How can data visualizations be standardized and pipelined for viewing by key decision makers & analysts across an organization? Made to be compelling, informative, and appealing to the eye? Draw upon data sources as various as relational database servers (e.g. SQL), spreadsheets (e.g. Google Sheets), Salesforce, or web-based data? Process ‘big data’ in a live manner for the most up-to-date output? Through our accelerated introduction, students will become fluid in using Tableau’s features to achieve all of these objectives.
This course offers an accelerated intensive learning experience with Tableau – the growing standard in business intelligence for data visualization and dashboard creation. Without prior experience, students will learn to work with multiple data sources, create compelling visualizations, and roll out their data science products for continuous, scalable outputs to key stakeholders. By building insight and weaving narrative, students will be empowered to harness data in a striking way that provides value to organizations large and small. We utilized 4 user cases drawn from finance (public data from major stock exchanges) and sitcom data (Game of Throne 1 ).
This course robustly covers 90-95% of what’s needed for the qualified associate Tableau Certificate.
Know how to use Mac, Windows. Familiarity with relational databases will be nice but not required:
- gain a greater appreciation for the logic underlying Tableau’s features
- utilize their capstone project to visualize ‘big data’ by accessing a variety of server- or cloud-based sources
- Before the course begins, pre-work will be available for students interested in strengthening their ability to access and extract data from relational databases (e.g. SQL-based servers).
Certificates are awarded at the end of the program at the satisfactory completion of the course. Students are evaluated on a pass/fail basis for their performance on the required homework and final project (where applicable). Students who complete 80% of the homework and attend a minimum of 85% of all classes are eligible for the certificate of completion.