Tableau Desktop Training Advanced

Extend your knowledge of Tableau in this hands-on course

2 day course, £695 per person (Plus VAT. Early bird and Group pricing also available.)

This 2 day Tableau Desktop training advance course 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
  • 2 Hands-on exercises

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?
  • 7 Hands-on exercises

LODs - Level of Detail Expressions

  • Overview
  • How do Filters work with LODs?
  • Nesting LODs
  • Comparing the various Calculation Types
  • 5 Hands-on exercises

Advanced Techniques for Analysing Time-Based Data

  • Creating Sparklines
  • Creating Slope Charts
  • Creating Control Charts
  • Creating Bump Charts
  • 4 Hands-on exercises

Analysing Behaviours in data

  • Creating Cohort Analysis
  • Analysing Survey Data
  • 2 Hands-on exercises

Advanced Techniques for Mapping

  • Mapping Distance from a point
  • Normalising map areas with Hexbins
  • Combining Spatial & Data Files
  • 3 Hands-on exercises

Advanced Considerations for Dashboards

  • Identifying your Audience
  • Using Containers and Layout
  • Considerations for Dashboard Elements
  • Sheet swapping
  • Adding Dashboard Actions to Context
  • 2 Hands-on exercises

This training course includes 25 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.


Upcoming Advanced courses:


20 - 21 NOV 19

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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.