Master Course in Tableau 10 for Business Intelligence
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Master Course in Tableau 10 for Business Intelligence

Master data visualization in tableau using Real data exercises. Content covers tableau certification syllabus and more
4.6 (312 ratings)
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Created by Jamie Fry
Last updated 9/2017
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  • 8.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 23 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master the latest Tableau software for use in a professional business environment
  • See course description for all technical skills taught
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  • An installed copy of tableau desktop, trial or full license. Course covers v9 to v10 of tableau.
  • All data is provided in the course.

New to Tableau? or Just looking to fill in knowledge gaps?

This course is designed for both needs. Using real open source data you will become technically fluent in using tableau, one of the best data visualization software on the market. This course is the result of over five years of experience in tableau. The course is split into three stages, each designed to give a solid foundation in tableau without leaving the student with knowledge gaps.

  • If you are a complete beginner or have Basic knowledge you should start at stage one.
  • If you have experience in Tableau  you should start at stage two, but review any gaps in stage one you have. 

If you would like to know exactly what skills you will learn please view the full technical list at the bottom of this description box.

Why a course by Jamie Fry?

I have five years experience with tableau in the workplace. I've watched it grow from simple drag and drop tool into a extremely powerful visualisation software, from a Private company to an IPO. I am not a full time udemy instructor, which i believe is a strength. What i will teach you i use everyday in my workplace, for all different manor of clients across the globe. My technical teaching of this tool comes with real workplace Do's and Don'ts, teaching you will not get from full time instructors that have been out of the workplace for a number of years. I teach tableau in classrooms face to face and via video conferencing, and years of this experience has led to this stream lined course. Please see my Bio for more information on my academic and professional background.

The three stages of this course:

Stage 1: The Apprentice

The absolute fundamentals of tableau. Hit the ground running by learning all the basics, and how tableau manipulates your data. Even students with existing knowledge may learn something here.

Stage 2: The Master

Advance your data visualisation skills and learn to leverage your data. Students will learn the bulk of tableau here.

Stage 3: The Hero

Put all your skills learned to the test, and learn even more by completing a fully interactive workbook consisting of three linked dashboards. You will learn advanced dashboard skills here whilst bringing together all your knowledge.

Bonus Lectures:

A number of bonus lectures have been added to enhance your skills once you have completed the course. These include new chart types such as the "Waterfall" chart which cannot done by the "show me" tab in tableau. 

A full list of what technical skills you will Learn:Dashboard Functionality

  • Actions (Filter, Highlight and URL)
  • Navigation between dashboards via actions
  • Parameters: The Fundamentals
  • Parameters: Switching between measures
  • Parameters: As a global filter
  • Dashboard Design: Make it look good
  • Dashboard Design: Make it function well
  • Review & Publishing
  • When to use storyboards vs dashboards

Chart Types

  • Text Tables
  • Heat Maps
  • Highlight Tables
  • Waterfall Chart (BONUS)
  • Symbol Maps
  • Filled Maps
  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Charts
  • Stacked Bars
  • Side by Side Bars
  • Duel Axis Charts
  • Tree Maps
  • Scatter Plots
  • Area Charts
  • Box and Whisker 
  • Histogram
  • Bullet
  • Bubbles
  • Control Charts
  • Word cloud (BONUS)

Tableau Essentials

  • Connecting to Data
  • What "Good" data Looks like
  • Dashboards and Stories
  • How tableau pivots on your data
  • Hierarchies 
  • Bins and Distributions
  • Calculated Fields
  • Table Calculations
  • Tableau Calculations as functions
  • Window calculations
  • Data blending and joining
  • Reference lines & bollinger bands
  • Forecast
  • Trend line
  • Clustering
  • Filters, including the context filter
  • Grouping & Sets
  • Using time series charts
  • Formatting (colours, fonts etc)
  • Custom colours
  • Custom shapes
  • WMS Mapping
  • Packaging workbooks

Notable features which are NOT covered:

  • Using APIs (web data connectors) 
  • Tableau Server (you should not need to buy courses on this, support is included in Tableaus fee when you buy the server).

Who is the target audience?
  • Complete beginners to those with existing knowledge
  • Any student who is looking for a complete all in one course
  • Those looking to use tableau in a professional business environment
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Curriculum For This Course
60 Lectures
Stage 1: Prep work
3 Lectures 09:22

An overview of this course and what you will achieve! Important to view so you know where to start.

