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Introduction to Tableau

Get started with Tableau, a widely used business intelligence (BI) and analytics software to explore, visualize, and securely share data.

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Course Description

Tableau is a widely used business intelligence (BI) and analytics software trusted by companies like Amazon, Experian, and Unilever to explore, visualize, and securely share data in the form of Workbooks and Dashboards. With its user-friendly drag-and-drop functionality it can be used by everyone to quickly clean, analyze, and visualize your team’s data. You’ll learn how to navigate Tableau’s interface and connect and present data using easy-to-understand visualizations. By the end of this training, you’ll have the skills you need to confidently explore Tableau and build impactful data dashboards. Let’s dive in.

  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 be explore an Airbnb dataset for the city of Amsterdam.

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    50 xp
    Connecting to data
    50 xp
    Loading data
    100 xp
    Loading workbooks
    100 xp
    Navigating Tableau
    50 xp
    Dimensions and measures
    100 xp
    A tour of the interface
    50 xp
    New York's neighborhoods prices
    100 xp
    Segmenting by room type
    100 xp
    Your first visualization
    50 xp
    Building and improving visualizations
    50 xp
    Building your first visualization
    100 xp
    Improving your first visualization
    100 xp
    Bringing it all together
    100 xp
  2. 2

    Building and Customizing Visualizations

    Let’s take it up a level and review the core concepts required for analyzing and exploring data in Tableau. You’ll learn how to slice and dice data with filters, create new columns using your own calculated fields, and aggregate dimensions and measures in a view. You will be working with education, social and infrastructure data.

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    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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Tableau Fundamentals


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Hadrien Lacroix

Curriculum Manager at DataCamp

Hadrien has collaborated on 30+ courses ranging from machine learning to database administration through data engineering. He's currently enrolled in a Masters of Analytics at Georgia Tech.

Hadrien started using DataCamp when the platform only had 27 courses. He then joined the Support team and helped students before becoming a Content Developer himself.

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Sara Billen

Curriculum Manager 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 as curriculum manager at DataCamp.
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Lis Sulmont

Workspace Architect at DataCamp

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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Carl Rosseel

Curriculum Manager at DataCamp

Carl, a Tableau certified data analyst, is a Curriculum Manager 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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