As we all know that Tableau offers a variety of certifications to different people who are interested in demonstrating their knowledge of Tableau. Among the certifications that tableau offers, the most popular one is Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification”. It is known to be the most foundational of all and tests the knowledge of tableau desktop deeply.
Requirements to pass this exam:
To be able to pass the exam and earn this certification, you need;
- A score of a minimum 750 out of 1000.
- Note that there are 45 questions in total but only 40 questions are scored and the remaining 5 are unscored. But the thing is that you have no idea which 5 questions are unscored so you have to solve all the 45 questions.
What has changed?
A lot has changed since the Oct 2021 post and that is why in this article, we are going to talk about the changes in the exam and update you about the latest format.
- Change in Exam Format:
According to the old format, there were both hands-on and theory-based questions, right? But now according to the latest format, there will not be any hands-on questions and more knowledge-based questions would be added.
- Change in accessibility of user manual:
Now that the desktop exam is purely theory-based so you don’t need access to either tableau desktop or the internet. Now, this change is quite drastic and everyone who is preparing for this exam must know about this change. It is because this factor greatly changes the way you prepare for the exam. When you have tableau desktop software or the user manual available, you didn’t have to worry about the menu options in the tableau formatting. But now that the manual or software is not available, you would have to memorize all such things by heart.
- Change in Topics:
This is the good part for all of us as there are no major changes made in the selection of the topics. But a few yet small adjustments have been made though. Firstly, a new topic has been added in the syllabus named; “relationship VS join”. Secondly, another topic named “animation” is also included which was not covered in the previous exams. So in a nutshell, it is very important to refer the latest exam guide to get an idea of the topics which are covered in the latest exam.
Tips to prepare for Tableau Specialist Exam after the changes:
As you now understand the type of changes made in the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification exam. Let us take a look at some of the tips to prepare for the exam according to the new changes made.
- Always read through the exam prep guide very thoroughly:
As we have mentioned earlier, consulting the prep guide is very important as it gives you a clear picture of the topics or key knowledge points covered. And now that the pattern has changed a little, the very first step of your preparation should be consulting the exam prep guide.
- Evaluate what you know and what you don’t:
Now that you have gone through the exam guide, you have a clear picture of the topic areas and what type of questions can come. The next step is to evaluate yourself as to what you already know and what is left. Make a checklist of the different topic areas and then mark the ones you have prepared.
- Enroll in a tableau online course:
Next comes the part where you have to decide whether or not you need to enroll in a tableau online course. If you believe you need proper guidance from an instructor then it is best to enroll in a tableau course. At takethiscourse, you can find a variety of tableau training courses.
- Try out Some Practical Tests available at takethiscourse.net:
You have studied the exam guide, you know the exam format and the topics that will be covered in the exam and you have even enrolled in a course. So what comes next? Well, the next step is to assess yourself whether you are ready to take the exam or not. And for that, you need to solve practical tests which are available at takethiscourse.net. Now, what’s the catch here? If you solve some of the practical tests then it has the following advantages;
- First, you would get a complete idea of what the actual exam can be.
- Second, solving these tests will be a good practice and thus you can solve the real exam with full confidence.
- Third, some of the questions in these tests are very similar to the ones in the actual exam.
And that is how you can prepare and pass the tableau desktop specialist exam from the comfort of your home and that too at your own ease and pace.