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Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification

By : Adam Mico
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Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification

By: Adam Mico

Overview of this book

The Tableau Desktop Specialist certification is fundamental for any data visualization professional who works in the field with Tableau. This book gets you started by covering the exam format, Tableau basics, and best practices for preparing data for analysis and visualization. It also builds on your knowledge of advanced Tableau topics to get you up to speed with the essential domains and domain objectives. Although the guide provides an outline and starting point to key in on what needs to be understood before the examination, it also delivers in context to give you a strong understanding of each piece before taking the exam. Instructions on how to get hands on with examples, a common data source, and suggested elements are also included. Understanding the concepts will not only assist you in passing the examination, but will also help you work effectively with the tool in your workspace. By the end of this book, you'll be able to efficiently prepare for the certification exam with the help of mock tests, detailed explanations, and expert advice from the author.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Tableau
Part 2: Mastering the Exam
Part 3: The Final Prep

Sharing Insights

In this chapter, you will learn to share insights. Everything learned to this point has been primarily on the worksheet level. Tableau is ultimately a dashboarding tool for business purposes. You will learn how to format a visualization, create and modify a dashboard, and view and share dashboard data. The knowledge gained in this chapter is required for 25% of the exam’s scoring.

This marks the final Tableau instructional chapter, so be prepared for a more in-depth, longer chapter. It’s formatted this way as it covers the intended organization of the knowledge base for the examination.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Formatting a visualization for presentation
  • Creating and modifying a simple dashboard
  • Viewing and sharing workbook data