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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

Knowledge check

  1. How do you make a connection in Tableau Desktop live? (Check all that apply.)
    1. Create an extract
    2. The default for connecting a new data source is a live connection once at least one table is brought in
    3. Deselect Use Extract from any worksheet
    4. Change the selection in the Data Source tab from Extract to Live under Connection
  2. What are the reasons you would want to work with a data extract? (Check all that apply.)
    1. Speed/performance are typically improved
    2. You get the most recent data from the initial data source
    3. You can work with the data offline
  3. How does the Tableau relationship model work?
    1. A user creates left, center, right, or outer joins to connect tables in the logical layer defined by one or more common fields in each table
    2. You cannot add more than one data table to Tableau Desktop
    3. Using a logical layer, noodles are joined between two or more tables defined by one or more common fields in each table
    4. None of the above
  4. Which is not an option in Change Data Type?
    1. Geography...