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Tableau for Planners: Introduction

This course will introduce general principles of data visualization and orient the user with the Tableau platform. Learn how to connect to a data set in Microsoft Excel, understand general principles of a relational database, and start building basic worksheets and dashboards.

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Course Info

  • Duration 6 video lessons (56 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2018
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Welcome (2 mins)
  • 2. Data, Analytics and Insight (10 mins)
  • 3. Getting Started with Tableau Desktop (13 mins)
  • 4. Connecting and Exploring Your Data (9 mins)
  • 5. Building a Worksheet (9 mins)
  • 6. Putting it Together (11 mins)

Course Description

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.

Learn these skills

  • Communications & Media
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Technology
  • Tableau

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire

Sean is a planning and economic development professional based in New York’s Capital Region.

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