Tableau Course Content

Tableau Desktop 8.3
Getting started
  • What is Tableau? What does the Tableau product suite comprise of?
  • How Does Tableau Work?
  • Tableau Architecture
  • What is My Tableau Repository?
  • Connecting to Data and introduction to data source concepts Understanding the Tableau workspace
  • Dimensions and Measures
  • Data Types and properties
  • Tour of Shelves (How shelves and marks work) Marks Card Using Show Me!
  • Building Basic Views
  • Saving and Sharing your work-
  • overview Discrete vs Continuous

Analysis – 1
  • Cross tab
  • Totals & Subtotals
  • Bar Charts
  • Line Graphs
  • Pie charts
  • Heat Map
  • Scatter Plots
  • Blended Axis
  • Dual Axis
  • Edit axis
  • Parts of Views
  • Date Aggregations and Date parts

Analysis – 2

  • Sorting
  • Ref lines & trend lines

Analysis – 3

  • Filters
  • Context filters
  • Sets

Analysis – 4

  1. Grouping
  2. Bins/Histograms
  3. Drilling up/down – drill through
  • Hierarchies
  • View data
  • Actions (across sheets)

  • Explain latitude and longitude
  • Default location/Edit locations
  • Custom Geo Coding

Calculated Fields
  • Working with aggregate versus disaggregate data Explain - #Number of Rows
  • Basic Functions (String, Date, Numbers etc) Usage of Logical conditions

Table Calculations

Explain scope and direction

% total, running calculations etc

Building Interactive Dashboards

Combining multiple visualizations into a dashboard (overview)

Making your worksheet interactive by using actions

o Filter


o Highlight


Create What-If analysis

Using Parameters in

a. Calculated fields

b. Bins

c. Top/Bottom N

Display Options (Dynamic Dimension/Measure Selection)

Multiple Database Filter

  • Options in Formatting your Visualization
  • Working with Labels and Annotations
  • Effective Use of Titles and Captions

Working with Data

Difference between joining and blending data, and when we should do each.

Implications of working with large data sets. Performance considering and working with big data Working with the                         Data Engine / Extracts

Working with Custom SQL

Toggle between to Direct Connection and Extracts