About this Program
A picture speaks a thousand data points. In a data-driven world, the ability to present large amounts of information through visualizations is increasingly important for success in a variety of industries. The career outlook is bright for professionals who are well-versed in these skills.
In this three-course certificate program, we’ll explore ways to organize and derive meaning from data using Tableau tools and techniques. You’ll learn how to create rich, intuitive visualizations that can help your organization make more insightful decisions. Use principles drawn from the fields of visual design, perceptual psychology and cognitive science to develop your ability to effectively convey data in a professional setting.
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Professionals who want to learn how to effectively visualize data.
Those who want more background in data analysis might consider taking our
Foundations of Data Analysis course first.
Lisa Carlson, instructor of the Certificate in Data Visualization, discusses the value of telling a compelling story using data and how the program gives students a competitive edge in the job market.
Play WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The fundamental design principles and different types of data visualization
How to locate, prepare, model and analyze data using Tableau
Methods for creating interactive visualizations tailored to specific audiences and devices
Techniques to add context with benchmarks and comparisons
Data prep and cleaning techniques; basic and table calculations; and advanced interactivity concepts such as sets, set actions, parameters and parameter actions
GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Apply theory to create visualizations using Tableau
Complete data visualization projects that you can add to your professional portfolio
Apply for a Scholarship
You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the
Alumni working in field
Boeing, Amazon, Tableau Software, T-Mobile, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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