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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)
1
Part 1: Introduction to Tableau
7
Part 2: Mastering the Exam
12
Part 3: The Final Prep

Summary

In this chapter, you learned how Tableau ingests data sources, cleans up the data types and fields in the Data Source pane, and what impacts those modifications have. Working from the Data pane and making sure the data is prepared for data visualization is a fundamental building block to enable data visualization itself.

In the next chapter, we will go beyond the Data Source pane and learn about the basics of the Worksheet tab, where we will begin working with a simple chart for reference purposes.