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As data skills grow increasingly in demand across organizations and functions, industry-known certifications can become an invaluable addition to a resume. Tableau’s Desktop Specialist Certification Exam is an entry-level certification that tests the basic functionality of Tableau Desktop and helps students more easily leverage the Tableau certification portfolio. Students can take advantage of a 20% discount off the full exam price. To qualify, you must be a verified and active user of Tableau through the Tableau for Students program email for more information.

Exam Details

Focused on foundational functionality and product comprehension.

Fee: $100 $80 with academic discount

Required Prerequisites: None

Suggested Product Experience: 3+ Months

Product Version: Currently testing on 2020.3

Title Valid For: No Expiration

Exam Prep Guide: Download here

Recommended Training: Desktop I (Tableau eLearning, free for students) or explore other course optionsPlease note discounts are not available for other course options. 

Language(s) Offered: English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese


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How to get certified

Download Tableau

Download your free copy of Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep provided by Academic Programs.

Hit the books

Review the study guide and recommended online videos before taking the exam.

Schedule exam

Schedule and purchase your exam a couple months in advance so you have a deadline to work towards.

Add to your resume

Stand out to recruiters by adding your Tableau Certification to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

I knew Tableau was an important skill to have as an active job seeker in data analytics. The reason I took the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam, was to help validate my data skills in the job search.

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