This course will provide a general overview and orientation to planners who have some familiarity with data and tools like Excel, but would like to start taking advantage of the data visualization tools such as Microsoft BI and Tableau. This course will introduce general principles of data visualization and orient the user with the Tableau platform, with a primary focus on Tableau Public, a free version of Tableau's desktop software. At the end of the course, users should feel comfortable with opening Tableau, connecting to a data set in Microsoft Excel, understand general principles of a relational database, and start building basic worksheets and dashboards. This course will use data familiar and relevant to planners to give it a unique perspective.
This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.