Tableau Data Visualization & Dashboarding, Fundamentals



This self-paced course teaches the foundational knowledge necessary to begin visualizing data with Tableau Desktop. The topics focus on learning to create a simple worksheet, formatting visualizations, working with dates and maps, creating dashboards, putting views together and publishing and sharing.

The course includes video how-to demos and practice drills.

Learners already familiar with the basic functions and features of Tableau may want to consider our Intermediate course instead.


Hands-on learning exercises in this course will be completed on Tableau Desktop 2019; however, nearly all techniques are also relevant to all versions of Tableau Desktop 2018 and 10, except where noted throughout the course.


4 hours

  • 24/7 access to the class
  • Downloadable course manual that may be kept for future reference
  • Documentation on how to access and navigate the e-learning interface
  • Supplemental files and data sets, where applicable

30-day subscription: $49
90-day subscription: $79
6-month subscription: $99

Cost is per person. Subscriptions may not be shared. The subscription begins the day after purchase.


Review the Tableau product line

  • Understand the value of Tableau
  • Review Tableau Desktop, Server, Viewer and Public
  • Examine the Tableau Desktop user interface
  • Introduction to Tableau Desktop

Create a simple worksheet

  • Create views via drag and drop
  • Use the Marks card to add detail
  • Discuss formatting visualizations
  • Enhance views with sorting and filtering

Introduction to calculated fields

  • Create calculated fields
  • Base calculations of formulas, fields and other calculations

Format visualizations for best practice presentation

  • Use marks
  • Explore various visualization types

Work with dates

  • Compare discrete versus continuous dates
  • Create views using different date types

Work with maps

  • Display geographical results with map displays
  • Customize maps

Create dashboards

  • Add sheets to a dashboard
  • Customize dashboards with visualizations and other features

Put views together in a story

  • Understand how stories can organize and present your results

Review publishing and sharing

  • Understand how Tableau Server and Tableau Public can be used to share your results

  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon payment receipt.
  • Student(s) will receive an email with details on how to access the online classroom approximately 1-2 business days after payment. 
  • The course materials are copyrighted and any reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

  • Students will need access to Tableau Desktop with the standard sample data sources and files to complete the exercises.

Cancel any time within 24 hours of registration for a full refund. There is a $15 fee for cancellation after 24 hours of registration. No cancellation after 15 days. Shared subscriptions will be immediately deactivated and no refund issued.