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Introduction to Visual Analytics with Tableau COMP 2256

Computer Systems Course

Course details

​This hands-on course is designed for database professionals, data analysts, business analysts and managers, who want to analyze and visualize data from a variety of sources. Students begin with a foundation in data visualization techniques and principles. Effective data analysis techniques, and industry standard best practices are discussed. Through hands-on labs, assignments, projects and group work, participants learn how to build insightful and interactive dashboards. Participants learn to present compelling visuals via lab exercises and assignments. Tableau dashboard performance considerations are discussed. Students registered in COMP 2256 will receive a student license for Tableau software for their home machines for the duration of the course and have access to a Tableau subject matter expert with industry experience. This course is an elective in five School of Computing and Academic Studies credential programs; Computer Systems Technology Diploma (CST/PTS), Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS), Applied Computer Applications (ACA), Applied Database Administration and Design (ADAD) and Technical Writing. COMP 2256 is a requirement for the Applied Data Analytics Certificate (ADAC). A project presentation is required and designed to help the students become better communicators. By the end of this course successful participants will be able to produce highly interactive graphs, reports and dashboards that access and visualize data from a multiple sources. We recommend that students working toward a Computing credential complete COMP 1630 first.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$567.85

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of COMP 2256 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 41059

Duration

Fri Sep 09 - Fri Dec 09 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41059
  • $567.85
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course outline

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Cost

$567.85

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted. No class on September 30 (Truth & Reconciliation) and November 11 (Remembrance Day).
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of COMP 2256 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 84213

Duration

Fri Jan 13 - Fri Mar 31 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 84213
  • $567.85
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$567.85

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 88284

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 88284
  • $567.85
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Donabel Santos

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$567.85

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the increasing importance of analytics and visualization in data prevalent markets.
  • Explain data visualization principles and guidelines for effective analysis and presentation.
  • Describe different Tableau Desktop Interface components.
  • Practice different ways of connecting and integrating data in Tableau Desktop.
  • Create and understand different visualizations using Tableau.
  • Develop compelling and interactive dashboards and stories from multiple worksheets.
  • Incorporate geospatial visualization (maps) in Tableau dashboards.
  • Use basic and advanced calculations in Tableau.
  • Explore Tableau’s statistical functions and forecasting capabilities.
  • Incorporate Tableau filters and highlight parameters for interactivity and usability.
  • Publish Tableau dashboards.

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

Introduction to Visual Analytics with Tableau (COMP 2256) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Applied Data Analytics
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Applied Database Administration and Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time
  5. Technical Writing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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