Tableau Training Overview

Accelebrate's Tableau Bootcamp is designed to turbocharge your Tableau skills and take your analytical ability and insights to the next level. This 3-day course assumes you’re already very familiar with the Tableau interface and want to go beyond bar charts and learn a variety of advanced charts, when to use them and how they help you be a better data analyst. This class will also teach you how to turn your formatting into magazine-quality infographics, as well as quantify impacts. 

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for 3 or more attendees at our clients' sites worldwide. In addition, we offer live, private online classes for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. Please visit our client list for organizations for whom we have delivered onsite training. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Tableau Training Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • Understand the main Tableau interface
  • Build visualizations
  • Build dashboards
  • Reshape and format data
  • Write calculations
  • Create dashboard interactivity
  • Show trends or change over time
  • Use maps and spatial analysis
  • Learn visual best practices and analytical techniques using Tableau

Tableau Training Outline

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Introduction
The Data Analysis, Visual Analytics, and Tableau Revolution
Simple Data Connections and the Data Connection Interface
Understanding the Main Tableau Interface
Building Simple Visualizations
Saving Options
Understanding Utilizing “Show Me”
Dimensions vs. Measures and How They Affect a Viz
Continuous vs. Discrete Variables
Basic Dates
Basic Aggregations
  • Hierarchies
  • Sorting
  • Groups
Formatting
  • Color
  • Size
  • Labels
  • Detail
  • Formatting Individual Elements vs. the Entire Worksheet or Workbook
Building Your First Dashboard
Labeling, Annotations, Tooltips, and Data Highlighting
Quick Filters
Publishing and Sharing
Connecting to Different Databases and Data Formats
Live vs. Extract Connections – The Basics
Reshaping and Formatting Data for Tableau
Managing Multiple Data Connections in a Single Workbook
Cross Database Filters
Cross Database Joins & Data Blending
  • What about Data from 2 Different Sources?
  • What’s the Difference Between Joins, Cross-Database Joins, and Blending?
  • How Do I Create a Cross-Database Join?
  • When Would I Use a Cross-Database Join vs. Data Blending?
  • How Do I Blend Data?
Understanding the Navigation Menu
Showing Trends or Change Over Time
  • Trends
  • Rate of Change and Moving Average
Part to Whole and Ranking Analysis
  • The Standard Bar Chart
  • The Stacked Bar Chart
  • The Side-by-Side Bar
  • Pie Charts
  • Percent of Total and Running Sum
  • Using the Index and Ranking Calculated Fields
Creating Dual Axis Charts and Combo Charts
Using Measure Names and Measure Values to Build a Data Table
  • Totals and Subtotals
Using Maps and Spatial Analysis
  • Map Zooming
Showing Relationships between Numbers
  • Scatter Plots
  • Trend Lines and Statistical Features
  • Reference Lines
Distributions
  • Heatmaps and Highlight Tables
  • Histograms
Motion Charts
Calculated Fields Overview
Aggregate Calculations and Ratios
Logical Calculations
  • If/Then
  • IfNull
  • IsNull
  • ZN
Date Calculations
  • DateAdd
  • DateDiff
  • Today()
Parameters
  • Pre-defined Lists for Faster Filtering
  • Top N Filter
  • Reference Line Parameter
  • Swapping Dimensions or Measures in a View
Using Actions to Create Interactive Dashboards
  • Filter Actions
  • Highlight Actions
  • URL Actions
Combining Parameters and Actions: On-Demand Charts
Advanced Chart Types
Q&A and Publishing
Conclusion
Request Pricing

Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

TAB-112

Duration:

3 Days

Prerequisites:

All students must have had 3-6 months of regular Tableau usage, familiarity with calculations, and a desire to move fast.

Training Materials:

All Tableau training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 or later (2013 or later recommended) with the latest update installed
  • Internet access
  • Related data and lab files that Accelebrate would provide

Contact Us:

Accelebrate’s training classes are available for private groups of 3 or more people at your site or online anywhere worldwide.

Don't settle for a "one size fits all" public class! Have Accelebrate deliver exactly the training you want, privately at your site or online, for less than the cost of a public class.

For pricing and to learn more, please contact us.

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