A course which eases the life of beginners! Exposure to real data through the exercises gave the flavor of real business scenario. Enjoyed the course and the instructor's lectures made it more lucid.
Thanks very much for great content and especially, Ms. Jana Schaich Borg for brilliant presentation skills, lovely voice and good looking as well. Please participate. This is highly recommend course.
By Olga K•
Really great course! Very well organized, material is engaging and really well presented.
Covers everything you need to know to get started with Tableau (hands on!). If you already work with Tableau, will be quite easy for you to complete the course, but you may still learn a few cool tricks from Jana.
I also really liked the first week of the course where Jana went over the general concepts of being a good data analyst. They aren't shocking or extremely eye opening, but nonetheless it is very important to truly understand. I found it interesting the way she presented them.
Great job with the course! Most engaging course I personally tried on Coursera so far :)
By Rico T•
I have thoroughly enjoyed this online course! I have a family member seriously ill with covid-19 right toward the end of my sessions ; having to switch priorities ; missed my last session deadline. I was pleasantly surprised that i could actually reset my deadline thankfully.
I am looking at another two weeks of family care and will resume my final exam as soon as I can devote time back to the course.
Thank you so much for the clear and concise training narration, videos and examples. Especially thanks for the flexibility to reset a deadline so i can resume when I can focus on completing my final session :)
By Wayan R W•
Being one of the toughest course I've accomplished in Coursera, this course offers not only tutorials and hands-on experience of data analysis with Tableau, but also how to present and deliver your analysis to the stakeholders. Module quizzes are tough too, don't expect to just rewatch the video to complete the tests as you have to work through it. If you are only looking for Tableau tutorials this course isn't for you, but if you want to hone your analytical and communication skills I can say this one is definitely worth trying.
By Nirmal R•
The course was very well organized. Instead of just teaching tableau the course covered aspects about how to approach a business problem, design ways to approach a problem, structured thinking and then went to solving those problems using tableau. Even after tableau was taught the instructor covered aspects of how to present it to the target audience and make an impact. Great work. Only suggestion will be to be up to date about the content as tableau comes up with upgrades but the course videso don't include it.
By Patrick T•
Dr. Jana clear and great pace. Very presentable outlook and voices, especially light humour really makes this course learning journey less fearsome. Out of my busy time, I make an attempt to really learn how to analyze data and tell a story with it. Although, I'm not a data analyst or data scientist. I'm highly involved in presenting, research and analyzing data in my role. Highly recommend this good bridge of business to just sufficient and not overly technically designed data analysis course.
By Paul J H L•
Absolutely outstanding course. It stretched me - late nights grappling with the data, learning Tableau, recording a blooper-free presentation. So many takes!
But this course was not just about Tableau; it was about clarifying goals, planning before diving into the data, putting yourself in the shoes of the client and good presentation principles. Great practical exercise at the end - make sure you put aside plenty of time for this.
By Christopher A•
I really enjoyed the lectures. The introduction to Tableau was broad enough to get a feel for possibilities and gave plenty of resources to further look for guidance as needed. In addition, the focus was not just on the technical tool but relaying the differences in visualization for analysis and visualization for persuasion. I enjoyed her lecturing and felt like the visual science and very specific actionable takeaways were good.
By Katrin H•
This is one of the best courses I have ever taken. It is fun and yet, it is very detailed and, yes, it takes a bit more than 2-3 hours per week.
You will learn much more than using Tableau. You will learn to ask the right questions and you will also learn how to present your data analytics results to the C-suite or whoever asked for it.
I highly recommend this to anyone, beginners and experienced business / data analysts.
By Lucia A I•
I came from course 1 and 2 and I really recommend you to follow the specialization and this course, I learned Tableau from scratch and I feel satisfied with the challenges in the final project. You don't have to be an expert in Excel, but the previous knowledge and experience helps to understand certain concepts behind using Tableau. If something gets to complex, you can watch videos over and over or search in internet :)
By Ngoc T B N•
Tableau course is very worth learning because the Tableau's visualisation method is quite different from Excel. The final project is time and effort demanding but it is a wonderful chance to utilise what you have learned during the course. One thing I didn't not enjoying about this course is the forum is not quite organised and there is a few support/ response from the instructor/ mentors like the other online classes.
