Data Visualization Fundamentals Tableau
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Course Description

Communicating insights through data visualizations remains a critical but rare skill in today's world. When done properly, data can tell a story that deepens understanding and prompts strategic action. Advancements in technology have created powerful visualization tools that go far beyond traditional Excel tables and charts. One of the most popular and preeminent visualization tools available is Tableau, which offers a user-friendly platform to create dynamic visualizations that can be utilized by a variety of skill levels -- from analysts to managers. Positioned towards new users to Tableau, this course explores the fundamentals of data visualization techniques with Tableau. In addition to the practical knowledge of working with Tableau, students will learn the best practices of data visualization.

Students will walk away with a published dashboard that will showcase the skills learned throughout the course. Students will also be provided with a student license to Tableau for free.


  • Understanding the best practices of data visualization
  • Connecting data into Tableau and creating extracts
  • Creating various chart types
  • Manipulating data and creating calculated fields
  • Using the analytics resources in Tableau
  • Creating and publishing a multi-chart dashboard


This course is designed with two broad audiences in mind. First, this course will be effective for anyone in an analyst-type role who wants to grow their skills in data visualization and analysis. Second, this course will also be effective for experienced professionals who would like to build their data analysis skill set. For this course to be beneficial, it is recommended that students have a working knowledge of excel. Ideally, students will bring at least one year of work experience to the classroom experience, although some educational backgrounds can substitute for this. No other technical skill set is required.


By the end of the course, students will complete a final data analysis project. Utilizing a real data set, this project will be a published interactive dashboard that will showcase the skills learned throughout the course.


successful completion of the course will be based on attendance and completion of the final project using Tableau. Because of the hands-on nature of these classes, 70% attendance is required for completion. Students with unexpected conflicts who cannot meet attendance requirements may take the next scheduled class as no cost.


students will need to utilize their own laptops for this course. This course is not held in a computer lab. If you have any challenges with this requirement but would still like to take this course, contact us at 801-585-1780. Students will be provided with a student desktop license, by the course instructor.

This class is part of the following Professional Education certificate program:
Advanced Professional Management Certificate

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