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Visual Analytics

Learn best practices for sharing information and insights with others. The Visual Analytics course helps you design visualisations that others can easily understand and use.

 

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This course is available in the Tableau Training Pass. Get 90 days of unlimited virtual live instruction for Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep. 

 

Audience:

You are an experienced Tableau user who wants to learn more about best practices for sharing information and insights. The Visual Analytics course helps Tableau users design visualisations that viewers can easily understand and use. This course uses Tableau to develop and discuss visualisations, but does not include instruction on how to use Tableau products – we expect that you already know how to navigate and use Tableau.

You'll learn how to:

  • Design visualisations to effectively leverage sensory and short-term memory.
  • Design visualisations to inform viewers without misleading.
  • Effectively use chart types to answer specific questions.
  • Design dashboards and stories using visual best practices.

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Prerequisites

You should already know how to use Tableau well. Ideally, you have taken Desktop I: Fundamentals and Desktop II: Intermediate courses, but this is not an official prerequisite. Be aware that we won't introduce you to product features or walk you through step-by-step instructions.

What to bring

Students are encouraged to bring in their own data or visualisation examples, but this is not a requirement. We also recommend bringing a notepad, pen or pencil, and a USB drive to save any work.

Course includes
  • A course manual containing key concepts on each topic covered
  • Trial access to Tableau eLearning to discover self-paced, guided learning paths and earn digital badges (public classroom attendees only)
  • This course provides a certification of completion
  • Continuing education credit (CPE) hours: 13 or 11.25 depending on the course you select (the 2 days/8 hrs per day option or the 5 days/2.5 hours per day option, respectively)

View our cancellation policy (PDF) for details.

This course is part of the Designer and Data Scientist learning paths. Find out more.

I've used a lot of what I learned in the Visual Analytics class to revamp my Tableau dashboards and people have noticed the difference! My manager said she didn't know what all I had changed in the reports, but that they look sharper and the layouts and tooltips have really made a difference in understanding the reports.