03. August 2018 - 11:00
PCWorkshops Manchester, Manchester
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Visual Data with Tableau 1-Day Course, Manchester | Friday, 03. August 2018

Visual Data with Tableau, 1 Day Course

This course will work through techniques of using the Tableau interface to effectively create powerful visualisations.

It also includes a digital student resources folder containing Tableau workbooks and data sources to support the hands-on activities.

Please bring your own laptop, or arrange beforehand to use ours.

Course Description


Understand Tableau terminology.

Connecting to your data: Editing, filtering and extracting a data source; Tableau Data Extracts (TDEs) & why / when you should use them, Categorizing data, confirming data types.

Edit and save a data source.


Create basic calculations including,

basic arithmetic calculations

custom aggregations and ratios,

date math, date handling,

and quick table calculations.

Dates and date calculations

Vizualations: Creating your first visualisations

Introduction to the most common chart types: Represent your data using 

Represent your data using the following visualisation types, inlcuding but not limited to:

Cross tabs, Tables, Matrixes;

Geographic maps

Heat maps

Tree maps

Bar charts, Column Charts, Pie Charts, Area Charts, Line Charts;

Cards and Gauges,

Dual axis charts,

Scatter plots & Bullet charts

Enhancing your visuals:

Formatting features

custom colors and labels


Enhancing the data insights:


filtering and slicing



Parameters, grouping, hierarchies.

Joining tables and creating visuals from joint data tables.


Build dashboards to share visualisations.

Building dashboards and stories to share visualizations.

Keeping your data organized: folders & hierarchies.

Data Visualization best practice: A quick look at the do’s & don’ts of visualizing data.