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Tableau partners with Udacity to provide Data Visualization content for the Data Analyst Nanodegree program

Data Career Success - Tableau - Udacity

Data visualization skills are increasingly becoming significant competitive differentiators for individuals pursuing data careers, and demand for business analysts who possess these skills is increasing rapidly.

This is why we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve welcomed Tableau as a new partner for our Data Analyst Nanodegree program! Tableau is the global leader in visual analytics, and has been highlighted by Gartner as the “gold standard for intuitive interactive exploration.” According to Wanted Analytics, Tableau is one of the Top 5 skills required for analysts, and the number one data visualization tool.

“We’re excited that our students are now graduating with Tableau skills,” says Mat Leonard, the instructor for Udacity’s Tableau course. “Having experience with Tableau gives aspiring Data Analysts a huge advantage when looking for jobs.”

The rise in importance of data visualization is the result of many factors, including the sheer volume of data our world now produces, and the recognition that numbers alone aren’t enough. But probably the most important factor is the mainstreaming of data analysis—analytics are no longer just for statisticians and tech companies.

Retailers rely on data to make product decisions. Marketers rely on data to optimize advertising campaigns. HR departments rely on data to improve everything from recruiting to employee engagement. School districts rely on data to improve student performance. Government agencies rely on data to allocate budgets. Sports teams rely on data to decide their starting lineups. The list goes on. Today, data analysts need to be able to communicate to a wider variety of audiences than ever before; many of whom who have no background in data!

“Being able to tell a story using data is more critical than ever,” says Emma Trifari, Tableau’s Academic Programs Marketing Manager. “We’ve partnered with Udacity on this program to help aspiring data professionals go beyond crunching numbers, and craft narratives that support decision making.”

Tableau debuts in our Nanodegree program with a new project that enables students to first create an interactive visualization, then use it to tell a story. This is a critical skill for aspiring data analysts, and Tableau is an ideal tool for our students to master as they progress towards career-readiness.

Working 10 hours a week, students should graduate in approximately 6 months. Graduates will emerge with a wealth of hands-on experience, and a job-ready portfolio of data analysis projects like the one Tableau’s addition now makes possible.

This is a very exciting time to launch a career in data, and data visualization is one of the most important new skills emerging in the field. Enroll today, and start preparing yourself for an amazing future with data!


Enroll today in Udacity’s Data Analyst Nanodegree program to learn in-demand data visualization skills with Tableau!

Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins is Senior Writer and Chief Words Officer at Udacity. He types on a MacBook or iPad by day, and either an Underwood, Remington, or Royal by night. He carries a Moleskine everywhere.