Tableau 10 - Desktop

Expert Tableau Development


Expert Tableau Desktop Development will bring your workbooks to new levels. From showing you how to move past basic visualizations with waterfalls, bump charts, Bollinger bands and more, your Tableau experience will grow to new bounds. If you're interested in certification, this hands-on course will help explain how to use nested LOD functions, use the ATTR function and work with ratios. Expand your analysis by learning how to integrate R into your workbooks. In addition to all this, the class explores mapping with both polygon maps and Mapbox integration. 

This is a fully interactive course. Participants will have practice performing the skills in our online classroom. The instructor is able to see each student's computer screen and offer guidance. A full set of course materials is included and hard copies are sent prior to the class.


Hands-on learning exercises in this course will be completed on Tableau Desktop 10.

Class Length

One Day




This is an advanced skills class. The pace will be brisk and basic functionality will not be covered. Students should have a minimum one year of experience using Tableau and be able to add data sources, create parameters and calculated fields, work with blends, work with LOD calculations, use sets and should be familiar with mapping. 

  1. Integrate and use R with Tableau
    1. Discuss what R is
    2. Review the needed components to connect Tableau and R
    3. Show resources for learning more about working with R
    4. Integrate R into a Tableau worksheet
  2. Calculate ratios
    1. Go over using ratios within Tableau
  3. Understand when to use the ATTR function
    1. Discuss when and how to use the ATTR function
    2. Switch a worksheet to record level aggregation
  4. Compare record level results vs. aggregated results
    1. Discuss when and how to use the ATTR function
    2. Switch a worksheet to record level aggregation
  5. Use LOD and nested LOD functions
    1. Review LOD expressions
    2. Use nested LOD expressions for detailed analysis
  6. Explore advanced uses of sets and bins
    1. Create a dynamic set
    2. Work with histograms
  7. Review mapping with polygon maps
    1. Learn how to map non-standard data
  8. Discuss WMS servers and Mapbox integration
    1. Review WMS servers
    2. Connect to a WMS server
    3. Examine Mapbox website and offerings
    4. Create a Mapbox map
  9. Build advanced visualization types
Registration Details

  • Senturus accepts payment by credit card, purchase order and invoice.
  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon payment receipt.
  • Each registered student will receive an email with the course confirmation and details on how to access the online classroom.
  • A full, hard copy set of course materials is shipped to each United States based student a few days prior to the start of class.
  • *International students will receive electronic copies of the course guide in place of a hard copy. These students may print one hard copy of the guide for their own personal use during the course. The course materials are copyrighted and any other reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

If you choose to use your own copy of Tableau, you will need to install and configure R with the RServe package. See instructions on how to install and configure R.  You will also need to have an account with Mapbox (http://www.mapbox.com) to perform the mapping demos. Additional data source files will be provided prior to the start of class. If you cannot use your own copy of Tableau, a remote server will be provided.

We recommend that all attendees have two displays (monitors) so they can see the training presentation and their hands-on class work simultaneously.

Audio for attendees is via VoIP and a PC headset is highly recommended. Audio is also available via teleconference using a TOLL number.

Cancellations made ten or more calendar days prior to the first day of the course receive a 100% refund.

Cancellations made between five and nine calendar days prior to the first day of the course, receive a 50% refund.

Registrants will be charged 100% of the enrollment fee if a cancellation request is not received at least five calendar days prior to the first day of the course.