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Master Course in Tableau Prep 2018 – Prepare & Clean Data

A practical course in data preparation and cleansing using Tableau Prep
Jamie Fry
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Understand fully and have practical experience using 'Tableau Prep'

Learn Tableau Prep, no prior knowledge of data preparation or cleansing required. 

From beginner to Competent user in just one concise course. This course teaches you ALL the functionality of Tableau Prep.

The three stages of this course:

  1.  First Steps

Getting the must know basics out the way quickly

  1.  Creating Data Flows

Teaches you the functionality of Tableau Prep, enabling you to use all of Tableau Preps functionality

  1.  Project

An interesting assignment to test your learning. Followed by detailed review.

Tableau Desktop Knowledge is preferred but not essential. I advise people to learn desktop first before attempting to use Tableau Prep (for context).

Why a course by Jamie Fry?

I have SIX years experience with tableau products in the workplace. I’ve watched it grow from simple drag and drop tool into a extremely powerful visualisation software, from a Private company to an IPO. I am not a full time udemy instructor, which i believe is a strength. What i will teach you i use everyday in my workplace, for all different manner of clients across the globe. My technical teaching of this tool comes with real workplace Do’s and Don’ts, teaching you will not get from full time instructors that have been out of the workplace for a number of years. I teach tableau in classrooms face to face and via video conferencing, and years of this experience has led to this streamlined course. Please see my Bio for more information on my academic and professional background.

For details on the precise functionality taught, Please see the ‘Curriculum For This Course’ below.


A note before you start!

Please view lectures in 1080p!

What is Tableau Prep?

Please view in 1080p!

Understand what Tableau Prep does, the problem it solves. When it should and shouldn't be used. How it fits with other tableau products.

Course Introduction

Understand how the course is structured and what you will learn

First Steps

Installing Tableau Prep

Links and advice to installing Tableau Prep

Tableau Prep Interface

What workspaces there are in the Tableau Prep workspace and what they are used for.

Basics of Data Preparation

Understand the basics of data preparation principles; data reduction, cleaning, integration, transformation.

Connecting to Data

Understand how to connect to different data sources and connect to our first data table

Creating Data Flows

The Input Step

Understand what the input step is

The profile Pane

Understand what the profile pane is and its uses

The Cleaning Step

Learn how to clean data in the flow using a clean step. Rename fields, split data, change data types, filter, clean punctuation, change alias.

Group & Replace

Learn to group and replace multiple values using fuzzy matching algorithms

The Output Step

Learn how to output your data, and the different files types

The Pivot Step & Calculated Fields

Learn how to reshape data in the flow using pivot and calculated fields

The Aggregate Step

Learn how to aggregate data in flow

The Union Step

Learn the two different options to do a union, wildcard and union step

The Join Step

Learn how to join data in the flow


Project Task

Understand the project task and tips for completing it

Project Review

Step by step review of the project output. If downloading the titanic workbook, please change file extension to twbx (udemy doesnt allow .twbx extensions to be uploaded, hence why i changed to pdf)

Course Wrap Up

Wrap up and what next. How to get your certificate: https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/229603868-Certificate-of-Completion

Bonus Lectures

Tableau Prep In Enterprise (business)

Understand what you need to address when introducing tableau into an enterprise (business) environment


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