Data skills are in high demand in the workplace and Tableau ranks among the fastest growing technical skills in the market. Candidates are adding relevant certifications to their resumes to stand out in the talent pool. Certifications can help boost your salary, set you apart from the competition, and help you land promotions in your current role.

A survey from Global Knowledge found that 83 percent of IT professionals in the U.S. and Canada hold an IT certification — and in the U.S. the average salary for a certified IT professional is $8,400 (11.7%) higher than those who aren't certified.

Today we're excited to announce our new Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Exam, an entry level exam to help more people show off their Tableau skills. This exam was built for those just starting their Tableau journey to test competencies in the basic functionality of Tableau Desktop. The Tableau Desktop Specialist exam joins the ranks of other certification offerings including the Qualified Associate and Certified Professional exams for both Desktop and Server.

Introductory Offer: 50% off through end of the year

We’re offering a 50% discount through December 31, 2018. This discount is automatically applied at the time of purchase. The Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam is:

  • 60 minutes
  • $100/exam ($50 until December 31 using discount)
  • Currently available in English (with additional languages coming in early 2019)

To prepare for the exam, check out the free study guide curated by our own Certification team or take a look at our Desktop I training course that we offer in person, virtually or via eLearning.

Feedback from our alpha and beta launch has been extremely positive. Julian Gottlieb, Digital Marketing Analyst at Wheelhouse DMG, explained “the agency I work for celebrates professional development, showcases certifications, and rewards employees for specializing in growth areas like data visualization and advanced analytics. This certification reflects my professional growth as an analyst and makes me a more valuable contributor on my team.”

Calling all students

As part of Academic Programs where students can get a free license of Tableau, we are making this discount available to current students as well. The new certification will help validate data skills in their job search and will help employers easily recognize candidates trained in Tableau. A former student, Matt Farkas believes highlighting his Tableau skills on his resume helped land him a job at Spotify and Buchi Okafor, who now works at Under Armour, said his Tableau skills helped him stand out when applying for his role in finance.

Want to prove your Tableau skills or stay competitive in today’s job market? Show you’re data savvy and register today to take the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam.

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