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Advance Your Career with an LSU MicroCred®

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Number of Courses


Total Contact Hours

80 hours (8.0 CEUs)

Bundle Cost


Create Understandable Data Visualizations

Data continues to become a growing part of businesses across industries, but presenting it in a way that makes sense to a wide variety of people can be difficult. Tableau is an interactive data visualization software that makes it easy to simplify raw data into understandable visuals. Learn the fundamentals of using Tableau Desktop in the context of business and data analytics through the LSU Online & Continuing Education Tableau MicroCred® program. Students will create and design both static and dynamic tables, data visualizations, dashboards, and stories while incorporating visual design best practices to better communicate insights to the intended audience, such as business stakeholders.

This MicroCred® is part of the LSU Tableau Business & Data Analytics Certificate program.

MicroCred® instructor Melinda Stallings explains the importance of being able to show off your skills in a digital format when looking for a job.

Explore This MicroCred

Course Listing
  • Tableau I: Foundations of Tableau
  • Tableau II: Data Visualization with Tableau

Suggested pre-requisite(s) for this MicroCred:


If courses in each MicroCred® are purchased individually, the cost is $775 each.

Bundle and save!

  • If purchased as MicroCred® program, there is a 10% bundle fee discount for each course for a total cost of $1,395.
  • This program is a part of the Tableau Business & Data Analytics Certificate program, which includes four MicroCred programs. If purchased as a certificate program, there is a 20% bundle fee discount for each course for a total cost of $5,580.

Payment is due prior to beginning the course.

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Note: Prices are subject to change. Contact our enrollment specialist team to see what savings you may qualify for.


If courses are purchased individually, you will have four weeks to complete the single course. If the program is purchased as a bundle, you will have two months to complete the program.

Extensions for individual courses is $95 for an additional week.

Extensions for the entire program is $195 for an additional month.


Courses require access to high-speed Internet, email, and a web browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox recommended).

Digital Badge Details

Each MicroCred® program is made up of two to six individual courses. Successful completion of all courses within the program earns you an official LSU digital badge to show off your skill sets. This badge can be used to bulk up your online résumé and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Badger. If you have completed this MicroCred® program, request your badge.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our refund and cancellation policies vary and are subject to change.

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Career Outlook

Job openings for individuals with these job titles have increased by 13% (between 2017 and 2018) annually. Source: Burning Glass Technologies.

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Management Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
Learning Outcomes

Tableau I: Foundations of Tableau

  • Build interactive tables by connecting, preparing, and customizing data in Tableau.

Tableau II: Data Visualization with Tableau

  • Create data visualizations, dashboards, and Tableau Stories, to communicate analytic insights to the intended business stakeholders.
  • Apply Tableau performance optimization to improve the speed of working with large data.