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Databases and SQL for Data Science, IBM

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265 reviews

About this Course

Much of the world's data resides in databases. SQL (or Structured Query Language) is a powerful language which is used for communicating with and extracting data from databases. A working knowledge of databases and SQL is a must if you want to become a data scientist. The purpose of this course is to introduce relational database concepts and help you learn and apply foundational knowledge of the SQL language. It is also intended to get you started with performing SQL access in a data science environment. The emphasis in this course is on hands-on and practical learning . As such, you will work with real databases, real data science tools, and real-world datasets. You will create a database instance in the cloud. Through a series of hands-on labs you will practice building and running SQL queries. You will also learn how to access databases from Jupyter notebooks using SQL and Python. No prior knowledge of databases, SQL, Python, or programming is required. Anyone can audit this course at no-charge. If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you can also earn an IBM digital badge upon successful completion of the course. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Subscription is only $39 USD per month for access to graded materials and a certificate....

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Oct 25, 2018

Practice lab assignments were excellent in reinforcing my learning, they were just the right kind of challenging. This course has been the best one in the Data Science Professional series by far.


Feb 28, 2019

Clear, thorough, well-designed. Labs give useful practice, assignments and quizzes test the actual instructional content. This course is by far the best in the IBM Data Science specialization.

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264 Reviews

By Michael Krummel

Apr 21, 2019

This course is more about IBM roping you into using a bloated cloud ecosystem, than it is about teaching you SQL. You will only learn DB2 stuff, and only through their cloud dashboard. This entire specialization is disappointing, but if you've made it this far, masochism may carry you through it.

By Chatchaphon Nilkumhang

Apr 20, 2019

Love this course with very useful practice labs.

By Tiago Porto Flores

Apr 20, 2019

Very didactic and clear course.

By atul kumar saroj

Apr 20, 2019

study material is to good .best understanding

By Saran Kumar V

Apr 20, 2019

Very good course for any beginner who wants to learn SQL the right way!

By vaibhav malkan

Apr 20, 2019

need to to updated. details regarding IBM cloud is messy and outdated. take to long to connect the cloud. videos slides are of bad resolution. instructor voice not clear

By Roshan Pandey

Apr 20, 2019

Great course. Compact and comprehensive.

By Ashutosh Patel

Apr 18, 2019

thank you sir

By Chandrakanth Ramaswami

Apr 17, 2019

Real life example was the hall mark of this course

By peter humphries

Apr 15, 2019

Great course!