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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

Final examination preparation

Once the examination is scheduled, you really need to make sure you cover any knowledge gaps and do enough to make sure you get more points as that may be the difference in whether the certification is attained.

Post-scheduling preparation

Here are my suggestions for preparation:

  • Run the system test and exam simulation as soon as possible (which will be sent once the online exam is scheduled).
  • Do a quick scan of Chapters 1-8 and dive deeper into topics that were more challenging for you.
  • Create flashcards of some of the terminology. A good free site for this is
  • Prepare your environment for your test as early as possible – work on it as much as possible before the exam to increase your comfort level.
  • Take your mock exams (or retake) in Chapter 12, Mock Tests, in your new environment, and only use one monitor for the second half of it to resemble more closely what the actual test environment will be.
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