Introduction to Tableau

Teaching you how to tell compelling stories with data by building accessible visualizations and dashboards. Present complicated results to non-technical audiences.
Hours

1

Lessons

40

Quizzes

0

Assignments

0

Course description

Tableau is now one of the most popular business intelligence tools in the world. It allows non-technical users to visualize data and work with it immediately. This course shows how you can use Tableau to create state-of-the-art visualizations and powerful dashboards, which is precisely what corporate executives need when making decisions.
1

Introduction to Tableau

While Tableau is an indispensable tool in the arsenal of most corporate business intelligence analysts, data analysts, and data scientists, many people are uncertain about the difference between Tableau and spreadsheet tools like Excel. In this part of the course, you will learn when and why you need Tableau, as well as the difference between Tableau and other spreadsheet tools. We will also get you started by showing you how to install Tableau Public (Tableau’s free version).

3

The Tableau Exercise

This section is a practical example that will help you apply your skills in practice with real data. The exercise is divided into two parts. In the first part, we will test several ways to connect our data. You already studied joins in SQL. Here, you will see how to apply joins in a Tableau context. You will also learn about data blending, and current best practices. By the end of the exercise, you will create three charts. Each of these charts analyzes a different aspect of a real-life dataset. We will group the charts in a dashboard and add a filter, applying it to all three charts at the same time.