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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

To get the most out of this book

This book is aimed at those who are new to Tableau or have never opened the application. It assumes no knowledge of Tableau. Although all exercises come with step-by-step instructions and prior knowledge is not required, having a background in Excel formulas, SQL, and/or using data visualizations in another tool will reduce the learning curve and help you pick things up quicker. You will need to set aside 25-40 hours over 2 weeks to read, practice, take the mock exam, and review the additional study materials.

Software/hardware covered in the book

Operating system requirements

Tableau Desktop (2022.1)

Windows and macOS

Tableau Public (optional)

Windows and macOS

Throughout the book, you will be working with examples utilizing Tableau Desktop. To get the most from the book, please download the Tableau Desktop application, which offers a free trial for 2 weeks every time a new version is released. However, downloading the free Tableau Public application will give you most of the features and a playground to publish exercises for absolutely no cost.