Tableau Desktop Specialist - Beginner Certification

Review By: Vikram Iyer



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Resources Used

  • LinkedIn Learning, Tableau Training Videos

Detailed Review Of Preparation

I have spent most of my time with Business Objects as the reporting tool for my project. Tableau was being claimed as the future, and I decided to get my hands dirty. The purpose was not to learn development skills (you would need advanced certifications), but to understand the basics, high level architecture and setup, create POC, pitch in ideas and participate in technical discussions. This certification did not take much time to prep, it also helped I did not have much time to devote. I went through the course in LinkedIn learning, that was very helpful. As I was going through the course, tried to improvise with the examples provided and recreated some of the reports we had prepared in BO (of course using mocked up data). I did search online to review other's preparation journey (unfortunately this site was not up then), and uncovered the Tableau Training link. Did not spend much time on that though, it was time to give my certification. I did pass it in my 1st attempt. Good luck to all you folks attempting this certification, should be an easy one to crack.

Benefits From Certification

  • My Job Needed It
  • Knowledge is Power
  • I just did it for the giggles