Fundamentals of Visualization with Tableau

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Course 1 of 5 in the Data Visualization with Tableau Specialization

In this first course of the specialization, you will discover just what data visualization is, and how we can use it to better see and understand data. Using Tableau, we’ll examine the fundamental concepts of data visualization and explore the Tableau interface, identifying and applying the various tools Tableau has to offer. By the end of the course you will be able to prepare and import data into Tableau and explain the relationship between data analytics and data visualization. This course is designed for the learner who has never used Tableau before, or who may need a refresher or want to explore Tableau in more depth. No prior technical or analytical background is required. The course will guide you through the steps necessary to create your first visualization story from the beginning based on data context, setting the stage for you to advance to the next course in the Specialization.
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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
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What you will learn

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    Describe how visualization is used to understand data
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    Explain the relationship between data analytics and data visualization
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    Identify the tools used within the Tableau interface
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    Prepare and import data into Tableau

Skills you will gain

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100% online course

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Beginner Level

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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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3 hours to complete

Getting Started & Introduction to Data Visualization

Welcome to this first module, where you will begin to discover the power of data visualization. You will define the meaning and purpose of data visualization and explore the various types of data visualization tools, beyond Tableau. You will install Tableau on your own device and create your first visualization....
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6 videos (Total 24 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Introduction to Data Visualization0m
What is Data Visualization and Why Do We Do It?6m
Tools for Data Visualization6m
Installing Tableau2m
Creating Your First Visualization5m
SvgReading2 readings
Introduction to Data Visualization30m
Interview with Dr. Ben Shneiderman (30 mins)30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Introduction to Data Visualization20m

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3 hours to complete

Exploring and Navigating Tableau

With the last module, you were able to create your first visualization through guided practice. The secret to doing visualizations is really knowing the tool you will be using. For this module, you will explore and navigate the Tableau interface and be able to use specific tools as you begin your visualization journey....
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5 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Importing Visualizations5m
Navigating the Tableau Public's Software - Part 17m
Navigating the Tableau Public's Software - Part 25m
Navigating the Tableau Public's Software - Part 37m
SvgReading1 readings
Additional Readings20m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Exploring and Navigating Tableau20m

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3 hours to complete

Making Data Connections

Creating visualizations require data and in this module, you will discuss the various data sources for visualization and specifically what can be used in Tableau. You will prepare your data and identify the types of data connections possible with Tableau. You will be able to connect and merge to multiple data sources which can help make your visualizations more powerful....
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5 videos (Total 23 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Preparing Your Data For Import7m
Primary Types of Connections2m
Preparing Your Data6m
Connecting and Merging Multiple Data Sources4m
SvgReading2 readings
TDE or Live? When to Use Tableau Data Extracts (or not)10m
Tableau - Extract Your Data10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Making Data Connections20m

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6 hours to complete

Context of Data Visualization & Course Wrap-Up

Data visualization is about telling a story using data. However, before you can be successful at data visualization, you must understand the "who", "what", and "how" of data context. In this final module, you will be able to determine who your audience will be and what your relationship to them is. You will analyze a real world application of data context and be able to write out a visualization story based on data context....
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5 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
The "Who, What, and How" of Data Visualization4m
Illustration of the "Who, What, and How"5m
Context of Data Visualization11m
Course Wrap-Up1m
SvgReading1 readings
Resonate - Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences30m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Context of Data Visualization20m
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Top Reviews

By HRMay 2nd 2017

Amazing course, amazing instructors and assignments. I really enjoyed working with Tableau.\n\nYou may experience some confusion for some assignments but don't worry! Just use the discussion boards :)

By NLOct 5th 2017

I think I loved everything about this class. It wasn't easy, but it was fun and enlightened me on better ways to tell stories and tell stories with data visualization. Can't wait for class 2.

Instructors

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Suk S. Brar, M.B.A.

Lead Business Consultant
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Govind Acharya

Principal Analyst

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