Tableau Desktop Training - Foundation

Tableau Desktop Training Foundation



per person
(Plus VAT. Early bird and Group pricing also available.)
2 day course

(4 half day sessions)
This Tableau Desktop Training course is a jumpstart to getting report writers and analysts with little or no previous knowledge to being productive. It covers everything from connecting to data, through to creating interactive dashboards with a range of visualisations in two days. Having a quick turnaround from starting to use Tableau, to getting real, actionable insights means that you get a swift return on your investment.
This accelerated approach is key to getting engagement from within your organisation so everyone can immediately see and feel the impact of the data and insights you create.
This 2 Day course is aimed at someone who has not used Tableau in earnest and may be in a functional role, eg. in sales, marketing, finance, operations, business intelligence etc.

The course includes the following topics:

  • The Tableau Ecosystem
  • Know your way around
  • The analytical process
  • Create your first dashboard
  • Connecting live to data sources
  • Splitting fields
  • Creating Re-usable Data Sources
  • Sharing Data Sources
  • The impact of underlying changes
  • Filtering Dimensions and Measures
  • Filtering Dates
  • Sorting data in views
  • Combining multiple members within a dimension to create a Group
  • Combining multiple Dimensions to Create a Hierarchy
  • Discrete and Continuous Dates
  • Custom Date
  • Measure Values and Measure Names
  • Multiple Measures Sharing a single Axis
  • Dual axis with multiple chart types
  • Scatter (XY) Plots
  • Navigation and Map Options
  • Geographic Groups and custom territories
  • Creating Text Tables in Tableau
  • Adding insight with Highlight Tables
  • Creating Calculated Fields
  • Working with Aggregations
  • String Calculations
  • Date Calculations
  • Introduction to Table Calculations
  • Quick Table Calculations
  • Pie Charts
  • Tree Maps
  • Reference Lines
  • Reference Bands
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Making Dashboards Interactive with Actions
This training course includes over 25 hands-on exercises to help participants “learn by doing” and to assist group discussions around real-life use cases. Each attendee receives an extensive training manual which covers the theory, practical applications and use cases, exercises and solutions together with a USB with all the materials required for the training.
The course starts at 09:30 on the first day and ends at 17:00. On the second day the course starts at 09:00 and ends at 17:00.
Students must bring their own laptop with an active version of Tableau Desktop 10.5 (or later) pre-installed.
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Upcoming Foundation Courses:

Upcoming Foundation Courses:

  • Online

    17 - 20 MAY 21

    09:30 to 13:00 BST
  • Online

    19 - 22 JUL 21

    09:30 to 13:00 BST
  • Online

    13-16 SEP 21

    09:30 to 13:00 BST
  • Don't see a suitable schedule?

    Email us if you are interested in an on-site course, or would be interested in different dates and locations:

    Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

    Our Cancellation policy and commitment to our customers

    In these uncertain times we would like to provide our clients with assurance that we will limit the impact of the above upon your training as much as possible.
    As has always been our policy, should you need to cancel your attendance on one of our courses then we will let you attend the next one at your earliest convenience, with no additional cost.
    We are currently providing our training courses live online. If this is of interest, please do get in contact.

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    Visual DJ

    With over 25 years experience of turning data into actionable insights, Visual DJ delivers Tableau training to groups and individuals across the UK. Our Expert is a Tableau Qualified Associate who specialises in teaching Tableau skills to non-specialist professionals who are neither analysts nor data wranglers. Learn more about Visual DJ.