Tableau: Unlocking Insights with Analytics

Programme Code: CRS-N-0046194


The richest data is useless if it fails to provide actionable insights.

In today’s data-focused business world, the ability to characterise and communicate practical implications of quantitative analyses to any stakeholders becomes a crucial skill to master at the workplace.

The richest data is useless if it fails to provide actionable insights or if it does not convey solutions and directions in a way that all stakeholders can comprehend.

Join us for this 2-day course and learn how to become a master at communicating business-relevant implications of data analyses using Tableau, the industry-leading software that provides reliable, flexible, and repeatable methods for analysing real-world data. This course investigates visual analytics and related concepts with Tableau through the completion of real-world case studies. Learn in detail how to use Tableau’s platform for visual analytics and business intelligence, which will help you and your stakeholders to see and understand data like never before. Acquire skills in Tableau to connect to multiple data sources, enhance them, and display them using visual analysis techniques.

    Next Course Starts On28 Mar 2019 (Thu) See Full Schedule
    Fee SGD1712.00* (as low as SGD193.60* after maximum funding) Learn more

    2 days

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the 2-day course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand what is visual analytics, as a subset of the larger business & analytics domain
    • Understand various visual vocabulary and how to apply them
    • Conduct diagnostics through hypothesis generation and validation using Tableau


    1. Overview of Data Analytics

    • The Analytics Spectrum
    • Demystifying Big data and Artificial Intelligence

    2. Introduction to Visual Analytics

    • The Need for Visualisation
    • Visual Vocabulary

    3. Visual Analytics with Tableau

    • Introduction to Tableau
    • Dashboard and Storytelling
    • Visual Diagnostics

    4. Hands-on Exercises

    • Analysing Crime Data
    • Analysing Retail Data

    Who Should Attend

    Executives with limited or no experience with Tableau who want to use it for data exploration.


    An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

    Fees and Funding

    SkillsFuture Series 

    Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

    SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
    Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

    Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
    Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

    Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
    Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

    SkillsFuture Credit
    Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

    Absentee Payroll
    Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.

    Full Fee: S$1,712 per pax (including GST of $112)

    SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

    • S$513.60 (including GST of $33.60) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
    • S$193.60 (including GST of $33.60) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


    Start Date(s)
    Intake Information
    intake 116-17 August 2018 (Completed)
    INTAKE 219-20 November 2018 (Fully Subscribed)
    INTAKE 328-29 March 2019 (Open for Registration)

    Speaker/Trainer Bio

    Dr Eric Sandosham
    Founder & Partner Red & White Consulting Partners LLP 

    An Affiliate Faculty member of the SMU Academy, Dr Eric Sandosham is a well-known leader and practitioner in business analytics. He is widely recognised across the region as one of the early pioneers in the decision science practice. In 2013, he co-founded Red & White Consulting Partners LLP, a boutique business analytics consultancy which leverages data and analytics to ‘connect the dots’ between People, Products and Profit, so as to improve business performance.

    Before becoming an entrepreneur, Eric spent 18 years in Citi Asia Pacific. He was the Managing Director and Regional Head of the bank’s Decision Management function for Asia Pacific, where he oversaw a team of more than 300 analysts across 14 markets, contributing to 25% of the consumer bank’s revenues. 

    Koo Ping Shung

    Koo Ping Shung is an experienced Data Scientist with an MBA degree and has accumulated more than 10 years of relevant experience in the area of analytics. A seasoned trainer in Data Science, Ping Shung has trained numerous professionals in analytics. Presently, he is a freelance trainer and consultant with the SAS Institute. Besides, he holds an adjunct position in SMU’s School of Information Systems and is also an Associate at UniSIM. His strong passion and interest in analytics can be seen through his substantial involvement in various analytics interest groups. Other than being the the co-founder of Datascience.SG, Ping Shung was also the former Chairman of the SAS User Group Singapore Working Committee.


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