Introduction to Tableau

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.

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Section 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).

FREE Welcome to Tableau
FREE Why Use Tableau: Make Your Data Make an Impact
FREE Let's Download Tableau Public
FREE Connecting Data in Tableau
FREE Exploring Tableau's Interface
FREE Let's Create our first Chart in Tableau!

Section 2

Tableau Functionalities

In this section, you will create your first Tableau charts and tables. We will teach you how to create basic charts and adjust parts of their appearance. By the end of this section, you will be able to use many of Tableau's core functionalities, like creating custom fields, adding calculations to a table, adding totals and subtotals, and adding a filter.

Premium course icon Duplicating a sheet
Premium course icon Creating a Table
Premium course icon Creating Custom Fields
Premium course icon Creating a Custom Field and Adding Calculations to a Table
Premium course icon Adding Totals and Subtotals
Premium course icon Adding a Custom Calculation
Premium course icon Inserting a Filter
Premium course icon Working with Joins in Tableau

Section 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.

Premium course icon The Tableau exercise - data preparation
Premium course icon The Tableau exercise - bar chart
Premium course icon The Tableau exercise - pie chart
Premium course icon The Tableau exercise - area chart
Premium course icon The Tableau exercise - adding filters

Data Science Fundamentals

This course is part of Module 1 of the 365 Data Science Program. The complete training consists of four modules, each building upon your knowledge from the previous one. Whereas the other three modules are designed to improve upon your technical skill set, Module 1 is designed to help you create a strong foundation for your data science career. You will understand the core principles of probability, statistics, and mathematics; you will also learn how to visualize your data.

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