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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

Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Overview

Tableau is a premium data visualization tool used for BI that has an impact on a wide variety of stakeholders. This chapter focuses on the Tableau Desktop Specialist certification’s purpose, relevant careers, and the tool with a basic look at default charting. Understanding these fundamentals will provide you with the necessary background before your certification journey begins.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • How will a Tableau Desktop certification help me?
  • Top careers and their relationship to learning Tableau
  • Tableau Desktop basics
  • Tableau basic Show Me charts

Let’s begin by covering what a Tableau Desktop Specialist certification is and what it can mean to you.