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Tableau Data Visualization Classes

Tableau is a key software tool that allows you to analyze and visualize your data. It can pull data from a variety of sources and help you visualize that data in order to effectively tell your story. Learn to use this software by taking an instructor-led class from the Computer Education & Training Center at UMSL. [More on Tableau]

Virtual Classes: Our Tableau classes are now available online with an instructor present for the entire course. You will see the instructor's screen throughout the class and you can share your screen if you need individual help from the instructor. You will have time to practice, ask questions, and receive hands-on training. If you don't have Tableau installed on your machine, you can remote into one of our computers.

In-person classes are also available at our West County facility with limited enrollments to promote social distancing. When you register, choose your class section based on how you want to attend the class: virtual or in-person.

  • Select Live Online" if you want to attend virtually from your workplace or home.
  • Choose "West County In-Person" if you want to attend a class at our West County location.

Introduction to Tableau

(Prerequisite: Introduction to SQL or equivalent experience.) Discover how to glean insights and meaning from your data using the data visualization tool Tableau. Learn to connect to various data sources and gather data you need. Understand Tableau terminology and how to navigate the interface. Learn to manage Tableau worksheets, workbooks, and dashboards; set filters; and do basic calculations. Understand how to represent data with different visualization types and dashboard actions. Topics include terminology, data layout and formatting, organizing sheets, creating dashboards, analyzing data, working with geographical data, and basic chart types. Additional topics include managing data sources and visualizations, dimensions and measures, and sorting and filtering Tableau data. [Course Outline]
Fee: $279

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E3176 Wed., Oct. 26Virtual/WCMark Ratliff
E3434 Fri., Feb. 3Virtual/WCMark Ratliff

Intermediate Applications of Tableau

(Prerequisite: Introduction to Tableau or equivalent experience.) Build on your Tableau skills as you move into deeper analysis and more powerful visualization techniques. Discover how to aggregate data together from separate tables and disparate sources. Understand how to handle changes in your data source and join data sets. Learn how to connect various data sources, edit data connections, and blend data. Additional topics include adding reference lines to visualizations, working with shared and dual axis charts, creating combination charts, distributing and publishing data, interacting with the Analysis Menu, and creating data stories.  [Course Outline]
Fee: $279

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E3177 Wed., Nov. 2Virtual/WCMark Ratliff
E3435 Fri., Feb. 10Virtual/WCMark Ratliff

Advanced Applications of Tableau: Level 1

(Prerequisite: Intermediate Applications of Tableau or equivalent experience.) Learn more advanced visualization and analytical methods. Discover how to order and group data with Bins, Sorts, Groups and Sets. Understand how to manipulate data with advanced techniques, Boolean fields, and context filters. Develop more complex calculations using strings, custom aggregations, and logical and conditional calculations. Additional topics include parameters and creating advanced visualizations like KPI charts. [Course Outline]
Fee: $279

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E3178 Wed., Nov. 9Virtual/WCMark Ratliff
E3436 Fri., Feb. 17Virtual/WCMark Ratliff

Advanced Applications of Tableau: Level 2

(Prerequisite: Intermediate Applications of Tableau or equivalent experience.) Take your Tableau skills to the next level. Understand how to create more advanced visualizations such as Histograms, Control Charts, Pareto Charts, and Market Basket Analysis. Harness the power of Waterfall visualizations to show incremental changes in data over time. Discover how specific data ranks across different measures over time using Bump charts. Additional topics include creating infographics and data journalism. [Course Outline]
Fee: $279

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E3179 Wed., Nov. 16Virtual/WCMark Ratliff
E3437 Fri., Feb. 24Virtual/WCMark Ratliff

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

Classes are also available in SQL (Structured Query Language) commands which can be used in a variety of client/server database systems.

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