Tableau Analysis Ninja

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This intensive 3-4 day bootcamp is designed to turbocharge your Tableau skills and take your analytical ability and the insights you provide to the next level.  This assumes you’re already very familiar with the Tableau interface and want to go beyond bar charts and learn a variety of advanced charts, when to use them and how they help you be a better data analyst.  This course will also teach you how to turn your formatting into magazine-quality infographics, as well as quantify impacts.


Course Duration:
4 Days


3-6 months of regular Tableau usage; familiarity with calculations and a desire to move fast

Course Objectives:
Course Outline:


How to understand what keeps the CEO up at night

How to ask the right questions

Where to find answers to these questions

What makes a visualization effective

The Ninja Analyst Framework

Advanced Time Series Analytics

  • Line Chart with Avg. Lines
  • Cycle Plots
  • Line Chart with Year over Year Growth
  • Line Chart with Percent Change and Difference
  • Line Chart with Trend Line
  • Running Total Charts
  • Line Chart with Future Projection via Regression
  • Forecasting
    • How to use them and when
    • How to interpret them
    • How to adjust them
  • Using the datediff calc to show differences in time periods
  • Control Charts
  • Small Multiples


  • Percent of Total and Double Labels
  • Bar Chart with Max Color Calc
  • Adding Ranks as a Dimension
  • Highlight Tables
  • Histograms
  • Pareto Charts

Correlation Analytics and Relationships Between Data

  • Scatter Plots
  • Jitter Plots
  • Quadrant Charts
  • Actual vs. Budget or Actual vs. Target Bulletgraphics
  • Ratios
  • “Relative To” Charts
  • Linear Regression
    • How to create them
    • How to interpret them
    • When to use them
  • Simple Multiple Linear Regression
  • Understanding and testing for Statistical Significance with the Student’s T-test or Chi Square

Outlier Analysis

  • Averages
  • What’s changed and by how much and how big is the impact
  • Standard Deviations
  • 95th Percentile
  • Box Plots
  • Sets
  • Clustering
    • When to use
    • How to interpret
    • How to adjust
  • KPIs and BANS
    • BANS
    • Reference Line Comparisons
    • KPI Indicators with YTD vs. Prev YTD (or similar types of time periods)

Advanced Geographic Analysis

  • Custom maps
  • Custom territories or regions
  • Mapbox
  • Background maps

Other Advanced Charts

  • Barbell Charts
  • Funnel Charts
  • Marginal Histograms

Advanced Dashboards

  • Layouts
  • Formatting
  • Fonts
  • Colors
  • Key Insights
  • Providing Recommendations
  • Quantifying Insights and Impacts of Recommendations
  • Adding Concrete Metaphors to Drive Your Message Home
  • Storypoints

Using these skills to advance your career and get promoted

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