Tableau Visual Analytics Essentials Course Details:

This course is geared for experienced users who wish to expand their visual analysis toolbox, strengthen their analytical skills, and gain a better understanding of visualization best practices.

This course teaches you how to leverage Tableau to develop and hone your visual analytic skills. You’ll learn how to plan for elegant visual design, implement dashboards that reflect best practices, answer data questions, and how to best communicate with your intended audience.

    No classes are currenty scheduled for this course.

    Call (919) 283-1653 to get a class scheduled online or in your area!

Introducing Visual Analytics

  • What is visual analytics?
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the human visual system

Laying the Groundwork for Visual Analysis

  • The analytical process
  • Preparing for analysis

Visual Mapping Techniques

  • Working with human perceptual and cognitive processes
  • Encoding data into visual form
  • Working with color

Solving Real-World Problems

  • Getting a feel for your data
  • Time series analysis
  • Comparing categories and measures
  • Mapping

Communicating Your Findings

  • Fine-tuning for more effective visualization
  • Storytelling and guided analytics
  • Dashboards

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.

Join an engaging hands-on learning environment, where you’ll learn:

  • Describe the history, theory, and science behind data visualization, and how all this is built into Tableau’s DNA
  • Engage in the data analysis process including everything from planning your line of questioning to reviewing and communicating your findings
  • Use some basic principles of human visual perception and cognition in your chart design
  • Critique charts and dashboards and offer suggestions for improvement

This course has a 50% hands-on labs to 50% lecture ratio with engaging instruction, demos, group discussions, labs, and project work.


This course leverages Tableau to develop and discuss visualizations but does not include instruction on how to use Tableau. You should be an experienced Tableau user.

You are invited to bring three examples of visualizations you’ve created in the past. These examples don’t have to be complex, just something you’ve used or presented. Any format (.twbx, .twb, image) is fine.

Experienced Tableau users.

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