Preview 02:04

Learn how to connect to the data we are using for section 1

Preview 03:20
Stage 1: Building a Viz
12 Lectures 01:45:27

 A brief introduction to the different 'Cards' in tableau, learn how tableau works whilst building the most common viz, a bar chart.

Build a Bar Chart

Add filters and colour to your bar chart

Adding Colour & Filters

Learn how to use tooltips to maximise the interaction of your visual, and format your visual to make it pleasing to the eye.

Adding Tooltips & Formatting

Learn how to build a box and whisker plot from scratch.

Build a Box & Whisker Plot

Learn how tableau handles text tables, and the importance of using measure names and values

Build a Text Table

Learn how to turn a text table into a highlight table, great for communicating a message

Preview 07:14

Learn how to generate a map in tableau. This lecture includes using dual axis maps, as well as changing the mapping WMS Server

Build a Dual Axis Map

Scatter Plots & Clustering

Connect to new data sourced from the UK government (open data)

Connect to New Data

Learn how to build a tree map, a great visual for portraying measures with vastly different values at either end of the scale

Build a Tree Map

Learn how a stacked bar is built and how to use them to show value breakdowns

Build a Stacked Bar

Summary of Section

A quick quiz to check you were listening ;)

Stage 1 Quiz
3 questions
Stage 2: Become the apprentice
7 Lectures 01:05:11

A taste of what is covered in this stage

Overview of stage two

Connect to the first set of data in this stage

Connect to the Data

Learn how time series charts work, and the importance of the data and time fields as dimensions and measures

Time Series

Learn how dual axis charts work

Dual Axis Charts

Learn how to master reference lines

Master reference lines

Learn how trend and forecasting works in tableau

Trend and Forecasting

Learn the difference between groups and sets, and the powerful use of these features in tableau

Groups & Sets
Stage 2: Leveraging data
8 Lectures 01:51:00

Learn how to join multiple datasets into one

Joining Data

Learn the most powerful way to utilise multiple data sources, data blending

Data Blending

Learn the power of table calculations and calculated fields, and the differences between the two

Table Calculations & Calculated Fields

Learn how table calculations can be used as functions to customise your table views

Table Calculation Functions

An introduction to parameters and learn how to switch between chart measures on one simple view.

Parameters - Select Measures

Learn how to use global filters and use a parameter in place of a global filter

Global Filters and Parameters

Learn how to use parameters to control reference lines

Parameters - Dynamic Reference Lines
Stage 2: Know the Features
8 Lectures 56:56

Learn what context filters are and how filters work across your data sources

Context Filters

Learn the basics of dashboards

An Intro to Dashboards

Learn the basics of story boards and their pros and cons

Story Boards

Learn how to organise your data in the data pane, and how hierarchies can be used within your vizs

Hierarchies & Organising Data Fields

Learn what bins are and how to create them


Learn how to use "pivot" in tableau data connection screen


Window Calculations & Bollinger Bands

Stage Summary
Stage 3: Become the hero!
16 Lectures 02:34:16

Learn our goal, know the data

Prepare Yourself

A view of the final dashboard which we will be creating

The End Goal

Learn how to set up the default dashboard formatting and connect to the data

Dashboard Formatting

Build View 1

Build View 2

Build View 3

Page 2 Dashboard Design

Build View 4

Build View 5

Page 3 Dashboard Design

Build View 6 & 7, plus Cover Page Design

Learn how actions work, and how to navigate between dashboards using the filter action

Navigating with Actions

Part two of navigating with actions

Navigating With Actions Part 2

Adding highlight actions to page 2 of our dashboard

Adding Highlight Actions

Set up global filters

Setting Up Our Filters

Learn best practice in reviewing your work

Final touches, review and publish!
1 Lecture 00:58
What Next?
£xtras (Bonus)
5 Lectures 18:54

Learn how to add in your own custom colour palettes and shapes

Custom Colours and Shapes

Learn how to create a waterfall chart

Build a Waterfall Chart

Learn how to create a word cloud in tableau

Word Cloud

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About the Instructor
Jamie Fry
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Senior Data Scientist Consultant

Jamie Fry is a data management and analysis professional who has been involved in projects run by infrastructure organisations such as Heathrow Airport and the London Olympic Committee. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics, graduating with Honors, and then later went on to earn his ACMA CGMA and to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Having worked with such a wide variety of clients throughout his career, Jamie has gained a multiple-angle perspective and come to recognise the complexity and details that are often overlooked even by veterans in the field.

Jamie currently works in the infrastructure market as a senior consultant, for a global consultancy operating in over 39 countries, and sits on both the IT and Digital boards of the company.