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Self-Paced Course

Tableau Speed & Performance

Optimize Tableau Desktop speed & performance and learn how to build fast, scalable, and user-friendly dashboards.

Course Hours5 hours
Skills Learned
Data Analysis
Data Visualization
Course Level

Course Description

If you’re looking to improve the speed and performance of your Tableau dashboards, this is the course for you.

You’ll be playing the role of a Business Intelligence Analyst at Bike Maven, a bicycle sharing company based in New York City. You’ve inherited a Tableau dashboard containing three years of accident data, but it’s so slow that it’s practically unusable.

Your mission? Use the optimization tools and techniques covered in this course to make the dashboard fast, scalable, and user-friendly.

We’ll start by reviewing Tableau’s performance evaluation tools, then dive into four key optimization areas, including data design, filters, calculations, and layouts & visuals. Finally, we’ll address some external factors specific to Tableau Server & online.

During the course you’ll learn how to record and interpret query performance, understand exactly how Tableau processing and rendering actually works, and review common event types and their impact on speed and usability.

We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of various data modeling techniques and connection types, share best practices for filter optimization, introduce pro tips to help you write efficient calculations, review key data visualization and dashboard design principles, and much more.

Throughout the course we’ll practice applying these techniques to our Bike Maven dashboard, and track our performance improvements each step of the way.




  • Analysts or BI professionals looking to build fast, high-performance dashboards
  • Tableau Desktop users who want to optimize the performance of existing workbooks or reports


  • Tableau Public (free) or Tableau Desktop (we'll walk through the install)
  • Prior experience with Tableau Desktop is strongly encouraged

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Every subscription includes access to the following course materials

  • Interactive Project files
  • Downloadable e-books
  • Graded quizzes and assessments
  • 1-on-1 Expert support
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Verified credentials & accredited badges
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