Data Analytics using Tableau

Drive success from data

10 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
29th June
28th September
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €765
On-Campus: €1000

This course is starting in October 2022. Apply now!

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Why Data Analytics & Visualisation

The sheer volume of digital data in the world today is astounding.  A problem is that the sheer scale of the growth of this data makes is difficult to analyse using traditional tools.  This is answered by an explosion in various data analytics tools translating data into insight.  

Tableau is a powerful data visualization tool used in the BI (Business Intelligence) industry.  Tableau empowers people in organisations to ask questions of their data and answer them visually. Extracting value from the data can be done in real-time, leading to more timely decision-making.  Hidden patterns can emerge when data sets are blended and combined for analysis. 

In this programme, you will learn the core concepts and techniques in Tableau for analysing and visualising data.  You’ll work with dashboards, carry out various forms of data analysis and present them visually. You don’t need technical background to do this, and the programme does not require programming skills.

Course Overview

In this programme, you will learn the core concepts and techniques in Tableau for analysing and visualising data.  You’ll work with dashboards, carry out various forms of data analysis and present them visually. You don’t need technical background to do this, and the programme does not require programming skills. 

On successful completion of this Diploma you will be able to:

  1. Use the Tableau interface to carry out various forms of data analysis
  2. Use the Tableau interface to create high quality visualisations 
  3. Build dashboards to share your work
  4. Manipulate a variety of data sources in various ways
  5. Implement geo-mapping techniques for a defined purpose


What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Course Content

1. Introduction
    • The world of the data scientist
    • The value and importance of high quality data visualisations
    • Examples of high quality data visualisations
2. Tableau and Data
    • Getting started on Tableau, understanding how Tableau works, and what can be achieved with it
    • Connecting with data sources
    • Data types and properties
    • Data structures
    • Data preparation & customisations
3. Data Visualisations – part 1
    • Bar charts & line charts
    • Applying groups and filters
    • Formatting visuals
4. Dashboards
    • Layouts
    • Elements
    • Creating stories
    • Sharing dashboards
5. Analytics Concepts – part 1
    • Dimensions and measures
    • Discrete and continuous fields
    • Basic calculations (arithmetic, aggregations and ratios, discrete maths)
6. Databases and Data Connections
    • Managing tables
    • Data connections
    • Data restructuring
    • Data extracts
    • Filtering and sorting data
    • Hierarchies and sets
    • Single and multiple data sources
7. Data Visualisations – part 2
    • Visualisation types
    • Histograms and bins
    • Heat maps and tree maps
    • Multi-axes charts
    • Scatterplots and crosstabs
    • Motion charts
    • Gantt charts
    • Sparklines
    • Formatting – labels and annotations, titles, captions, tooltips
    • Interpreting and answering questions with charts
8. Analytics Concepts – part 2
    • String and date calculations
    • Level-of-detail (LOD) calculations
    • Logic statements
    • Arithmetic calculations
    • Calculations in Join clauses
9. Data Visualisations – Mapping
    • Panning and zooming,
    • Filtering and layering
    • Content selection
    • Geographic search and location
    • Custom geocoding
    • Spatial visualisations
    • Using background images
10. Analytics and Visualisations Together
    • Reference lines and bands
    • Trend lines and models
    • Forecasting and predicting
    • Drag & drop analytics
    • Box plots
    • Reference distributions

Career Opportunities

The learning outcomes and syllabus have been written with the Tableau Desktop Certifications in mind, particularly the Tableau Desktop Specialist and Desktop Certified Associate.

Graduates can work in data insights teams, applying data analytics tools and visualisation techniques to address business problems and develop and present data insights.  Specific roles examples: data scientist, business intelligence (BI) analyst, data visualization specialist, Tableau professional.  More and more organisations are realising the importance of data analysis and visualisation for business purposes. The roles above are increasing in number in a variety of organisations and business sectors as well as specialist data organisations.

Entry Requirements

This course is intended for anyone with an interest in working with quantitative data.  A specific technical or analytical background is not needed, but you are expected to have digital literacy to navigate through Tableau.

How to Apply

Don’t miss out because you’re unsure.

You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Contact Us" or "Apply Online" options below or at the top of the page, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055 
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We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

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Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

Lecturer Profile

Conor Fingleton
Conor Fingleton/ Lecturer Diploma in Data Analysis and Visualisation using Tableau /
Conor Fingleton is a Chartered Engineer with over 8 years experience working in data analytics consulting. He has 7 years experience working with Deloitte and has worked with clients including Revenue Commissioners, Bank of Ireland, AIB, HCL, Pfizer and Lifestyle Sports. He specialises in BI development and has extensive knowledge of Tableau and Alteryx.

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