May 02, 2017
Amazing course, amazing instructors and assignments. I really enjoyed working with Tableau.\n\nYou may experience some confusion for some assignments but don't worry! Just use the discussion boards :)
Oct 05, 2017
I think I loved everything about this class. It wasn't easy, but it was fun and enlightened me on better ways to tell stories and tell stories with data visualization. Can't wait for class 2.
by Mykola S•
Aug 24, 2016
This course is terrible for many reasons. Firstly, the amount of content is ridiculously small - only about 20 minutes of video lectures per week. Moreover, more than 50% of content is just non-relevant.
Secondly, practical assignments are very poorly planned:
1) in weeks 3 peer graded assignment students are asked to save Tableau workbooks as twbx files, even though this feature is not supported by Tableau Public that is used in this course. The assignment itself is just opening and saving file in Tableau.
2) in weeks 4 peer graded assignment you just asked to write some vaguely defined 1 page description. It doesn't include any Tableau-related activities.
Thirdly, quizzes are ambiguous and very general.
Overall, this course is just a waste of time. For comparison, you can easily get more useful information about Tableau from the 4 minute long "Getting started" video on the Tableau website than from this course. Just wonder how Coursera allows such courses to be places on the platform.
Sep 09, 2018
The content might be ok but the support on this course is ridiculous. Mentors/teachers don't respond in the discussions which means assignments are poorly understood. Then 'peer graded assignments' are a joke - how can a peer grade you when they don't even understand the assignment cause its so poorly written. I got completely opposite grading from two different people, meaning one is clearly wrong but both count as my 'grade' - don't bother with this course, save up a few months and go to a real course where you can speak to the teacher and don't have depend on morons scoring your assignments.
by Juan P H G•
Apr 18, 2019
I'm sorry but this course is just bad. The fact that the assignments are peer reviewed put you in a dead lock. You are at the mercy of "peers" that doesn't even check the answers you provide and are just plainly rude. Disappointing.
by Tumelo M•
Aug 29, 2017
This course is very good intro to anyone that has never done Data Visualization. You get clear understanding of the objectives and the Fundamentals of what Data Visualization is all about.
by Barbara N•
Jan 19, 2018
I found this to be a disappointing course. Yes, its an introduction and you can't do much in an intro course... but...
The Tableau parts have no real added value on top of what's available for free on Tableau's site.
The Week 3 assignment was very frustrating, it was poorly worded and the instructions to export didn't work for the Tableau Desktop that I had installed as per the course instructions. The assignment should have been a consolidation but it was the first time that we played around with data sources.
The Week 4 assignment did not use Tableau at all.
It would have been much better to have had one example to follow through from start (obtain data, prep, import) to creating a Visualisation that was part of the course work. Then add some assignments that allow you to build on what you've already seen.
In terms of visualisation terms and concepts, this was very light and relied on some other well known (& readily available) material.
As the content was very light I was able to finish the course in a lot less time than the course overview estimates, well, everything other than the confusing Week 3 assignment.
I won't be continuing with the specialisation.
by Nitin K•
Nov 19, 2018
course was great no doubt , except the 2nd week assignment which was difficult to interpret.
by Sarena L M•
Dec 03, 2018
Great start. Excellent videos and the introduction of material was done very well
Dec 19, 2018
Good for beginners
by Jolito R•
Dec 22, 2018
This was very helpful in learning the basics to using Tableau. I learned how to effectively import and analyze data.
by Curt W•
Dec 08, 2018
by Taruna S•
Dec 26, 2018
Very effective for introducing Tableau
by Barbara S•
Jan 30, 2019
I am so happy I took this course. It provided me with the Fundamentals, encouragement, and ability to practice viz's by watching how they did their own. The book that was assigned was inspirational. Our assignments were challenging and then I challenged myself in creating about eight visualizations.
I was even able to use an if then else sql to create my kpi. Thank you so much for this course.
by BIJINI C•
Jan 31, 2019
by Kevin R P•
Jan 30, 2019
Great Course! Wonderful delivery of the fundamentals of the software as well as the Data Visualization framework.
Feb 06, 2019
It was a well scripted and thought out course and of course helped me learn lots of new stuff
by Kashyap M•
Feb 07, 2019
It's a good course. I am currently in the second course in this specialization and it has already captivated me in the world of Tableau.
Also, the energy of Govind Acharya is infectious. It clearly can be seen and heard from his voice how much he is enjoying teaching this course.
by Jamiil T A•
Nov 12, 2018
Nice introduction. You will definetly find the foundation of Visualization on this course and start thinking Vizzes.. Good content
by JULIE D•
Nov 13, 2018
This was a great class to understand the beginnings of visualizations by understanding the data and the questions that you need answered and think about.
by Parul J G•
Nov 12, 2018
It was fun to learn!!
by Abhijeet N•
Jan 10, 2019
This is course is great for those who are new to the world of visualization as they will walk you across the basics of tableau.
by Yanlin P•
Jan 24, 2019
A very good course for new comer. E
by Meghana R•
Feb 18, 2019
A very nice course to begin Tableau!
by Farin M•
Feb 24, 2019
Good insight on visualization
by Sebin K T•
Mar 05, 2019
Extremely satisfied by this course! looking forward to more such courses
Feb 28, 2019
very good course for beginners to learn the tableau visualization and basic fundamentals about the visualization concepts