What is Tableau?
How can one harness the incredible amount of data churned out by daily operations within an organization? Enter: Tableau.
Tableau software empowers data analysts to make data-driven decisions about their organization. Operating within the familiar context of workbooks and worksheets, Tableau connects with virtually any source and uses drag-and-drop functionality to empower even the most inexperienced data wranglers to make robust, flexible visual representations of seemingly static data.
Simply put, connecting to a data source; bringing pertinent data into a worksheet; manipulating the data by comparing visualization types-aggregations, charts, graphs, calculations, sorts, filters, etc.; and, ultimately, presenting the data is what makes Tableau a frontrunner in the race for prominence in the ever-changing world of business intelligence and analytics.
What can Tableau do for you?
- Quickly crunch and compare sales data to show which products are key to your profit strategy
- Showcase high-performing sales people, store locations, marketing strategies, consumer demographics, etc., providing insight for your team and organization to target resources
- Effortlessly forecast trends in markets and regions
- Provide an audience with a "picture" of your data
- Streamline data visualization workflows, providing a user-friendly interface for making professional, informative dashboards and data stories
All of that (and more) is possible with Tableau.
Our Introduction to Tableau class will teach you to use this software analytical and visualization tool to gain insights into your data. You'll learn to create interactive reports, visualizations, and dashboards to share with others in your organization. You'll beter understand how to connect to Excel data sources, navigate and interact with the Tableau interface, use dimensions and measures, and work with Show Me, shelves, cards, and mark types.
The Intermediate Tableau class builds on the foundation of the Introductory and shows you how to blend together data from a variety of sources. You'll learn to create various data views, interact with and use the Analysis menu, and create data stories. You'll also export, print, and publish worksheets, dashboards, and stories.
And finally, the Advanced Tableau classes, Levels 1 and 2, take you to the 30,000 foot view helps you manipulate data in a way that informs business decisions and empowers data analytics. You'll learn to sort and group data, switch dimensions to measures and vice versa, use parameters effectively, work with logical and conditional calculations, combine calculated fields and parameters, manipulate table calculations, and choose the right visualization for your type of data.