- What is Tableau?
Tableau founded in 2003 is a data visualization tool vastly used in Business Intelligence Technology. The basic function of the tableau is to simplify raw data into easy and understandable formats. It is widely used for two main reasons – i) The data analysis happens way too fast with Tableau and ii) The visualization is decodable by any professional at any level. This visualization either comes in the form of a dashboard or worksheet. It enables organizations or professionals to explore and to make the most of their data that can change the outlook of businesses.
- Why Tableau?
Tableau is compatible as it can be used to fetch any kind of data from any source or system and convert it to simple visualization with ease and efficiency. Some of the best features of Tableau are Data Blending, Real-time analysis and collaboration of data. The best part of Tableau is that you don’t require any programming knowledge to operate Tableau and hence even a non-technical guy can create a customized Dashboard. That’s why it has generated interest by professionals from all sectors be it be business or industries or researchers.
- How to prepare for Tableau?
Since Tableau is so well known these days and used by mostly all the reputed companies so certainly learning it will take your career into a new level. Seeing the growth it can be said that people efficiently in Tableau will be in high demand in the next 5 years so it is worth giving both time and money. This course comes with two different certificates – Tableau Qualified Associate Certification and Tableau Certified Professional Certification. Anyone can apply for this course online on websites like – Udemy, Coursera, Edu4Sure etc. Different websites have different course overviews, some teach Tableau in one week while some take 3 months depending upon how much time one can give in a week. Moreover, anyone, one can learn Tableau since it has got no eligibility criteria. The syllabus of Tableau course is as follows –
- Data Visualization
- Business Intelligence tools
- Introduction to Tableau
- Tableau Architecture
- Tableau Server Architecture
- Introduction to Tableau Prep
- Tableau Prep Builder User Interface
Practical using Tableau Prep Builder tool –
- Build a simple data flow
- Group and Replace feature
- Pivoting data using Tableau
- Aggregate data using Tableau
- Perform Unions and Joins
- Data Preparation techniques
- Important Materials-
Tableau Your Data: Daniel G. Murray –https://tanthiamhuat.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/tableau-your-data.pdf
Working with Tableau 10: https://static.packt-cdn.com/downloads/AppendixCWorkingwithTableau10.pdf
What is Tableau – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jl-RwkzqQ4
Tableau Associate or Specialist? Which one is better- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quSux6ZLFDM
Ultimate Guide to Passing Tableau Desktop Certification Exam – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VtxyKJA6eE
Tableau Full Course – Learn Tableau in 6 Hours | Tableau Training for Beginners | Edureka – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHaOIvR00So
Tableau Tutorial – Data Preparation, Visualisation and Dashboard Publishing for Beginners- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wi8X4PUPQM
Top 20 Tableau Tips and Tricks in 20 Minutes | Tableau Tutorial | Tableau Training | Edureka- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4mLwELziNg
- Important Tips –
The best way to become efficient in anything is by practising. So it’s best for Tableau learners to install the desktop version of Tableau and start exploring all the features. Tableau learners are advised to create a Tableau portfolio and start showcasing their data visualization skills starting with a dashboard project. Engage yourself with other Tableau learners or join the different communities in social media platforms, gather as much knowledge as you can from others and take up a new project to enhance skills.