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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


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


aggregate functions 82

AVG 82



MAX 82

MIN 82

reference link 82

SUM 82


applying, at worksheet level 162

area charts 134

creating 134, 135

insights 136


bar chart 120

generating 121, 122

bins 171

creating 171, 172

visualization example 173

blue field

versus green field 69-72


calculations 78

building 84-86

calculated field, creating 83, 84

creating 83

categorical color marks 176-178

management 179


formatting 38-45

color marks

categorical color marks 176-178

managing 179

quantitative color marks 178, 179

using 176

column chart 120

computed sorting 162

Consumer header 37

continuous dimension

versus discrete dimension 69-72

Creator ...