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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

Preparation through examination scheduling

A knowledge-based exam for Tableau means that there are questions in the test intended to certify your understanding of the tool without being able to use Tableau. This is very difficult as Tableau is a tool that people utilize with hands-on experience; terms and how processes are done are second nature and not strongly considered by most practitioners. In addition, Tableau expects you to have 3-6 months of daily and consistent use of the tool to be ready for the examination. This book crams that knowledge and applies a combination of academic and practical knowledge to prepare you even better for the examination in far less time.

The following sections will help you determine system needs, how to access the examination site, and what to do once you are there to schedule your exam.

Examination basics

The time to take the exam is 60 minutes. The question format is multiple choice (e.g. select a single response from four or five options...