Tableau Desktop Level II: Intermediate

Duration: 1 Day

Course Overview

This course is designed for the professional who has a solid working experience with Tableau and is eager to take it to the next level. Attendees should have a deep understanding of all the fundamental concepts of building worksheets and dashboards, but may scratch their heads when it comes to table calculations or building advanced visualisations.

How can I attend my course?

On-line from
your chosen location

At our dedicated
training facility

On-site at
your premises


Start to visualise their data using the Tableau software

Course Content

Review of Fundamentals

• Creating A Heat Map
• Creating Scatter Plots
• Creating Combo Charts
• Creating Stacked Bar Charts
• Using Measure Values and Measure Names in a view

Working with Single Data Sources

• Desktop Architecture
• Data Connection Pane
• Metadata Grid
• Using Data Extracts
• Creating Data Extracts
• Joining Tables
• Using Custom SQL

Using Calculations

Short Description

Using Multiple Data Sources

• Data Blending without a Linked Field
• Using Calculated Fields in a Blended View
• Understanding where calculations occur
• Creating and Editing Calculated Fields
• Split
• Custom Split
• Calculations and Aggregations
• Calculations Performed on the Database
• Aggregating Dimensions in Calculations
• Level of Detail Calculations

Advanced Table Calculations

• Table Calculation Overview
• Scope and Direction
• Null Values in Table Calculations
• Table Calculations for Statistical Analysis

Creating and Using Parameters

• Creating Parameters
• Using Parameters
• Using Parameters and Reference Lines
• Creating Dual Axis Charts

Comparing Measures against a goal

• Showing Progress towards Target (Bar in Bar graph)
• Showing Staged progress towards a Target (Bullet graph)

Showing Ranked Data

• Showing Top N / Bottom N Values
• Nested Top N with Context

Tableau Geocoding

• Navigation and selection in Maps
• How Tableau performs Automatic Geocoding of Data
• Modifying Geocode Locations
• Using Background images for Spatial Analysis

Statistics and Forecasting

• Trend Lines
• Forecasting
• Instant Analytics

Showing Distributions of Data

• Reference Distributions
• Pareto Charts (80:20 concept)

Dashboard & Stories

• Planning your Dashboard
• Building your Dashboard with Advanced Techniques
• Adding Actions to your Dashboard
• Visual Best Practices
• Creating Stories with Data

You will receive a full set of course notes
and all supporting materials for your course.

Hard Copy Delivered to your premises or Downloaded to a chosen device.

To book this course please call 
+44 (0) 1444 410296 or email