Tableau Desktop Specialist

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Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam Readiness

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You’ll have the flexibility to learn the skills needed for your exam at your own pace and get support when you need it. You'll get exclusive access to instructional videos, exam-style questions with solutions, and weekly live Q&A with an instructor. This bundle includes a Tableau Desktop Specialist exam voucher, and we’ll give you an extra attempt if you don’t pass the first time. To help get you started this bundle is 40% off for a limited time.

Focused on foundational functionality and product comprehension

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Exam Details

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. Be sure to review the full Desktop Specialist Exam Prep Guide before registering.


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.

Learning Resources

The best preparation is experience and time with the product. During the exam, you will have access to public, online resources aside from private websites that require a login or websites & applications allowing for communication with others. We also encourage you to complete the following training course which is available as a live virtual course, or eLearning:

Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam Readiness

All-inclusive learning experience that includes up to two exam attempts.

Desktop I: Fundamentals

Two-day intensive instructor-led course, with additional eLearning coursework.

Exam Format

Time Limit: 60 minutes
Question Format: Multiple choice, multiple response, hands-on
Number of Questions: 30
Scoring: Automatically scored; point value varies per question type with hands-on worth more
Passing Score: 70%
Language(s) Offered: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese, International Spanish
Delivery Platform: Windows Virtual Machine containing Tableau Desktop

System Preparation

For a successful exam experience, ensure your computer, network, and the physical environment are properly configured. This includes running a system & network tech-check before the exam. Review our Exam Setup Guide for complete details.

For more information, download the full Desktop Specialist Exam Prep Guide.

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