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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


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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By Lisa S

May 17, 2021

There were connection issues with the labs for many users in my course. We couldn't access the course for a full weekend and the instructors did not respond to any messages for 2 days.

By Vivek R N

Jul 12, 2020

Its only about how to connect to IBM DB2. I got stressed out trying to work on the IBM platform. Working on platforms like My SQL is so much smooth when compared to this

By Utsav

Jun 28, 2020

Tools used like Database console and Jupyter notebook used also crashes repeatedly. Course just gives very brief introduction to SQL, not much solid content.

By Chanyu Y

Jan 6, 2021

Dear mentors, I'm sorry that I was unable to use Db2 in IBM cloud so I couldn't do the hands-on lab. Hope to have solutions from you. Thanks.

By Mark W

Jun 10, 2020

Everyone in this course has problems with IBM Cloud credentials. Staff gives everyone the same generic response and provides no real help.

By Jaysee J P

Jun 7, 2022

IBM Cloud registration is ridden with lots of errors such as Error Your account cannot be created at this time. It is so frustrating.

By Mohammed F

Apr 26, 2022

the course is fine but for handon the IBM is making things very complicated. And many times the external tools are also not working.

By Alisher P A

Jan 1, 2021

The worst course I have ever taken. I have no idea what course intended to teach. I would recommend not to take this course.

By John M

Jan 12, 2022

BEWARE. Cannot finish the course due to technical issues with the IBM account.. Am disappointed and will drop the course.

By Peter

Feb 16, 2022

Dont recomend to take this course, They charge you additional 200$ for acces to their DB database

By Jorge P

Jan 10, 2022

The resources needed to complete this course are not working. Support is very poor.

By 무하메드

Mar 13, 2022

W​eek 2 Videos are not available to watch. The material could not be loaded

By Jannica M

Oct 14, 2021

Instructions not working, need to rely on forums for alternative solutions

By Rucha M

Feb 9, 2022

Did not receive the honors certificate even after completing the module

By sabin d

Jan 30, 2022

It is a good course but they didn't give any certificate on completion.

By Задойный А

Feb 22, 2020

Бесполнезно. Всё равно что прочитать оглавление к документации по SQL.

By Anjini K G

Oct 4, 2019

Peer review is great way but it they way it's made it just terrible!

By Jay L

Dec 7, 2021

the instructor seems very unorganized. he needs to do better.

By Yousry S

Oct 11, 2021

Bad Experience with DB2 Connections see forums for complains

By Georgios K

Feb 21, 2022

Several labs could not load

Returned bad gateway error

By Joseph S

May 14, 2020

It's too high of an overview and goes too fast.

By Denis K

Nov 14, 2021

very badly refurbished module and poor support

By shihan y

Aug 31, 2021


By Victor W

Oct 1, 2020

The data for the final assignment is missing

By Zhikang C

Oct 24, 2021

Many errors with connection. Waste of time.