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Path overview

In this path, you’ll gain the Tableau foundation you need to prepare, explore, create, and analyze data visualizations. Not only will you learn the best practices and formatting techniques to create charts and interpret them in various business scenarios, but you’ll also learn to build dashboards and master techniques to communicate your insights and tell a story.

Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll practice and get feedback directly in the browser. We’ll help you apply your skills to several guided projects involving realistic business scenarios to build your portfolio and prepare for your next interview.

Key skills

  • Preparing and exploring data with Tableau
  • Modeling, organizing, and analyzing data with Tableau
  • Creating reports and build interactive dashboards with Tableau
  • Conveying insights to tell a story

Path outline

Part 1: Data Visualization with Tableau [4 courses]

Data Preparation in Tableau 3h

  • Prepare for the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Exam
  • Import data into Tableau to explore and analyze using visualizations
  • Relate various data imported into Tableau using relationships and joins
  • Clean and filter data imported into Tableau

Data Visualization Fundamentals in Tableau 5h

  • Employ data visualization and business intelligence to help solve business problems
  • Visualize data using Tableau and build different types of basic charts
  • Employ data visualization best practices

Visual Analytics in Tableau 3h

  • Perform table calculations for data analysis
  • Write level of detail (LOD) expressions
  • Add interactivity using Tableau parameters
  • Visualize data distributions with reference and distribution bands

Sharing Insights in Tableau 3h

  • Highlight insights using color, size, and text
  • Build dashboards to combine charts
  • Share and export analyses

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Go from zero to job-ready

Go from zero to job-ready

Learn exactly what you need to achieve your goal. Don’t waste time on unrelated lessons.

Build your project portfolio

Build your project portfolio

Build confidence with our in-depth projects, and show off your data skills.

Challenge yourself with exercises

Challenge yourself with exercises

Work with real data from day one with interactive lessons and hands-on exercises.

Showcase your path certification

Showcase your path certification

Impress employers by completing a capstone project and certifying it with an expert review.

Projects in this path

Guided Project — Data Prep in Tableau

Guided Project — Data Prep in Tableau

Guided Project: Business Intelligence Plots

For this project, you’ll assume the role of a consultant providing data insights to the leadership team at Adventure Works. You’ll create interactive Tableau visualizations to analyze their online and offline sales data.

Guided Project: Data Presentation

For this project, you’ll assume the role of a data analyst tasked with exploring a company’s conversion funnel data. Leadership wants to understand which marketing channels, locations, and customer personas are most valuable.

Learning resources

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