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

Tableau Training  Aug 23 & 24

Gain the in-demand Tableau skills that enhance your data science career or simply become better at data visualization in this two-day training session.  Who better to learn from than Zen Master, Jeff Shaffer, recognized by Tableau for his advanced skills and contributions to the Tableau community and one of the best and brightest  instructors you could find anywhere.  He practices what he teaches and leads a data science team by day.


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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.


Register for Tableau Training Aug 23 & 24


Register for Tableau Training Aug 23 & 24

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Course Outline

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


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


$795 includes breakfast, lunch, snack,s and free parking for both days


UC Center for Business Analytics 
USquare Room 359
225 Calhoun Street
Cincinnati 45219


  • I actually came because I had heard great things about the instructor and learned far more than I was expecting.
  • I knew some Tableau but this course put everything together for me.
  • Great course and great instructor.
  • The instructor is clearly knowledgeable and can think on the fly to answer questions.
  • Fantastic course. Lots of knowledge given in two days in a very organized method


Jeff Shaffer Tableau Zen Master

The course will be taught by Jeffrey 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.