Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Guide
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
- Have computer compatible with Tableau
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:
Connecting To & Preparing Data
Exploring & Analyzing Data
Understanding Tableau Concepts
Who this course is for:
- Those who plan on taking the Desktop Specialist Certification Exam soon
I tell stories through data. Currently I am the Director of Analytics and Co-founder of Silvertone Analytics. We focus on three main verticals - Manufacturing, Marketing and Nonprofit Impact Analysis.
Outside of my consultancy, I work with students helping them break into the analytics field and I am also on the Board of Directors for Triad Local First, a nonprofit that promotes localism here in the Greensboro, NC. On the board I advise on how to leverage data to drive strategy but I also teach classes available to the 360 local member businesses on how they can use their data to drive their decision making process. I love getting to work with these small businesses!
I post weekly content to my Youtube channel focused on Tableau and how you can grow your Analytics Career.