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How to Get Certified in Tableau

Tableau is a rising star in the crowded data analytics and visualization software market.  The software was born at Stanford University around year 2000.  The company's products used to be favored by small to medium sized company for its relatively lower price and ease of use in a space packed with many IT industry giants such as Oracle, IBM and SAP, just to name a few.

Today, Tableau's popularity is growing fast, faster than any of its direct competitors.  You you go to any of the major job board and enter 'Tableau' as a search keyword, you will see what I mean.

Whether you are a season data analysts or new to this rapidly growing field, getting a certification in Tableau will prove to be great investment.


Tableau Certification is directly managed by the maker of the the product, Tableau.  The certification first branches out to two career track - Desktop and Server.  The desktop certification is geared toward data professionals and the Server is for the administrators.

Finally, there are two levels of certification available in each track, Qualified Associate and Certified Professional.  It's similar to how Microsoft designed their certification program.  You first have to pass the Qualified Associate test which basically awards you with that certification.  After that, you can proceed to Certified Professional exam.

You can read more about the Tableau Certification program here - Link

If you are ready to take the test or just want to access you knowledge, you can take a full length practice test.  The test kit is available for under $10.

Tableau Desktop 10 Qualified Associate Practice Exam

Also, check out some of the most highly rated study guide and practice tests below.  They are all updated for the latest version 10.0

  1. Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang
  2. Tableau Your Data!: Fast and Easy Visual Analysis by Daniel G. Murray
  3. Learning Tableau 10 - Second Edition by Joshua N. Milligan
  4. Tableau for Healthcare, Second Edition by Deniel Benevento
  5. Communicating Data with Tableau: Designing, Developing, and Delivering Data Visualizations
How to Get Certified in Tableau Reviewed by Brandon Oh on Friday, January 13, 2017 Rating: 5

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