Learn Tableau and Ace the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam

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Do you want to learn Tableau and crack the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam? Then this course is for you.

This course is designed considering that you are an absolute beginner; you will learn even the most fundamental concepts in Tableau so that after completing this course, you can create rich visualizations easily and confidently.

It will help you prepare for and clear your Tableau Desktop Specialist exam. In this course, you will find practice tests that are designed by keeping the current exam format in mind; you will find similar kinds of questions in the exam. We will also show you how to solve the questions faster and all the detailed solutions are provided for the hands-on questions.

In this course, we will cover the following Specialist topic areas: the four exam domains—Connecting to and Preparing Data, Exploring and Analyzing Data, Sharing Insights, and Understanding Tableau Concepts.

By the end of this course, you will be well-prepared for your Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam. All the best!

What You Will Learn

  • Learn Tableau concepts, create basic charts and histograms in Tableau
  • Combine data from various sources using Join, Blend, and Union
  • Optimize the data you use with Extracts and live connections
  • Discover ways to group data using hierarchies, groups, and sets
  • Improve your visualizations by adding reference and trend lines
  • Filter, sort, and apply table calculations to data in Tableau


This course acts as preparatory material for the Tableau Desktop Specialist exam. No prior knowledge of Tableau is required for this course. It is also helpful for anyone who wants to learn how to visualize data using Tableau.

The course is updated with content changes as per the V2020.3 Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam.

About The Author

Vivek P.: Vivek P. is a Tableau Certified Associate with more than 12 years of IT experience with different technologies. He is enthusiastic about working with technology and strongly believes in hands-on learning. His teaching methodology is also driven by this belief.

Table of contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Introduction
    1. What Will Be Covered
    2. Tableau Introduction
    3. Tableau Public Installation
    4. Software Walkthrough
  2. Chapter 2 : Understanding Tableau Concepts
    1. Dimensions, Measures, Aggregation, Granularity
    2. Discrete and Continuous Fields
    3. Discrete Date Parts and Continuous Date Values
    4. Ratio Calculations
    5. Manage Data Properties
  3. Chapter 3 : Exploring and Analysing Data
    1. Bar Chart, Line Chart, and Scatter Plot
    2. Symbol Maps
    3. Filled Maps
    4. Combined Axis Chart
    5. Stacked Bar Chart
    6. Dual Axis Chart
    7. Create a Density Map
    8. Crosstabs and Highlight Table
    9. Organize Dimensions into a Hierarchy
    10. Add a Filter to a View
    11. Context Filter
    12. Add a Date Filter
    13. Custom Dates
    14. Create Groups Using Labels and Visual Groups
    15. Create a Set
    16. Computed and Manual Sorting
    17. Reference and Trend Lines
    18. Table Calculations - Problem Statement
    19. Table Calculations - Concepts
    20. Table Calculations - Scope and Direction
    21. Table Calculations - Rank Calculation
    22. Table Calculations - Percent Total
    23. Create a calculated field
    24. Add a parameter
    25. Use Bins and Histograms
  4. Chapter 4 : Sharing Insights
    1. Configure Fonts
    2. Show and Hide Legends
    3. Format View for Presentation
    4. Use Viz Animations
    5. Create Basic Charts for Dashboard
    6. Create a Dashboard
    7. Apply Filters Across Multiple Worksheets
    8. Add Dashboard Actions
    9. Create Device-Specific Dashboards
    10. Create a Story Using Dashboards or Views
    11. Share a twbx as a PDF or an Image
    12. Publish to Tableau Server
    13. View and Export Underlying Data
    14. Export to Microsoft PowerPoint
  5. Chapter 5 : Connecting to and Preparing Data
    1. Create a Live and Extract Connection
    2. Live Connections Versus Extracts
    3. Save Metadata Properties in a TDS
    4. Data Model
    5. Understand Joins
    6. Use Relationships Instead of Joins
    7. Create a Data Source That Uses Multiple Connections (Cross-Database Joins)
    8. Relationships with Calculations
    9. Data Blending
    10. Use Relationships Instead of Blend
    11. Summarize Relationships, Joins, Blends
    12. Understand Unions
  6. Chapter 6 : Hands-On Quiz to Test Tableau Knowledge
    1. Solutions

Product information

  • Title: Learn Tableau and Ace the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam
  • Author(s): Vivek P.
  • Release date: February 2023
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781801076364