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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

Mock exam

This is a 40-question mock exam. I will include domain initials next to each question to provide insight (as you will see), but Tableau does not include that information in their examinations.

Those domains are as follows:

  • CPD
  • SI
  • EAD
  • UTC

Remember that you have 53 minutes for this examination, so try to take them without using Google or Tableau, as you will not have access to them during the examination. Please set a timer for 53 minutes, and stop answering the questions when you reach that time.

The answers are shown after the test on page 15.

Start the exam

Question 1: Which of the following is not a data type in Tableau?

  1. Date
  2. Numeric
  3. Polygon
  4. Date and time

Question 2: In the Tableau Order of Operations, please select all true statements from the following options:

  1. Extract filters are the first query Tableau applies when considering filters.
  2. Fixed LODs (or level of detail calculations) can be impacted...