Tableau Desktop Advanced Training


Tableau 2019.2 - Desktop

Data Visualization & Dashboarding, Advanced


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.

A fully interactive experience, our online classroom offers a unique opportunity to learn from and work with a subject matter expert. Participants get practice performing the skills and can ask questions of the instructor in real time.


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.


Two Days


Students receive a comprehensive set of learning materials, including all course notes and class examples.




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.

  • Perform complex sorts
    • Discuss why sorted visualizations do not always appear correctly
    • Use the INDEX function
  • Examine additional visualization types
    • Work with expanding bubble, donuts and clusters
  • Work with multiple data sources and data extracts
    • Create a data extract
    • Discuss custom SQL
    • Create a union
    • Blend data
    • Use data blends with calculated fields including NULL values
  • Create text based visualizations and add custom splits
    • Work with splits
    • Build regular expressions
  • Work with calculations
    • Use calculations for statistical purposes
    • Examine the impact of aggregation in calculations
  • Use LOD calculations
    • Introduce and use Level of Detail (LOD) calculations
    • Work with nested LODs
  • Add parameters to a worksheet
    • Use parameters to filter
    • Use parameters for other purposes
  • Explore advanced uses of bins and sets
    • Create a dynamic set
    • Work with histograms
  • Perform advanced comparisons
    • Show progress towards goals
    • Create a top-N visualization
  • Build advanced maps
    • Examine additional map types
    • Review automatic geocoding in Tableau
    • Modify geocode locations
    • Perform custom geocoding with data blending
    • Use background images in visualizations for spatial analysis
  • Develop with custom dates
    • See how Exact Date functions
  • Delve into forecasting and add trendlines
    • Explore forecasting
    • Review trendlines
    • Enhance forecasting with the use of trend lines
  • Work with distributions of data
    • Understand and use Pareto visualizations
    • Customize Pareto visualizations
  • Create advanced dashboards with actions
    • Add interactivity to dashboards
    • Leverage instructions and annotations
    • Add actions to a dashboard
    • Add tabs to a dashboard
    • Add navigation and help to a dashboard
    • Assess performance of a dashboard
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.
  • Students will receive electronic copies of the course materials and may print one hard copy for their personal use. 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.

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.