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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


Data visualization is a common career path, or a necessary skill needed in the data analyst and data science space. A premium business intelligence (BI) tool used by millions is Tableau.

Globally, data visualization has taken off and changed the lives of many who are enthusiastic about it. Regardless of where you live, whether you are a new graduate or a person looking to change their career, there’s space to thrive with Tableau. A Desktop Specialist verifiable certification can be your stepping stone to finding work much quicker in this space. This book is designed to give you 6 working months of knowledge needed to ace the examination within 2 weeks by focusing on specific areas of what you will be scored on while providing many practical examples you are strongly encouraged to work on and master.

By the end of this book, you will have the knowledge to not only pass the examination but also begin working in the field of data visualization. You will be able to build charts and dashboards, understand the terminology, create calculations, provide analytics, and learn formatting in Tableau. This book is also helpful for those that are required to upskill quickly for data analytics or consulting roles. Besides that, if questioned in an interview for a job requiring fundamental knowledge of Tableau, you will have the tools to confidently respond to those questions.