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Tableau® Desktop: Part 2

Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

2 days

Course Description


The advent of cloud computing and storage has ushered in the era of big data. With the abundance of computational power and storage, organizations and employees with many different roles and responsibilities can benefit from analyzing data to find timely insights and gain a competitive advantage.

Data-backed visualizations allow anyone to explore, analyze, and report insights and trends from data. Tableau® software is designed for this purpose. Tableau was built to connect to a wide range of data sources, and allows users to quickly create visualizations of connected data to gain insights, show trends, and create reports. Beyond the fundamental capabilities of creating data-driven visualizations, Tableau allows users to manipulate data with calculations to show insights, make visualizations interactive, and perform statistical analysis. This gives users the ability to create and share data-driven insights with peers, executives, and clients.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will perform advanced data visualization and data blending with Tableau. You will:

  • Blend data to visualize relationships.
  • Join data.
  • Access data in PDFs.
  • Refine visualizations with sets and parameters.
  • Manipulate data with calculations.
  • Visualize data with advanced calculations.
  • Perform statistical analysis and forecasting.
  • Enrich visualizations, dashboards, and maps.

Target Student:

This course is designed for professionals in a variety of job roles who are currently using Tableau to perform numerical or general data analysis, visualization, and reporting. They need to provide data visualizations from multiple data sources, or combine data to show comparisons, manipulate data through calculations, create interactive visualizations, or create visualizations that showcase insights from statistical analysis.

This course is also designed for students who plan to obtain Tableau® Desktop Qualified Associate certification, which requires candidates to pass the Desktop Qualified Associate exam.


To ensure your success in this course you should have experience with importing data and creating data visualizations in Tableau. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Tableau® Desktop: Part 1

Optionally, having experience with other data analytics tools, such as Google Analytics™ or customer relationship management (CRM) tools, as well as an understanding of database design concepts or a background in statistical analysis, will help you get even more out of Tableau. The following courses are helpful but not required:

  • Google Analytics™: Foundation (Second Edition)
  • Database Design: A Modern Approach
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Dashboards

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1,024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
  • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen


  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (only Excel® is required)
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
  • Tableau® Desktop 2018.2.x
  • Any web browser.
  • Students will need a valid email address that they can access during the course.
  • If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)

Course Content

Lesson 1: Blending Data to Visualize Relationships

Topic A: Blend Data

Topic B: Troubleshoot and Refine Data Blends

Lesson 2: Joining Data

Topic A: Create Joins

Topic B: Troubleshoot Joins

Topic C: Merge Data with Unions

Lesson 3: Accessing Data in PDFs

Topic A: Connect to PDFs

Topic B: Clean Up and Organize PDF Data

Lesson 4: Refining Visualizations with Sets and Parameters

Topic A: Create Sets

Topic B: Analyze Data with Sets

Topic C: Apply Parameters to Data to Refine Visualizations

Lesson 5: Manipulating Data with Calculations

Topic A: Create Calculated Fields

Topic B: Manipulate Data with Functions

Topic C: Analyze Data with Table Calculations

Lesson 6: Visualizing Data with Advanced Calculations

Topic A: Create Groups and Bins with Calculations

Topic B: Analyze Data with LOD Expressions

Lesson 7: Performing Statistical Analysis and Forecasting

Topic A: Perform Statistical Analysis

Topic B: Forecast Data Trends

Lesson 8: Enriching Visualizations, Dashboards, and Maps

Topic A: Customize Mapped Data

Topic B: Enhance Visualizations with Tooltips

Topic C: Enhance Dashboards with Actions

Appendix A: Multidimensional Data Sources

Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to the Tableau® Desktop Qualified Associate Certification Objectives

More Information
SKU 095205I
Days Of Training 2.0
Course Number 095205
Page Count 254
Product Type Print and Digital Courseware
Isbn 142463864X
Electronic 1
Publication Date 2018-05-16 00:00:00
Curriculum Library Tableau
Secondary Category IT Management