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Design Your Data: Tableau Bootcamp

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Highlights

Participants will learn how powerful a tool like Tableau can be to showcase data in a visually insightful manner. The major difference between the workshop and this bootcamp is the accelerated level of functionalities that will be taught.

Students will sign up for a free trial of Tableau Desktop and be given a large data set for hands on trainings throughout the bootcamp. We will be walking through the analytics workflow with a real world case study using Tableau to build a dashboard to tell an insightful story. Below are the functionalities students will leave understanding.

The following are fundamentals that students will walk away with:

  • Connecting to data
  • Measures v. Dimensions
  • Tableau Tips and Tricks
  • Filters, Parameters and Calculations
  • Data Visualization
  • Fundamentals of Data Visualization
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Advanced Visualizations
  • Maps with Tableau
  • Customization
  • Publishing with Tableau
  • Tableau Desktop vs. Tableau Web vs. Tableau Reader
Takeaways:
  • Use the analytics workflow using Tableau to slow a sample real world case study
  • Understand and use a variety of Tableau functionalities to build a sample dashboard
  • Understand data visualization concepts and fundamental principles
Prereqs & Preparation:
  • Free Tableau trial downloaded to laptop, ready to go at start of class
  • Laptop

A computer will not be provided.

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Design classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, General Assembly, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

What You'll Get

Participants will learn how powerful a tool like Tableau can be to showcase data in a visually insightful manner. The major difference between the workshop and this bootcamp is the accelerated level of functionalities that will be taught.

Students will sign up for a free trial of Tableau Desktop and be given a large data set for hands on trainings throughout the bootcamp. We will be walking through the analytics workflow with a real world case study using Tableau to build a dashboard to tell an insightful story. Below are the functionalities students will leave understanding.

The following are fundamentals that students will walk away with:

  • Connecting to data
  • Measures v. Dimensions
  • Tableau Tips and Tricks
  • Filters, Parameters and Calculations
  • Data Visualization
  • Fundamentals of Data Visualization
  • Creating Dashboards
  • Advanced Visualizations
  • Maps with Tableau
  • Customization
  • Publishing with Tableau
  • Tableau Desktop vs. Tableau Web vs. Tableau Reader

Takeaways:

  • Use the analytics workflow using Tableau to slow a sample real world case study
  • Understand and use a variety of Tableau functionalities to build a sample dashboard
  • Understand data visualization concepts and fundamental principles

Preparation

  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection
  • Pre-work and course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches
  • Free Tableau trial downloaded to laptop, ready to go at start of class

Course info for May 18

Tableau is an incredibly powerful tool for exploring and visualizing your data. This day long bootcamp will allow people with no experience in Tableau to re-create all of its major charts and turn them into a functional, interactive dashboard by the end of the day.

Once people understand the power of Tableau they can quickly perform vital business analysis that would take 3-5x times as long with other software tools. When you are finished you’ll have a fully functional capability to harness Tableau’s native powers to aggregate, visualize, filter and segment your data in a way that will breathe new life into your organization..

Schedule: Session I: The Basics

  • Introduction to Tableau, and its different licenses and purchase options
  • Loading different types of data into Tableau, and how to connect them
  • Dimensions, Measures, and Tableau’s major data types
  • The nuts and bolts of Tableau’s UI
  • Basic chart building with Tableau: how it creates its layout and handles different data types
  • How to use Marks to create visual diversity with your Tableau visuals
  • How to re-create the 12 or so most commonly used charts in Tableau
  • How to use filters to segment and explore patterns within your data
Session II: Advanced Analysis

  • Dashboards: basic layouts and functionality
  • Dashboards: building interactivity and dynamic behavior
  • Dashboards: self-paced study session
  • How to manage and organize your data within Tableau with groups, folders and hierarchies
  • Table calculations: how they work, and how to use them to add additional insight into your data
  • Calculated columns: their basic syntax
  • Calculated columns: how to create conditional logic inside your charts
  • Parameters: make your filters and custom variables interactive, so you can better explore ‘what-if’ scenarios within your data

Takeaways

  • Fully understand the basics behind how Tableau structures its data and determines relationships between variables
  • Create almost all of Tableau’s primary chart types, as well as make modifications to them to better fit your own needs
  • Aggregate your charts into functional, interactive dashboards
  • Use advanced analytical techniques to add additional layers of insight into your data visualizations

Preparation

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • An installed version of Tableau Public or Tableau Desktop on your computer, which can be found on https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/.
  • A data set will either be provided before class via e-mail or day of instruction.
  • You do not need any previous experience with Tableau or any other software to take this class.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Design classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, General Assembly, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

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  • Must be 18 or older to attend
  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged, altered, or redeemed for other dates, but may send a friend in place.
  • Must present CourseHorse confirmation email upon arrival.
  • Purchaser name must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with CourseHorse and course provider for purposes of order fulfillment.
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  • Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
  • Note, additional equipment or materials may be required or included in purchase price, see course description for details.
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