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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


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!


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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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.


Oct 2, 2019

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

By Michael B

Aug 17, 2021

Good Course, but I missed slides for reading and some exercises are a bit ambiguous.

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 Elena E

Oct 13, 2021

Multiple issues with labs, ambiguous quiz questions. Overall material is ok.

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.

By Mason C

Dec 21, 2019

Need more real-world data on hand practices. Practises makes perfect.

By Anup U

Jul 30, 2020

this course is good for learning mysql with python and ibm cloud

By parikshit k

Sep 1, 2020

Interesting & Challenging. Gr8 course but not for every soul.

By Sanja M

Sep 1, 2019

There are not enough exercises and videos are almost usefull

By Emily

Oct 9, 2018

Easy to follow. But not explained why should it be in detail.

By Varun B

Mar 22, 2020

It is a good course to learn SQL and Python interfaced DBMS.

By Niklas M

Jun 6, 2019

Good course, however, it uses a lot of IBM specific tools.

By Deleted A

Jun 16, 2020

Videos in each week can be repetitive and/or overlapping

By Xin Y L

Dec 1, 2021

Skill Lab always down. The questions are ambigious.

By Жигмытов Ц

Sep 20, 2020

Need more practice and less IBM advertisement =)

By AntoStain

Sep 10, 2020

The exercises should be more challenging.