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Data Is the New Gold: Learn Tableau Skills for Free

The AI revolution demands that everyone, regardless of role, develops data skills to make well-informed decisions.

Investing in data skills and gaining hands-on experience is a wise career move.

We’ve all heard it’s important for businesses to be data-driven. To be successful, businesses need employees who can explore, understand, and communicate with data. And with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), accessing and analyzing company data accurately has never been more important. Many companies around the world have met this challenge by visualizing their data and uncovering valuable insights with Tableau, the world’s leading AI-powered analytics and business intelligence platform. 

Investing in data skills and gaining hands-on experience is a wise career move. Whether you’re baffled by data analytics or a veritable pro at Tableau Vizzes (that’s Tableau-speak for “data visualizations”), one thing is for sure: Data is for everyone, and we’re here to help you learn Tableau skills on Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform.

What is Tableau?

Tableau helps people see, understand, and act on data. Tableau is the AI-driven analytics platform that helps you prep and manage your data, uncover and solve problems, and make better and faster business decisions. It’s for problem solvers, the curious, and those who see data as a catalyst for change.

Tens of thousands of organizations in nearly every country use Tableau to solve data problems‌ — ‌including Fortune 500 enterprises, small and midsize businesses, government agencies, universities, research institutions, and nonprofits. And Tableau skills aren’t just for data scientists and business analysts. The ability to explore, understand, and communicate with data is an important skill for people in all types of organizations, departments, and job roles.

Learn Tableau skills and get hands-on with Trailhead

Now, you can grow your analytics expertise by completing Tableau hands-on challenges in Trailhead. For the first time, you can learn using Tableau Public — a free platform to explore, create, and publicly share data visualizations online — embedded right into Trailhead. Trailhead walks you through scenarios inspired by common use cases and gives you step-by-step guidance. It then checks your work and provides targeted feedback about any missteps so you can correct them and get practice executing your new skills with perfect accuracy. 

As you learn Tableau skills on Trailhead, you’ll build your expertise and your data analytics portfolio. You’ll not only earn Trailhead badges to prove your skills but also be able to publish each Tableau Viz that you make to your portfolio on your Tableau Public account, which you can share with prospective employers.

You don’t need to be a data analyst to learn Tableau. The new hands-on challenges help anyone learn the basics quickly and easily.”

Dar Veverka
Senior Solution Architect

Get hands-on today with these five brand new Tableau badges.

Get Hands-on With Tableau

Try the new Tell Stories with Data Using Tableau Public trail to grow your Tableau skills.

Top data and Tableau skills to visualize your data

Being comfortable with data requires a few different skill sets, and you can learn them all on Trailhead. Put theory into practice with the new Tableau hands-on challenges. 

Data analysis: Compile and analyze data to discover useful information and support decision-making.

Data visualization: Represent data in easily understood graphics or visualizations.

Data management: Manage an organization’s data through data governance, architecture, integration, and quality.

Data governance and ethics: Manage an organization’s data ethically and ensure compliance with laws and policies.

Get hands-on with this Tableau Quest

Invest in yourself by learning more, starting with the new Tableau hands-on challenges on Trailhead. You can even get a prize for it. Embrace the power of hands-on learning with the Get Hands-on with Tableau Quest. Complete the quest by March 31, 2024, to earn a voucher for a Salesforce Certification exam to demonstrate your expertise. Don’t miss out on the chance to enhance your skills, boost your career, and help your team visualize their data. Start your Tableau learning journey on Trailhead today and take advantage of the full potential of data analytics.

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Andy Bergman
Andy Bergman VP, Trailhead Content Development

Andy is the VP of Trailhead Content, our free learning platform at Salesforce that breaks down barriers to learning and creates an equal and accessible pathway into the Salesforce ecosystem for anyone. He has spent the past eleven years at Salesforce, helping customers learn new technology skills, soft skills, and Salesforce skills via instructor-led courses to free self-study badges.

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