Visual Analytics with Tableau

4.5
466 ratings
102 reviews

Course 3 of 5 in the Data Visualization with Tableau Specialization

In this third course of the specialization, we’ll drill deeper into the tools Tableau offers in the areas of charting, dates, table calculations and mapping. We’ll explore the best choices for charts, based on the type of data you are using. We’ll look at specific types of charts including scatter plots, Gantt charts, histograms, bullet charts and several others, and we’ll address charting guidelines. We’ll define discrete and continuous dates, and examine when to use each one to explain your data. You’ll learn how to create custom and quick table calculations and how to create parameters. We’ll also introduce mapping and explore how Tableau can use different types of geographic data, how to connect to multiple data sources and how to create custom maps.
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Clock

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Apply Tableau mapping tools to analyze geographic data
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    Create custom and quick table calculations and ways to create parameters
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    Make the best choice for charts based on the type of data you are using
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    Use discrete and continuous dates to explain your data
Globe

100% online course

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Clock

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Getting Started and Charting

In this module, you will explore the topic of charting in Tableau. By now you should already be well versed in how to change colors, shapes, and sizes of charts, so we are going to practice and demonstrate that skill more. You will be able to explain what the Tableau Tooltip does and when to use it. You will be able to discuss the various guidelines for choosing the right chart for your data. You will also create a chart using Tableau....
Reading
10 videos (Total 57 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Introduction to Charting1m
Tableau Charts19m
Colors, Shapes, and Sizes4m
Dual Line Charts3m
Tableau Tooltip4m
Charting Guidelines: Bar Charts, Line Graphs, Pie Charts6m
Charting Guidelines: Maps, Scatter Plots, Gantt Charts, Bubble Charts4m
Charting Guidelines: Histograms, Bullet Charts, Heat Maps and Highlight Tables4m
Charting Guidelines: Treemaps and Box-and-Whisker Plots5m
Reading1 readings
Save Workbooks to Tableau Public10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 1: Visual Analytics with Tableau - Charting18m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Dates

This module highlights the important topic of dates within Tableau. You will be able to differentiate between discrete and continuous dates and when to use each. You will be able to use date hierarchies and use the date field to better customize your charts. You will be able to convert between discrete and continuous dates and know when and why you want to switch from one to the other. You will create dates using calculated fields....
Reading
5 videos (Total 15 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Discrete vs. Continuous Dates2m
Date Hierarchies3m
Converting Discrete and Continuous Dates2m
Tableau Calculated Fields4m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 2: Visual Analytics with Tableau - Dates24m

3

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Table Calculations

In this module, you will focus on table calculations. You will be able to create new calculated fields to allow you to compare fields, apply aggregations, and more. You will be able use quick table calculations and create new calculated fields. You will be able to customize them and apply filters and parameters to your table calculations. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 25 min), 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Calculated Fields5m
Quick Table Calculations3m
Custom Table Calculations2m
Filters6m
Parameters5m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 3: Visual Analytics with Tableau - Table Calculations20m

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Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Mapping

In this final module, we will go more in depths about maps within Tableau. You will be able to connect to a different data sources and customize your maps by changing colors, shapes, and sizes. You will be able to custom geocode a map and create Tableau maps with geographic data that is not recognized by Tableau. You will also be able to create dual layer maps and showcase how to overlay maps on top of one another....
Reading
7 videos (Total 17 min), 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Working with Geographic Data1m
Shapes, Colors, and Sizes3m
Custom Mapping Techniques3m
Custom Geocoding3m
Dual Layer Mapping3m
Course Summary1m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 4: Visual Analytics with Tableau - Mapping18m
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Top Reviews

By AGAug 20th 2017

Through this course learner can efficiently learn about dual layer maps, dual axis, creating calculated fields and many more. Thanks for such a great platform to learn and for great instructors.

By FBApr 12th 2018

Good intro to Tableau. The instructor is crystal clear. The case study is pretty good, it's very satisfactory to understand at the end what is wrong with this company.

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Suk S. Brar, M.B.A.

Lead Business Consultant

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