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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


In this chapter, you learned how to finetune your charts and tables with color, size, and shapes, while manipulating font, legends, and animations. You enhanced this knowledge by creating a simple dashboard and learning how to format basic dashboards, apply interactivity and actions, and format a dashboard for various devices. These functions are further extended by sharing your visualizations as a file, on a server or cloud environment, or by sharing a visualizations underlying data. Congratulations, you have completed all the Tableau pre-work needed to complete the examination.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to prepare for your virtual proctored exam. The proctored exam is a closely monitored environment without the use of Tableau or the internet. Without proper preparation and knowing what to expect, your path to mastering the examination becomes far more challenging.