Tableau 9: Accelerate Your Career and Get Certified

 2 / 12 / 2015  0  1 Digital Literacy

Companies across a wide spectrum of industries are struggling to understand their data so that they can stay competitive. It's not surprising that thousands of companies - Bloomberg Businessweek, Toyota, Charles Schwab,and Pfizer, to name just a few - are turning to Tableau, the leading data visualization and data discovery software. Companies love Tableau, and they love to hire Tableau experts - salaries go into the six figures.

Working with Tableau isn't just lucrative - it's fun! And unlike most data analysis tools, Tableau uses a drag-and-drop interface, so you don't need to be a programmer to learn Tableau. If you can learn Excel then you can learn Tableau.

Learn and Apply Fundamental Skills

Get a step-by-step walk-through of the fundamentals of data visualization and data discovery with Tableau. You'll learn how to:

  • Sort, filter, and group your data
  • Create tables, bar charts, line charts
  • Show location using geographic maps
  • Aggregate with sum, average, min, max, and counts
  • Create new fields using calculations
  • Combine data using joins and blends

But just watching the videos won't make you an expert. For mastery, you need to go hands-on by answering questions that reinforce the skills from the videos. To go hands-on, you'll install the Public version of the Tableau software, which is available for free and easy to install on Mac or Windows. Then you'll download the sample data set included with the course, and Tableau to answer questions about this sample data.

Prepare for the Qualified Associate Certification Exam

After completing the units on fundamental Tableau skills, solidify your knowledge by answer questions similar to those on the Tableau Qualified Associate certification exam. If you get stuck on a question, you can watch a video presenting the solution.

Final Project

The final part of the course is the final project where you use Tableau to create a unique visualization on a topic of your choosing using publicly available data. Save your project to the Tableau Public website and you'll have a project you can show potential employers.

Login or Register as a member to start the course.

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