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Introduction to Tableau

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Gain a Comprehensive Introduction to Tableau

Tableau is a widely used BI and analytics software trusted by companies like Amazon and Unilever to explore, create, and securely share contextualized data. In this course, you will learn how to build data visualizations, conduct data analyses and adopt best practices of data formatting with Tableau.

Discover what Tableau is Used for and How to Visualize Data

With its user-friendly drag-and-drop functionality, Tableau can be used by everyone to quickly clean, analyze, and visualize your team’s data. This course can show you how. You’ll begin the course by understanding Tableau’s fundamental concepts and features, such as how to load data and workbooks and understanding the interface. You will then create your first visualization with Tableau using an Airbnb dataset.

Build your Own Tableau Dashboard

The final chapters explore best practices for formatting and presenting your data with Tableau, including creating a dual-axis graph, understanding the differences between a worksheet, dashboard, and story, and finally, creating your very first Tableau dashboard. By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills you need to confidently explore Tableau and build impactful data dashboards. Check out our Tableau Fundamentals track to further develop your Tableau skills.
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  1. 1

    Getting Started with Tableau


    You will get an understanding of Tableau's fundamental concepts and features: how to connect to data sources, use Tableau’s drag-and-drop interface, and create compelling visualizations. You will explore an Airbnb dataset for the city of Amsterdam.

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    What can('t) you do with Tableau?
    50 xp
    Connecting to data
    50 xp
    Loading workbooks
    100 xp
    Loading data
    100 xp
    Navigating Tableau
    50 xp
    Dimensions and measures
    100 xp
    A tour of the interface
    50 xp
    New York neighborhood prices
    100 xp
    Segmenting by room type
    100 xp
    How to create visualizations in Tableau
    50 xp
    Creating your first visualization
    100 xp
    Improving your first visualization
    100 xp
    Bringing it all together
    100 xp
  2. 3

    Digging Deeper

    Dive deeper into analytics by learning how to visualize geographic data and plot data onto a map visualization. You’ll learn how to work with dates in Tableau and explore how the data changes with time. You’ll also learn how to add reference, trend, and forecasting lines to your views. You will do all of this exploring health statistics worldwide.

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    Presenting Your Data

    Your data is full of interesting stories and insights still waiting to be told. Learn best practices for formatting and presenting visualisations to tell data-driven stories. Using a new dataset on video game sales you'll be building your first dashboard!

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Maarten Van den Broeck HeadshotMaarten Van den Broeck

Senior Content Developer at DataCamp

Maarten is an aquatic ecologist and teacher by training and a data scientist by profession. He is also a certified Power BI and Tableau data analyst. After his career as a PhD researcher at KU Leuven, he wished that he had discovered DataCamp sooner. He loves to combine education and data science to develop DataCamp courses. In his spare time, he runs a symphonic orchestra.
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Content Program Manager at Duolingo

Lis holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from McGill University with a focus on computer science education research and applied machine learning. She's passionate about teaching all things related to data and improving the accessibility of these topics.
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Data Scientist at DataCamp

Sara is a graduate of a master's degree in Business Engineering and Marketing Analysis. Prior to working at DataCamp she worked as a Data Science consultant for a Belgian IT company. Sara is passionate about education, data science, and business and loves that she is able to combine all of these disciplines in her job at DataCamp.
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Carl Rosseel HeadshotCarl Rosseel

Head of BI Curriculum at DataCamp

Carl, a Tableau certified data analyst, is the head of the BI Curriculum at DataCamp, where he focuses on democratizing data skills through Business Intelligence tools. He holds a double master's degree in Business Engineering and worked in various analyst roles at an e-commerce company before joining DataCamp. He likes to use data to make the complex simple and tell data stories. Outside work, you can often find him enjoying a game of soccer, both on and off the pitch.
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