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Tableau Desktop Specialist

Tableau Desktop Specialist

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Tableau Desktop Specialist 

The Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam is for candidates having foundational skills and knowledge of Tableau Desktop and at least three months of applying this understanding in the product. 

Exam Prerequisites

There are no required prerequisites for this exam. Everyone learns differently and everyday use of Tableau varies. Recommendations for learning resources and experience with the product are guidelines, not requirements.

Target Audience

This exam is for those who have foundational skills and understanding of Tableau Desktop and at least three months of applying this understanding in the product. There are no required prerequisites for this exam. Everyone learns differently and every day use of Tableau varies. Recommendations for learning resources and experience with the product are guidelines, not requirements. 

Course Outline 

The Tableau Desktop Specialist exam covers the following topics - 

  • Connecting to & Preparing Data
  • Exploring & Analyzing Data 
  • Sharing Insights
  • Understanding Tableau Concepts 
  • Timeliness

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Exam Format and Information

Exam Name Tableau Desktop Specialist

Delivery Platform Windows Virtual Machine

containing Tableau Desktop

Exam Duration 60 mins
Exam Format Multiple Choice and Multi-Response Questions
Validity No Expiration
Number of Questions 30 Questions
Eligibility/Pre-Requisite NIL
Exam Fee $100 USD

Exam Language English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, German,

French, Brazilian Portuguese, International Spanish

Pass Score 70% and above

Tableau Desktop Specialist FAQs

Yes. Instructions for rescheduling are available in your confirmation email. You must reschedule no later than 24 hours before the exam start time.

To register yourself for the examination, follow steps -

  • Go to the official Tableau Desktop Specialist exam guide page.
  • Scroll down to the System Preparation option and click on register now.
  • You will be redirected to the Loyalist Exam Services page, which is the official exam partner of Tableau.
  • The candidate is then required to log in or signup. Then, follow the prompt.
  • Complete the registration and make the payment.
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  • BI developer
  • Data scientist
  • Analytics manager
  • Analytics consultant

 The Tableau Desktop Specialist examination conducted by Tableau is specially designed for those candidates who already have foundational skills and understanding of Tableau Desktop. After completing this certification the candidate will successfully become a Desktop Specialist. Also, the candidate will develop skills to connect to, prepare, explore, and analyze data, and share their insights.

The Tableau Desktop Specialist exam is said to be a quite tricky exam, the aspirants have to work hard in order to pass the exam. Before starting your preparation, it is very important to know the course structure and exam guide. 

How difficult is the Tableau Desktop Specialist exam?

Tableau Desktop Specialist exam consists of 30 questions that can be of types like a case study, short answers, multiple-choice, mark review, drag, and drop, 

Know more - Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam Format

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Tableau Desktop Specialist Preparation Guide

Prepare with Tableau Desktop Specialist Online Tutorial

  • Refer to the Exam Guide
  • Tableau Desktop Specialist Learning Resources
  • Tableau Desktop Specialist Training
  • Join a Community
  • Evaluate yourself with Practice Test
  • Focus your preparation and prepare for the interview with core skills -
  • Create and save data connections
  • Create a live connection to a data source
  • Explain the differences between using life connections versus extracts
  • Create an extract

Tableau Desktop Specialist Interview Questions and Answers

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It depends on the exam type. Desktop Specialist exam titles do not expire. Certification titles for Certified Associates are active for two years after the achievement date. Titles for Certified Professionals are active for three years after the achievement date.
Once you have ordered an exam, you will be taken to a scheduling tool to select an available date/time with a proctor. Sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
No. All exams are non-refundable. If you fail to show for a scheduled exam time, you will forfeit your exam fee. No refunds are provided.
Exams (except for Server Certified Professional) are delivered online 24/7 by our exam provider, Loyalist Exam Services. All you need is a computer, a webcam, and a fast/reliable internet connection. Exams are also available at some Tableau Conferences. Exams are not available at testing centers.
It is the test taker’s responsibility to maintain connectivity throughout the exam session. If connectivity is lost, for any reason, you must reconnect or the exam will be scored as a fail. Depending upon the circumstance, the proctor may have to reset your virtual environment. Please note the exam timer will continue running. Additional time cannot be added to your timer.
Exam scores for Specialist & Certified Associate level exams will be provided 24-48 hours after completing your exam. Final scores for Certified Professional level exams will be provided 4-6 weeks after completing your exam.
There is no required waiting period between your first and second exam attempt. Should you need to take the exam a third time, there is a two-month waiting period between each attempt after your second. You must pay the exam fee for each attempt.
No. Tableau Certification follows industry-standard practices. To ensure exam integrity, questions or details beyond what is shown in your results report will not be provided.
You will be allowed to utilize online, public resources within the virtual exam environment such as Tableau Online Help. You are not allowed access to your local machine or any site allowing for interactive communication. You cannot access any private websites that require a login and are not allowed to take notes or have any material on your desk.
Yes. The name on your government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) must match the name you used when registering for your exam. If your ID is in double-byte characters, you will need to show two forms of ID. One must include a photo.


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