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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

Viewing and sharing workbook data

Tableau provides a couple of ways to share a workbook for an interactive experience with users or the underlying data as a visual or a table.

Sharing a workbook as a file or on a server

A Tableau desktop file is either a .twb or an XML document that contains all the language of the visualization but contains no external data or images, whereas .twbx is a packaged file that includes the .twb file and the extracted data, images, and other related external files. If you want to share a workbook with a person who has no access to the data, you will have to share a .twbx file. However, a .twbx file requires extracted data and can be quite large, depending on the size of the data it contains, as it will also contain images and related data.

In a work environment, it is more common to share the workbooks in an on-premises Tableau Server or Tableau-hosted (but site-administered) Tableau Cloud. Although this is a desktop exam, you will require a very...