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What you will learn

  • Identify a subset of data needed from a column or set of columns and write a SQL query to limit to those results.

  • U​se SQL commands to filter, sort, and summarize data.

  • Create an analysis table from multiple queries using the UNION operator.

  • Manipulate strings, dates, & numeric data using functions to integrate data from different sources into fields with the correct format for analysis.

Skills you will gain

Data ScienceData AnalysisSqliteSQL

Learner Career Outcomes

39%

started a new career after completing these courses

34%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

10%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Getting Started and Selecting & Retrieving Data with SQL

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Module Introduction1m
What is SQL Anyway?7m
Data Models, Part 1: Thinking About Your Data5m
Data Models, Part 2: The Evolution of Data Models3m
Data Models, Part 3: Relational vs. Transactional Models5m
Retrieving Data with a SELECT Statement4m
Creating Tables7m
Creating Temporary Tables4m
Adding Comments to SQL5m
Summary1m
2 readings
SQL Overview15m
Data Modeling and ER Diagrams35m
4 practice exercises
Let's Practice!10m
Practice Simple Select Queries20m
Module 1 Quiz30m
Module 1 Coding Questions10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Filtering, Sorting, and Calculating Data with SQL

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Basics of Filtering with SQL8m
Advanced Filtering: IN, OR, and NOT7m
Using Wildcards in SQL6m
Sorting with ORDER BY4m
Math Operations4m
Aggregate Functions6m
Grouping Data with SQL5m
Putting it All Together3m
1 reading
SQL for Various Data Science Languages25m
3 practice exercises
Module 2 Practice Quiz22m
Module 2 Quiz30m
Module 2 Coding Assignment45m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Subqueries and Joins in SQL

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Using Subqueries6m
Subquery Best Practices and Considerations5m
Joining Tables: An Introduction5m
Cartesian (Cross) Joins4m
Inner Joins8m
Aliases and Self Joins6m
Advanced Joins: Left, Right, and Full Outer Joins7m
Unions5m
Summary5m
2 readings
SQL and Python10m
Union and Union All10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz - Writing Queries10m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Module 3 Coding Assignment45m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Modifying and Analyzing Data with SQL

5 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 53 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Working with Text Strings7m
Working with Date and Time Strings5m
Date and Time Strings Examples5m
Case Statements7m
Views6m
Data Governance and Profiling5m
Using SQL for Data Science, Part 15m
Using SQL for Data Science, Part 26m
Course Summary2m
3 readings
Additional SQL Resources to Explore15m
Welcome to Peer Review Assignments!10m
Yelp Dataset SQL Lookup5m
2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz30m
Module 4 Coding Questions35m

About the Learn SQL Basics for Data Science Specialization

This Specialization is intended for a learner with no previous coding experience seeking to develop SQL query fluency. Through four progressively more difficult SQL projects with data science applications, you will cover topics such as SQL basics, data wrangling, SQL analysis, AB testing, distributed computing using Apache Spark, and more. These topics will prepare you to apply SQL creatively to analyze and explore data; demonstrate efficiency in writing queries; create data analysis datasets; conduct feature engineering, use SQL with other data analysis and machine learning toolsets; and use SQL with unstructured data sets....
Learn SQL Basics for Data Science

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