Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Guide
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Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Guide

Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Exam Subjects Covered in Detail! + Real World Case Study & 2 Practice Tests
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Last updated 5/2019
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This course includes
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 16 downloadable resources
  • 2 Practice Tests
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Connecting to Data in Tableau
  • Preparing Data in Tableau
  • Joins, Unions & Data Blending
  • Analyzing Data in Tableau
  • Basic Visualizations
  • Customizing Visualizations
  • Managing Data Properties
  • Combined vs. Dual Axis Bar Chart
  • Stacked Bar Chart
  • Histogram & Bins
  • Groups vs. Sets
  • Trend Lines
  • Tableau Calculations
  • Sharing Insights
  • Building Dashboards
  • Building Stories
  • Creating Interactive Dashboards
  • Dimensions vs. Measures
  • Continuous vs. Discrete
  • Using Tableau in a Time Effective Manner
  • Exam Walkthrough
  • Bonus: How to grow your analytics career advice
Requirements
  • Have computer compatible with Tableau
Description

Are you planning on taking the Desktop Specialist Certification Exam soon?


In this course we will work through all the concepts covered in the Desktop Specialist Certification Exam plus we will apply these concepts to a case study. By the end of the course you will be taught each concept and also tested as there are quizzes after each section and a practice test modeled after the real exam. Applying the concepts in a case study will really hammer home the concepts… It’s much easier to remember something you’ve done than something you’ve just passively watched someone else do!


Use Tableau to Analyze and Visualize Sales Data To Develop Actionable Insights


Visualizing current and historical sales data can result in huge insights that aren’t
readily apparent in the day to day grind. The right visualizations help quickly identify trends and
outliers (positive or negative), which help to adjust course for more profitable sales & marketing
as well as a more efficient and informed supply chain.


Contents and Overview


Throughout this course we will work through a sample consulting engagement where the client wants us to conduct a data discovery on their sales data. They need help planning for the upcoming year both in their marketing department and also their supply chain. We will use their raw sales data to come up with insights for both teams.


This project will focus our approach to Tableau forcing us to learn the basics while solving a real world business problem. My hope is that you’ll feel like you’re learning a new problem solving tool not just a series of functions in a software interface. The course structure is modeled after the Tableau Certification Exam Guide and broken down into the following sections:


  1. Introduction

  2. Connecting To & Preparing Data

  3. Exploring & Analyzing Data

  4. Understanding Tableau Concepts

  5. Conclusion

Who this course is for:
  • Those who plan on taking the Desktop Specialist Certification Exam soon
Course content
Expand all 48 lectures 03:47:09
+ Introduction
9 lectures 18:58
Tableau Desktop vs. Tableau Public
00:37
Download Tableau Public
01:56
Update on Udemy Review
01:05
Case Study Data Source
02:45
Setting the Expectation
03:29
Additional Free Tableau Related Content
01:47
+ Connecting to & Preparing Data
6 lectures 29:20
Section Introduction
00:45
Extract vs. Live Connection (Desktop Only)
02:04
Join, Union & Data Blending
06:44

How well do you know how to connect and prepare data? Let's find out!

Connecting to & Preparing Data Quiz
5 questions
Case Study Part 1
08:53
+ Exploring & Analyzing Data
15 lectures 01:03:26
Section Introduction
00:48
Customizing Visualizations (Featuring a Scatter Plot)
05:32
Combined vs. Dual Axis Chart
05:53
Stacked Bar Chart
02:59
Cross and Highlight Tables
02:15
Groups vs. Sets
05:11
Filters Walkthrough, Context Filters & Data Filters
07:51
Manual and Computed Sorts
02:23
Trend Lines
01:16
Table Calculations
01:52
Histogram and Bins
02:09
Calculated Fields
02:17
Parameters
03:59

Can you effectively analyze data? Let's find out!

Exploring & Analyzing Data Quiz
5 questions
Case Study Part 2
11:57
+ Sharing Insights
7 lectures 32:48
Section Introduction
00:37
Formatting
05:23
Creating a Dashboard
08:07
Actions
04:27
Creating a Story
03:48
Save a twbx File (Tableau Desktop Only)
01:34

We will test how well you understand sharing insights with Tableau.

Sharing Insights Quiz
5 questions
Case Study Part 3
08:52
+ Understanding Tableau Concepts
6 lectures 18:32
Section Introduction
00:47
Measure vs. Dimension
01:50
Continuous vs. Discrete
03:54
Aggregation
04:01

How well do you understand Tableau? Let's find out!

Understanding Tableau Concepts Quiz
5 questions
Timeliness + Quiz Data Sources
03:44

In this quiz we will test your ability to answer specific questions about a data set with Tableau

Timeliness Quiz
5 questions
Timeliness Quiz Answers
04:16
+ Conclusion
5 lectures 01:04:05
Section Introduction + Practice Exam Data Sources
00:55
Tactical Advice for Exam Day
02:57

This is the first iteration of the practice exam that I created. I've gotten quite a bit of feedback that the questions were quite a bit easier than the actual exam so I made a second practice exam that is a lot harder.

Practice Test 1 (Easy Version)
30 questions

The test will help you diagnose whether you are ready for the Desktop Specialist Certification Exam.

Practice Test 2 (Hard Version)
30 questions
Bonus Material: How to Land a Tableau Job
02:35
Bonus Material: Interview with a Tableau Expert
32:27
Bonus Material: Interview with the Founders of #SportVizSunday
25:11