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Tableau Desktop Level 2: Intermediate Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version 9.0/10.0

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Tableau has emerged as one of the most popular Business Intelligence solutions in recent times, thanks to its powerful and interactive data visualization capabilities. This book will empower you to become a master in Tableau by exploiting the many new features introduced in Tableau 10.0.

You will embark on this exciting journey by getting to know the valuable methods of utilizing advanced calculations to solve complex problems. These techniques include creative use of different types of calculations such as row-level, aggregate-level, and more. You will discover how almost any data visualization challenge can be met in Tableau by getting a proper understanding of the tool’s inner workings and creatively exploring possibilities.

You’ll be armed with an arsenal of advanced chart types and techniques to enable you to efficiently and engagingly present information to a variety of audiences through the use of clear, efficient, and engaging dashboards. Explanations and examples of efficient and inefficient visualization techniques, well-designed and poorly designed dashboards, and compromise options when Tableau consumers will not embrace data visualization will build on your understanding of Tableau and how to use it efficiently.

By the end of the book, you will be equipped with all the information you need to create effective dashboards and data visualization solutions using Tableau.

This course will be taught with the Version 10 course materials and software. Users of Tableau Version 9 will feel comfortable in the class because the user interface is very similar between versions 9 and 10. Instructors will also be able to highlight new features and differences between the two versions, as appropriate.

This two day course will provide you with the skills that will help you be a Tableau power user. It is designed for individuals with experience with the fundamental concepts of Tableau who want to take their skills to the next level.

Before attending this course, students should have experience using Microsoft Excel and have taken the Tableau Level 1 course.

Certification Options
This class, when combined with our Tableau Level 1 class, offer a strong foundation in preparation for the Tableau Qualified Associate Exam. Exam prep guide is shown here: mkt.tableau.com/files/Desktop-9-QA-Prep-Guide.pdf

Course Outline

Part I (Short Review of Tableau Level 1)
•      Tips and Tricks
•      Tableau Products
•      Connecting to Data
•      Shaping Data
•      Tableau Terminology
•      Dimensions vs. Measures
•      Charts
•      Filters and Calculations
•      Sets
•      Dashboards

Part 2 – Chart Types
•      Manually Creating and Editing Charts
•      Chart Enhancements
•      Advanced Techniques with Various Charts

Part 3 – Tips and Tricks
•      Icon Navigation
•      What-If Analysis
•      Alerts on Dashboards
•      Custom Shapes
•      Google Analytics
•      Conditional Formatting
•      Level of Detail Expressions
•      Device Specific Dashboards
•      Time Choices
•      Beautiful charts

Part 4 – Framework – Business Questions
•      INSIGHT Framework
•      KPIs
•      Shaping Data
•      Gather Feedback

Part 5 – Story Telling
•      Design Best Practice
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Attend hands-on, instructor-led Tableau Desktop Level 2: Intermediate training classes at ONLC's more than 300 locations. Not near one of our locations? Attend these same live classes from your home/office PC via our Remote Classroom Instruction (RCI) technology.

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