One of the best course till now I find on Coursera, well structured everything and practice questions made me feel like real life problems as data were from real database of dognition and ua_dillards.
Nice and well-organized course. I joined this course after self-studying on SQL for a few days. The context is really nice. The only problem is the Teradata is not stable. I tried very hard to login.
By Newsha T•
The flow of the course was very well designed so the student does't feel frustrated for not being able to follow the course material, but at the mean time at the end of the course the student has enough knowledge in SQL to be able to implement her knowledge. What I loved the most about the course was working messy real world data.
FYI, the last week of the course takes significantly longer than the rest.
Having gone through a couple of different SQL courses on Coursera, this course is definitely the best. Rather than simply explain and demonstrate SQL programming logic and commends, this course provided a comprehansive solution from a business analyst perspective, as well as considerable hands on exercises. Thank you Jana for offering such a wonderful learning experence.
This course is a master piece
By Mihailo P•
I believe that this course is very well structured and that, besides providing the knowledge of SQL language and different functions in it, it also teaches you how to think like a data analyst. For me it was challenging and it took me some time to complete it but I am very satisfied with what I learned and I am looking forward to continue learning and applying this knowledge in the future.
If you dont have programming experience, you will feel lost in the first few weeks. Like me, i feel like this is wrong thing for me from the beginning. But i have delayed long time and pay a lot of money. i have to learn something worth my money, then step by step, i start to feel the logic and why and how. This is worth the money. i will continue to learn. Thank you very much for sharing.
By Lei C•
great course. great example databases. i would suggest renaming the course Managing Big Data with MySQL and TeraData. The Teradata component of the course was very heavy, and all graded pieces of the course used Teradata.
I would also make the assignments graded --- they can be peer reviewed. I think doing the assignments really help, not just completing the quizzes. those are my thoughts.
By Vinicius Q•
I'm still in Week 1, but I'm already in love with this course. They give accurate information in a light manner, the exercises are very clear and didactic, and they also give the answers to these exercises which answers all of your potentially uprising questions, alongside with the Video Lectures. It is already giving me the confidence that it will be a great asset to me as a Data Analyst.
By Kelsey C•
This course is thorough, do not start if you don't have the time and dedication to learn how to build complex queries! That said, if you finish the course and complete all of the exercises, you'll come out of it with a thorough understanding of SQL. Even if you don't know all the answers, this course will teach you where and how to find them, and make you do so numerous times to pass.
By Chenhao H•
This is a really nice course to start learning SQL. It introduces the basic framework of correlation database and provides multiple case practices every week. The loading of this class is somehow larger than it is mentioned in the syllabus. So for those who want to learn SQL and willing to spend more than ten hours practicing every week, i strongly recommend this course :)
By Erik B•
I have done a number of courses on coursera. After this one, I am now also doing the Tableau course. I think it is fair to say that Jana provides great value. I have seen courses with very shallow content. Jana's are the opposite. It's actually a lot or work to get to the detailed assignments, but that's a good thing. I really get the feeling that I have learned something!
By Antonio G•
This course is a perfect way to brush up on your SQL skills from zero to a more advanced level. Alternatively to similar SQL courses, this one takes a learning-by-doing approach by means of multiple hands-on exercises using real world databases, which keeps the student engaged and motivated. Plus, Jana is a great instructor and the video contents are clear and concise.
By Tu-Van T•
This course is extremely useful and educationally rich. It teaches from the fundamentals, thus, build the foundation for your agility in applying the query languages in dynamic working requests. The interestingly challenging material and the enthusiastic lecturers boost up the excitement in studying and keep you following through the course. Highly recommended!
I you are absolutely new to SQL, I couldn't recommend a better course. Its a wonderful course to take, good explanations and excellent practice opportunities with real databases. The program goes beyond just writing SQL queries but help you to understand the way databases are organized, and it teaches you how to right queries from an analytical perspective.
By Aquib J•
I highly recommend this course to anyone who is an aspiring data analyst or anyone who wants to learn MySQL. This course is very comprehensive. I am 100% sure that if you can complete this course, you will be confident that no sql query can escape from your sharp eyes. You will be able to find the answer of most of the question your SPAP asks using MySQL.
By Joanna L•
It's a very comprehensive course, that allows someone with zero knowlege to - after 5 weeks of classes - be pretty confident writing some intermediate queries and also become familar with Jupyter Notebooks which is of great value to me since it is universally used across my company, as well as more 'corporate' software for data retrieving like Teradata.
By Lyuhong W•
教师是用现在最潮流的Jupyter notebook进行教学，每一个函数都讲得特别仔细和系统，比其他单纯的甩给你代码和视频的课程好多了。题外话：我觉得Jupyter noterbook便于读写阅读文章，代码分段运行和图表即时显示的特点真的非常适合编程教学。
By Darshan N•
I have done some SQL courses before but I wish I had found this course before any other as the amount of practice and intensity of this course is best I have ever seen. Most of the other courses go one by one into SQL syntax with very little examples but the exposure to real-life data and corresponding conclusions is the best this course has to offer.
By Padraig L•
Brilliant course for the beginner to learn SQL. Well structured, very thorough and making use of some great technological resources for the user to practice their SQL with. By Week 4 my SQL had improved significantly and I was applying what I'd learned in my job . The final week is very challenging though, so be prepared to give it plenty of time.
By João F•
Difficult course although I had some previous experience with SQL and MySQL. Working with Teradata for the first time was a valuable experience. About 20 hours of study per week. Regarding queries and data extraction this course goes beyond the basics and after completing the course the student is ready to interact with real-world data using SQL.
By María I I•
This course really gives you a taste of what it is to work with real-company data. I strongly recommend it if you want to master at MySQL. Previously I had done a lot of small courses on web pages such as Codeacademy, but this was so far the most complete one. At the end of the course you will be amazed by the thinh you will be capable to do!
By Seshadri G•
This course is thoroughly satisfying. You can hear the brain churning while trying to figure the most intuitive way to write the queries. It gives you the confidence of working with big data sets, gives an insight into how other cohorts think and helps you rate your own faculties of logic. The course delivers on the promises it makes.. 100%
By Benjamin B•
Starting from no knowledge of SQL and some knowledge of other programming languages such as Python, Basic, and Scheme, I found this course to be comprehensive building up from a logical foundation and effective in skill-building. Prof. Jana Borg has a background in neuroscience as well so her pedagogical techniques are superbly informed.
By Carlee P•
This is a great course that moves at a nice pace and allows students to experience SQL two different platforms (Jupyter, Teradata) with two different but interesting data sets. The videos are great but as with all programming the key is to practice, practice, practice! Which there is plenty of opportunity for also. Highly recommend.
By Megan C•
I have zero knowledge about SQL or any programming language prior to taking this course. The structure of the course covers the fundamental knowledge and slowly progress to how to build more complex queries. It also equips the learner with common pitfalls of data analysis. Thank you for the great work in coming out with this course.
By Σταυρος Β•
This course is very detailed and applied, while also providing enough theory first to help you understand the underlying concepts. It is quite challenging and especially last weeks exercises and quiz will test your limits. But this is just the finale of a really great course. The community also is very helpful. Highly recommended!
By Doğaç A•
Great course, great instructors ! For a student like me who doesn't have any prior knowledge on the subject, I couldn't expect to learn more than this. At the end of the Week 5, I was really suprised with the final queries I managed to complete in Week 5 exercises. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this course. Top quality !