Author Learning Path

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Your role and data

As an Author, you leverage your foundational Tableau skills to make smarter business decisions more quickly by digging into available data sources to create visualizations and dashboards mostly for your own consumption. You are responsible for:

Creating and using existing data sources and creating views and dashboards to provide actionable insights in Tableau Desktop.

Performing basic analysis for personal use rather than for consumption by others, to increase personal job performance.

Demonstrating knowledge of the area being analyzed.


This learning path includes:

Getting Started with Tableau Desktop


Topics Covered: Tableau Basics

Learn the foundational skills you need to begin your Tableau Desktop journey. This course covers core data literacy concepts and provides guidance for creating your first Tableau Desktop workbook, empowering you to learn Tableau quickly and effectively.

Desktop I: Fundamentals

Topics Covered: Data Analysis

Learn core Desktop skills in this introductory class. You’ll gain a thorough introduction to data analysis and visual design in Tableau, and learn how to build views and interactive dashboards.

Author Skills Assessment

You’ve got the right data skills for your role – now it’s time to show them off. Pass this Skills Assessment and earn a Role Badge.

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