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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is a powerful data visualization software that allows you to create interactive dashboards and stories from your data. It is used by businesses of all sizes to gain insights into their data and make better decisions.

The Harper College CPE Tableau Desktop courses teach you how to use Tableau to:

  • Connect to a variety of data sources, including spreadsheets, databases, and cloud-based data
  • Clean and transform your data
  • Create visualizations that are clear, concise, and engaging
  • Share your visualizations with others

These courses are offered online. If you're interested in learning Tableau, or if you want to take your Tableau skills to the next level, visit the How to Register page. These courses may be eligible for scholarships or WIOA funding. See funding opportunities for details.

Tableau Course Descriptions

Learn how to identify and configure basic functions of Tableau. Create views and customize data visualizations. Create maps, dashboards, and stories. This course is intended for individuals using desktop or web-based data management tools to perform numerical data analysis. Experience using Excel and an understanding of database design concepts is recommended.

Course Outline

  • Identify and configure basic functions of Tableau.
  • Connect to data sources, import data into Tableau, and save Tableau files.
  • Create views and customize data in visualizations.
  • Manage, sort, and group data.
  • Save and share data sources and workbooks.
  • Filter data in views.
  • Customize visualizations with annotations, highlights, and advanced features.
  • Create maps, dashboards, and stories.

Report on data insights and trends with Tableau. Learn to manipulate data with calculations to show insights, make visualizations interactive and perform statistical analysis. Learn to enrich visualization with advanced calculations and showcase data insights from statistical analysis. Recommended preparation: Tableau Desktop I or equivalent experience.

Course Outline

  • Blend data to visualize relationships.
  • Join data.
  • Access data in PDFs.
  • Refine visualizations with sets and parameters.
  • Manipulate data with calculations.
  • Visualize data with advanced calculations.
  • Perform statistical analysis and forecasting.
  • Enrich visualizations, dashboards, and maps.

Tableau Course Schedule

Find upcoming classes in Tableau. To register for courses, see the How to Register page.

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Last Updated: 2/2/24