Tableau Desktop Training - Foundation

Tableau Desktop Training Foundation



per person

1 week access to e-learning platform with a
Live introduction session and
2 Live Q&A sessions

(Tuesday to Tuesday)


per person

4 week access to e-learning platform with a

Live introduction session and

5 Live Q&A sessions

(Tuesday Week 1 to Tuesday Week 4)


per person

2 Day Live Online Course
4 Half Day Sessions 9.30am-1.30pm

For Private Onsite or Online classroom style training for teams please click here to contact us for a quote

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 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 is split into 3 phases and 9 modules:

Phase 1: GET READY

  • Check Install & Setup
  • Why is Visual Analytics Important
  • What is possible
  • How does Tableau deal with data
  • Know your way around
  • How do we format charts
  • Dashboard Basics – My First Dashboard

  • Connecting to and setting up data in Tableau
  • How Do I Explore my Data – Filters & Sorting
  • How Do I Structure my Data – Groups & Hierarchies, Visual Groups
  • How Tableau Deals with Dates – Using Discrete and Continuous Dates, Custom Dates

Phase 2: GET SET

  • How Do I Create Calculated Fields & Why
  • Charts that Compare Multiple Measures – Measure Names and Measure Values, Shared Axis Charts, Dual Axis Charts, Scatter Plots
  • Showing Relational & Proportional Data – Pie Charts, Donut Charts, Tree Maps
  • Creating Tables – Creating Tables, Highlight Tables, Heat Maps

Phase 3: GO

  • Reference Lines and Bands

  • Answering Spatial Questions – Mapping, Creating a Choropleth (Filled) Map
  • Using the Dashboard Interface
  • Dashboard Actions
This training course includes over 25 hands-on exercises and quizzes to help participants “learn by doing” and to assist group discussions around real-life use cases. Each attendee receives a login to our extensive training portal which covers the theory, practical applications and use cases, exercises, solutions and quizzes in both written and video format.
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 2018.2 (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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    About Us

    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.
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