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Tableau Certification Course Overview

Simplilearn’s Tableau certification training helps you learn how to build visualizations, organize data, and design dashboards to empower more meaningful business decisions. You’ll be exposed to the concepts of statistics, data mapping, and establishing data connections and be prepared for the Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam.

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  • Aligned with Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification
  • Guided practices and lesson-wise knowledge checks
  • Real-time industry projects for experiential learning
  • Applied learning approach for practical learning experience
  • Dedicated live sessions by faculty of industry experts
  • Capstone projects to showcase your Tableau skills
  • Aligned with Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification
  • Applied learning approach for practical learning experience
  • Guided practices and lesson-wise knowledge checks
  • Dedicated live sessions by faculty of industry experts
  • Real-time industry projects for experiential learning
  • Capstone projects to showcase your Tableau skills
  • Aligned with Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification
  • Applied learning approach for practical learning experience
  • Guided practices and lesson-wise knowledge checks
  • Dedicated live sessions by faculty of industry experts
  • Real-time industry projects for experiential learning
  • Capstone projects to showcase your Tableau skills

Skills Covered

  • Data Integration
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Data Blending
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Organization
  • Data Manipulation
  • Advanced Charts
  • Data Integration
  • Data Organization
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Data Manipulation
  • Data Blending
  • Advanced Charts
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Integration
  • Data Organization
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Data Manipulation
  • Data Blending
  • Advanced Charts
  • Dashboard Creation

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Tableau has regularly been ranked as a “leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence platforms. Proficiency in Tableau is extremely valuable in analytics as it is a preferred reporting tool for enterprises worldwide.

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Tableau Certification Course Curriculum


Simplilearn’s Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification course is open to learners interested in learning Tableau for professional and personal development. IT developers, testers, data analysts, data scientists, BI and reporting professionals, and project managers will find this course relevant to their professional experience.
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Course Content

  • Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Training

    • Lesson 01: Course Introduction

      • 1.01 Course Introduction
      • 1.02 What you will Learn
    • Lesson 02: Data Visualization

      • 2.01 Introduction
      • 2.02 Data Visualization
      • 2.03 Examples of Effective Visualizations
      • 2.04 Storytelling with Data
      • 2.05 Data Visualization Best Practices
      • 2.06 Recap
    • Lesson 03: Introduction to Tableau

      • 3.01 Introduction
      • 3.02 Connect Open and Discover Sections
      • 3.03 Connect Different Types of Files Used to Import Data
      • 3.04 Introduction to Tableau Public and Tableau Desktop (Intro, similarities and differences)
      • 3.05 Recap
    • Lesson 04: Tableau: Workspace

      • 4.01 Introduction
      • 4.02 Importing Data from Various File Types
      • 4.03 Previewing and Modifying Data
      • 4.04 Creating Data Union Aggregate Data
      • 4.05 Introduction to Workspace
      • 4.06 Green vs. Blue Pills in Data Pane
      • 4.07 Working with Sheets in Tableau
      • 4.08 Introduction to Cards in Tableau
      • 4.09 Recap
      • 4.10 Spotlight
    • Lesson 05: Types of Charts in Tableau

      • 5.01 Introduction
      • 5.02 Basic Charts: Part 1
      • 5.03 Basic Charts: Part 2
      • 5.04 Basic Charts: Part 3
      • 5.05 Effective Charts: Part 1
      • 5.06 Effective Charts: Part 2
      • 5.07 Other Charts: Part 1 Slope Graph
      • 5.08 Other Charts: Part 2 Waterfall Chart
      • 5.09 Other Charts: Part 3 Histogram and Heat Map
      • 5.10 Other Charts: Part 4 Box and Whispers Plot and Violin Plot
      • 5.11 Other Charts: Part 5 Bubble Chart Donut Chart and Lollipop Chart
      • 5.12 Other Charts: Part 6 Map Chart and Scatter Plot
      • 5.13 Other Charts: Part 7 Area Chart Bridge Chart and Radar Chart
      • 5.14 Advantages of Charts
      • 5.15 Recap
    • Lesson 06: Creating Charts

      • 6.01 Introduction
      • 6.02 Horizontal and Vertical Bar Chart
      • 6.03 Line Chart
      • 6.04 Horizontal and Vertical Stacked Bar Charts
      • 6.05 Map Chart
      • 6.06 Pie Chart
      • 6.07 Treemap
      • 6.08 Highlight Tables
      • 6.09 Recap
    • Lesson 07: Data Preparation

