About this Course

Learn the fundamentals of data visualization and practice communicating with data. This course covers how to apply design principles, human perception, color theory, and effective storytelling with data. If you present data to others, aspire to be a business analyst or data scientist, or if you’d like to become more effective with visualization tools, then you can grow your skills with this course.

This course is part of both the Business Analyst and Data Analyst Nanodegree Programs.

Course Cost
Approx. 3 weeks
Skill Level
Included in Product

Rich Learning Content

Interactive Quizzes

Taught by Industry Pros

Self-Paced Learning

Student Support Community

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Data Visualization in Tableau

Enhance your skill set and boost your hirability through innovative, independent learning.

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Course Leads

Mat Leonard

Mat Leonard


What You Will Learn

Prerequisites and Requirements

  • No programming experience required.
  • Interested in using data to make better business decisions.
  • Tableau license (provided to Nanodegree students at no cost).

See theTechnology Requirements for using Udacity.

Why Take This Course

Data visualization skills are tremendously important in today’s data driven economy. Collecting and analysing data is just one step; to communicate your results to clients or your managers, you need to present the data in a coherent and intuitive way. Charts or graphs allow the human brain to visualize and understand large amounts of complex data.

This course will teach you to use data visualization to explore and understand data, and then communicate insights in a powerful and meaningful ways.

This course uses Tableau to create data visualizations. A 6-month educational license for Tableau is included free for Nanodegree students only.

What do I get?
Instructor videosLearn by doing exercisesTaught by industry professionals