Data Visualization & Storytelling with Tableau

Course Available
2 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Present Your Data to Your Intended Audience Using Visuals and Storytelling

As the world continues to generate valuable data, organizations need easy-to-use data analysis tools that provide a greater level of business intelligence — data visualization, and Tableau provides the level of insight businesses are looking for. In this course, you will learn the ins and outs of data visualization and data storytelling using Tableau, an interactive analytics platform, to visually analyze data and create meaningful interactive charts and dashboards. The lessons in this course can be applied to any career field, as you learn how to create data visualizations that are meaningful, targeted to an audience, and useful in communicating actionable information to decision-makers. You will leave the course with broad knowledge on best practices for data visualizations, experience with storytelling, and a collection of data visualization projects.

This course is the second required course in our Data Analytics and Visualization Certificate program. As such, students looking to enroll in the Data Visualization & Storytelling with Tableau class must have successfully completed the first prerequisite course, Essentials of Analytics in Excel.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for working professionals who have completed at a minimum a bachelor's degree or are currently enrolled in a degree program, who are interested in exploring and learning basic data analytics and data visualizations to elevate their knowledge and analytical skill set, anyone interested in breaking into fast-growing field of data analytics and practicing in-demand tools, and working professionals who want to advance their career in the data-driven fields.

Course Materials: Two texts are required:

Hands-On Lab Materials: Most course modules will be accompanied with a lab to give students an opportunity to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. To ensure successful participation:

  • Students must have Microsoft Excel on their computer
  • Tableau Public is the industry-standard visualization platform that allows students to visualize data within minutes and connect with a global community to share data visualizations.  Tableau Public is free software.
  • Students are required to register for Tableau.com, set up a Tableau Public Profile, and download Tableau Public.  Tableau Public is the industry-standard visualization platform that allows students to visualize data within minutes and connect with a global community to share data visualizations.  Tableau Public is free software.

Technical Requirements

Prerequisites:

This is the second of four courses in the Data Analytics and Visualization Certificate.

Required successful completion of:

  • DAV-X800 Essentials of Analytics in Excel

A Bachelor's degree or currently in a bachelor's program, with a basic mathematics background preferred, with at least one course, preferably, in basic statistics taken at the college level.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
DAV-X801A – 005 25 Oct 202212 Dec 2022 2 $1375

Data Visualization & Storytelling with Tableau

25 Oct 202212 Dec 2022
2
$1375
Online Fixed-Date
Online
Ryan Dunn

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

DAV-X801A – 006 28 Feb 202317 Apr 2023 2 $1375

Data Visualization & Storytelling with Tableau

28 Feb 202317 Apr 2023
2
$1375
Online Fixed-Date
Online
Ryan Dunn

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

What You Will Learn

  • Introduce data ethics and its impact
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of storytelling, data visualization, and introduce basic concepts
  • Cover the principles of creating effective visuals and have the ability to deploy these principles
  • Develop an understanding of pertinent case studies, procure the ability to understand data visualization creation past static rules through leveraging neuroscience and visual perception and apply these concepts to visualization creation
  • Develop an understanding of the Tableau interface and basic terminology
  • Utilize Tableau for visual analysis of data through charting and basic calculations
  • Create an interactive Tableau dashboard to provide insight

Instructors

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Learning Method Information

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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with seven learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.