      • 7.01 Introduction
      • 7.02 Data Blending
      • 7.03 When to Use Data Blending
      • 7.04 Data Blending: Establishing a Link and Steps for Data Blending in Tableau
      • 7.05 Introduction to Data Extraction
      • 7.06 Extracts and Live Connections Differences and Advantages
      • 7.07 Introduction to Calculated Fields
      • 7.08 Row Calculations
      • 7.09 Aggregate Calculations
      • 7.10 Table Calculations
      • 7.11 Best Practices
      • 7.12 Recap
    • Lesson 08: Preparation Techniques

      • 8.01 Introdution
      • 8.02 LOD Expressions and Their Types
      • 8.03 Fixed Level of Detail
      • 8.04 Include or Exclude Level of Detail
      • 8.05 Filters and LOD Expressions
      • 8.06 Pivoting Data
      • 8.07 Creating Parameters
      • 8.08 Creating Calculated Fields Using Parameters
      • 8.09 Recap
      • 8.10 Spotlight
    • Lesson 09: Filters and Analytics in Tableau

      • 9.01 Introduction
      • 9.02 Why Filters
      • 9.03 Types of filters in Tableau: Part A
      • 9.04 Types of filters in Tableau: Part B
      • 9.05 Types of filters in Tableau: Part C
      • 9.06 Introduction to Analytics
      • 9.07 Different Types of Analytics Options in Tableau
      • 9.09 Using Medians and Averages
      • 9.10 Recap
    • Lesson 10: Dashboards in Tableau

      • 10.01 Introduction
      • 10.02 Dashboard Introduction
      • 10.03 Introduction to Dashboards
      • 10.04 Elements in Dashboard Building
      • 10.05 Fixed Size Dashboards
      • 10.06 Using Actions Feature in Dashboards
      • 10.07 Using Device Designer
      • 10.08 Tips on Fitting Your Dashboard to a Device
      • 10.09 Recap
    • Lesson 11: Stories in Tableau

      • 11.01 Introduction
      • 11.02 Stories
      • 11.03 Creating Stories
      • 11.04 Recap
      • 11.05 Spotlight

Industry Project

  • Project 1

    Crime Analysis

    Use Tableau to craft an interactive dashboard to analyze crime data, which will facilitate law enforcement's comprehension of crime patterns and trends.

  • Project 2

    Regional Sales Dashboard For Sales Performance Analysis

    Leverage Tableau to analyze and compare the sales data of an MNC from two regions. The goal is to support senior management in making informed decisions, enhancing strategic planning, and implementing sales improvement strategies, by visualizing the data on a dashboard and highlighting regional trends and areas for improvement.


Tableau Exam & Certification

Tableau certificate
  • Who provides the certification and how long is it valid for?

    Upon completing the Tableau training course, you will be awarded an industry-recognized Tableau course completion certificate from Simplilearn which has a lifelong validity.

  • How do I unlock my Simplilearn certificate for Tableau course?

    Online Classroom: 

    • Attend one complete batch of Tableau certification training
    • Submit at least one completed project

    Online Self-Learning:

    • Complete 85% of the Tableau Course Online
    • Submit at least one completed project

  • What is the Tableau Certification exam fee?

    The Tableau Desktop Specialist exam fee is $100.
    *Disclaimer: Please refer to Tableau Website for more information.

  • What is the Tableau certification exam format?

    The Tableau Desktop Certified Associate exam consists of 45 multiple-choice and multiple-select items to be completed in 60 minutes (includes 3 minutes for reviewing the NDA).
    *Please refer to Tableau Website for more information.

Tableau Course Reviews

  • Alejandro Albarenga

    Alejandro Albarenga

    My instructor, Guraraj RN, knows how to teach and engage the class. I'm so glad I have him as a teacher. He has been super inspiring in his first class, citing fantastic real-life examples and matching them to Tableau's practical use.

  • Matiun Nessa Hassan

    Matiun Nessa Hassan

    The course content is comprehensive and well structured. Our instructor, Ram is a great teacher and takes up questions from everyone in the class, and resolves them.

  • Ravi Chandra

    Ravi Chandra

    Package Solution Consultant (Cognos BI) at IBM Global Services

    The training was excellent. Appreciate the trainer's capability to answer all the queries. Thanks to Simplilearn for such a good course content.

