Tableau Desktop Training Advanced Analyst

Extend your knowledge of Tableau in this hands-on course

6 half day course, £1,195 per person (Plus VAT. Early bird and Group pricing also available.)

This 3 day Tableau Desktop training advance analyst course (now spread over 6 half days and delivered live online) is designed for the professional who has been working with Tableau for some time and is looking to dive deeper. You will review all calculation types and apply Table Calculations and Level of Detail Expressions in multiple use cases. You will also learn advanced techniques for analysing time series data, cohorts and survey data. You will learn advanced mapping and dashboard techniques to help improve the insights gained for your target audience.

Attendees should have a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts of building Tableau worksheets and dashboards and be comfortable with the techniques learnt in the Foundation and Analyst courses.

At the end of this course you will be able to apply and combine some of the more complex capabilities and techniques that Tableau has to offer.

The course includes the following topics:

Recap: Calculations

  • Review of Number Functions
  • Review of String Functions
  • Review of Date Functions
  • Review of Type Conversions
  • Review of Logical Functions
  • Review of Aggregate Functions
  • Alternatives to Calculations

Getting the most from Table Calculations

  • What are and when to use Table Calculations
  • What Table Calculation Types are there?
  • Defining the Scope and Direction of calculations
  • Using Table Calculations in Calculated Fields
  • How do Filters work with Table Calculations?

LODs - Level of Detail Expressions

  • Overview
  • How do Filters work with LODs?
  • Nesting LODs
  • Comparing the various Calculation Types

Advanced Techniques for Analysing Time-Based Data

  • Creating Sparklines
  • Creating Slope Charts
  • Creating Control Charts
  • Creating Bump Charts

Analysing Behaviours in data

  • Creating Cohort Analysis
  • Analysing Survey Data

Advanced Techniques for Mapping

  • Mapping Distance from a point
  • Normalising map areas with Hexbins
  • Combining Spatial & Data Files

Advanced Considerations for Dashboards

  • Identifying your Audience
  • Using Containers and Layout
  • Considerations for Dashboard Elements
  • Sheet swapping
  • Adding Dashboard Actions to Context

**NEW** In addition to the advanced syllabus above, we also cover New & Recent Features - ideal if you are upgrading to a new edition. Topics covered include:

Viz in Tooltips

Set Actions

Parameter Actions

Show/Hide Containers

Dashboard Navigation Button


Overview of additional features, including

  • Replace Worksheet in a Dashboard (DB)
  • Show/Hide Sort Controls
  • Vector Maps
  • Customisable reference line tooltips
  • Automatic dashboard phone layouts
  • Export to PowerPoint
  • Transparent worksheet backgrounds
  • Density Mark Type (New Heatmap)
  • Dashboard Extensions
  • Step and Jump Lines
  • Dashboard Grids
  • Nested sorting improvements
  • Ask Data
  • Explain Data
  • Spatial Calculations
  • Negative values on log axis
  • Additional clustering functionality
  • Enhanced cross-database join control

Upcoming Advanced courses:

(09:30 to 13:00 Tue to Thu over 2 weeks)


17 - 26 MAY 22


22 NOV - 01 DEC 22

Don't see a suitable schedule?

Email us if you are interested in an on-site course, or would be interested in different dates and locations:

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

Our Cancellation policy and commitment to our customers

"Business as near usual as possible"

In these uncertain times we would like to provide our clients with assurance that we will limit the impact of the above upon your training as much as possible.

We have moved our training sessions to being virtual, live online courses and switched to spreading the 2 day syllabus over 4 half days. The feedback on this format has been very positive.

As has always been our policy, should you need to cancel your attendance on one of our courses then we will let you attend the next one at your earliest convenience, with no additional cost.

What people are saying about this course:

"Materials were really clear and comprehensive which will make it easy to re-visit topics in the future. Steve was really knowledgeable and willing to stray from the course material to answer questions." Mellissa B., Tableau Developer

"Steve is the most knowledgeable Tableau Trainer I've had. Thanks Steve." Jon T., BI Analyst

"Steve is really knowledgeable about the product and applications wider than just simply using the product.
He was willing to be flexible with the content and pace to tailor the course to the requirements of the attendees.
Highly recommended." Rob N., Manager - Modelling

"The course was really well constructed and course documents were easy to follow, exercises were really useful. The trainer really knew his stuff! He explained everything concisely and helped with ad-hoc queries regarding our own data / requests." Gareth J., Manager, MI & Data

"Really informative and nice style of training. Picked up loads of hints and tips!" Alex L., BI Developer

This training course includes 39 hands-on exercises to help participants "learn by doing" and to assist group discussions around real-life use cases. Each attendee receives an extensive training manual which covers the theory, practical applications and use cases, exercises and solutions.

Visual DJ

With over 25 years experience of turning data into actionable insights, Visual DJ delivers Tableau training to groups and individuals across the UK. Our Expert is a Tableau Qualified Associate who specialises in teaching Tableau skills to professionals who are analysts, report writers or finance professionals. Learn more about Visual DJ.