About this Course
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In this project-based course, you will follow your own interests to create a portfolio worthy single-frame viz or multi-frame data story that will be shared on Tableau Public. You will use all the skills taught in this Specialization to complete this project step-by-step, with guidance from your instructors along the way. You will first create a project proposal to identify your goals for the project, including the question you wish to answer or explore with data. You will then find data that will provide the information you are seeking. You will then import that data into Tableau and prepare it for analysis. Next you will create a dashboard that will allow you to explore the data in depth and identify meaningful insights. You will then give structure to your data story by writing the story arc in narrative form. Finally, you will consult your design checklist to craft the final viz or data story in Tableau. This is your opportunity to show the world what you’re capable of - so think big, and have confidence in your skills!...
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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-8 hours/week, the week will vary.

Approx. 12 hours to complete
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What you will learn

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    Compose your data story arc in narrative form
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    Create a portfolio-worthy data story that will be shared on Tableau Public
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    Use your design checklist to craft your final visualization
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    Write a proposal that defines your project’s goals

Skills you will gain

Data AnalysisInteractive VisualizationTableau SoftwareData Visualization (DataViz)
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Calendar

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Clock

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-8 hours/week, the week will vary.

Approx. 12 hours to complete
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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
5 hours to complete

Getting Started and Milestone 1: Develop a Project Proposal

In this first milestone, you will write a project proposal that will capture the “who, what, why and how” of your project plus any challenges that you foresee along the way. Your proposal will include: a specific business case or personal objective, any intended outcomes, a description of the needs of the intended audience, a description of the dataset to be used, and any foreseeable challenges....
Reading
2 videos (Total 8 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Milestone 1 Assignment Overview3m
Reading7 readings
Save Workbooks to Tableau Public10m
Design Checklist Template10m
Sample Design Checklist10m
Resources on the Who, What, Why, and How20m
Resources on Audience30m
Examples of Single Frame Visualizations10m
Examples of Multi-Frame Data Stories10m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Milestone 2: Importing and Prepping the Data

In milestone two, you will acquire the dataset that supports your project proposal, import it into Tableau, and prepare the data for analysis....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Reading3 readings
Preparing Your Data for Import10m
Primary Types of Connections10m
Connecting and Merging Multiple Data Sources10m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Milestone 3: Exploratory Analysis

In this milestone, you will use the skills that you have learned in the specialization to perform exploratory analysis of your data. You will identify key metrics in the data and create KPIs, and you will use those KPIs to create dashboards that allow for comparative views and “brushing and linking.” This will allow us to begin to think about the proper context of developing an explanatory analysis that will form the basis for the remaining milestones. Be sure your visualizations demonstrate the visual and cognitive design principles learned throughout the Specialization, and make use of advanced features like hierarchies, actions, filters and parameters. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 6 readings
Reading6 readings
What is Exploratory and Explanatory Analysis?10m
Case Study: Anscombe’s Quartet10m
Identifying Outliers10m
Constructing a Control Chart10m
Tableau Whitepaper10m
Conducting Visual Analytics10m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Milestone 3: Exploratory Analysis and Dashboard Submission

In this module, you will continue to work through Milestone 3, your exploratory analysis and dashboard creation as outlined in the third week. You will then submit your deliverables for peer review....
Reading
2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
Key Metrics, Indicators, Decision Triggers10m
Dashboard and Storytelling with Data10m
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Top Reviews

By SRSep 13th 2018

great content ever had on online. I love this course very much because this course helped me to make how to make story with a data. Thank you coursera. Keep it up!.

By MMJul 17th 2018

Great End to a Great Specialization. I couldn't recommend this more to someone wanting to start with Tableau.

Instructors

Suk S. Brar, M.B.A.

Lead Business Consultant
Blue Shield of California

Hunter Whitney

Sr. Consultant, Author, Instructor
Design Strategy and Data Visualization

About University of California, Davis

UC Davis, one of the nation’s top-ranked research universities, is a global leader in agriculture, veterinary medicine, sustainability, environmental and biological sciences, and technology. With four colleges and six professional schools, UC Davis and its students and alumni are known for their academic excellence, meaningful public service and profound international impact....

About the Data Visualization with Tableau Specialization

In 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of data as in 2011. And 75 times the number of information sources (IDC, 2011). Being able to use this data provides huge opportunities and to turn these opportunities into reality, people need to use data to solve problems. This Specialization, in collaboration with Tableau, is intended for newcomers to data visualization with no prior experience using Tableau. We leverage Tableau's library of resources to demonstrate best practices for data visualization and data storytelling. You will view examples from real world business cases and journalistic examples from leading media companies. By the end of this specialization, you will be able to generate powerful reports and dashboards that will help people make decisions and take action based on their business data. You will use Tableau to create high-impact visualizations of common data analyses to help you see and understand your data. You will apply predicative analytics to improve business decision making. The Specialization culminates in a Capstone Project in which you will use sample data to create visualizations, dashboards, and data models to prepare a presentation to the executive leadership of a fictional company....
Data Visualization with Tableau

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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