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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

Knowledge check

To check your knowledge of this chapter, here are a few questions that this chapter’s material will help you answer. The questions that have been selected aren’t intended to trick you but to provide you with a learning benchmark to give you a foundational understanding to help prepare you for the exam. The answers are marked in italics:

  1. Which items are correct about dashboard filters? (Select all that apply.)
    1. Added to one sheet but not visible on a dashboard
    2. Added as a dashboard filter and change the items in multiple sheets
    3. Added as a dashboard action that can be defined on all or selected fields
    4. Added to a dashboard as a highlighter action
  2. Which item cannot be specifically attributed as a legend type?
    1. Shape
    2. Value
    3. Size
    4. Color
  3. What is the correct response for how devices can override a default layout specification?
    1. Desktops, tablets, and phones can be specified to override the default specifications
    2. Desktops and tablets can override the default, but...