This is an excellent class that covers basic data analysis and visualization with Tableau, but more importantly covers how to approach data analysis and how to present the results of a data analysis to a business audience (i.e., management executives). I would recommend this class for anybody starting in this space, or anybody who feels that their analysis is not coming through to decision-makers in their organization.
By Alex B•
I Really enjoyed this course. It helped a lot with some fundamentals of Tableau but you won't become an expert in it. However what you do get is a brilliant insight into how to run a data project with some best practices. I thought at times the videos covered concepts too quickly even with the ability to rerun the video at times there was a lot to take on. But all in all a very good course well worth the effort.
By Stefan K•
Very well taught course about using Tableau, providing tableau license for the Specialization (6 months). The lectures are well executed, concepts well explained and referenced materials provided. The most fun part are the assignments using real world datasets by Dognition. The course introduced me to very interesting visualization tool used in Data analytics. I enjoyed this course and took a great deal out of it.
By Ronak A•
Well structured course. What you are being tested on is well taught during the course so no sense of confusion whether 'do I need to know something already'. Many example of real life business questions and references to other good works. Complete focus on being able to DO things. Free six months Tableau license is great for practice beyond the course. Makes you feel well rounded at the end of the course.
By Palak S•
This course is designed so well. Starting from theory concepts in week 1, there is a smooth transition to Tableau software practicals in week 2 & 3. Week 4 guides you on presentation preparation and it was very helpful for me because I'm just about to enter the IT industry. If you are completely unaware of Tableau, I recommend you should definitely take this course. Thanks to all the course mentors!
By Kadir K•
So far the best course in this specialisation, actually also among the courses I took in Coursera. First, and final modules provide some skills and knowledge that will be useful to any analyst, or any professional. Rest of modules make a smooth introduction to Tableau. A perfect starter for a new concept. Productive quizzes, well-explained videos and good structure. Absolutely recommended!
By Stewart R•
A fantastic introduction to Tableau and its main features. There is clearly a lot to be learned regarding Tableau and making business presentations, but Dr Jana Borg does a great job of making you familiar with the most important aspects in an engaging and energetic way.
Using real-world datasets and investigating them to find genuinely useful insights adds to the impact of the course.
By Carlo K•
The course is worth to participate. The class materials are well prepared for me, who has no experience in the field, to follow easily. The assignment, especially the final project, is challenging and fun to analyze. I have gained a lot of knowledge about using Tableau software, designing the storytelling, and visualizing the data from this course.
By Cyril M•
Definitely a great class in many aspect
Very well and clearly presented.
Not just a tool but an approch : This is what we need !
Good link proportion between : Theory and practice.
Good level of difficulty.
One of the best class I've followed so far.
Only downside : it says you get a temporary student licence for Tableau, which you finally don't get.
By Caroline K•
The class was very informative. It also teaches presentation methods and tips on effective presentations. The material is covered well. The quizzes and practice questions also help you dive deeper into comprehending the conte. I like that I still have access to the material even after completing the course since I often refer back to the lessons.
By John D•
The instructor was quite articulate and well-organized. She moved a bit fast but then every lecture deserved to be watched at least twice. This course was an excellent introduction to Tableau. My only very mild criticism is that her examples were pretty much all Mac-based which led to some confusion and adjustment for WIndows users like me.
By Max H•
Just starting week 3 and I've already learned a ton about approaching data visualizations while leveraging Tableau. This course does an excellent job of demystifying the beautiful and powerful tool that is Tableau. Even after only a week or so of playing around on Tableau I feel fairly comfortable in using it in my own work.
By Roberto K•
Excellent course! The videos are easy to follow along, and Dr. Borg is great at explaining the material. Also, it was fun to learn how to use Tableau, and develop a thorough understanding of the program. Highly recommend this course if you are interested in data analytics, data visualization, and/or business presentations.
By Meet A•
I highly recommend this course for enrolling to those people who are studying the course of Data analytics and Visualization or they are really interested to solve the real life business problems through real life data. Thank a lot Duke University and Dognition for providing such a good material and support on coursera.
By Richard D•
I learned quite a lot from this course, not only about Tableau, but also about effective communication of data analyses and insights. All of my business presentations going forward will be significantly more effective because of what I learned in this course. Surprisingly challenging course but well worth the effort.