Programming & Development

Tableau Desktop I: Fundamentals


This course provides the solid foundational skills required for Tableau Desktop Specialist certification. It’s for anyone who works with data, regardless of analytical background.


Connect to your data.
Edit and save a data source.
Understand Tableau terminology.
Use the Tableau interface/paradigm to effectively create powerful visualizations.
Create basic calculations including basic arithmetic calculations, custom aggregations and ratios, date math, and quick table calculations.
Build dashboards to share visualizations.
Cross Tabs
Pie and bar charts
Geographic maps
Dual axis and combo charts with different mark types
Heat maps
Highlight tables
Scatter plots

Course Outline:

1 – Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Connecting to data
  • Simplifying and sorting your data
  • Organizing your data
  • Slicing your data by date
  • Using multiple measures in a view
  • Showing the relationship between numerical values
  • Mapping data geographically
  • Viewing specific values
  • Customizing your data
  • Analyzing data with quick table calculations
  • Showing breakdowns of the whole
  • Highlighting data with reference lines
  • Making your views available

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