Tableau basic training

Analysing data is one thing, visualizing and communicating complex analyses and insights is a whole different story. Tableau is an innovative data visualisation software that lets you connects to nearly any data source, from spreadsheets to Hadoop. With its intuitive drag-and-drop design, Tableau brings data to life in a visually appealing and interactive way. Because of its versatility and its revolutionary approach, Tableau has been named a leader in Gartner's BI Magic Quadrant report for the fourth consecutive year.

This course will get you started with Tableau fundamentals such as connecting to various data sources, building interactive charts as well as powerful visualisations.


No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested? Please contact ABIS.

Intended for

Everyone who's working with data on a daily basis and wants to take their visualization skills to the next level.


This is a "beginners" course, so no technical background is required. Familiarity with the concepts of data stores and "big data" is of course advisable, although the course will cover this as well.

Main topics

  • Navigation, Authentication, settings, favorites
  • Data sources (BigQuery, Microsoft SQL)
  • Dimension & Measures
  • Viewing and using workbooks
  • Custom Views
  • Exporting data
  • Interacting with charts
  • Refreshing
  • Sharing
  • Email alerts
  • Online editor
  • Edit / New workbook / Save As / Done / Revert
  • Help / Support
  • Workflow
  • Data Source
  • Data types & roles
  • Quick Table Calculations
  • Parameters / Dashboard (quick filters) / Stories
  • Groups / Hierarchies / Sets (example) / Bins
  • Publishing to Tableau Server
  • Permissions
  • Embedding of authentication
  • Data Viz I
  • Data visualisation best practices
  • Colouring
  • Tooltips
  • Dashboard layouts
  • Conventions / templating / documentation / set filters
  • trend lines & forecasts
  • Stack marks

Training method

Classroom instruction, focused on practical examples and supported by extensive exercises and individual practice.


2 days.

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