# Tableau desktop-specialist online test

## Tableau Desktop Specialist Exam

### What students need to know about the desktop-specialist exam

• Total 151 Questions & Answers

##### Question 1

True or False : Bins can be created on dimensions

• A. False
• B. rue

B

Explanation:
Bin are a user-defined grouping of numerical data in the data source.
According to the official Tableau documentation: It's sometimes useful to convert a continuous
measure (or a numeric dimension) into bins.
Have a look at the following image. When we right click a measure, we get the following options: However, for a dimension (this is because theDATA TYPEof this dimension is a string: But what if we have a dimension of typeNUMBER (NUMERIC DIMENSION)? See below: We can clearly create bins from dimensions too - they just have to be numeric :)
https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/calculations_bins.htm

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##### Question 2

True or False: The Highlighting action can be disabled for the entire workbook.

• A. True
• B. False

A

Explanation:
Yes, it is possible to disable highlighting for the entire workbook. https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-gb/actions_highlight.htm

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##### Question 3

Is it possible to use measures in the same view multiple times (e.g. SUM of the measure and AVG of
the measure)?

• A. Yes
• B. No

A

Explanation:
Yes, it is very much possible to use measures in the same view multiple times. For example, refer to
the image below: We are usingBOTHtheSumof the revenue and theAVGof the revenue in the same view!

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##### Question 4

By definition, Tableau displays measures over time as a ____________

• A. Packed Bubble
• B. Bar
• C. Stacked Bar
• D. Line

D

Explanation:
Line charts connect individual data points in a view. They provide a simple way to visualize a
sequence of values and are useful when you want to see trends over time, or to forecast future
values.
Please refer to the images below:  Reference:
https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/buildexamples_line.htm

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##### Question 5

Which of the following would you use to connect to multiple tables in a single data source at once?

• A. A Blend
• B. A Hierarchy
• C. A Set
• D. A Join

D

Explanation:
The data that you analyze in Tableau is often made up of a collection of tables that are related by
specific fields (that is, columns). Joining is a method for combining data on based on those common
fields. The result of combining data using a join is a virtual table that is typically extended
horizontally by adding columns of data.
For example, consider the following two tables originating from a single data source: We can combine these 2 tables, simply by joining the tables on ID to answer questions like, "How
much was paid in royalties for authors from a given publisher?". By combining tables using a join, you
can view and use related data from different tables in your analysis. Reference:
https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/joining_tables.htm

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##### Question 6

What is the minimum amount of RAM recommended for any production use of Tableau Server?

• A. 8GB
• B. 16GB
• C. 32GB
• D. 64GB

C

Explanation:
The computer on which you are installing or upgrading Tableau Server must meet the minimum
hardware requirements. If the Setup program determines that your computer does not meet the
following requirements, you will not be able to install Tableau Server.
These minimum requirements are appropriate for a computer that you use for prototyping and
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testing of Tableau Server. They apply to single-node installations and to each computer in a
distributed installation. Reference:
https://help.tableau.com/current/server/en-us/server_hardware_min.htm

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##### Question 7

Which of the following chart type makes use of 'binned' data?

• A. Gantt Chart
• B. Bullet chart
• C. Histogram
• D. Treemaps

C

Explanation:
A histogram is a chart that displays the shape of a distribution. A histogram looks like a bar chart but
groups values for a continuous measure into ranges, or bins. Reference:
https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/buildexamples_histogram.htm
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##### Question 8

True or False: Trend lines can only be used with numeric or date fields

• A. True
• B. False

B

Explanation:
You can show trend lines in a visualization to highlight trends in your data.
To add trend lines to a view, both axes must contain a field that can be interpreted as a number. For
example, you cannot add a trend line to a view that has the Product Category dimension, which
contains strings, on the Columns shelf and the Profit measure on the Rows shelf.
However, you can add a trend line to a view of sales over time because both sales and time can be
interpreted as numeric values.
Reference:

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##### Question 9

True or False: All rows from both tables are returned in an INNER JOIN

• A. True
• B. False

B

Explanation:
The INNER JOIN keyword selects all rows from both tables as long as there is a match between the
columns. Consider 2 tables "Orders" and "Customers".
If there are records in the "Orders" table that do not have matches in "Customers", these orders will
not be shown! Reference:
https://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_join_inner.asp

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##### Question 10

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Is SUM a table calculation?

• A. Yes
• B. No

B

Explanation:
SUM is an aggregate function, not a table calculation!
A table calculation is a transformation you apply to the values in a visualization. Table calculations
are a special type of calculated field that computes on the local data in Tableau. They are calculated
based on what is currently in the visualization and do not consider any measures or dimensions that
are filtered out of the visualization.
The most common Table calculations are:
Running Total
Percent Difference
Difference
Percent of Total
Rank
Percentile 13/209 These can be calculated using : Table(across), Cell, or Specific dimensions!
Reference:
https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-
us/calculations_tablecalculations_definebasic_runningtotal.htm

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