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TABVA1G – Visual Analytics – (Live Virtual Classroom)

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In this course, you will learn to design visualizations that effectively share information and insights with
others. This course will strengthen your understanding of visual best practices.

The Visual Analytics course helps Tableau users design visualizations that viewers can easily understand and use. This course uses Tableau to develop and discuss visualizations, but does not include instruction on how to use Tableau products (it is expected that you already know how to navigate and use Tableau).

Duration: 2.5 hours daily instruction for five days.

Course Outline:

Visual analytics process

  • Describe the visual analytics process and its advantages

Memory and processing

  • Analyze how memory is used to interpret visualizations
  • Revise visualizations to reduce cognitive load
  • Effectively use pre-attentive attributes in visualizations

Informing without misleading

  • Identify ways to design visualizations so they inform without misleading

Using chart types effectively

  • Identify the most appropriate chart types to answer specific questions
  • Identify best practices and considerations for a variety of chart types
  • Effectively use chart types to answer specific questions

Designing dashboards and stories

  • Identify visual best practices for dashboard and story design
  • Describe the process of designing a dashboard or story
  • Create a dashboard or story using visual best practices

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Design visualizations to effectively leverage sensory and short-term memory
  • Design visualizations to inform viewers without misleading
  • Effectively use chart types to answer specific questions
  • Design dashboards and stories using visual best practices

Course Audience & Prerequisites:

Audience:

An experienced Tableau user who wants to learn more about best practices for sharing information and insights.

Prerequisites:

Students should already know how to use Tableau well. Ideally, student has taken Desktop I: Fundamentals and Desktop II: Intermediate courses, but this is not an official prerequisite. Be aware that this course won’t introduce you to product features or walk you through step-by-step instructions.

Course Offerings:

Instructor Led Online

Students receive the same quality as an in-class course, with a live instructor and the ability to participate in hands-on labs through real-life examples.

ILOs help cut costs by reducing time and travel as they can be taken from home or the office and require only the use of a computer, high-speed wired internet and a headset.

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  • Course Audience & Prerequisites
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Visual analytics process

  • Describe the visual analytics process and its advantages

Memory and processing

  • Analyze how memory is used to interpret visualizations
  • Revise visualizations to reduce cognitive load
  • Effectively use pre-attentive attributes in visualizations

Informing without misleading

  • Identify ways to design visualizations so they inform without misleading

Using chart types effectively

  • Identify the most appropriate chart types to answer specific questions
  • Identify best practices and considerations for a variety of chart types
  • Effectively use chart types to answer specific questions

Designing dashboards and stories

  • Identify visual best practices for dashboard and story design
  • Describe the process of designing a dashboard or story
  • Create a dashboard or story using visual best practices

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Design visualizations to effectively leverage sensory and short-term memory
  • Design visualizations to inform viewers without misleading
  • Effectively use chart types to answer specific questions
  • Design dashboards and stories using visual best practices

Audience:

An experienced Tableau user who wants to learn more about best practices for sharing information and insights.

Prerequisites:

Students should already know how to use Tableau well. Ideally, student has taken Desktop I: Fundamentals and Desktop II: Intermediate courses, but this is not an official prerequisite. Be aware that this course won’t introduce you to product features or walk you through step-by-step instructions.

Instructor Led Online

Students receive the same quality as an in-class course, with a live instructor and the ability to participate in hands-on labs through real-life examples.

ILOs help cut costs by reducing time and travel as they can be taken from home or the office and require only the use of a computer, high-speed wired internet and a headset.

TABD01G – Tableau Desktop I: Fundamentals – (In-Classroom)

This course allows students to build a solid foundation in Tableau, regardless of technical or analytical background. Students will learn how to navigate the interface and examine the core concepts and techniques in Tableau. Students will explore how to create simple and complex visualizations and how to combine them in interactive dashboards. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand Tableau technology, along with how to easily connect to their data through the interface and create powerful visualizations. Students will create basic calculations including basic arithmetic calculations, custom aggregations and ratios, date math, and quick table calculations. Click here for the virtual classroom format of this course.

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TABD01G – Tableau Desktop I: Fundamentals – (Live Virtual Classroom)

This course allows students to build a solid foundation in Tableau, regardless of technical or analytical background. Students will learn how to navigate the interface and examine the core concepts and techniques in Tableau. Students will explore how to create simple and complex visualizations and how to combine them in interactive dashboards. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand Tableau technology, along with how to easily connect to their data through the interface and create powerful visualizations. Students will create basic calculations including basic arithmetic calculations, custom aggregations and ratios, date math, and quick table calculations. Duration: Depending on your particular class, it will either run 2.5 hours daily instruction for five days or 3 hours daily instruction over four days.

TABD02G – Tableau Desktop II: Intermediate – (Live Virtual Classroom)

This course is designed to provide students with the skills required to become a Tableau power user. It’s made for the professional who has solid working experience with Tableau and wants to take it to the next level. Students should have a deep understanding of all the fundamental concepts of building worksheets and dashboards, but are looking to work with more complex issues.   Duration: Depending on your particular class, it will either run 2.5 hours daily instruction for five days or 3 hours daily instruction over four days. We recommend planning for 30-60 minutes of homework after each session to work on the topics covered that day.

TABVA1G – Visual Analytics – (In-Classroom)

In this course, you will learn to design visualizations that effectively share information and insights with others. This course will strengthen your understanding of visual best practices. The Visual Analytics course helps Tableau users design visualizations that viewers can easily understand and use. This course uses Tableau to develop and discuss visualizations, but does not include instruction on how to use Tableau products (it is expected that you already know how to navigate and use Tableau). Click here for the virtual classroom format of this course.