Course Length: 2 days

Course Description

The advent of cloud computing and storage has ushered in the era of "big data." With the abundance of computational power and storage, organizations and employees with many different roles and responsibilities can benefit from analyzing data to find timely insights and gain competitive advantage.

Data-backed visualizations allow anyone to explore, analyze, and report insights and trends from data. Tableau® software is designed for this purpose. Tableau was built to connect to a wide range of data sources, and allows users to quickly create visualizations of connected data to gain insights, show trends, and create reports. Beyond the fundamental capabilities of creating data driven visualizations, Tableau allows users to manipulate data with calculations to show insights, make visualizations interactive, and perform statistical analysis. This gives users the ability to create and share data driven insights with peers, executives and clients.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will perform advanced data visualization and data blending with Tableau

Blend data to visualize relationships.

Join data.

Access data in PDFs.

Refine visualizations with sets and parameters.

Manipulate data with calculations.

Visualize data with advanced calculations.

Perform statistical analysis and forecasting.

Enrich visualizations, dashboards, and maps.


Tableau® Desktop: Part 1

Optionally, having experience with other data analytics tools, such as Google Analytics™ or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools, as well as an understanding of database design concepts or a background in statistical analysis, will help you get even more out of Tableau.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Blending Data to Visualize Relationships

Lesson 2: Joining Data

Lesson 3: Accessing Data in PDFs

Lesson 4: Refining Visualizations with Sets and Parameters


Lesson 5: Manipulating Data with Calculations

Lesson 6: Visualizing Data with Advanced Calculations

Lesson 7: Performing Statistical Analysis and Forecasting

Lesson 8: Enriching Visualizations, Dashboards, and Maps


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Tableau Desktop: Part 1



This exam is for those who have foundational skills and understanding of Tableau Desktop and at least three months of applying this understanding in the product. Be sure to review the full Desktop Specialist Exam Prep Guide before registering. You will need to complete Tableau Desktop Part 1 and Part 2 before testing.