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 visualizations that viewers can easily understand and use. This course uses Tableau to develop and discuss visualizations, 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 visualizations to effectively leverage sensory and short-term memory.
- Design visualizations to inform viewers without misleading.
- Effectively use chart types to answer specific questions.
- Design dashboards and stories using visual best practices.
Full course description
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 visualization examples, but this is not a requirement. We also recommend bringing a notepad, pen or pencil, and a USB drive to save any work.
- 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.