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Tableau Workshop: Desktop 101 and Prep

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 9:00 am12:00 pm

Note: This is the ONLINE version for remote participants.

Is data visualization important to your work? Join us for a hands-on workshop of Tableau Desktop plus Tableau Prep! Some things you will learn:

  • Demo of Tableau visualizations built by other Tableau Higher Ed customers
  • Connecting to your data, live connection vs Tableau Data Extract
  • Creating Tableau Data Source, hierarchies, formatting, aggregation
  • Tableau Desktop user interface & terminology
  • Working with dates, filters, sorting, calculations
  • Creating Worksheets using line charts, bar charts, cross tabs, heat maps, tree maps, word clouds, scatter plots, etc.
  • Using the Analytics tab for statistical calculations such as trends, forecasts, clusters, averages, etc.
  • Using maps: filled maps and plotting points (lat & long)
  • Combine Worksheets to create interactive Dashboards
  • Publish your Dashboard to Tableau Server and view/interact with it in a web

In addition, Tableau Prep empowers you to get to analysis faster by helping you quickly and confidently combine, shape, and clean your data. A direct and visual experience makes data prep simple and integration with the Tableau workflow allows for faster speed to insight.

Target Audience:

  • Analysts or advanced business users who prepare data for themselves or others on their team. Anybody who needs to do some data manipulation to accomplish their analysis. Today they may use a variety of tools including Tableau Desktop or Excel.

Technical requirements for attendees:

  1. Attendees should have Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep installed (click the links to download the trial versions).
  2. The 14-day trial versions are sufficient, and the class instructor can extend your trial by 30 days, if needed.
  3. To install: You will need to open a ServiceNow ticket to get “temporary admin rights” so you can install the software:
    • Go to ServiceNow. Click on “Get Help” –> “Submit Other Requests”
    • Copy/paste the following for Subject: “I need temporary admin rights to install Tableau for class”
    • Copy/paste for Description: “For L&D class, I need to have Tableau software installed.”

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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UCOP Learning and Development