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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Databases and SQL for Data Science with Python by IBM

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About the 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....

Top reviews

BS
May 20, 2020

Amazing course for beginners! The entire course is well structured and has good hands-on assignments. SQL is extremely essential for Database management and fun learning so please do try this one out!

PK
Aug 19, 2020

A very useful course with some very interesting datasets/Jupyter notebooks to work through/practice your skills. Offers a good balanced blend between theory and practical/practice. Very good course!

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By Anisha Z

Mar 30, 2020

Does a good job explaining SQL queries. But the final assignment has to be designed better. There are too many repetitive questions.

By Marcus V C D

Aug 6, 2018

The last exercise of the last week is not clear how to do it and the server does not run it. There is no assistance from the forum.

By Arda U

Feb 18, 2021

Instructions for the labs were not clear and indeed IBM DB2 was a little laggy and was not quite an easy platform for a beginner.

By Leonardo A R P

Oct 25, 2019

It's nice and it teaches you about SQL, but it lacks practice exercises and sometimes is oversimplified and can be too easy.

By Yash A B

Jul 4, 2019

Great course for learning how to access Cloud Databases using SQL commands with Python! not so great if you are new to SQL

By Andre B

Nov 19, 2019

Once on cuts through all the challenges using IBM cloud, the learning was great. Glad I know so much more about SQL now.

By Zaidat I

Jan 23, 2020

The final project might need to be reviewed. So much time was spent trying to load one of the .csv files without error!

By Mathieu T

Apr 23, 2021

Many dead links and typos in the course. Plus the Lab is down. Great content but this course should be reviewed.

By Mayank S

Nov 25, 2019

an unnecessary emphasis on using ibm tools which many times don't get interconnected is a big turn-down.

By Kunal S

Jun 10, 2020

A good starter course with good insights for those who are new to SQL and using Python for Data Science

By Yadder A

Feb 8, 2020

It has the most basic about databases and how to connect python with an database instance on IBM Cloud.

By Lakshya

Jun 29, 2020

More practice questions required for practice. needed more elaboration on Db-Api part of the course

By vicky t

Jul 24, 2019

very short course sql should be needed to be taught in detail but it was just basics of the basics

By KALANDAR M

Apr 13, 2020

video content and explanation - 1 star

course structure - 4 star

labs and assignments - 5 star

By Hunter I

Apr 16, 2020

Learned a lot, but lacks useful practice for real-life application outside the IBM cloud

By Charles O

Jun 5, 2019

The labs did not all connect to the IBM cloud correctly, otherwise the course was fine.

By Vaibhav V

Feb 22, 2019

The course teaching methodology is not user-friendly especially for someone new to sql.

By Kevin D

Jul 11, 2019

This course is really only useful if you have zero backgrounds or experience with SQL.

By andrew

Feb 13, 2020

Not as strong as the other offering in the specialization. Slide need a bit of work.

By YIFAN H

Oct 2, 2019

I have many problems when I do my assignment, I think the class don't teach very well

By Mauricio P

Apr 7, 2020

In this particular course, I was having a lot of issues with the IBM technologies.

By Jeffrey L

Jun 18, 2020

I wish there could have been easier ways to learn this course outline. Very hard!

By Christopher B

Feb 11, 2019

This is a logical extension of the certification, but the interfaces are clunky

By Robert L

Jun 11, 2020

Good content, but issues with the IBM databases/servers slowed things down.

By Andrew C

Apr 7, 2019

Overall the course is satisfactory although some areas still need work.