Tableau Launches Free Data Literacy Training Program

Guided online training enables anyone to learn foundational data skills for free

Publish Date: October 14, 2020 - 4:08pm

SEATTLE - 14 October 2020 - Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform, today introduced Data Literacy for All, a free educational offering focused on empowering everyone with the fundamental ability to explore, understand and communicate with data. The Data Literacy for All program features seven eLearning modules designed to help anyone – from current students and recent graduates to longtime members of the workforce – reskill and establish a foundation of data literacy. 

In a year when making decisions based on data has become more imperative than ever, the demand for data skills continues to grow as organizations face unprecedented challenges and look to empower a data-driven workforce. LinkedIn named ‘Analytical Reasoning’ and ‘Business Analysis’ as two of the Top Skills Companies Need Most in 2020, further underlining the need for today’s employees to become data literate. 

The introduction of Data Literacy for All builds on the ongoing success of the Tableau Academic program which has enabled more than 1.3 million students and educators to actively use Tableau’s visual analytics platform as a powerful education resource for free. Leveraging academia and industry expertise, the training modules were crafted to bridge both foundational skills and practical business needs. Expanding access to additional training curriculum helps fuel the talent pipeline with critical data skills, fostering the next generation of data workers and empowering a more data literate workforce.

“Regardless of role or tenure, data skills are no longer a ‘nice to have.’ The events of this year have accelerated the need for organizations to adapt and evolve with timely, accurate decision-making rooted in data,” said Courtney Totten, Director of Tableau Academic Programs. “Whether preparing to join the workforce or reskilling amidst the ‘new normal,’ the journey towards building a more data literate world begins with cultivating foundational data skills at every level.” 


The Data Literacy for All program includes the following courses:

  • Introduction to Data Literacy
  • Recognizing Well-Structured Data
  • Exploring Variables and Field Types
  • Exploring Aggregation and Granularity
  • Understanding Distributions
  • Understanding Variation for Wise Comparisons
  • Using Correlation and Regression to Examine Relationship


To learn more about Data Literacy for All and to access the free training curriculum, visit: