Course Objective

This intensive 2-day bootcamp is designed to turbocharge your Tableau skills and take your analytical ability and the insights you provide to the next level.  This assumes you’re already very familiar with the Tableau interface and want to go beyond bar charts and learn a variety of advanced charts, when to use them and how they help you be a better data analyst.  This course will also teach you how to turn your formatting into magazine-quality infographics, as well as quantify impacts.

Course Outline
  • What keeps the CEO up at night
  • How to ask the right questions
  • Where to find answers to these questions
  • What makes a visualization effective
  • The Ninja Analyst Framework
  • Advanced Time Series Analytics
    • Cycle Plots
    • Line Chart with Percent Change and YOY Growth
    • Running Total Charts
    • Forecasting
  • Advanced Calculations
    • Review of Ratios and Aggregations
    • Logic & Date calculations
      • YTD calcs
    • Level of Detail calculations
      • Fixed
      • Include
      • Exclude
      • Table-Scoped
    • Applying Calculations to Formatting
      • Percent of Total and Double Labels
      • Bar Chart with Max Color Calc
      • Seeing What’s Changed Beyond the Top 10
  • Statistical Analysis and Relationships Between Data
    • Exploring Variation through visualization
      • Using Jitter Plots
      • Percentiles
      • Standard Deviations
    • Quadrant Charts
    • “Relative To” Charts
    • Linear Regression & How to Interpret
    • Distributions with Confidence Intervals
    • Control Charts
    • Box Plots
    • Clustering
      • When to use
      • How to interpret
      • How to adjust
  • KPIs and BANS
  • Advanced Geographic Analysis
    • Filled Map
    • Symbol Map
    • Dual Axis Map
    • Custom maps
    • Custom territories or regions
    • Mapbox
    • Background maps
  • Other Advanced Charts
    • Barbell Charts
    • Funnel Charts
    • Small Multiples
    • Sparklines
    • Donut Chart
    • Waterfall Chart
    • Bulletgraph
    • Bar in Bar chart
  • Advanced Dashboards
    • Layouts
    • Using & Formatting Layout Containers
    • Formatting
    • Fonts
    • Colors
    • Key Insights
    • Providing Recommendations
    • Quantifying Insights and Impacts of Recommendations
    • Storypoints
  • Advanced Interactivity
    • Set Actions
    • Parameter Actions
  • Using these skills to advance your career and get promoted
Prerequisites
  • Three to six months of regular Tableau usage, or completion of Data Crunch Tableau Beginner and Intermediate courses.
  • Familiarity with calculations and a desire to move fast.
Software Requirements
  • Tableau Desktop
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 or later (2013 or later recommended) with the latest update installed

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