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Learning Tableau

Get hands-on experience in Tableau with the Learning Tableau course and lab. Tableau has made it easy and intuitive (and fun!) to be hands-on with the data, to receive instant visual feedback with every action, and to ask questions and uncover insights in a natural flow of thought and interaction. The course Learning Tableau looks at Tableau through the lens of understanding the underlying paradigm of how and why Tableau works in the context of practical examples. It covers the Tableau concepts in detail with well-descriptive interactive lessons containing assessment questions, knowledge checks, and live labs.
Test Prep
50+ Pre Assessment Questions | 50+ Post Assessment Questions |
22+ LiveLab | 22+ Video tutorials | 01:10+ Hours

Why choose TOPTALENT?


Lessons 1:

  • Who this course is for?
  • What this course covers?
  • To get the most out of this course
  • Download the example code files
  • Conventions used

Lessons 2:
Taking Off with Tableau

  • The cycle of analytics
  • Connecting to data
  • Foundations for building visualizations
  • Visualizing data
  • Putting everything together in a dashboard
  • Summary

Lessons 3:
Working with Data in Tableau

  • The Tableau paradigm
  • Connecting to data
  • Managing data source metadata
  • Working with extracts instead of live connections
  • Tableau file types
  • Joins and blends
  • Filtering data
  • Summary

Lessons 4:
Venturing on to Advanced Visualizations

  • Comparing values
  • Visualizing dates and times
  • Relating parts of the data to the whole
  • Visualizing distributions
  • Visualizing multiple axes to compare different measures
  • Summary

Lessons 5:
Starting an Adventure with Calculations

  • Introduction to calculations
  • Row-level calculations
  • Aggregate-level calculations
  • Level of detail calculations
  • Parameters
  • Practical examples of calculations and parameters
  • Ad hoc calculations
  • Performance considerations
  • Summary

Lessons 6:
Diving Deep with Table Calculations

  • An overview of Table Calculations
  • Quick Table Calculations
  • Relative versus fixed
  • Custom Table Calculations
  • Practical examples
  • Data densification
  • Summary

Lessons 7:
Making Visualizations That Look Great and Work Well

  • Visualization considerations
  • Leveraging formatting in Tableau
  • Adding value to visualizations
  • Summary

Lessons 8:
Telling a Data Story with Dashboards

  • Key concepts for dashboards
  • Designing dashboards in Tableau
  • Dashboard example – is least profitable always unprofitable?
  • Designing for different displays and devices
  • How actions work
  • Dashboard example – regional scorecard
  • Stories
  • Summary

Lessons 9:
Digging Deeper – Trends, Clustering, Distributions, and Forecasting

  • Trends
  • Clustering
  • Distributions
  • Forecasting
  • Summary

Lessons 10:
Cleaning and Structuring Messy Data

  • Structuring data for Tableau
  • Dealing with data structure issues
  • Overview of advanced fixes for data problems
  • Summary

Lessons 11:
Introducing Tableau Prep

  • Getting prepped to explore Tableau Prep
  • Understanding the Tableau Prep Builder Interface
  • Flowing with the fundamental paradigm
  • Summary

Lessons 12:
Advanced Visualizations, Techniques, Tips, and Tricks

  • Advanced visualizations
  • Sheet swapping and dynamic dashboards
  • Mapping techniques
  • Using background images
  • Animation
  • Transparency
  • Summary

Lessons 13:
Sharing Your Data Story

  • Presenting, printing, and exporting
  • Sharing with users of Tableau Desktop or Tableau Reader
  • Sharing with users of Tableau Server, Tableau Online, and Tableau Public
  • Summary