# Tableau Desktop Specialist (TDS-C01) Certification Exam Sample Questions

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## Tableau TDS-C01 Sample Questions:

01. Which of the following is the best reason to use an extract instead of a live connection?
a) Your data source only supports a live connection via ODBC.
b) You need the freshest possible data at all times.
c) You need to apply an aggregation that takes too long when using a live connection.
d) You need to join tables that are in the data source.

02. What type of field would display the average value of homes in the United States for the calendar year 2020?
a) A discrete date part dimension
b) A continuous date value dimension
c) A geographical dimension
d) An aggregated measure

03. The following questions use the tables in the tds_sample_data_all.xlsx file, which can be downloaded here. If you are unable to download the file, try accessing it from another internet browser.
Using the Stocks 2010-2013 table, create a chart to see the monthly change in volumes of stocks, beginning of 2010 to the end of 2013.
Which two consecutive months saw the least fluctuation in increase or decrease?
a) December 2011 - January 2012
b) March 2012 - April 2012
c) November 2012 - December 2012
d) January 2012 - February 2012

04. The following questions use the tables in the tds_sample_data_all.xlsx file, which can be downloaded here. If you are unable to download the file, try accessing it from another internet browser.
Using the Flights table, create a bar chart showing the average of Minutes of Delay per Flight broken down by Carrier Name, and filtered by State to only show Minnesota (MN).
What was the average minutes of delay per flight for United in Minnesota?
a) 2,582
b) 61.74
c) 62.98
d) 53.69

05. Interactive elements that you can add to a dashboard for users include ______.
(Select all that apply.)
a) URL actions
b) edit tooltip options
c) filter actions
d) hide and unhide all sheet options

06. The following questions use the tables in the tds_sample_data_all.xlsx file, which can be downloaded here. If you are unable to download the file, try accessing it from another internet browser.
Using the Stocks 2010-2013 table, create a chart that shows the percent difference in Volume for each company by year and quarter.
How many quarters did Biogen Idec show a positive percent difference in volume?
a) 1
b) 2
c) 5
d) 6

07. The following questions use the tables in the tds_sample_data_all.xlsx file, which can be downloaded here. If you are unable to download the file, try accessing it from another internet browser.
Using the Stocks 2010-2013 table, create a crosstab showing the sum of Volume per Company per Year, then add grand totals to the view.
What was the total volume for Apple in 2013 and the total volume for Apple for 2010 through 2013, respectively?
a) 25,606,397,999 and 127,322,019,216
b) 25,606,397,999 and 26,695,067,569
c) 26,695,067,569 and 134,264,642,523
d) 365,212,953 and 134,264,642,523

08. You created a group by selecting field labels in a view. How can you remove members from the group?
a) In the view, right-click the group members you want to remove and select Exclude.
b) In the Data pane, right-click the group and select Edit Group.
c) In the view, right-click the group members you want to remove and select Format.
d) On a color legend, right-click a member you want to remove and select Format legends.

09. The following questions use the tables in the tds_sample_data_all.xlsx file, which can be downloaded here. If you are unable to download the file, try accessing it from another internet browser.
Union the Stocks 2010-2013 and Stocks 2014 tables, and then create a chart showing the average Close price by year and quarter for each Company from 2010 to 2014.
How many quarters was Amazon’s average closing price over \$300?
a) 0
b) 4
c) 5
d) 6

10. Which of the following can you use to create a calculated field that returns data independent of the data granularity in a view?
a) An INCLUDE LOD calculation
b) A table calculation
c) A basic calculation
d) A FIXED LOD calculation