Tableau Boot Camp

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days
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This course trains participants in analytical techniques, best practices and how to create visualizations and calculations, ranging from simple to complex, and then combine these into dashboards that would yield meaningful insights. During this three day course, participants learn fundamental concepts, how to prepare and import data into Tableau, create dashboards, and understand the relationship between data analytics and data visualization for successful implementation and a lot more. The course encompasses numerous practical exercises to help participants gain a thorough understanding of the concepts learnt in the course.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the main Tableau interface
  • Build visualizations
  • Build dashboards
  • Reshape and format data
  • Show trends or change over time
  • Use maps and spatial analysis
  • Learn best practices and analytical techniques using Tableau


  • Hierarchies
  • Sorting
  • Groups

  • Color
  • Size
  • Labels
  • Detail
  • Formatting Individual Elements vs. the Entire Worksheet or Workbook

  • Trends and Trend Lines
  • Rate of Change and Moving Average

  • The Standard Bar Chart
  • The Stacked Bar Chart
  • The Side by Side Bar Chart
  • Pie Charts
  • Using Index and Ranking Calculations
  • Fixing Broken Sorts

  • Scatter Plots
  • Trend Lines and Statistical Features
  • Basic Reference Lines

  • Heatmaps and Highlight Tables
  • Breaking Data into Numerical Ranges or Buckets
  • Histograms

  • List 1
  • List 2
  • List 3
  • List 4

  • Date
  • DateAdd
  • DateDiff
  • DateParse
  • Today()
  • Now()
  • MakeDate and MakeDateTime

  • Pre-defined lists for faster filtering
  • Top N Filters
  • Reference Line Parameter
  • Swapping Dimensions or Measures in a View
  • Performing a What If Analysis

  • Filter Actions
  • Highlight Actions
  • URL Actions

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Who should attend

The course is highly recommended for anyone interested in learning the power of analytics and dashboards, especially –

  • Business analysts
  • Business system analysts
  • Data analysts
  • Data scientists
  • MIS professionals
  • Decision makers


Participants need to have systems installed with Tableau desktop, Microsoft Excel 2010 or later (2013 or later recommended), internet access, and related data and lab files that Accelerate would provide.

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