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Tableau, Part 1 of 6: Get Started

with expert Rob Davis

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Release date 10/7/2021
Level Beginner
Runtime 0h 56m
Closed captioning N/A
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Hands-on labs N/A
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Course description

Tableau is a visual analytics platform for creating data visualization. This course will get you started with an introduction to Tableau, a tour of the workspace and then how to prepare your data.


Experience with Excel is helpful but not required.

Meet the expert

Professionally, Rob is a Data and Analytics Principal Consultant with over thirteen years of experience in Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Utilities, Higher Education, and Public Sector. He was coached by some of the best analytics mentors at Accenture and Slalom and today leverages Tableau to drive business strategy, revamp customer experience, and enable organizations to become more data driven. Rob's courses were designed to combine his years of consulting and training experience to deliver real world, professional, step-by-step coaching in the space of Data and Analytics. He is passionate about helping others and loves to see each and every one of his students succeed.

Course outline


Get Started (26:16)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Introduction to Tableau (17:41)
  • Tableau Workspace Tour (08:19)
  • Summary (00:08)
Data Preparation (30:17)
  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Live Connection vs. Data Extract (10:47)
  • Data Source Editor (04:42)
  • Pivoting and Splitting (11:11)
  • Tableau Data Interpreter (03:20)
  • Summary (00:08)