Introduction to Tableau

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Overview

Tableau introduction: Become a data visualization pro today 

Are your presentations and reports unengaging? Do you want to bring your data to life? 

Tableau is an industry-leading visualization software that could be the solution to your data woes. 

This intro to Tableau course will equip you with the skills you need to become a pro at data visualization.

Through a series of hands-on lessons, this Tableau tutorial helps you to build a foundation in data visualization, giving you the confidence to unlock the true value of your data.

Once completed, you will receive a certificate as evidence of your Tableau training, demonstrating to your employer and colleagues that you have mastered data visualization. 

In this course you will learn: 

  • What Tableau is, and what its applications are
  • How to manage data sources
  • Ways to create custom calculations and fields
  • How to sort and filter data 
  • How to create basic visualizations 
  • Ways to format visualizations 
  • How to create dashboards, and much more. 

This course provides Tableau training for beginners. By learning to create and manipulate data visualizations, you will help your organization to make more informed business decisions, and cement your position as an analytics pro.

Are you ready to learn Tableau? Data visualization mastery is just a short course away. And if you want to add more business intelligence tools to your toolbox, then check out our Power BI course.

Once enrolled, our friendly support team and tutors are here to help with any course related inquiries.

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Summary

Skill level

Beginner

Certificate

Lessons

42

Pre-requisites

None

Video duration

2h 55m

Estimated study time

22h for all materials


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Syllabus

Course Introduction

An introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization

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Download and Install Tableau

In this video, we'll download and install the Free Public version of Tableau.


Where To Find Data Sets

In order to use Tableau, you'll need some data. Let's talk about where to find good data sets.


Download Dog Registration DataSet and Open With Tableau

In this lesson, we'll download the dataset that we'll use throughout the rest of the course and open it in Tableau.


Explore The Data Source Screen

In this lesson, we'll explore the Data Source Screen, which gives you a nice "at a glance" view of the raw data in your data set.


Explore The Worksheet Screen

The Worksheet screen is the main working screen of Tableau where we'll build all of our visualizations.


Remove and Re-Add Areas of the Tableau Screen

In this video, we'll rearrange the Worksheet screen by adding and removing specific areas.


Organizing Data In Tableau

Organizing Data In Tableau

Changing Names In The Data Source

In this lesson, you'll learn how to change the name of columns in your data source and worksheet screen.

Converting Measures to Dimensions

In this lesson, you'll learn how to convert measures to dimensions and dimensions to measures.


Create Simple Visualization Sheets

In this video, you'll learn to create a simple vizualization.

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Resizing Charts and Changing Colors and Headers

In this lesson, you'll learn how to resize charts and change basic colors for headers and more.


Adding Labels To Your Visualizations

In this lesson, you'll learn how to add Labels to your Visualizations.


Adding Percentages

In this lesson, you'll learn how to generate and use percentages in our measures count.


Filtering Data

In this lesson, you'll learn about creating filters.


Using The Filter Card

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a Filter Menu.


Using The Pages Card

In this lesson, you'll learn about the Pages Card on the Worksheet screen.


Changing Mark Types (Dots, Lines, Bars, etc.)

In this lesson, we'll look at the Mark Card to change Mark types.


Using Size Marks

In this lesson, you'll learn how to change the size marks on your Visualizations.


Using Tool Tips

In this lesson, you'll learn about tool tips and how to add more detail.

Adding Secondary Categories To Your Visualizations

In this lesson, you'll learn how to add multiple Dimensions to your Visualizations.

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Adding Multiple Fields Using 'Show Me'

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create Visualizations with Multiple fields using the "Show Me" Tab.


Creating Custom Measures

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create custom measures for your Visualizations.


Using Zipcodes With Maps

In this lesson, we'll learn all about using Zipcodes with your Visualizations.


Adding Dates and Drilling Down By Date

In this lesson, you'll learn how to drill down by date in your Visualization.


Using Animations in Vizualizations

In this lesson, we'll add animations to our Visualizations.


Duplicating Worksheets

In this lesson, you'll learn how to duplicate worksheets.

Publishing Your Visualization to Tableau Public

In this lesson, you'll learn about saving your Visualizations on the Tableau cloud.


Sharing Your Visualization As A PowerPoint File

In this lesson, you'll learn how to share your Visualization as a PowerPoint, PDF, and Image file.

Creating A First Dashboard and Resizing It

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create a Dashboard and resize it.


Adding Sheets To Dashboard and Positioning Them

In this lesson, you'll learn how to add Worksheets to your Dashboard and position them.


Predefining a Dashboard

In this lesson, you'll learn how to predefine the layout of a dashboard.


Fitting To Width

In this lesson, you'll learn how to apply "Fit To Width" to Worksheets on a Dashboard.


Changing Font Sizes and Colors In The Dashboard

In this lesson, you'll learn how to change the font sizes and colors for Title text in the Dashboard.


Rearranging the Vertical Column

In this lesson, you'll learn how to rearrange the far right vertical column on the Dashboard.


Adding Images and Text

In this lesson, you'll learn how to add Images and Text to your Dashboard.


Using Floating Tiles

In this lesson, you'll learn how to use floating tiles.


Adding Web Pages To Dashboards

In this lesson, you'll learn how to add a webpage to a Dashboard.


Adding Blank Space - How And Why

In this lesson, you'll learn how and why to add blank space to your Dashboard.


Creating Stories

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create stories.


Opening Saved Files

In this lesson, you'll learn how to open a saved Tableau file.


Conclusion

Congratulations! You've made it to the end of the course!

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