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Data Management and Visual Analytics with Tableau (Seating Limited)


Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM (CST)

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Data Management and Visual Analytics with Tableau
A hands-on, case study approach using real-world data, challenges and all…

Everyone can benefit from learning a reliable, flexible and repeatable method to analyze real-world data. Combine this with a solid grounding in the flow and core features of Tableau to achieve great returns with this course. In just two days, you will complete multiple real-world case studies with Tableau paired with supporting data management capabilities of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

The core of this course is based on the principles and methods in The Accidental Analyst and Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8 (the original Tableau book, now on the fourth edition). Stephen Few, best-selling author on data visualization wrote about The Accidental Analyst, “This is a wonderful book, filled with practical advice. Business people who are struggling to make sense of their data will find it accessible and directly applicable to their work-a great resource for building analytical prowess.”


Our two day course includes well-crafted lectures on the principles of analytics and Tableau combined with extensive in-class examples, allowing you to follow along with Stephen to learn how to take charge of your data with Tableau. Learnings from the lecture and examples are reinforced with real-world case studies focused on the methods and core features of Tableau, combined with supporting capabilities of Excel and Access.

What you will cover
Connect to commonly used data sources
+ Explore these data sources for quality issues that could impact your findings
+ Learn methods to identify and address data quality problems, greatly improving your analysis
+ Create tables and charts that quickly inform and guide you in answering your questions
+ Customize tables and graphs to clarify and clearly answer the questions for decision-makers
+ Build interactive dashboards that bring your work together in a coherent manner
+ Confidently present results to managers, colleagues, clients and the public
+ Learn expert tips, tricks and shortcuts that will save you both time and aggravation

Who should attend
Business or data professionals at companies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions or in the government who want to learn a repeatable, proven method to make confident decisions based on data. This hands-on workshop is useful for newer or intermediate analysts, and experts have also attended to learn how to effectively teach others how to analyze data. Note: Participants must bring a laptop with Microsoft® Office installed. All participants will receive course notes, real-world exercises, a copy of our book The Accidental Analyst and a laminated set of our popular Rapid Dashboards Reference Cards which is packed with tips and tricks that are helpful for effective data presentation. 


Participant feedback and comments
   “Jam packed with tons of information.”       
   “The step by step examples are great.”       
   “Walking through thought process instead of just how to do a series of features.”       
   “I liked how it was a very interactive class with numerous hints and tips provided.” and       
   “…like the material on preparing the data."

This two day course is taught in-person worldwide- both in public venues and onsite at leading organizations. No prior knowledge of Tableau is required. Bring your laptop with Tableau and Microsoft Office installed. We also recommend bringing a mouse rather than using your laptop touchpad, it’s much more efficient with Tableau!

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When & Where

University of Chicago Business School
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM (CST)

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