Tableau for Beginners: Get CA Certified, Grow Your Career
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Tableau for Beginners: Get CA Certified, Grow Your Career

Jump into data visualization with hands-on exercises and pass the Certified Associate exam.
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Created by Lukas Halim
Last updated 8/2020
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This course includes
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 46 articles
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Sort, filter, slice, pivot, and graph using a Tableau Public, a free version of the market leading visualization tool.
  • Combine multiple data sources using joins, blends, unions, and relationships.
  • Create bar charts, pie charts, and line graphs.
  • Create calculated fields with conditional logic.
  • Map your data to quickly detect geographic variation.
  • Create a dynamic dashboards combining multiple worksheets.
  • Create trendlines and understand the relevant statistical metrics such as p-value and R-squared.
  • Create forecasts with prediction intervals, accounting for seasonal variability.
  • Take two full-length practice exams for the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate Exam.
  • Use publicly available data to create visualizations on topics that interest you - anything from the economy to the Olympics.
  • Familiarity with Excel is helpful, but not required.
  • You should have access to a computer running Mac or Windows. The course will show you how to download and install the Tableau software.

Tableau is the solution that thousands of companies use today as they struggle with their big data issues. This course prepares you for the Tableau Qualified Associate Certification exam, and features three Full-Length Certified Associate Practice Exams with Solution Guide

Are you looking to find a way to increase your salary and enjoy your work more? Why not turn to Tableau? Getting certified as a Tableau Qualified Associate can be the first step to achieving this goal. Tableau is not only great fun, it can be really lucrative. Imagine what your life would be like with a $100k salary!

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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, blends, unions, and relationships.

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 sets included with the course, and Tableau to answer questions about this sample data.

Prepare for the Certified 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.

Course includes access to three full-length Tableau Certified Associate Certification.

Final Project

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.

Who this course is for:
  • This Tableau course is meant for those who are looking to move forward in their career by building skills in data science and data visualization.
  • Students who wish to prepare for the Tableau Certified Associate certification exam.
  • This course is not intended for experienced Tableau users.
Course content
Expand all 124 lectures 06:29:09
+ Introduction
5 lectures 12:11

A walk-through of the Tableau Public installation on Windows.

Preview 02:14
Tableau Versions
1 question
A First Look at Tableau
First Hands-on Question
1 question
Solution to First Hands-on Question
Starting New Workbooks and Worksheets
Suggestions for Viewing the Course Videos
+ Download the Data
1 lecture 00:08
Download the data used in this course
+ Interface Changes for Tableau 2020.2
1 lecture 00:19
Understand how the Tableau interface has changed in version 2020.2
Version 2020.2 Changes
3 questions
+ Field & Chart Types
20 lectures 58:38
Explain the difference between measures and dimensions
Measures and Dimensions Quiz
2 questions
Explain the difference between discrete and continuous fields
Discrete vs Continuous Quiz
2 questions
Explain how to utilize Tableau-generated fields
Field Types Review
5 questions

Answer the following question using Sample - Superstore Subset (Excel).xlsx. If you don't have this file, go to download.

Hands On Histogram Question
1 question
Hands-on Histogram Solution
Heat Maps & Tree Maps
Bar Charts

Answer the following question using Sample - Superstore Subset (Excel).xlsx. If you don't have this file, go to download.

Hands-on Bar Chart Question
1 question
Hands-On Bar Chart Solution
Bullet Graphs
Line and Area Charts, including Dual Axis Charts

Answer the following question using Sample - Superstore Subset (Excel).xlsx. If you don't have this file, go to download.

Hands-On Line Graph Question
1 question
Hands-On Line Chart Solution
Combined axis charts and Dual axis charts
Scatter Plots
Hands-on Scatter Plot Question
1 question
Bar in bar charts

Tableau Box and whisker plots allow you to view the distribution of your data and identify extremely large or extremely small values. You can quickly see the 25th percentile (also called the 1st quartile) the median (also called the 50th percentile or first quartile) and the 3rd quartile (also called the 75th percentile). The video will cover cover box and whisker plots and define quartiles and percentiles.

Box-and-Whisker Plots
Box-and-whisker plot questions
4 questions
Hands-on Box-and whisker solution
Charts and Graphs Review
4 questions
Charts and Graphs Review Hands-on Question Solution
Use titles, captions and tooltips effectively
Titles, Captions, and Tooltips Quiz
2 questions
Edit Axes
Edit Axes Quiz
2 questions
Use mark labels and annotations
Mark Labels and Annotations Quiz
2 questions
+ Mapping
12 lectures 38:35
Intro to Mapping
Ambiguous Locations
Navigating Maps: Pan & Zoom, Filter, Map layering, Custom territories • Search
Measuring Distance with the Radial Selection Tool
Hands-on Maps Question
1 question
Hands-On Map Solution
Hands on Map Question #2 - Distance between locations
1 question
Solution for Hands on Map Question #2 - Distance between locations
[Optional] Note on Creating DiceJobs.csv
[Optional] Map Paths

Understand how to import and manage custom geocoding

Import and Manage Custom Geocoding
Blending Geographic Data

Understand how to use a background image map

Use a background image map
Connect to Spatial Files
+ Organizing & Simplifying Data
7 lectures 21:32

Sorts change the orders of rows and columns. Tableau 2018.2 features improved nested sorting.

