Tableau Development, Expert



This self-paced course is designed for students who want to build advanced visualizations such as waterfalls, bump charts, Bollinger bands. The topics focus on integrating and using R, calculating ratios, using the ATTR function, comparing record level results vs. aggregated results and mapping with polygon maps and Mapbox integration. This course is helpful for students interested in getting their Tableau certification.

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

Learners with less Tableau experience may want to consider our Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced courses 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.


8 hours


Consumers of business analytics information and business analysts who have attended our Tableau Advanced class or have one or more years of experience in Tableau.

  • 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: $199
90-day subscription: $229
6-month subscription: $249

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


Learn how to integrate and use R with Tableau

  • Discuss R
  • Review the needed components to connect Tableau and R
  • Show resources for learning more about working with R
  • Integrate R into a Tableau worksheet
  • Calculate ratios
  • Go over using ratios within Tableau

Understand when to use the ATTR function

  • Discuss when and how to use the ATTR function
  • Switch a worksheet to record level aggregation

Compare record level results versus aggregated results

  • Discuss when and how to use the ATTR function
  • Switch a worksheet to record level aggregation

Use LOD and nested LOD functions

  • Review LOD expressions
  • Use nested LOD expressions for detailed analysis

Additional map types

  • Path flow, density

Explore advanced uses of sets and bins

  • Create a dynamic set
  • Work with histograms

Review mapping with polygon maps

  • Learn how to map non-standard data

Discuss WMS servers and Mapbox integration

  • Review WMS servers
  • Connect to a WMS server
  • Examine Mapbox website and offerings
  • Create a Mapbox map

Build advanced visualization types


  • 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.