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Self-Paced Course

Intro to Tableau Prep

Get up and running with Tableau Prep, and complete hands-on projects to learn how to combine, shape, clean, and prepare raw data for analysis.

Course Hours9.5 hours
Skills Learned
Data Prep
Database Design
Course Level

Course Description

Tableau Prep is a self-service data preparation tool, with visual and intuitive tools for combining, shaping, and cleaning raw data for analysis.

This course explores each stage of the Tableau Prep workflow; connecting to sources, examining and filtering data, applying operations and custom calculations, joining and pivoting tables, and sharing data outputs.

Throughout the course, you’ll be playing the role of Data Analyst for Maven Charter Schools, an up-and-coming private institution. Your role is to use Tableau Prep, and the skills you learn throughout the course, to prepare data from a variety of sources, including teacher pay, SAT scores, graduation rates, and more.

You'll learn how to connect and configure sources, apply operations for grouping, splitting and cleaning data, create custom LOD and analytic calculations, and use tools to join, aggregate and transform tables.

Finally, you'll review options for saving, updating, and publishing data outputs, along with tools to automate and share flows built with Tableau Prep.

Whether you’re an aspiring BI professional or just looking to take your Tableau Prep skills to the next level, this is the course for you.



  • 5.5 hours on-demand video (9.5 CPE credits)

  • 6 quizzes

  • 5 homework assignments

  • 2 skills assessments (1 benchmark, 1 final)



  • Analytics or BI professionals who need to wrangle and prep raw data
  • Aspiring data professionals looking to add Tableau skills to the resume
  • Anyone seeking to learn one of the industry's most popular data prep tools


  • Tableau Prep (free 14-day trial, then $70/mo)
  • Experience with Tableau Desktop a plus, but not required


  • Identify basic Tableau Prep functionality, including input, clean, join, aggregate, pivot, join, union and output steps

  • Identify common Tableau Prep tools and use cases for cleaning fields, including filter, clean, group, and duplicate actions

  • Identify common data calculation functions, including Fixed LODs, rank, analytic, logical, date and string

  • Identify examples of combining data using joins, unions and merges

  • Identify data transformation tools including aggregate and pivot steps and their impact on data structure

  • Identify and interpret key Tableau Prep output types including local files, published data sources, and database ingestion


  • CPE Credits: 9.5

  • Field of Study: Information Technology

  • Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

Maven Analytics LLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints or refunds, please contact us at admin@mavenanalytics.io or (857) 256-1765.

*Last Updated: December 1, 2021

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