Desktop Specialist

Focused on foundational functionality and product comprehension

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Exam details

This exam is for those who have foundational skills in and an understanding of Tableau Desktop, plus at least three months of applying this understanding in the product. Make sure to review the full Desktop Specialist exam prep guide before registering.


There are no prerequisites for this exam. Everyone learns differently and everyone’s everyday use of Tableau varies. Recommendations for learning resources and experience with the product are guidelines, not requirements.

Learning resources

The best preparation is experience and time with the product. During the exam, you will have access to public, online resources aside from private websites that require a login or websites & applications allowing for communication with others. We also encourage you to complete the following training course which is available as an in-person course, live virtual course, or eLearning:

Desktop I: Fundamentals.

We also recommend exploring these additional resources:

Exam format

Time limit: 60 minutes
Question format: Multiple choice, multiple response, hands-on
Number of questions: 30
Scoring: Automatically scored; point value varies per question type with hands-on worth more
Passing score: 70%
Language(s) offered: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, International Spanish
Delivery platform: Windows virtual machine containing Tableau Desktop

System preparation

For a successful exam experience, ensure that your computer, network, and the physical environment are properly configured. This includes running a system & network tech-check before the exam. Review our exam setup guide for complete details.

For more information, download the full Desktop Specialist exam prep guide.

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