Tableau Prep Builder for Beginners – Getting Started

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This course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use Tableau Prep Builder for data preparation and data cleaning. We will start from scratch; no specific knowledge is required; you should only be familiar with Tableau.

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What to know about this course

Are you interested in data analytics and (self-service BI) business intelligence? Are you already using Tableau or plan to use it soon?  You might have already seen Tableau as a visual analytics tool in action. You might have created Tableau dashboards yourself. But as you know, the result of visualizing your data is only the tip of the iceberg. As data analysts spend a huge amount of their time cleaning and preparing data, this process is quite tedious. However, it is most important to get the data cleaned and in the right format.  Meet Tableau Prep Builder! A great tool that can help us in doing data preparation/data cleaning fast and efficiently.  In this Tableau Prep Builder course, you will learn all you need to know to use the power of Tableau Prep Builder for your own data cleaning tasks. The course is developed for beginners. Hence, no prior knowledge is required even though working with Tableau before would be an advantage.  This course will first explore the Tableau Prep Builder interface and then perform three case studies to understand how to use Tableau Prep Builder for data cleaning and data preparation.  

By the end of this course, you will be able to use the power of Tableau Prep Builder for data cleaning.  All the resources for this course are available at

Who's this course for?

This course is for all Tableau users who need to do data cleaning. Aspiring data analysts or data scientists or report creators can also benefit from this course.  This course is a crash course for beginners; hence, we start from scratch so no specific knowledge is required but you should be familiar with Tableau. Tableau Prep builder 14-day Trial version could be used in case you do not have a license (yet).

What you'll learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of Tableau Prep Builder.
  • Learn how to get started with Tableau Prep Builder.
  • Perform data cleaning with Tableau Prep Builder.
  • Learn how to deal with multiple excel files.
  • Work with multiple CSV files as a case study.
  • Use transaction case study for data enrichment.

Key Features

  • Learn new ways to easily prepare data by only clicking or drag and drop with Tableau.
  • Use different case studies to understand the power of Tableau Prep Builder.
  • Perform data preparation and data cleaning with Tableau Prep Builder.

Course Curriculum

About the Author

Dan We

Dan We is a 32-year-old entrepreneur, data scientist, and data analytics/visual analytics consultant. He holds a master's degree and is certified in Power BI as a qualified associate in Tableau. He is currently working in business intelligence and helps major companies get key insights from their data in order to deliver long-term growth and outpace their competitors.  He is committed to supporting other people by offering them educational services to help them accomplish their goals and become the best in their profession or explore a new career path.

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