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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!

SA
Apr 22, 2020

The lessons were short and easy to follow, providing all the basics as well as a few more advanced topics, to get student quickly up-to-speed on databases and SQL and their application in D/S realm.

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By Vyacheslav I

Nov 25, 2019

A little to none explanations, very easy quizzes. Low quality slides. Good if you want to remember lines without understanding what they are doing.

By aakash a

Feb 15, 2019

Learnt a lot about connecting database from python and how jupyter notebooks are useful.

Please mention IBM DB2 only, if it covers only IBM DB2.

Thanks

By Soh J

Mar 10, 2020

The lesson and video itself is okay in general, but the bugs for the labs and assignment is what makes this course very annoying and time consuming.

By Jennifer C

Oct 22, 2021

t​he third party tool failed and it was incredibly frustrating to try and move everything to Watson Studio. Once I got that going tho it was fine.

By Roger S P M

Dec 29, 2018

Getting the right syntax for Python and SQL together was really tricky/difficult. I wish there were a reference book/website for additional study.

By Kyle S

May 16, 2020

The basics were easy. The hard part were the instructions in the course didn't tell you all the steps that you needed to do to launch the labs.

By Akash C

Oct 26, 2019

Some of the documents which are referring to IBM cloud are outdated. Otherwise this course is really good some one like who is beginner in SQL.

By Julio C R

Nov 17, 2021

The course was pretty dull in my opinion. My overall thought is that they are trying to impress the student rather than teaching the basics.

By Robert C

Apr 25, 2020

Instruction is overall pretty good, but there are some gaps. Final assignment and tech issues can lead to a rather frustrating experience.

By Matthew A

May 12, 2019

This course was OK, but I'd still like to see more hands-on exercises and a final assignment that's more aligned to the prior coursework

By Yike

Jun 26, 2019

Assignment marked by other classmates is not a correct method. classmates often do not read answer carefully and give a correct grade.

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 Linda K

Dec 29, 2021

I had difficulty accessing libraries and found discrepancies between instructions and IBM UI.

The course material was pretty good.

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 Rafael P S

Nov 9, 2021

For those who have never worked with SQL this is a good course. For anyone who has worked with SQL, it's like rain in the wet.

By Hashem A

Jan 5, 2022

The course great. however, some problems was faced during week 4 only. I'm glad about the instructors was doing awesome help.

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 Nikolaos M

Oct 16, 2021

T​he content of the course is good, but the coding notebooks of the last weeks are full of bugs, which is quite irretating.

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 DiAndré

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 Cevdet U E

Oct 28, 2021

Very bad online SQL system. Very complicated and buggy. You get lots of errors when you want to upload a CSV file.

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 Bob D

Oct 29, 2021

Some good exercises and material, but I was hindered for several frustrating weeks by technical problems.