What's a Training Workshop?

Add a one-day training workshop to your TC17 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 Tableau Conference.These workshops are offered pre-conference on Monday for an additional fee, which is discounted for conference attendees.

  • Advance registration and an additional fee are required. The fee can be paid during the registration process
  • Offered on Monday (see schedule for more details).

Training workshops cost $600 in addition to conference fees. You must pre-register during the conference registration process. Workshops typically sell out months before the conference, so register early. Training workshops are offered Monday, October 9th. They are all-day workshops (8:30 am – 5:00 pm) with breakfast and lunch provided.

Find more information about Training Workshops here.

Monday, Oct. 9

Desktop 101

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you interested in learning how to navigate Tableau to efficiently build impactful visualizations? This full-day workshop is geared toward Tableau beginners. Whether you’re a lone data soldier or responsible for analytics organization-wide, you’ll gain practical experience and skills, including how to sort, group, and slice data, as well as 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

*Specific topics subject to change

Desktop 201

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Looking to improve your visualization and data analysis skills? This full-day workshop is geared toward intermediate Tableau users who want to take their skills to the next level. It focuses heavily on integrating data and analyzing results. You’ll harness the power of table calculations, calculations, and parameters, and further your dashboard design knowledge.

  • Working with data source
  • Using calculations and level-of-detail expressions
  • Advanced table calculations
  • Parameters
  • Distributions
  • Dashboards

*Specific topics subject to change

Desktop 301: Advanced Calculations

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Do you want to advance your calculation acumen? Learn more as you dive into specific uses for calculations, table calculations and LOD’s. This full day workshop will focus on the intricacies of the many calculation options within Tableau. You’ll gain a better understanding of when to use calculations, LOD’s or table calculations and when to use a combination of these.

  • Advanced Calculations
  • Advanced Table Calculations
  • Level of Detail Expressions

*Specific topics subject to change

Desktop 302: Advanced Visualizations

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you struggling with innovative ways to show your data for specific circumstances? In this full-day workshop we provide you with the opportunity to dive into scenarios built around everyday situations you may see. Some of these scenarios we provide are time based, customer behavior patterns and geography. You’ll how to artfully prepare visualizations for these scenarios through advanced chart techniques paired with calculations to create an impactful analysis.

  • Analyzing Time-Based Data
  • Analyzing Customer Behavior
  • Integrating Data Sources
  • Advanced Chart Types
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Advanced Dashboard Techniques

*Specific topics subject to change

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? Do you understand the quirks of your data immediately? If you're like those of us who don't, then this is the class for you! This full-day 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
  • Explore your data efficiently, based on whether you have a specific question to answer, or are exploring

*Specific topics subject to change

Essentials of Tableau Server Administration

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
This full-day workshop delivers the goods you need to build a sound, scalable Tableau Server installation. The best practices taught make a huge difference in how much work it’s going to take to manage and grow your Tableau Server. If you want to get things right from the beginning and eliminate growing pains later, this course is for you. Workshop topics include:

  • Single node Install of Tableau Server
  • Tableau Server Administrator interface
  • Managing users and groups
  • Best practices: Designing and implementing content permissions
  • Publishing workbooks, data sources, and revision control
  • Best practices: Tableau data extracts
  • Schedules and subscriptions
  • Tabadmin and Tabcmd

*Specific topics subject to change

Distributed Server Installations and High Availability

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Price: $600
Are you architecting a Tableau Server installation? Do you want to know what’s going on under the hood of your Tableau Server? Are you interested in distributing processes among multiple machines and configuring for high availability? If so, then this workshop is for you. This training covers the following topics:

  • Server architecture: What the Tableau Server component processes do
  • Upgrading Tableau Server clusters
  • Backups and restores
  • Scalability and distributed installations; process performance
  • Configuring Tableau Server for an External Load Balancer
  • High availability
  • Failing over to a backup primary
  • Repository Failover

*Specific topics subject to change

Visual Analytics 101

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? If so, this course is for you. This full-day workshop teaches the fundamentals of good visualization design and best practice, including:

  • Visual Analytics Techniques
  • Choosing the right chart type
  • Effective dashboard design

*Specific topics subject to change