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Data Visualization: Tableau
Course: CIS260TB

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: This data visualization course covers the graphic representation of data and how to effectively and efficiently communicate it from singular and disparate data sources using Tableau. Helps students prepare for the Tableau Certified Data Analyst certification.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Install and configure Tableau desktop, server, extended, and third-party software and tools. (I)
2. Identify requirements for visualization definition. (II)
3. Create data sources and data sets. (III, IV)
4. Create Tableau visualization elements. (V)
5. Create Tableau dashboards. (VI)
6. Use visualization software to manage users. (VII)
7. Prepare for certification. (VIII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Software and tools
II. Visualization development
III. Data sources
IV. Data sets
   A. Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL)
   B. Static data
   C. Live data
   D. Streaming
   E. Non-streaming
   F. Structured data
   G. Non-structured data
   H. Hybrid data
V. Visualization elements
   A. Charts
   B. Graphs
   C. Bar
   D. Line
   E. Plots
   F. Drawings
   G. Other
VI. Dashboards
   A. Best practices
   B. Data artistry
   C. Publish data
   D. Portfolio
   E. Other
VII. User management
VIII. Certification
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: August 23, 2022

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