Hands-on Sorting Question
1 question
Solution for Hands-on Sorting Question
Filters Quiz
1 question
Filters Quiz Solution

Groups combine multiple values in a dimension. Hierarchies establish a category-subcategory relationship so that you can drill down - for example, state and city. Sets are custom fields that define a subset of data based on some conditions. Learn how to use all three in this video.

Groups, Sets and Hierarchies
Sets with Context Filters
Context Filters Quiz
1 question
Context Filters Solution
Organizing & Simplifying Data Review
3 questions
+ Calculations
15 lectures 59:05
Hands-on Sum Question
1 question
Hands-On Sum Solution
Aggregate Calculations with the "Create a Calculated Field" Dialog Box

Understanding order of operations is critical when creating calculations with ratios.

Ratio Calculations

Show that you are able to implement a ratio calculation.

Hands-on Ratio Question
1 question
Solution for Hands-On Ratio Question

The count distinct function often comes in handy. For example, if you need to find the number of customers, you can use the count distinct function to count the unique customers appearing in your data.

Count Distinct
Hands-on Count Distinct Question
1 question
Count Distinct Solution

Find the number of days, months, or years between dates.

Date Calculations

If Then Else statements are extremely versatile. This video shows how to use If statements in Tableau.

If Statements

The contains functions returns true if your field contains a specified string. The Left function returns the specified number of characters from the left part of a string. Learn how to create these calculations in Tableau

String Functions

Percents can often be more relevant than absolute numbers. You may be interested in understanding the percent that each product category contributes to profit, or which product categories are most profitable for each sales region. Tableau provides a lot of flexibility in calculating percentages, making it possible to show percentages by row, column, or subsection/pane.

Quick Table Calculations - Percents
Table Down and Table Accross
More Table Calculations - Rank, Running Total & Moving Average

Adding dimensions to the Tableau view increases the level of detail. But if this more segmented view seems to miss the forest for the trees then consider adding totals or subtotals to see higher levels of aggregation.

Totals and Subtotals
Hands on Totals Question
1 question
Calculations Review
5 questions
Calculations Review Solutions
+ Calculations - Level of Detail Expressions
8 lectures 26:56
Fixed Level of Detail
More on Fixed Level of Detail
Hands-on Level of Detail #1
1 question
Level of Detail Solution
LOD expressions for Customer order frequency and Daily profit KPI
Hands-on Level of Detail #2
2 questions
Level of Detail #2 Solutions
Percent of Total using LOD
Hands-on Level of Detail #3
1 question
Level of Detail #3 Solutions
Exclude LOD Example
Hands-on Level of Detail #4
1 question
+ Data Connections
20 lectures 01:28:26
The Data Source Page
Connect to Tableau Server
Data Source Page Questions
2 questions

Joins allow you to use data from two or more tables in a single Tableau view. There are different types of joins - with an Excel data connection you can do either a left join or an inner join. A left join ensures that all of the data from the first table is included, even if no match is found in the second table used in the join. An inner join will not include any data unless a match is found between the first and second table. If more than one match is found, more that one row will result from the join.

Preview 04:43
Right, Inner, and Outer Joins
Join Questions
3 questions
Hand-on Join Solution

When you join two tables, a row in the result set is created each time the join criteria is met. See how this works in Tableau.

Duplication with Joins

Data blending is similar to joins in that blending allows you to combine multiple data tables. The difference, though, is that joins duplicate data each time the join criteria is met. See joins and blends compared in Tableau.

[Version 2020.2+] Relationships
Relationships Questions
2 questions
Union Questions
2 questions
Solution for Hands-on Union Question
Migrated Data (workbooks created prior to 2020.2)
[Version 2020.2+] Analysis with Combined Tables Part 1
[Version 2020.2+] Analysis with Combined Tables Part 2
Hands-on question on Analysis with Combined Tables
1 question
Solution for Hands-on question on Analysis with Combined Tables
Second Hands-on question on Analysis with Combined Tables
1 question
Solution for Second Hands-on question on Analysis with Combined Tables

Data you find online may not be in the right format for use with Tableau. This lesson provides an example of how you can manipulate your data to get it in the right format.

Data Interpreter, Pivoting, and Automatic & Custom Split
Create extracts with multiple tables
Explain data extract formats and capabilities
Explain performance considerations for blends, joins, and cross-database joins
[Optional] Performance Optimization (topic removed from CA exam guide)
+ Dashboards
1 lecture 06:35

Create a dynamic Tableau dashboard showing monthly profitability along with most profitable customers and products. Learn about the "Add to Context" filter option.

Preview 06:35