About this Course

Code TPTAB02
Duration 2 Days

This course is designed for the professional who has a solid working experience with Tableau and is eager to take it to the next level.Attendees should have a deep understanding of all the fundamental concepts of building worksheets and dashboards, but may scratch their heads when it comes to table calculations or building advanced visualisations.


  • Tableau Desktop - Fundamentals


This training course is designed for Report and dashboard developers.

Delegates will learn how to

To enable the delegate to start to visualise their data using the Tableau software.


Review of Fundamentals

  • Creating A Heat Map
  • Creating Scatter Plots
  • Creating Combo Charts
  • Creating Stacked Bar Charts
  • Using Measure Values and Measure Names in a view

Working with Single Data Sources

  • Desktop Architecture
  • Data Connection Pane
  • Metadata Grid
  • Using Data Extracts
  • Creating Data Extracts
  • Joining Tables
  • Using Custom SQL

Using Calculations

Using Multiple Data Sources

  • Data BlendingBlending without a Linked Field
  • Using Calculated Fields in a Blended View
  • Understanding where calculations occur
  • Creating and Editing Calculated Fields
  • Split
  • Custom Split
  • Calculations and Aggregations
  • Calculations Performed on the Database
  • Aggregating Dimensions in Calculations
  • Level of Detail Calcualtions

Advanced Table Calculations

  • Table Calculation Overview
  • Scope and Direction
  • Null Values in Table Calculations
  • Table Calculations for Statistical Analysis

Creating and Using Parameters

  • Creating Parameters
  • Using Parameters
  • Using Parameters and Reference Lines
  • Creating Dual Axis Charts

Comparing Measures against a goal

  • Showing Progress towards Target (Bar in Bar graph)
  • Showing Staged progress towards a Target (Bullet graph)

Showing Ranked Data

  • Showing Top N / Bottom N Values
  • Nested Top N with Context

Tableau Geocoding

  • Navigation and selection in Maps
  • How Tableau performs Automatic Geocoding of Data
  • Modifying Geocode Locations
  • Using Background images for Spatial Analysis

Statistics and Forecasting

  • Trend Lines
  • Forecasting
  • Instant Analytics

Showing Distributions of Data

  • Reference Distributions
  • Pareto Charts (80:20 concept)

Dashboard & Stories

  • Planning your Dashboard
  • Building your Dashboard with Advanced Techniques
  • Adding Actions to your Dashboard
  • Visual Best Practices
  • Creating Stories with Data

2 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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