Tableau 10 - Desktop

Advanced Data Visualization and Dashboarding


Advanced Data Visualization and Dashboarding with Tableau Desktop will expand the possibilities of how students can leverage Tableau to deliver analytics in ways never thought possible. This course is a logical progression from our one-day intermediate class, and is a valuable learning opportunity for users with one or more years of experience working with Tableau Desktop.

This is a fully interactive course. Participants will have practice performing the skills in our online classroom. The instructor is able to see each student's computer screen and offer guidance. A full set of course materials is included and hard copies are sent prior to the class.


Hands-on learning exercises in this course will be completed on Tableau Desktop 10; however, nearly all techniques are also relevant to all versions of Tableau Desktop 9.x, except where noted throughout the course.

Class Length

Two Days




Consumers of business analytics information and business analysts who have attended our one-day intermediate class or have one or more years of experience in Tableau

  1. Dates
    1. Compare discrete vs. continuous dates
    2. Create views using different date types
  2. Additional Visualization Types
    1. Work with treemaps, boxplots and packed bubble charts
  3. Multiple Data Sources and Data Extracts
    1. Work with the data connection page
    2. Create a data extract
    3. Define joins between data sources
    4. Discuss custom SQL
    5. Blend data
    6. Use data blends with calculated fields including NULL values
  4. Create Text Based Visualizations and Add Custom Splits
    1. Create crosstabs and data tables
    2. Pivoting data
    3. Sort data in a table
  5. Calculations and Custom Splits
    1. Split data in source fields
    2. Use calculations for statistical purposes
    3. Examine the impact of aggregation in calculations
    4. Introduce and use level of detail (LOD) calculations
    5. Build regular expression calculations
  6. Add Parameters to a Worksheet
    1. Parameters to filter
    2. Parameters for other purposes
  7. Perform Advanced Comparisons
    1. Show progress toward goals
    2. Create a top-N visualization
  8. Advanced Mapping
    1. Work with navigations and selection in maps
    2. Review automatic geocoding in Tableau
    3. Modify geocode locations
    4. Perform custom geocoding with data blending
    5. Use background images in visualizations for spatial analysis
  9. Forecasting and Trend Lines
    1. Use trend lines to create interactive models of behavior
    2. Use the analytics pane
  10. Distributions of Data
    1. Understand and use Pareto charts
    2. Customize Pareto charts
  11. Create Advanced Dashboards
    1. Add interactivity to dashboards
    2. Use instructions and annotations
    3. Add actions to a dashboard
    4. Add tabs to a dashboard
    5. Add navigation and help
    6. Assess performance of a dashboard
    7. Bring worksheets and dashboards together in stories
Registration Details

  • Senturus accepts payment by credit card, purchase order and invoice.
  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon payment receipt.
  • Each registered student will receive an email with the course confirmation and details on how to access the online classroom.
  • A full, hard copy set of course materials is shipped to each United States based student a few days prior to the start of class.
  • *International students will receive electronic copies of the course guide in place of a hard copy. These students may print one hard copy of the guide for their own personal use during the course. The course materials are copyrighted and any other reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

We recommend that all attendees have two displays (monitors) so they can see the training presentation and their hands-on class work simultaneously.

Audio for attendees is via VoIP and a PC headset is highly recommended. Audio is also available via teleconference using a TOLL number.

It is highly recommended that attendees use their own local copy of Tableau Desktop, any version of 10 will be suitable to complete the course. If a local copy of Tableau Desktop is not available in time for the class, attendees will need to connect to the demonstration environment via Remote Desktop. Instructions for testing your ability to connect to the remote desktop environment will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

Cancellations made ten or more calendar days prior to the first day of the course receive a 100% refund.

Cancellations made between five and nine calendar days prior to the first day of the course, receive a 50% refund.

Registrants will be charged 100% of the enrollment fee if a cancellation request is not received at least five calendar days prior to the first day of the course.