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Tableau Essentials

This five day Tableau beginners course is designed to for the beginner Tableau user. We will provide a comprehensive introduction to Tableau software and its capabilities. The course covers the basics of data visualisation and analysis using Tableau including connecting to various data sources, creating and manipulating data visualisations and using advanced features such as calculated fields and parameters. On completion of this course, participants will have a strong foundation in Tableau and be able to create effective data visualisations. 

What you'll learn

This course is designed to help you understand and use the important concepts and techniques in Tableau. We will teach you how to develop simple to complex visualisations and learn how to combine them in interactive dashboards to enable you to present your analytics. The training course will get you up to speed and develop familiarity  with Tableau Desktop. This course will be effective for those who work with data and require a data visualisation tool to manage present their data. This course will be taught on Tableau Desktop version 2022.4

Come enjoy the motivating atmosphere, learning with your peers while you discover the possibilities of the Tableau.

Course Content

What is Data Visualisation and why should we use it?

What is Tableau?

  • The Tableau Ecosystem


Lets get started with Tableau

  • Overview and a tour of the Tableau interface
  • Connecting to sample data
  • Loading data
  • Understanding “Show Me” Tableau
  • Categorically clear views


Fundamental Topics in Tableau

  • Dimensions & Measures
  • Discrete vs Continuous


Basic views in Tableau

  • Creating Charts in Tableau
  • Tables
  • Text tables
  • Highlight tables
  • Heat maps
  • Bar Charts – five flavours to meet your needs
  • Horizontal bars
  • Stacked bars
  • Side-by-side bars
  • Histogram
  • Bullet graphs
  • Line Charts
  • Dual Axis Charts
  • Combined Axis Chart
  • Lines (continuous)
  • Lines (discrete)
  • Pie Charts
  • Funnel Charts
  • Cross Tabs
  • Measure Name and Measure Values
  • Hands on Practical Sessions

Advanced views in Tableau

    • Scatter Plots – explore relationships
    • Circle Plots – go beyond bar charts
    • Circle views
    • Side-by-side circles
    • Maps – great for location data
    • Symbol maps
    • Filled maps
    • Area Charts – track multiple groups over time
    • Area charts (continuous)
    • Area charts (discrete)
    • Dual Charts – compare two measures on two vertical axes
    • Dual lines
    • Dual combination
    • Dual points
    • Gantt Chart – track activity over time
    • Customization of views with Tableau
    • Customize views using the Columns, Rows, Pages and Filters Shelves
    • Enhance your visual appeal with the Marks card
      1. Label
      2. Text
      3. Color
      4. Size
      5. Shape
      6. Level of Detail
  • The Summary Card – handy description of your data
  • Headers and Axes
  • Titles, Captions, Field Labels and Legends
  • Format values in your views
  • Organise the data in your views
  • Sort views for quick comparison
  • Filter views to find the right information
  • Aggregations for measures – sums, averages and more
  • Use percentages to find the right ratios
  • Spotlight your view to emphasize important values
  • Add totals and subtotals
  • Create a motion chart after connecting to a new data source
  • Hands on Practical Sessions

Introduction to Table Calculations

  • Customized Table Calculations using data in your views
  • Reference Lines, Bands and Distributions
  • Model your data with Trend Lines
  • Filters
  • Parameters


Dashboards and Data Stories

  • Introduction to Dashboards
  • Best Practices for Dashboard design
  • Dashboard Design Principles
  • Designing Dashboard for Devices
  • Creating a dashboard layout
  • Changing the layout of the dashboard
  • Create an interactive dashboard using actions (filter, highlight, URL)
  • Data Stories
  • Story Considerations
  • Creating Points in the Story
  • Interactive Story
  • Creating Story with dashboard


Data management in Tableau

  • Data items: names, types, roles, properties, attributes and hierarchies
  • View Data to see the data behind your view
  • Bins to divide numeric data items
  • Group dimensions into categories
  • The power of sets to combine and filter your views

Data management in Tableau

  • Calculated Fields, Functions, and Parameters
  • Calculated Fields – power to answer your difficult questions
  • Calculated Field Operators
  • Numeric Functions (Singular)
  • Character Functions (Modify Items)
  • Character Functions (Locate Values in String)
  • Power BI Mobile apps
  • Date Functions
  • Type Conversion Functions
  • Logical Functions (If, Then, Else
  • Aggregate Functions
  • Table Calculation Functions
  • Parameters add additional control for your analysis
  • Hands on Practical Sessions /li>


Data Blending

  • Queries to retrieve the data you need
  • Data blending to use data from multiple sources in one view
  • Extracts to accelerate your data exploration in Tableau

Deploy & Publishing

  • Export images to other applications
  • Export data to other applications or back into Tableau
  • Print to PDF – export your views to Adobe Reader format
  • Packaged Workbooks – take Tableau on the road!
  • Tableau Reader – share packaged workbooks with your colleagues
  • Tableau Server – powerful insights for everyone!
  • Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server
  • Tableau Public – share your insights with the world!
  • Hands on Practical Sessions
  • Customer Specific Topics
  • Hyperlink Access
  • Regression Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • P/E Ratio
  • Calculations using Statistical Functions
  • Integration with R model
  • Social Media Analytics (Data from Twitter, Facebook, etc..)
  • Best Practices
  • Performance Tuning / Tipsat Data and Application Level


Tableau Server

  • Publishing Dashboard on Tableau Server
  • Creating Users
  • Creating Project
  • Embedded code / Tool box
  • Hands on Practical Sessions



  • Summary

Upcoming Dates

AbujaAugust 5th, 2024₦400,000
KigaliAugust 26th, 2024₵6000
LagosSeptember 16th, 2024₦400,000
LagosOctober 7th, 2024₦400,000
LagosOctober 14th, 2024₦400,000
AbujaNovember 4th, 2024₦400,000
AccraNovember 11th, 2024₵6000
AbujaDecember 2nd, 2024₦400,000

Delivery Methods

Classroom Training

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Online Training

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Onsite Training

Our onsite training team allows us to bring our skills and expertise to you. Onsite courses are developed in conjunction with you, ensuring your expectations are exceeded.

1-to-1 Training

With our one-to-one training you’ll not only receive the undivided attention of the trainer, but one-to-one training allows you to tailor the training to your specific needs.

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