Super Useful Resources when Learning Tableau Server

by Christopher Marland

DS17 have spent the Christmas weekend studying for our Tableau Server Certified Associate exams. Exciting stuff! Here we’d like to share a big directory of all the Tableau Server resources we’ve been using during our studies in the hope that they might help you too.

First of all, this PDF is incredibly helpful:
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.4/offline/en-us/tableau_server_windows.pdf

Anything to do with baseline configurations or default processing configurations:
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/server_baseline_config.htm

Technical specifications:
https://www.tableau.com/products/techspecs#server

STMP (email):
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-gb/config_smtp.htm

Ports, ports and more ports!
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/ports.htm

This is what we call ART.

That big long list of processes, what does it all mean?
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/processes.htm

Workflow processes – so tricky, but worry not, Ravi to the rescue!
https://public.tableau.com/profile/technical.product.marketing#!/vizhome/TableauServerProcessScenarios/ServerArchitectureFlow

Database drivers, what are they? How do you install them? LOOK HERE!
https://www.tableau.com/support/drivers

PRETTY

What’s a cube?
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/pro/desktop/en-us/cubes.htm

How the hell do I even install Server?
https://help.tableau.com/current/guides/everybody-install/en-us/everybody_admin_install.htm

Authentication!!!!

Trusted authentication: https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/trusted_auth.htm

SAML: https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/saml.htm

Kerberos: https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/kerberos.htm

SSL: https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/ssl.htm

OpenID: https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/openid_auth.htm

Ok that’s enough authentication…

Tableau Server Manager: https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/cli_customize.htm

LOG FILES, you need to know this!!

Customise it, make it pretty, make it HOT: https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/cli_customize.htm

Don’t like your co-workers? Change their permissions!
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server/en-us/permissions.htm

Techno, techno A P I!!
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/api/rest_api/en-us/REST/rest_api_ref.htm

SSL – need to know it!

What the hell are your co-workers doing with their licenses?
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/desktopdeploy/en-us/desktop_deploy_reporting_admin.htm

Look after your Tableau Server Manager, cherish it, maintain it:
https://help.tableau.com/v2019.2/server-linux/en-us/cli_maintenance_tsm.htm