Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Tableau Business Analytics Training

Tableau Training

May 14 & 15 (part of Analytics Summit 2018 training days)

Course Description: This two-day workshop on Tableau will cover beginner, intermediate and advanced topics. The course will be taught by Jeffrey Shaffer, a Tableau Zen Master.



Importing and connecting to various data sources
Viewing data in Tableau
Data Blending
Creating basic chart types
Creating a Dashboard and Storypoints
Using Filters and the Marks
Green and Blue pills and how Tableau uses them
Formatting worksheets and dashboards
How to share your work (Public, Server and Reader)
Basic Mapping
Basic Calculations



Registration for this class will be open in late February.  To be added to the priority registration list,  please email Larry Porter


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Creating Interactive dashboards
Using parameters
Analysis tools in Tableau
Intermediate chart types
Creating other useful chart types not native to Tableau
Custom Shapes
Custom Color Palettes
Custom Mapping and WMS servers
Using paths and polygon shapes
Intermediate Calculations and Level of Detail
Embedding URLs, Video, Music and Sound

Advanced chart types in Tableau
Using Tableau integration with R
Introduction to Tableau Javascript API
Custom mapping
Integrating Mapbox into Tableau
Dissecting some great Tableau vizzes

Course Fee: TBD includes breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and free parking for both days.

Course Location:
U-Square. Room 359
225 Calhoun Street
Cincinnati. OH 45219   (google map link)

Instructor Bio: The course will be taught by Jeffrey A Shaffer, Tableau Zen Master,  an expert in applying data visualization to create insights and competitive advantage. Mr. Shaffer is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business where he teaches Data Visualization in the graduate course series for Data Analytics. He is a regular speaker at conferences, symposiums, universities and corporate training programs on the topic of data visualization, he writes for the data visualization blog at Data + Science and he was a finalist in the 2011 Tableau Interactive Visualization Competition. Mr. Shaffer also teaches data visualization at the KPMG Advisory University. Mr. Shaffer is Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at Unifund. He joined Unifund in 1996 and has been instrumental in the creation and development of the complex systems, analytics and business intelligence platform at Unifund.