So, you wanna pass the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Exam? Well, fear not, my dear reader, for I have the tips and tricks you need to succeed – and I promise they’re not boring! I recently crushed the exam with a 95% score, and I’m not even a Tableau pro. If I can do it, so can you! Let me tell you all about my experience, and how you can follow in my footsteps.

First things first, let’s talk about what the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification actually is. It’s basically a test to see how much you know about the Tableau product. It’s the easiest certification that Tableau offers, and it never expires. So, once you pass, you’re good for life – unlike some other certifications which only last for a couple of years. The test is 60 minutes long and consists of 45 multiple-choice questions. You’ll need to score over 750 out of 1000 to pass. And get this, you can’t use Tableau during the exam – I know, it’s like playing basketball without a hoop.

Now, you might be wondering why you should even bother getting certified. Well, my friend, it’s a great way to show off your skills to potential employers, prove your worth as a data analyst, and maybe even impress your mom. But most importantly, studying for the exam will give you a deep understanding of Tableau. Trust me, I’m an expert now.

So, how did I prepare for the exam? Glad you asked. First, I downloaded the Exam Prep Guide – it’s free, and it tells you everything you need to know about the exam.

Then, I signed up for Tableau eLearning, which is basically like online school but way cooler. It’s $120 USD per year, but totally worth it. I took the Desktop I: Fundamentals course, but found that it didn’t cover everything in the Exam Prep Guide.

So, I also took the Desktop II: Intermediate course, just to be safe. Pro tip: take notes while you’re watching the videos. It’ll make you feel smart.

Finally, I went to and took some free practice quizzes. They were a great way to test my knowledge and get in some last-minute cramming.

Come exam day, I was ready to go. I reviewed the exam set-up document to make sure my computer was configured correctly, and then I made sure to be alone in a quiet room, ready to kick some Tableau butt. And I did!

So, there you have it folks, my fool-proof guide to passing the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification Exam. Now go forth and conquer!