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First welcome to Tableau
Good place to start is with the free on - line training Tableau Training: View Training Courses
start with getting started and pay attention to Connecting to Data - if you are not familiar with data base structures it will be time well spent
and then programs like think data thursday that can be found on the Forum
Seriously there is no substitute for hands on practice - a real good exercise is to download a viz that you like and then recreate it -
You will see how different users approach similar issues - there are typically many ways to approach a problem with Tableau
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Here is my path:
1) 2-3 years of excel experience - vlookups, dynamic vlookup through table
Dable a little bit in Excel PowerQuery (Get & Transform)
(Start with excel and get proficiency to the point you're bored of it)
Spend time developing excel charts & graphs, pivot charts & graphs.
"This experience will help you appreciate the features Tableau has to offer and also bridge the reporting gap between Tableau versus the traditional excel. It also allows you to relate Tableau from the excel standpoint."
2) 2-3 years of sql data extraction. From TC17 conference videos, there is a growing discussion of data planning in the advance level and advanced level videos. I interpret data planning as part of data integrity (cleaning), and data extraction.
I would argue you do not need to know every code techniques and just the core coding practices is sufficient.
Constant learning and professional training/development through youtube, udemy.com, lynda.com
Sample (Works best in Chrome/FIrefox)
Learn ,learn and Learn, Follow Blogs, Check FAQs, Watch YouTube, and Above all Be always in this Community, Follow people
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This is what I have followed:
1) Start learning Tableau from Tableau learning videos: Learning | Tableau Software (this will help you in understanding the features of Tableau)
2) Start with few basic courses on Udemy especially https://www.udemy.com/tableau10-advanced/ (This will help you to go deeper and advanced in Tableau)
3) Try to participate in Makeover Monday | A weekly social data project and see what other are doing, get some inspiration and try doing the same on your own. (This will help you in understanding the data, how different insight can be generated from the same dataset, and also about different visuals)
4) Try Workout Wednesday – #WorkoutWednesday to test your skills
5) Follow blogs like https://www.ryansleeper.com/ , Practical blog for Viz Enthusiasts Practical blog for Viz Enthusiasts , Tableau Expert Info , http://interworks.com/blog/ , https://zyifers.com/ , TabVizAnalytics | Insights with Viz and Analytics ,
6) Try to participate in your Local, industry etc specific Tableau meetup, (This will help you in networking and you got the opportunity to learn from others)
7) As you are now on Tableau community, make full use of it, this is one of the great places to learn.
I hope this information will be useful to you, try these ways, you'll definitely found growth in your tableau skills.
Hey, In addition to other experts said,
You can also become a member of active tableau user groups, this will help you in gaining knowledge from people from same industry/same region etc.
Bev Doghudje wrote:
I'm counting down to my first Tableau conference in London July 2018 . Looking forward to learning from people who have worked on teams to deploy Tableau in their organisations.
Just FYI, lots of great info on the Tableau Conference board here....