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Fundamentals of Visualization with Tableau

This course is a part of Data Visualization with Tableau, a 5-course Specialization series from Coursera.

In this first course of the specialization, you will discover just what data visualization is, and how we can use it to better see and understand data. Using Tableau, we’ll examine the fundamental concepts of data visualization and explore the Tableau interface, identifying and applying the various tools Tableau has to offer. By the end of the course you will be able to prepare and import data into Tableau and explain the relationship between data analytics and data visualization. This course is designed for the learner who has never used Tableau before, or who may need a refresher or want to explore Tableau in more depth. No prior technical or analytical background is required. The course will guide you through the steps necessary to create your first visualization story from the beginning based on data context, setting the stage for you to advance to the next course in the Specialization.

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Rating 4.2 based on 615 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Mar 30 (7 days ago)
Cost $79
From University of California, Davis via Coursera
Instructors Suk S. Brar, M.B.A., Govind Acharya
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Language English
Subjects Data Science Business
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Business Business Essentials

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data visualization in 40 reviews

Excellent Beginning to Data Visualization and how to think about presenting information.

I've been working as a data analyst for a few years now and this course highlighted some aspects of data visualizations that I had not formalized for myself yet.

Excellent introduction in data visualization, covering both data sources and the pshychology of After completing the course I'm glad that I have utilized my time which I have put on this course.

Great introductory course on data visualization I thought the content was very succinct and informative.

With no one to talk to make this course very difficult Great Intro into data visualization Really good for a beginner Excellent introduction to Tableau with great additional material on how to present your data as a story.

clear and useful A very good course to understand Data visualization and a critical tool that helps you to understand that Great Course, SImple teaching and learning.

If the assignments were not locked in the first week, it would be wonderful Great introduction to data visualization.

Not much to learn about tableau but amazing stuff to learn about data visualization which we miss in the big process .

It wasn't easy, but it was fun and enlightened me on better ways to tell stories and tell stories with data visualization.

It helps lay the ground in studying data analytics and data visualization Course was far too simple.

Course is an excellent introduction to data visualization.

This course is very good intro to anyone that has never done Data Visualization.

You get clear understanding of the objectives and the Fundamentals of what Data Visualization is all about.

This course is relevant for beginners who want to how how to utilize Tableau for data visualization and effective communication Good intro, well prepared.

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visualization with tableau in 9 reviews

Very very useful to understand the viz in a professional manner This course is a fantastic introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau.

Excellent introductory course on Visualization with Tableau Excellent introduction to Tableau.

Fundamentals of Visualization with Tableau?After you end with this course, you will feel so dissapointed.

TO GOOD TO VISUALIZE AND UNDERSTAND excellent for learner Nice course on Visualization with Tableau Good Experience Assignments were way too easy and tedious.

Great Course to understand the Fundamentals of Visualization with Tableau Thank you Professors for giving me this opportunity to strengthen my foundation of tableau.

Recommend other to get this course to start and understand the Fundamentals of Visualization with Tableau.

In addition, quiz and exercise are boring ... Good foray into the subject of Data Visualization nice Covers the basic components Fundamentals of Visualization with Tableau is avery usefull It was a good way to get into the fundamentals and start having a basic understanding of data visualizations.

I think maybe changing the title to "Fundamentals of Tableau" or "Intro to Visualization with Tableau: Visualization Theory and Pre-work" might be more encompassing of what this section actually focuses on.

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basics of tableau in 7 reviews

I learned a lot about the basics of tableau.

I like the course, helped me with the concepts of visualization and basics of Tableau.

This is course is great for those who are new to the world of visualization as they will walk you across the basics of tableau.

Nice introduction to basics of Tableau The content might be ok but the support on this course is ridiculous.

excellent Overview on Tableau Excellent course to learn about the basics of Tableau :) Well balanced and excellently presented.

Course is very good While the video and audio quality are much better than many other classes I've watched on coursera and other platforms, there is very little practical knowledge to be gained from this course.There are some interesting reading materials included (most of which are straight from the Tableau website), but if you want to quickly learn the basics of Tableau, your time is much better spent with YouTube and the documentation on the Tableau website.

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data visualisation in 10 reviews

It would have been better ,if we had more of practical lessons.. Easy to follow for the beginn Great introductory course to Data Visualisation and Tableau software.

include a real example for connecting to odata and web data connector, also create a sheet with the data;(2) The context of data visualisation (who, what, how, big idea), e.g.

The course is a great introduction to Data Visualisation.

Not only I learned basic Tableau function, but also I learned valuable principle of data visualisation and how to make a presentation.Thank you!

Great course to get the ball rolling on data visualisation.

Best course to start learning about data visualisation.

it was a good learning and i am trying to continue the further course as well Now i can visualize data I really enjoyed this course it was easy and quick to start data visualisation step by step.

An excellent course which is a must for a data visualisation associate.

A well-structured introduction to data visualisation and to Tableau.

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looking forward in 9 reviews

I'm looking forward to taking them after I complete this series of five sloppy courses.

This has been a good introduction, and I am looking forward to learning more about the functionality of Tableau in the next course.

I learned a ton in this course & I am looking forward to expanding my skills this is a great course!

looking forward to more such courses Good course for learning the basics Really good course I loved the course, however, I found the assignments rather vague.

I'm looking forward to continuing on to the next class.

Looking forward to the next one!

Every second spent in learning .. looking forward to complete the rest of the course.

Looking forward to more detail in the next courses.

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starting point in 5 reviews

Great starting point excellent course .

Great starting point!

The course provided me with a strong starting point for learning visualization using Tableau.

Excellent, the course was very direct and informative and give you a great starting point in the data visualization.

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rather than in 5 reviews

It touches very little Tableau so maybe if someone is looking for fundamentals on how to make a visualization in Tableau this is not the right course because it goes more into theory of visualization rather than hands-on the tool.

Though I felt that week 3 was a little boring but that is mostly because it was too technical and also the Tableau Public has been updated in 2019 so there are a lot more options to connect with data rather than using Odata servers.

The few hands-on exercises that are presented would benefit from more specific objectives (e.g., rather than just creating and saving "a visualization", specify a question for students to answer with that visualization.)

I liked the discussions around context and building sound research principles rather than simply jumping straight into Tableau.

More focused on 'how to think' rather than hands-on practices.

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too simple in 5 reviews

However, if you already have some basic knowledge or experiences, the course would be too simple for you to learn.

For someone with absolutely zero knowledge of data viz or Tableau, I'm sure this course will be great, but from anyone with even a little knowledge, it's too simple.

this course is too simple god one Covered the basic of creating a story for visualisation in Tableau.

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much better in 4 reviews

The assignment should have been a consolidation but it was the first time that we played around with data sources.The Week 4 assignment did not use Tableau at all.It would have been much better to have had one example to follow through from start (obtain data, prep, import) to creating a Visualisation that was part of the course work.

excellent introduction, much better than other MMO courses One of the best course for the beginners in the field of data visualization this course started me on my road to making more money Good introduction to some of the theory behind visualizations.

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Rating 4.2 based on 615 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
Starts Mar 30 (7 days ago)
Cost $79
From University of California, Davis via Coursera
Instructors Suk S. Brar, M.B.A., Govind Acharya
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Data Science Business
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Business Business Essentials

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