Course description:

Learn the Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep functionality required for new Tableau users. It starts with simple visualizations and moves to an in-depth look at the different chart and graph functions available, calculations, mapping and other ways to display data. The course is provided with the data and hands-on exercises covering all course content, and providing the opportunity to visually analyse data, build interactive dashboards and share them with others.


Tableau end users and analysts. No prerequisites are needed.


Tell me, I’ll Forget; Show Me, I’ll Remember; Let Me Do It, I’ll Understand

For each topic:

  • the instructor will explain any new concepts to be used and show how to use Tableau Desktop to achieve the desired result
  • the students will follow along with the instructor
  • the students will then practice what they have learnt by doing the exercises

Course Content:

Creating Basic Visualizations

  • Bar chart
  • Geographic map
  • Crosstab report
  • Scatter Plot
  • Line chart

Introduction to Tableau Desktop UI

  • The Tableau Product Line
  • Workbook windows and options
  • Visual Cues

Tableau Prep

  • Tableau Prep

Connecting to Data

  • Live connection
  • Extract Data
  • Combine data sources
  • Join tables
  • Blend data sources
  • Cross-Database Join

Filtering and Sorting Data

  • Filtering
  • Sorting

Creating Groups and Hierarchies

  • Groups
  • Hierarchies

Date Functionality

  • Discrete and Continuous dates
  • Fiscal dates


  • Mapping
  • Geographic maps
  • Filled maps
  • Mapping options

Heat map and Highlight table

  • Difference between heat map and highlight table
  • Heat map
  • Highlight table
  • Compare heat map to text table


  • How to create calculations
  • Data type conversion
  • Aggregations
  • Date calcs
  • Logic – IF and CASE
  • How to handle NULL values


  • Histogram

Dashboards and Actions

  • Dashboard Design
  • Dashboards and dashboard objects
  • Dashboard Actions
    • Filter
    • Highlight
    • Go to URL
    • Go to Sheet
    • Change Parameter
    • Change Set Values

Sharing Your Work

  • Tableau Data Source
  • Tableau Data Extract
  • Tableau Workbook
  • Tableau Packaged Workbook


15 Oct 2019 - 16 Oct 2019


9:00 am - 5:00 pm




Level 21, 179 Turbot Street, Brisbane