Course Description

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As technology progresses and becomes more interwoven with our businesses and lives, more and more data is collected about business and personal activities.  This era of “big data” has exploded due to the rise of cloud computing which provide an abundance of computational power and storage, allowing organizations of all sort to capture, store data.  Leveraging that data effectively can provide timely insights and competitive advantage.

The creation of data backed visualizations is a key way data scientists, or any professional, can 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 allow users to quickly create visualizations of connected data to gain insights, show trends, and create reports.  Tableau’s data connection capabilities and visualization features go far beyond those that can be found in spreadsheets, allowing users to create compelling and interactive worksheets, dashboards, and stories that bring data to life and turn data into thoughtful action.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Connecting to data
  • Simplifying and sorting your data
  • Organizing your data
  • Slicing your data by date
  • Using multiple measures in a view
  • Showing the relationship between numerical values
  • Mapping data geographically
  • Viewing specific values
  • Customizing your data
  • Analyzing data with quick table calculations
  • Showing breakdowns of the whole
  • Highlighting data with reference lines
  • Making your views available

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify and configure basic functions of Tableau
  • Connect to data sources, import data into Tableau, and save Tableau files
  • Create views and customize data in visualizations
  • Manage, sort and group data
  • Save and share data sources and workbooks
  • Filter data in views
  • Customize visualizations with annotations, highlights, and advanced features
  • Create maps, dashboards and stories


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To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience managing data with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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