Tableau Server is a business intelligence application that provides browser based analytics anyone can use. It’s a rapid fire alternative to the slow pace of traditional business intelligence software. With its revolutionary drag and drop feature u can easily create stories or reports using just your mouse and a little imagination. All this is possible due to the revolutionary VizQL a visual query language.
The greatest strength of Tableau is its speed with which it analyzes hundreds of millions of rows and gives the required answers in seconds. This quality comes in very handy when fast business decisions need to be taken.
1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Topics - Why Tableau? Why Visualization?, Level Setting – Terminology, Getting Started – creating some powerful visualizations quickly, The Tableau Product Line, Things you should know about Tableau.
2. GETTING STARTED
Topics - Connecting to Data and introduction to data source concepts, Working with data files versus database servers, Understanding the Tableau workspace, Dimensions and Measures, Using Show Me!, Tour of Shelves (How shelves and marks work), Building Basic Views, Help Menu and Samples, Saving and Sharing your work.
3. CONCEPTS AND OPTIONS WHEN CONNECTING TO DATA
Topics - Overview of other connection options, Joining multiple tables, Data Blending, Copy and Paste, Data Extracts, Custom SQL, Publishing and Re-using Data Connections, Understand how to deal with data changes in your data source such as field addition, deletion or name change, Re-using and sharing data connections – the concept of meta data, Working with multiple connections in the same workbook.
Topics - Creating Views, Marks, Size and Transparency, Highlighting, Working with Dates, Date aggregations and date parts, Discrete versus Continuous, Dual Axis / Multiple Measures, Combo Charts with different mark types, Geographic Map, Page Trails, Heat Map, Density Chart, Scatter Plots, Pie Charts and Bar Charts, Small Multiples, Working with aggregate versus disaggregate data, Analyzing, Sorting & Grouping, Aliases, Filtering and Quick Filters, Cross-Tabs (Pivot Tables), Totals and Subtotals, Drilling and Drill Through, Aggregation and Disaggregation, Percent of Total, Working with Statistics and Trendlines.
5. GETTING STARTED WITH CALCULATED FIELDS
Topics - Working with String Functions, Basic Arithmetic Calculations, Date Math, Working with Totals, Custom Aggregations, Logic Statements.
Topics - Options in Formatting your Visualization, Working with Labels and Annotations, Effective Use of Titles and Captions, Introduction to Visual Best Practices.
7. BUILDING INTERACTIVE DASHBOARDS
Topics - Combining multiple visualizations into a dashboard, Making your worksheet interactive by using actions and filters, An Introduction to Best Practices in Visualization.
8. SHARING WORKBOOKS
Topics - Publish to Reader, Packaged Workbooks, Publish to Office, Publish to PDF, Publish to Tableau Server and Sharing over the Web.
9. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Topics - Scenario-based Review Exercises, Best Practices.
10. WHERE TO GET FURTHER ASSISTANCE
Topics - The Help File / Product Manual, Knowledge base, Forums, Whitepapers & Books, Further Training Offerings & Professional Services, Technical Support.