New Course: Visualizing Data in Tableau 101

Kevin and I love to teach people how to use Tableau. We’ve been doing it via blogs, presentations, Tableau Community Forums, and conversations on social media for many years. But most of that content has been bite-sized. When we joined Moxy Analytics, we wanted to find a way to teach people in a more end-to-end fashion, so we started developing an introductory Tableau course. We’re super excited to announce that this course is now open for registration.



Visualizing Data in Tableau the Flerlage Way is taught by both Kevin and me. We’ll introduce you to the power of data visualization, then dive deep into Tableau, teaching you how to model your data, build insightful charts, create user interactivity, write powerful calculated fields, and present everything using insightful and well-designed dashboards. But the training is not simply Tableau training. Working with Tableau requires an in-depth knowledge of how to effectively visualize data. So, the course will also teach key data visualization concepts including why we visualize data, chart types and when to use them, effective use of interactivity, design techniques, color usage, and many other best practices. The course is intended for newbies just getting started with Tableau, self-taught users who wish to fill in some gaps, or anyone who just feels they need a refresher.


The course contains a whopping 21 hours of content provided over the course of six 3.5-hour sessions. Our goal is to take you from beginner to intermediate as quickly as possible (though that will also require a bit of practice on your part 😉). Here’s the day-by-day agenda:


Day 1

Why Do We Visualize Data?

Connecting to Data

The Canvas & Pills


The Marks Cards

Sheet Formatting


Day 2


Dashboards Overview

Creating Common Charts


Day 3

Dual Axis Charts

Dashboards in Detail

Dashboard Actions

Design & Best Practices


Day 4

Design & Best Practices (continued)

The Importance of Color

Calculated Fields


Day 5

Calculated Fields (continued)

If Statements

Boolean Calculations



Day 6

Data Sources

Data Modeling

Filters & Order of Operations

Using Tableau Server/Cloud

Tableau Public

Mastering Tableau


If you’re interested, then please check out our registration page. And, if your company is looking for private training, let us know as we also offer private, customized training to best meet the needs of your team.


201 Coming Soon

Keep an eye out as we’re also working on a next-level 201 course. This is super exciting as we’ll get to dive into some more advanced topics, including lots of additional chart types, a deeper dive into dashboards and design, amazing parameter and set use cases, advanced calculated fields, in-depth data modeling, and advanced mapping. This is still in development, but if you’re interested in this course, please let us know.


Thanks for all your support over the years! We hope to see some of you in class soon!


Ken Flerlage, July 12, 2023

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  1. Just signed up for Cornell Data analytics & Tableau course, otherwise I'd entertain this. Having just discovered your website, I need to go thru a lot more of your content, but I enjoyed how you discussed Sankey diagrams. Quick question because I have been searching for months: is there any way to get Tableau to show dependencies in a Gantt chart? Every example I see is from add-on tools or separate tools, not within Tableau itself, so we continued to brief from Project files. Trying to import Project into Tableau doesn't carry over the hierarchy / outlined relationships. Cheers!

    1. Ah bummer! Well, if we can ever help out...just let us know. In regards to Gantt charts and dependencies, can you be a bit more specific on what you are trying to do? Feel free to email me at


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