  • Sukrit Vashist

    Sukrit Vashist

    Associate DBA at UST Global

    The trainer has great knowledge about the subject. She interacts well with all the participants. All the queries were answered appropriately.

  • Ramkumar P

    Ramkumar P

    The training helped me learn important public tableau application features like filter, worksheet, dashboard, story, action, set, calculation, groups, maps, map layout and then, etc. I feel confident and this will help improve my performance.

  • Sriramadevi Nanduru

    Sriramadevi Nanduru

    Lead Consultant at Deloitte

    Simplilearn's Tableau 10 certification is simple, effective and easy to learn. The certification helped me grow my career from a Senior Project Engineer at SPSoft Private Ltd. to Lead Consultant at Deloitte with a salary hike.


Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Tableau Training FAQs

  • What is Tableau and What is it used for?

    Tableau is one of the most powerful and fastest-growing visualization software tools used in the business intelligence industry. Tableau Products helps simplify raw data into an easily understandable format without the need for technical and coding knowledge.

    Tableau is an extensively used data visualization tool. It is a very powerful and fastest-growing application used for dynamic reporting in the analytics space and prepare actionable insights. It enables analysts in processing and analyzing data in an easy-to-understand format. Tableau is a must-learn tool for any analysis roles at any level in an organization since it improves data literacy for all data professionals. If you are working in the data analysis space and aspire to improve your tableau skills and present your work efficiently and effectively, it is recommended to opt for Simplilearn’s Tableau course Certification.

  • What are the benefits of Tableau certification?

    Tableau is one of the hottest and emerging data visualization tools. It is gaining popularity across the world in all sorts of firms, big and small. Looking at current trends of soaring demands, rewarding careers, opportunities in big firms, a wide variety of job roles, and future scope, it is the best time for getting Tableau certifications. Gaining Tableau skills and certification will surely be beneficial for your career as a tableau certified data analyst.

  • What are the job roles available after getting a Tableau certification?

    Our Tableau certification course is designed to develop skills and validate a candidate's expertise. Once you complete Tableau online course and become tableau certified, it opens the door to a variety of job roles. Some of the key job roles include Tableau Certified Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Tableau Consultant, Tableau Desktop Specialist, Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Engineer, and so on.

  • What does a Tableau Developer do?

    A Tableau developer has many responsibilities and will depend on the scale of the business organization he is working for. However, Tableau developers are primarily responsible for gathering the requirements from customers for providing effective technical solutions. Tableau experts need to design, develop and maintain trendy dashboards by collecting, refining and preparing raw data from various sources and delivering and scheduling regular reports using data modeling methods.

    After dashboard development, experts need to validate the dashboard and look for enhancement opportunities and effective communication with stakeholders. Our Tableau certification course helps in developing a comprehensive understanding of all responsibilities and ways to deliver them effectively.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our Refund Policy.

  • What skills should a Tableau Developer know?

    Tableau developer is a dynamic role and quite challenging handling many responsibilities, the primary one being finding trends in data for quick decision making. Professionals seeking to work as developers need to acquire many skills such as storytelling, creative and analytical approach, observational skills. Apart from this, one needs to be proficient in RDBMS systems, SQL, Business Intelligence, and data analytics, skills to develop dashboards, proficiency in tableau server, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SSRS, and SSAS, SQL queries, and so on. Our Tableau certification course will help you acquire all skills and knowledge to make you job-ready.

  • What industries use Tableau most?

    Every industry nowadays is trying to transform to digital mediums; firms are converting their business to the virtual world to capture the immense global market available. Some of the top industries include information technology, eCommerce, banking, the stock market, and aviation. New sites are being made for each and every firm, and a lot of data is available for analysis which needs to be reported to management in an effective way. Tableau is a tool that is being used widely to create trendy dashboards and reports across all industries. Our Tableau course will enable you to enter any industry of your choice and excel.

  • Who are our instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly qualified Tableau trainers are Business Intelligence industry experts with at least 10-12 years of relevant teaching experience. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain on our faculty.

  • What if I miss a class?

    Simplilearn provides recordings of each Tableau training classes so you can review them as needed before the next session. With Flexi-pass, Simplilearn gives you access to all classes for 90 days so that you have the flexibility to choose sessions as per your convenience.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.