Tableau

Who is this course for? Anybody who is getting started analysing data or building dashboards with Tableau.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will gain a broad understanding of how to explore, analyse and visualise data using Tableau. They will be comfortable using Tableau to build visualisations and dashboards.

Course Length and Price: 2 days, £2,900 ex VAT.

Pre-requisites: None

Course Content:
This is a practical hands-on course. Attendees build many Tableau visualisations using a variety of public datasets. The course cover the following topics.

  • Import data from text/CSV files, spreadsheets and databases
  • Familiarise with the Tableau Desktop/Public user interface (data and analytics panes, row / column and marks shelves, etc)
  • Use Tableau relationships to arrange several tables together to create a more sophisticated powerful analysis.
  • Use Tableau calculated fields to calculate useful quantities e.g. sums, averages, ratios
  • Build helpful and insightful visuals such as bar and line charts, scatter plots and maps.
  • Use Tableau’s small multiples capability to good effect
  • Understand Tableau’s inbuilt Measure Names and Measure Values calculated fields, and why they are so useful.
  • Use the Tableau Analytics Pane to add average, trend, and reference lines.
  • Filter data in Tableau by selected value, wildcard pattern, condition or Top N.
  • Improve and polish reports: add text, images, customise tooltips, titles, axis labels,
  • Publish content to the Tableau Online

Below are some images from the lab exercises on the course.

Tableau bar chart
Use several measures on the columns shelf to create a trellis (small multiples) view.
A tableau line and column chart
A Tableau dual axis chart
Tableau circle chart
A Tableau circle chart helps show the the area mean (y-axis) measure may have some predictive power.
Tableau relationships pane
Arranging tables in Tableau; the Transaction fact table has a relationship with four dimension (lookup) tables.