Victoria's Notes

Passing the Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam

Yesterday I took the Tableau Desktop Specialist exam. Many of the questions were tricky; it's one thing to know how to use a tool and another thing to know how to pass a test. I second-guessed a lot of my choices, but I passed with a score of 954 out of 1,000.

For anyone planning to take the test, here are some things worth knowing:

By the time I took the exam, I had been using Tableau for over six months. I took several Udemy courses, read the Tableau help documentation, created and published several visualizations to Tableau Public, watched instructive YouTube videos, took practice exams, and took a lot of notes (some of which became blog posts).

Here are some resources I found especially helpful: