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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

Technical requirements

You will need one of the following for hands-on learning with this chapter’s text:

  • The Tableau Desktop application. Most versions will work with the exam, but for best results, use 2021.1 or later. The location of current downloads is This version is not free but has a 2-week trial.
  • A version with similar functionality to Tableau Desktop but is free is Tableau Public. It does not have all the data and extension functionality of the Tableau Desktop application, but it has everything you need for the Tableau Desktop Specialist certification. It is available here: If downloaded already, please use version 2021.1 or later.
  • The Superstore sales dataset. It automatically comes with the Tableau Desktop application but can also be pulled into the Tableau Public application by downloading it from Tableau resources here: