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Getting Started with Tableau

SkillUp EdTech via Coursera


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This short course is designed for anyone seeking to unlock the full potential of Tableau Public, a leading data visualization tool. Starting from the fundamentals, you will progress through each module, gaining hands-on experience in importing, exploring, and visualizing data. From creating basic visualizations to designing interactive dashboards and compelling stories, this course covers it all. You will explore real-time data updates, ensuring adaptability, and master the art of storytelling in data visualization, crafting effective Tableau stories with customization and adherence to best practices. Practical exercises based on real-world scenarios throughout the course ensure the knowledge you gain isn’t just theoretical but aligns with the skills employers are looking for. Start building the foundation to harness the power of Tableau for effective data visualization and analysis today.


  • Introduction to Tableau
    • This module introduces you to the business intelligence tool Tableau and familiarizes you with its fundamental and primary capabilities regarding data manipulation. You will learn to download, import, and view data in Tableau. In learning about working with data in Tableau, you will also learn about some data vocabulary and concept basics. You explore the Tableau interface, including filtering, worksheet formatting, and calculating. You will view some sample visualizations to discover Tableau’s visualization capabilities and create some visualizations yourself.
  • Customizing Visualizations, Creating Dashboards and Stories
    • In this module, you learn how to create engaging visualizations to add to your Tableau workbook by using advanced visualization elements, filters, and highlighting. You also learn about dashboards and how to use them to create effective stories with your data. You explore principles of interactive dashboard design and best practices when creating them. Specifically, you learn how to organize visual elements, design interactive aspects, and use real-time data. Then, you use what you’ve learned in Tableau to tell an effective story to your audience about your data .
  • Final Project and Final Quiz 
    • In this module, you will read a scenario overview for your final project, and then use that scenario and the information provided to build a final project which will be assessed by your peers. You will also complete a final quiz which is graded to help assess your understanding of the topics of this course.

Taught by

Skill-Up EdTech Team and Dr. Pooja


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