Accelerate your career by learning Tableau Desktop 9 and preparing for the Qualified Associate exam. Companies across a wide spectrum of industries are struggling to understand their data so that they can stay competitive. It's not surprising that thousands of companies - Bloomberg Businessweek, Toyota, Charles Schwab,and Pfizer, to name just a few - are turning to Tableau, the leading data visualization and data discovery software. Companies love Tableau, and they love to hire Tableau experts - salaries go into the six figures.
Working with Tableau isn't just lucrative - it's fun! And unlike most data analysis tools, Tableau uses a drag-and-drop interface, so you don't need to be a programmer to learn Tableau. If you can learn Excel then you can learn Tableau.
Learn and Apply Fundamental Skills
Get a step-by-step walk-through of the fundamentals of data visualization and data discovery with Tableau. You'll learn how to:
Sort, filter, and group your data
Create tables, bar charts, line charts
Show location using geographic maps
Aggregate with sum, average, min, max, and counts
Create new fields using calculations
Combine data using joins and blends
But just watching the videos won't make you an expert. For mastery, you need to go hands-on by answering questions that reinforce the skills from the videos. To go hands-on, you'll install the Public version of the Tableau software, which is available for free and easy to install on Mac or Windows. Then you'll download the sample data set included with the course, and Tableau to answer questions about this sample data.
Prepare for the Qualified Associate Certification Exam
After completing the units on fundamental Tableau skills, solidify your knowledge by answer questions similar to those on the Tableau Qualified Associate certification exam. If you get stuck on a question, you can watch a video presenting the solution.
The final part of the course is the final project where you use Tableau to create a unique visualization on a topic of your choosing using publicly available data. Save your project to the Tableau Public website and you'll have a project you can show potential employers.
What are the requirements?
Familiarity with Excel is helpful, but not required.
You should have access to a computer running iOS or Windows. The course will show you how to download and install the Tableau software.
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 31 lectures and 3 hours of content!
Sort, filter, slice, pivot, and graph your data using a Tableau Public, a free version of the market leading visualization tool.
Combine multiple data sources using data blending and joins.
Map your data to quickly detect geographic variation.
Answer questions on the Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate Exam.
Use publically available data to create visualizations on topics that interest you - anything from the economy to the Olympics.
What is the target audience?
This course is meant for students and professionals who are new to Tableau and are looking for a quick start.
This course is not intended for experienced Tableau users.