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Tableau Desktop I: Fundamentals

Start here to learn core Tableau skills in an introductory class. You’ll gain a comprehensive introduction to data analysis and visual design in Tableau. You'll build a range of visualizations – from single worksheets to dashboards – and you'll learn techniques to apply to your own data analysis with Tableau.

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Who should take this course?:

This course is designed for Tableau beginners. It’s for anyone who works with data, regardless of technical or analytical background. If you’re an author, analyst, designer, data scientist, or admin new to Tableau, start here. This course accommodates authoring in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Cloud, and Tableau Server. 


When you complete this course, you will be able to:
  • Connect to data and edit a data source.
  • Sort, filter, and group data.
  • Use the Tableau workspace to create visualizations.
  • Build a range of essential chart types for analysis.
  • Create basic calculations, including quick table calculations.
  • Build interactive dashboards to reveal data insights.
  • Describe how to share and publish visualizations.

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More information

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Course includes
  • A course manual containing key concepts on each topic covered and hands-on activities to reinforce the skills and knowledge attained
  • A digital student resources folder containing Tableau workbooks and data sources to support the hands-on activities
  • 90 days access to Tableau eLearning to discover self-paced, guided learning paths and earn digital badges (public classroom attendees only)
  • This course provides a Certification of Completion
  • Continuing Education Credit (CPE) Hours: 13 or 11.25 depending on the course you select (the 2 days/8 hrs per day option or the 5 days/2.5 hours per day option, respectively)

This course is part of the Author, Designer, Analyst and Data Scientist Learning Paths. Find out more.


Your Journey to Get Tableau Certified

1. Decide which exam is right for you.

Whether it's the Tableau Desktop Specialist or Tableau Certified Data Analyst, we have an exam to help you showcase your skills.

2. Build your skill proficiency.

Attend Desktop I to build your skill foundation with expert instructors. Explore the virtual course schedule. Depending on which exam you want to take, you might need to attend more than one course.

3. Get your exam on the books.

Create an account with Pearson VUE to purchase your exam and circle your exam date on the calendar.

4. Practice, practice, practice.

Try your skills with sample questions that can be found in each Exam Prep Guide.

5. Take your exam.

Make sure you get a good night sleep and double check your computer is exam ready. You can also test in one of 5,000+ in-person testing centers around the world.

Celebrate! Share your new badge and title with the world.