Tableau Desktop Specialist

Exam Name: Tableau Desktop Specialist

Exam Code: Desktop Specialist

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Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam Summary:

Exam Name Tableau Desktop Specialist
Exam Code  Desktop Specialist
Exam Duration  60 minutes
Exam Questions  30 
Passing Score  70% 
Exam Price   $100 (USD)
Books Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam Readiness
Desktop I: Fundamentals
Sample Questions   Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Sample Question
Practice Exam   Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Practice Exam

Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam Topics:

Objective Details 
Connecting to & Preparing Data 
Create and save data connections – Create a live connection to a data source
– Explain the differences between using live connections versus extracts
– Create an extract
– Save metadata properties in a . TDS
Modify data connections   – Add a join
– Add a blend
– Add a union 
Manage data properties   – Rename a data field
– Assign an alias to a data value
– Assign a geographic role to a data field
– Change data type for a data field (number, date, string, Boolean, etc.)
– Change default properties for a data field (number format, aggregation, color, date format, etc.) 
Exploring & Analyzing Data  
Create basic charts – Create a bar chart
– Create a line chart
– Create a scatterplot
– Create a map using geographic data
– Create a combined axis chart
– Create a dual axis chart
– Create a stacked bar
– Create a chart to show specific values (crosstab, highlight table)
Organize data and apply filters   – Create a visual group
– Create a group using labels
– Create a set
– Organize dimensions into a hierarchy
– Add a filter to the view
– Add a context filter
– Add a date filter 
Apply analytics to a worksheet   – Add a manual or a computed sort
– Add a reference line or trend line
– Use a table calculation
– Use bins and histograms
– Create a calculated field (e.g. string, date, simple arithmetic)
– Add a parameter 
Sharing Insights  
Format view for presentation   – Use color
– Use bolding
– Use shapes
– Use viz animations
– Change size of marks
– Select fonts
Create and modify a dashboard   – Create a dashboard layout
– Add interactive or explanatory elements
– Add dashboard actions
– Modify existing dashboard layout for mobile devices
– Create a story using dashboards or views
– Share a twbx as a PDF
– Share a twbx as an image 
Understanding Tableau Concepts 
Dimensions and measures   – Explain what kind of information dimensions usually contain
– Explain what kind of information measures usually contain
Discrete and continuous fields – Explain how discrete fields are displayed in Tableau
– Explain how continuous fields are displayed in Tableau
– Explain the difference between discrete date parts and continuous date values in Tableau 
Aggregation  – Explain why Tableau aggregates measures
– Describe how an aggregated measure changes when dimensions are added to the view