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About the Course

In this course, we see what the common challenges faced by data analysts are and how to solve them with the big data tools on Google Cloud. You’ll pick up some SQL along the way and become very familiar with using BigQuery and Dataprep to analyze and transform your datasets. This is the first course of the From Data to Insights with Google Cloud series. After completing this course, enroll in the Creating New BigQuery Datasets and Visualizing Insights course....

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Jan 15, 2019

I love how this course was well structured. The labs helped excellently in getting hands-on experience with the tools. I highly recommend this one for starting out any analyzing with BigQuery


Apr 5, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about BigQuery and using the Google Data Prep blew my mind! I am planning to use it for my day to day work and also take up more courses about Data prep

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By Megan H

Jun 18, 2021


The structure of the course (after a basic overview) goes through the labs first (which gives you screenshots on how to use BigQuery/Dataprep - click start then follow the steps) then the instructor goes through the lab afterwards.


What is Data Fusion in comparison to Dataprep? They threw that in there without a connection.

In the BigQuery section if the hyperlinks are not working for you change "p=" to "project=" in the address bar. This took me a while to figure out. Would be helpful to understand the structure of the labs sections.

BigQuery has changed a lot so if you don't see something it probably does not exist anymore.


I find doing one video a day easier to do than expecting myself to do this all in one go (mini habits).

Good to have some basic knowledge of SQL. Bottom line: Good for learning the basics of BigQuery and some SQL data cleansing.

By Danis N G

Jul 12, 2018

The speaker's voice is not one of the easiest to listen to, especially for extended periods of time; moreover, he often lacks in clear pronunciation and timing. I understand the possibility of using subtitles, but it's one more effort on the part of the student, while we should focus on the content and draw conclusions. The quizzes are too short and easy; the labs seem to be focused on SQL (which could be taken for granted, at this level) instead of building up familiarity with BigQuery itself. It seems like most of the first labs are just fill-ups, it gets a little better in the labs about DataPrep. Shifting the attention from SQL to the two frameworks and their integration may be a better idea for the future, in my opinion.

By arun a

May 14, 2018

One of the main reason I am giving it a 3 star is because the labs are very disorganized and not clear clarity on why the system is broken with linking with coursera after specific labs are complete. The knowledge gained about BigQuery and how data transformation can be done is good. However, the quizes arent hard or challenging at all. I feel it can use a bit of more logical questions which may cause you to think. Plus it kind of sounds promotional for google itself with this course where they talk a lot about the features and how overly impressive this. Come on Google. Let us decide that.

By Daniel M

Nov 29, 2017

Starts out as mostly a product pitch, is fairly light on actual BigQuery / SQL skill-building & mental model-forming. Last piece of last module (on DataPrep) is entirely different, with much longer & more extensive lab exercises. Feels very uneven overall, and wouldn't be my preferred intro to GBQ (it wasn't). Despite these shortcomings, is a fairly decent intro. Will see how subsequent courses in the specialization are.

By Guy R

Mar 4, 2018

The contents are interesting and engaging, however the intonation of the narrator in many of the videos (e.g. "Compare Big Data On-Premise vs. on the Cloud" is terrible - sounds like he's tired or losing air towards the end of every sentence. Simply impossible to listen to.

By Jose f R

Dec 5, 2022

Los ejercicios son dificiles de hacer en el tiempo otorgado, en especial para los que no tenemos un nivel de formacion avanzado. Consideren desdoblarlos con mas explicacion y mas tiempo.

By Vasikaran

Jan 28, 2018

the labs can be little bit more clear. they are not updated to the new cloud dataprep environment, and some situations I could not find the correct data-insight data. That is frustrating.

By Kunal K

Apr 27, 2020

the course prerequisite should be some one who has done sql and the gcp access should have been given without any restriction so that i can make himself comfortable with the platform

By Roger S

Dec 4, 2017

Very basic in some parts. I wonder if you really have to learn about SQL or about the advantages of cloud vs on premise computing when you are taking this specialization

By N J

Apr 5, 2018

Good course, but I was plagued by Qwiklabs issues, otherwise 4 stars due to sometimes strange jumps between topics.

By 陈啸

Nov 13, 2017

The video is too long, I recommend people just finished the Quiz and labs and lad solutions. That is enough.

By vincent p

Jun 26, 2018

Basic introduction to SQL analytics queries.About half of the videos just give the explanation of the Lab.

By Gary T

Sep 3, 2018

The instructions weren't very clear as to how to bring data into the BQ work space.

By Phanita T

Apr 30, 2019

Very good for the starter. A bit too simple to who already expert in SQL

By Choquel S

Mar 22, 2021

Trop commercial

Data fusion en trop, pas assez de temps sur Big querry

By Mohamad “ S

May 11, 2020

A bit salesy. More practice involving key features would be helpful.

By Paripol T

Aug 22, 2019

good concept , but course not update big query ui is already changed

By Mr. S

Jul 7, 2019

How one can deal with job fail in dataprep would be nice. Thanks :)

By Jackson M

Mar 13, 2019

The new UI for google cloud platform changes several things

By 김동호

Mar 17, 2020

This class makes it easy to use the Google Cloud Platform