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Tableau Desktop I & II: Accelerated

Duration: 3 days
Price: $2,100

Familiarize yourself with Tableau Desktop quickly via curated content from Tableau Desktop I: Fundamentals and Tableau Desktop II: Intermediate. In this fast-paced, 3-day instructor-led course, you'll learn both foundational and more advanced Tableau skills. Build a range of visualizations, customize your data to enhance your analysis, and implement interactive features to engage your audience.

When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Connect to data. 
  • Edit a data source. 
  • Organize data to analyze content based on custom sorting and filtering. 
  • Use the Tableau workspace to create visualizations. 
  • Build a range of essential chart types for analysis. 
  • Combine data from multiple tables using joins, unions, and relationships. 
  • Use extracts to improve performance. 
  • Create basic calculations, including quick table calculations. 
  • Use advanced and table calculations to modify data for analysis. 
  • Apply analytics to views. 
  • Use parameters and input controls to support audience analysis. 
  • Build advanced chart types, including bar-in-bar and bullet graphs. 
  • Construct interactive dashboards to reveal data insights. 
  • Design dashboards. 
  • Describe how to share and publish visualizations.

Lessons and Topics

Introduction to Tableau

  • Meet The Tableau Platform
  • Define Application Terminology
  • Assess Visual Cues for Fields
  • Follow The Tableau Workflow
  • List Elements of a Visualization
  • Get Started in Tableau

Connection and Data Source Setup

  • Access Tableau File Types and Extensions
  • Create a Live Data Connection
  • Save and Edit a Data Source
  • Modify Data Attributes
  • Understand Changes to Data

Data Simplification and Sorting

  • Filter Data
  • Creating Date Filters
  • Sort Data
  • Nest Sorting and Context Filters

Data Organization

  • Use Groups
  • Create and Use Hierarchies

Specific Value Access

  • Create Crosstabs
  • Generate Grand Totals, Subtotals, and Change Aggregation
  • Create Highlight Tables

Data by Date

  • Work with Dates in Tableau
  • Use Discrete Date Parts and Continuous Date Values

Multiple Measures in a View

  • Measure Values and Names
  • Combine or Share Axis Charts
  • Create Dual Axis Charts

The Relationship Between Numerical Values

  • Showing Correlations and Outliers with Scatter Plots
  • Create a Scatter Plot
  • Analyze Using the Highlighter
  • Analyze an Outlier Using Explain Data
  • Using the Analytics Pane
  • Trend Lines and Trend Model
  • Reference Lines and Bands

Data Connection Options

  • Data Connections Page
  • Physical and Logical Layers
  • Connecting to Single- and Multi-table Data Sources
  • Migrated Data Sources
  • The Data Pane User Interface
  • View Data
  • Joins (Inner, Left and Right, Full Outer)
  • Unions
  • Merging Fields
  • Relationship Levels of Detail
  • Setting up a Relationship Between Tables
  • Joins vs. Relationships
  • Combining Data Decision Tree
  • Creating Relationships Between Tables from Different Databases

Data Extracts

  • Use Data Extracts
  • Configure and Run an Extract
  • Compare Logical Tables and Physical Table Extracts

Data Customization

  • Use Calculations in Tableau
  • Define Calculation Types
  • Create and Edit Calculated Fields
  • Follow Formula Editor Conventions
  • Describe Types of Calculated Fields
  • Calculate and Aggregate
  • Aggregate Dimensions in Calculations
  • Enable String Functions
  • Split and Custom Split
  • Converyte Dates
  • Conduct Join Calculations
  • Discover LOD Expressions
  • Identify Syntax and Calculation Types

Quick Table Calculations

  • Discover Table Calculation Overview
  • Use Quick Table Calculations

Breakdowns of the Whole

  • Generate Pie Charts and Parts of the Whole
  • Create Tree Maps

Advanced Table Calculations

  • Follow Tips for Learning Table Calculations
  • Assess Levels of Control
  • Determine Table Calculation Scope and Direction
  • Define Table Calculation Specific Dimensions
  • Explore Other Scope and Direction Options
  • Null Values in Table Calculations
  • Use Rank To Show Biggest to Smallest
  • Conduct Table Calculations for Statistical Analysis


  • Use Parameters
  • Define Parameters and Filters
  • Apply Parameters with Reference Lines

Measured Comparisons

  • Compare Two Measures (Bar in Bar Chart)
  • Assess Progress Toward a Goal (Bullet Graph)

Data Subsets

  • Use Sets
  • Follow Tableau Order of Operations
  • Combine Sets
  • Discover In and Out Sets

Distribution Views

  • Display Bins and Histograms
  • Generate Box and Whisker Plots


  • Plan Your Dashboard
  • Build Your Dashboard
  • Add Interactivity with Filters and Actions
  • Add Actions to Your Dashboard
  • Enable Additional Dashboard Actions
  • Complete Set Actions
  • Discover Parameter Actions
  • Follow Visual Best Practices
  • Add Instructions & Annotations
  • Explore Tooltips
  • Remove Chart Extras
  • Publish Your Dashboard Online

This course provides comprehensive Tableau training for business users, analysts, and consultants who thrive in fast-paced classes. If you learn new concepts and acquire new technology skills quickly, Desktop I & II: Accelerated quickly facilitates Tableau competency. This course supports authoring in Tableau Desktop, Tableau Cloud, and Tableau Server.

There are no preparatory requirements.

There is no certification associated with this class at this time.