Elevate Your Skills with a Training Workshop

Add a one-day training workshop to your conference experience to accelerate your learning. If you’re new to Tableau, it’s the fastest way to gain a solid foundation. Intermediate users can expand their skills, and experts will find in-depth treatments of advanced topics available only at Tableau Conference. These workshops are offered pre-conference on Monday for an additional fee, which is discounted for conference attendees.

  • Advance registration and an additional fee of $650 are required. The fee can be paid during the registration process.
  • Offered on Monday, October 22, 2018 – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Laptops provided.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • Offered on Monday. See the schedule below for more details.

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Find more information about Training Workshops and our standard Classroom Training here.

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Monday, Oct. 22

Desktop 101

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $650
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Are you interested in learning how to navigate Tableau to efficiently build impactful visualizations? This full-day workshop is geared toward Tableau beginners. Whether you’re a lone data soldier or responsible for analytics organization-wide, you’ll gain practical experience and skills, including how to sort, group, and slice data, as well as tips and tricks for dashboard design.

  • Connect to your data
  • Understand Tableau terminology
  • Filter and sort data effectively
  • Work with date fields
  • Organize your data with groups and hierarchies
  • Create basic calculations including basic arithmetic calculations, custom aggregations and ratios, date math, and quick table calculations
  • Use the Tableau interface and paradigm to effectively create powerful visualizations like geographic maps, dual axis charts, highlight tables, and more
  • Build dashboards to share visualizations

*Specific topics subject to change

Skill Level: Beginner

Desktop 201

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $650
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This workshop is designed for the intermediate Tableau user who has solid working experience with Tableau and wants to further their Tableau Desktop skills. In this workshop, you will learn more about data connections, calculations, and Tableau features. Recommended prerequisites: Desktop I: Fundamentals, Desktop 101, or equivalent experience.
  • Work with more complex data connections, including joins, blends, and unions
  • Create and use sets to visualize data that meets defined conditions
  • Learn more about how calculations work in Tableau
  • Create and use parameters
  • Build maps using background images and spatial files
  • Use more advanced dashboarding techniques, such as navigating between dashboards and creating device-specific dashboards
  • Create stories to tell a sequential data narrative

*Specific topics subject to change

Skill Level: Intermediate

Desktop 301: Advanced Calculations

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $650
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This workshop is designed for the advanced Tableau user who wants to learn more about creating and using calculations and table calculations. You will review calculation types used in Tableau, learn advanced table calculations, explore level of detail (LOD) expressions, and discuss when to use which type of calculation. Recommended prerequisites: Desktop II: Intermediate, Desktop 201, or equivalent experience.

Review of calculations includes

  • Number functions
  • String functions
  • Date functions
  • Aggregate functions
  • Type conversions
  • Logical functions
  • User functions
  • Understand table calculation scope and direction
  • Customize table calculations and use table calculation filters
  • Learn the different types of LOD expressions
  • Understand when to use which type of calculation for your data analysis

*Specific topics subject to change

Skill Level: Advanced

Desktop 302: Advanced Visualizations

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $650
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This workshop is designed for the advanced Tableau user who wants to learn how to create and use more complex visualization types. In this workshop, you will learn about different advanced chart types, their recommended use cases, and how to build them. Recommended prerequisites: Desktop II: Intermediate, Desktop 201, Visual Analytics, or equivalent experience.
  • Analyze time-based data using advanced chart types
  • Perform cohort analysis and explore survey data
  • Learn how to do advanced geographical analysis
  • Apply advanced techniques for dashboards

*Specific topics subject to change

Skill Level: Advanced

Tableau Prep: Shaping Your Data

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $650
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This workshop is designed for the intermediate Tableau user who wants to create their own Tableau Prep flows to shape and prepare data for analysis in Tableau Desktop. In this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate Tableau Prep into your data analysis using hands-on scenarios that guide you through the data preparation portions of the analytic cycle. Prerequisites: Desktop I: Fundamentals; Desktop 101; or equivalent experience.

*Specific topics subject to change.

Visual Analytics: Theory and Best Practices

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $650
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This workshop is designed for the intermediate Tableau user. Students in this class know their way around Tableau Desktop but want to improve their visualization skills while learning visual best practices. You will learn how memory and the human visual system affect how we interpret information. Using this knowledge, you can apply visual best practices that make your dashboards both visually pleasing and informative.Recommended prerequisites: Desktop I: Fundamentals, Desktop 101, or equivalent experience.
  • Learn about the different types of memory and sensory processing
  • Explore methods of reducing cognitive load to focus and guide users
  • Understand the importance of color and color choices
  • Learn to create visualizations that inform without misleading
  • Understand which charts types to use for different scenarios (showing rank, comparing parts to whole, viewing data over time, and mapping

*Specific topics subject to change

Skill Level: Intermediate

Essentials of Server Administration

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $650
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This workshop is designed for the advanced Tableau user. You will learn how to support a single Server installation, including setting up permissions for users, organizing projects, and other configuration options.
  • Understand the basics of a single server installation
  • Learn to navigate the user interface
  • Set up authorizations and permissions
  • Publish content
  • Set schedules, subscriptions, and data-driven alerts
  • View revision histories, and change revision history settings
  • Learn how to monitor the server’s status

*Specific topics subject to change

Distributed Server Installations

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $650
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This workshop is designed for the advanced Tableau user who has some experience with Server or similar technologies. You will learn the basics of Server architecture and installation and understand the options for supporting scalable systems.
  • Understand the basics of an enterprise service model
  • Learn about automating server tasks
  • Explore the workings of distributed installations
  • Understand how to set up high availability (HA) in Server

*Specific topics subject to change