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Design Your Data: Tableau Bootcamp

at General Assembly - Online

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GA Washington D.C. (Remote Online)
Washington, District of Columbia
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Jonathan Treble

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this it class:

Tableau is an incredibly powerful tool for exploring and visualizing your data. This day long bootcamp will allow people with no experience in Tableau to re-create all of its major charts and turn them into a functional, interactive dashboard by the end of the day.

Once people understand the power of Tableau they can quickly perform vital business analysis that would take 3-5x times as long with other software tools. When you are finished you’ll have a fully functional capability to harness Tableau’s native powers to aggregate, visualize, filter and segment your data in a way that will breathe new life into your organization..

Schedule: Session I: The Basics

  • Introduction to Tableau, and its different licenses and purchase options
  • Loading different types of data into Tableau, and how to connect them
  • Dimensions, Measures, and Tableau’s major data types
  • The nuts and bolts of Tableau’s UI
  • Basic chart building with Tableau: how it creates its layout and handles different data types
  • How to use Marks to create visual diversity with your Tableau visuals
  • How to re-create the 12 or so most commonly used charts in Tableau
  • How to use filters to segment and explore patterns within your data

Session II: Advanced Analysis

  • Dashboards: basic layouts and functionality
  • Dashboards: building interactivity and dynamic behavior
  • Dashboards: self-paced study session
  • How to manage and organize your data within Tableau with groups, folders and hierarchies
  • Table calculations: how they work, and how to use them to add additional insight into your data
  • Calculated columns: their basic syntax
  • Calculated columns: how to create conditional logic inside your charts
  • Parameters: make your filters and custom variables interactive, so you can better explore ‘what-if’ scenarios within your data


  • Fully understand the basics behind how Tableau structures its data and determines relationships between variables
  • Create almost all of Tableau’s primary chart types, as well as make modifications to them to better fit your own needs
  • Aggregate your charts into functional, interactive dashboards
  • Use advanced analytical techniques to add additional layers of insight into your data visualizations


  • An installed version of Tableau Public or Tableau Desktop on your computer
  • A data set will either be provided before class via e-mail or day of instruction.
  • You do not need any previous experience with Tableau or any other software to take this class.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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