Tableau 101 - Up and running in 60 minutes
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Tableau 101 - Up and running in 60 minutes

Start creating with Tableau today!
4.2 (3 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
11 students enrolled
Created by Weston Palmer
Last updated 12/2018
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will download a free version of Tableau called Tableau Public.
  • Students will become familiar with the Tableau work space and terminology.
  • Students will be able to create a several types of graphs.
Requirements
  • No previous knowledge of Tableau required
  • At least Tableau (course will show how to download Tableau Public for free)
Description

After I downloaded Tableau, my biggest challenge was knowing what to do next.  In 60 minutes, you will learn how to navigate around the  work area and create five different types of charts and a data table.  The two assignments at the end of the course reinforce what you have learned and identify areas you may want to review.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wanting to get started with Tableau.
Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 55:47
+ Getting Started
5 lectures 13:19

Tableau has multiple versions.  If you don't have the the Desktop or Server version on your computer, you can download Tableau Public for free.  Tableau Public has much of the same functionality as the Desktop or Server versions.  The main differences are limited number of data sources available to connect to and sharing results can only happen through the Tableau Public Gallery, which is available to the public.

Preview 01:01

This course will be creating graphs and visuals using this data set.  The video shows you how to navigate to the web page so you can download the data set used in this course.  The website has other data sets available for download as well.

Preview 01:09

You have Tableau on your computer, but now what?  This video explains the three areas of the Tableau "Welcome" screen.

Preview 00:59

Learn how to connect to data.  You learn the symbols for the different data types.  You will learn how to change the data type, rename fields for clarity, and hide unwanted or unneeded fields.

Preview 04:10

This lecture provides an overview of the main Tableau work space.  This is where the "magic" happens so I will point out the things you need to know to get started. 

WARNING:  I will not be explaining every icon and menu item.  I will be focusing on the general layout and the icons you will use every time you use Tableau. 

Preview 06:00
+ Building Visuals
6 lectures 41:45

This lesson shows how visualizations are created by dragging fields onto the column and row shelf.  Tool tips are introduced (a really cool feature in Tableau) as is number formatting and text coloring. 

Create a data table
16:10

Simply re-arranging the fields on the work space can turn a table full of numbers into a bar chart.  Switch the pills on the column and row shelf to change the direction of the bars.  Finally, experiment with color and size on the marks card.

Create a bar chart
10:03

Tree map, bubble charts, and pie charts can help you communicate data based on multiple dimensions (categories).  Despite how complicated these charts look, they are easy to create.  Use the "Show Me" drop down menu to quickly change between chart types.  The three charts in this lecture also use the size, color, and angle cards more than other types of charts.

Create tree maps and bubble charts
04:06

You will want to use maps anytime you have geographical data, and Tableau makes that easy.   Your data will determine which of Tableau's two different map styles you will want to use.  Deepen your understanding of filters by learning how filters apply to maps. 

Create a map visualization
04:53

Most of the time you have a date, you will want to use a line chart to identify trends.  Creating a line chart is similar to creating a bar chart, the trickiest part is dealing with the date.  The majority of the lecture is spent explaining how to deal with dates in graphs.  The concept of relative filters is also introduced (only applicable to dates).

Create a line chart and learn how to deal with dates
05:56
+ Test Yourself
0 lectures 00:00
You will create a bar chart based the dataset used during this course. The purpose of the assignment is to give you the opportunity to practice the skills you've learned in the course.
Create a bar chart
1 question
You will create a line chart based the data set used during this course. The purpose of the assignment is to give you the opportunity to practice the skills you've learned in the course. The assignment will require you to filter the data using different methods.
Create a line chart
1 question