Training Workshops

Add an intensive one-day training workshop to your TC16 experience and accelerate your learning. If you’re new to Tableau, it’s the fastest way to gain a solid foundation. Intermediate users can expand their skills, and experts will find in-depth treatments of advanced topics available only at TC.

Training workshops cost $600 in addition to conference fees. You must pre-register during the conference registration process. Historically, workshops sell out months before the conference, so don’t delay adding one to your registration. Training workshops are offered Monday, November 7th, and Friday, November 11th. They are all-day workshops (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) with breakfast and lunch provided.

Find more information about classroom trainings here.

Monday
Nov 7

Desktop I

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you interested in learning how to navigate through Tableau to start building impactful visualizations? This workshop is geared toward beginner level Tableau users and is a condensed version of our popular Desktop Fundamentals course. Whether you are the lone data soldier, or delivering powerful analytics for a worldwide base of users, you will gain useful experience and practical know-how in this session. This workshop covers the product’s ins and outs, how to sort, group, and slice data, and tips and tricks for dashboard design.

  • Intro to Tableau
  • Connecting to data
  • Creating basic visualizations
  • Simplifying and sorting data
  • Organizing your data
  • Slicing data by date
  • Using multiple measures in a view
  • Mapping data geographically
  • Customizing data
  • Analyzing data with quick table calculations
  • Showing breakdowns of the whole
  • Making views available

Desktop II

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Looking to improve your visualization and data analysis skills? This workshop is geared toward intermediate Tableau users who want to take their skills to the next level, and is a condensed version of our Intermediate course. It focuses heavily on advancing your techniques for manipulating and visualizing your data, how to harness the power of table calculations, LOD’s, parameters, and furthering your dashboard design knowledge.

  • Working with single data source
  • Using multiple data sources
  • Using calculations
  • Advanced table calculations
  • Parameters
  • Distributions
  • Dashboards

Desktop III

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Do you want to be an advanced Tableau user creating impactful visualizations with Tableau? Learn how to get the most out of Tableau Desktop’s more technical features with complex data visualization challenges that allow you to dig deeper into your data. You’ll get a better understanding of how to artfully prepare and organize your data, and learn advanced chart techniques and calculations for creating innovative analysis and dashboards.

  • Advanced Calculations
  • Advanced Table Calculations
  • Level of Detail Expressions
  • Analyzing Time-Based Data
  • Analyzing Customer Behavior
  • Integrating Data Sources
  • Advanced Chart Types
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Advanced Dashboard Techniques

Data for the Analyst

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you an analyst who gets perfectly clean data all the time? When you get a new dataset, do you know exactly what's going on? If you're like those of us who don't, then this is the class for you! This condensed workshop based class will take you through using Tableau with a new, or noisy and dirty, dataset. Learn how to:

  • Use Tableau to clean and reshape your data
  • Spend 15 minutes with your data in Tableau and really get to know its quirks
  • Work with your DBAs to help them format data for Tableau
  • Go beyond 1-click statistics

Server Administration

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you getting started with administering Tableau Server? This course is for you. This training covers the following topics:

  • Installing Tableau Server
  • Tableau Server user interface
  • Administrator settings
  • Managing users and groups
  • Designing and implementing content permissions
  • Publishing workbooks
  • Publishing data sources, including extracts
  • Scheduling extract refreshes

Server Architecture

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you architecting a Tableau Server installation? Are you interested in distributing processes among multiple machines and configuring for high availability? This course is for you. This training covers the following topics:

  • Server architecture
  • Installing Tableau Server
  • Command line utilities
  • Restoring a backup
  • Scalability and distributed installations
  • High availability

Visual Analytics

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Do you know your way around Tableau Desktop, but feel that your visualizations need that extra bit of clarity and zip? Do you wonder about the best way to display your data so that others see the same things in it that you do? Do you want to go beyond the pie chart? If so, this course is for you. This is a condensed version of our Visual Analytics course, that teaches the fundamentals of good visualization design and best practice, including:

  • Introduction to visual analytics
  • Visual mapping techniques
  • Choosing the right chart type
  • Effective dashboard design

Desktop Performance

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
This workshop is designed to enable business users to implement best practices in their data connections, extracts, and workbooks to improve the performance of their workbooks and dashboards. This course includes:

  • Introduction to efficiency
  • Performance optimization in data sources
  • Guided analytics
  • Best practices for using joins and blends
  • Using Tableau data extracts
  • Filter and performance in workbooks
  • Alternatives to filters

Friday
Nov 11

Desktop II

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Looking to improve your visualization and data analysis skills? This workshop is geared toward intermediate Tableau users who want to take their skills to the next level, and is a condensed version of our Intermediate course. It focuses heavily on advancing your techniques for manipulating and visualizing your data, how to harness the power of table calculations, LOD’s, parameters, and furthering your dashboard design knowledge.

  • Working with single data source
  • Using multiple data sources
  • Using calculations
  • Advanced table calculations
  • Parameters
  • Distributions
  • Dashboards

Desktop III

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Do you want to be an advanced Tableau user creating impactful visualizations with Tableau? Learn how to get the most out of Tableau Desktop’s more technical features with complex data visualization challenges that allow you to dig deeper into your data. You’ll get a better understanding of how to artfully prepare and organize your data, and learn advanced chart techniques and calculations for creating innovative analysis and dashboards.

  • Advanced Calculations
  • Advanced Table Calculations
  • Level of Detail Expressions
  • Analyzing Time-Based Data
  • Analyzing Customer Behavior
  • Integrating Data Sources
  • Advanced Chart Types
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Advanced Dashboard Techniques

Data for the Analyst

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you an analyst who gets perfectly clean data all the time? When you get a new dataset, do you know exactly what's going on? If you're like those of us who don't, then this is the class for you! This condensed workshop based class will take you through using Tableau with a new, or noisy and dirty, dataset. Learn how to:

  • Use Tableau to clean and reshape your data
  • Spend 15 minutes with your data in Tableau and really get to know its quirks
  • Work with your DBAs to help them format data for Tableau
  • Go beyond 1-click statistics

Server Administration

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you getting started with administering Tableau Server? This course is for you. This training covers the following topics:

  • Installing Tableau Server
  • Tableau Server user interface
  • Administrator settings
  • Managing users and groups
  • Designing and implementing content permissions
  • Publishing workbooks
  • Publishing data sources, including extracts
  • Scheduling extract refreshes

Server Architecture

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you architecting a Tableau Server installation? Are you interested in distributing processes among multiple machines and configuring for high availability? This course is for you. This training covers the following topics:

  • Server architecture
  • Installing Tableau Server
  • Command line utilities
  • Restoring a backup
  • Scalability and distributed installations
  • High availability

Visual Analytics

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Do you know your way around Tableau Desktop, but feel that your visualizations need that extra bit of clarity and zip? Do you wonder about the best way to display your data so that others see the same things in it that you do? Do you want to go beyond the pie chart? If so, this course is for you. This is a condensed version of our Visual Analytics course, that teaches the fundamentals of good visualization design and best practice, including:

  • Introduction to visual analytics
  • Visual mapping techniques
  • Choosing the right chart type
  • Effective dashboard design

Desktop Performance

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
This workshop is designed to enable business users to implement best practices in their data connections, extracts, and workbooks to improve the performance of their workbooks and dashboards. This course includes:

  • Introduction to efficiency
  • Performance optimization in data sources
  • Guided analytics
  • Best practices for using joins and blends
  • Using Tableau data extracts
  • Filter and performance in workbooks
  • Alternatives to filters