizing Legend and Filter
    4. Appearance
    5. Dashboard Interactivity
  10. Guided Analysis with Stories
    1. Setting
    2. Story Size
    3. Adding Worksheets, Dashboards,
    4. and Text to Story Points
    5. Stacked Bar
    6. Side-By-Side Bar
    7. Treemap
    8. Circle View
    9. Lines
    10. Dual Combination
    11. Scatter Plot
    12. Histogram
    13. Box and Whisker Plot
    14. Gantt View
    15. Bullet Graph
    16. Packed Bubble
  11. Final Project
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Tableau class:

  • Basic familiarity with introductory data source concepts (tables, rows/columns, records/fields).
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