Mastering Tableau: From Basic to Advanced (Hands-On Training)

Rob Davis, Data Visualization Expert & Consultant

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27 Lessons (4h 45m)
    • 1. 1.0 - About this course

      4:10
    • 2. 1.1 - Intro and Tableau Overview

      8:35
    • 3. 1.2 - Key Terminology

      3:39
    • 4. 1.3 - Connecting to Data

      9:44
    • 5. 1.4 - Tableau Workspace Demo

      3:28
    • 6. 2.1 - Reference Guide - Line Charts

      18:33
    • 7. 2.2 - Reference Guide - Bar Charts

      15:25
    • 8. 2.3 - Reference Guide - Maps

      9:17
    • 9. 2.4 - Reference Guide - Grouping Data

      11:52
    • 10. 2.5 - Reference Guide - Sort and Filter

      21:01
    • 11. 2.6 - Reference Guide - Misc Charts

      15:58
    • 12. 2.7a - Reference Guide - Joins

      6:18
    • 13. 2.7b - Reference Guide - Blends

      7:22
    • 14. 2.7c - Reference Guide - Unions

      3:20
    • 15. 3.1 - Project - Intro

      3:51
    • 16. 3.2 - Project - KPI Bar

      21:38
    • 17. 3.3a - Project - Top Section and Viz in Tooltip

      13:07
    • 18. 3.3b - Project - Top Section and Sparklines

      13:52
    • 19. 3.4 - Project - Middle Section

      12:00
    • 20. 3.5 - Project - Bottom Section

      16:21
    • 21. 3.6 - Project - Filter Pane

      11:38
    • 22. 3.7 - Project - Add Interactive Logo

      6:50
    • 23. 3.8 - Project - Sheet Swaps and Action Filters

      11:22
    • 24. 3.9 - Project - Dashboard 2 - Intro and Top Section

      13:22
    • 25. 3.10 - Project - Dashboard 2 - Bottom Section

      11:34
    • 26. 3.11 - Project - Dashboard 2 - Adjusting Campaign Levers

      5:45
    • 27. 3.12 - Project - Dashboard 2 - Export and Share

      4:49
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About This Class

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

If you're looking for a complete, hands-on guide to learning Tableau Desktop 2019, look no further.

Tableau is the gold standard when it comes to self-service business intelligence tools and has been reshaping the way organizations think about and use their data. With Tableau, you're able to quickly build beautiful and interactive dashboards that are easily shared across your organization. 

You: Thanks. I already know Tableau is ridiculously awesome, but how will I quickly get up to speed on it so I can start adding additional value in my role?

Rob: Glad you asked!

I've broken out this course into three main areas of focus:

The first section will lay the foundation for your Tableau learning journey. 

    • Tableau Software Overview and Product Line

    • Understand Tableau & Data Visualization

    • Pros and Cons

    • Key Terminology

    • Connecting to Data

    • Tour the interface

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      The second section (Tableau Reference Guide Build) will be hands-on Tableau Chart building to get you better acquainted with using Tableau

      • Line Charts

        • Discrete vs Continuous

        • Single-Axis

        • Blended-Axis

        • Dual-Axis

        • Area Charts

      • Bar Charts

        • Traditional

        • Bar in Bar

        • Stacked

        • Bullet

        • Combo

        • Histogram

      • Maps

        • Filled

        • Symbol

        • Heatmap

      • Chart Sorting & Filtering

        • Top N & Bottom N

        • Optimization and Best Practices

        • All vs Only Relevant Values

        • Relative Dates

      • Misc Charts

        • Pie Charts

        • Stacked Bar (proportional)

        • Treemap

        • Scatter Plot

        • Word Cloud

        • KPI Bar

        • Motion Chart

        • Table Heat Map

      • Data Prep

        • Joins

        • Blends

        • Unions

3. The final section (course project) will provide a REAL WORLD use case where you will be solely responsible for creating a final deliverable in Tableau.  This is no out of the box Orange and Blue stock dashboard.  This is something you'd be proud to leverage to make decisions at your company.

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THE COURSE PROJECT:

In this course, you'll be playing the role of Lead Tableau Consultant for DesignLaunch, a global design firm that advises entrepreneurs on production innovation.  They specialize in advising their clients on fund raising platforms like Kickstarter.  Their mission is to optimize future campaign success rates using historical campaign data. 

Your task? To design and deliver a professional-quality, end-to-end business intelligence solution, using Tableau armed only with a single csv file

But don't worry, I'll be guiding you through the ins-and-outs of Tableau Desktop, sharing practical knowledge, clear explanations and helpful best practices each step of the way. We'll follow a steady, systematic progression through the Tableau project build out which covers in depth.  

COURSE PROJECT KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Design best practices

    • Sizing, Fit, Formatting, Coloring

    • Mark Card Mastery!

    • Containers and Dashboard Objects

  • Tips

    • Parameters

    • Sheet Swapping

    • Viz In Tooltip

    • Reference Lines

    • Totals & Sub Totals

  • Layout

    • Tiled vs Floating

    • Containers

    • Interactive Help Icon/Logo

  • Marks Card

    • Adding Color

    • Additional Granularity

    • Tooltips

    • Size

    • Shapes

    • Labels

  • Filters / Sorts / Actions

    • Application

    • Customization

    • Top N & Bottom N

  • Calcs

    • Level of Detail

    • Dimension/Measure Swaps

    • Measure Aggregation

    • Date Aggregation

    • Logic Statements

  • Formatting

    • Padding

    • Colors/Borders

    • Size

    • Font

    • Default Format

    • Axis

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By the end of the DesignLaunch project, not only will you have developed an entire business intelligence tool from the ground up, but you will have gained the knowledge and confidence to apply these same concepts to your own real-world analyses.

You will have two deliverables at your fingertips for future reference:

1) Tableau Reference Guide (learn to create the most important charts, from scratch)

2) DesignLaunch Kickstarter Project (leverage this template for your own project work)

Whether you're a casual user, aspiring analyst, or data geek, this course will give you the tools you need to become an absolute Tableau Desktop DATA ROCKSTAR.

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Join today and get immediate, lifetime access to the following:

  • Downloadable project files

  • Practical real-world Tableau exercises & project work

See you in there!

-Rob (Foundertableauhq & tableautrainghq)