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About the Course

As data collection has increased exponentially, so has the need for people skilled at using and interacting with data; to be able to think critically, and provide insights to make better decisions and optimize their businesses. This is a data scientist, “part mathematician, part computer scientist, and part trend spotter” (SAS Institute, Inc.). According to Glassdoor, being a data scientist is the best job in America; with a median base salary of $110,000 and thousands of job openings at a time. The skills necessary to be a good data scientist include being able to retrieve and work with data, and to do that you need to be well versed in SQL, the standard language for communicating with database systems. This course is designed to give you a primer in the fundamentals of SQL and working with data so that you can begin analyzing it for data science purposes. You will begin to ask the right questions and come up with good answers to deliver valuable insights for your organization. This course starts with the basics and assumes you do not have any knowledge or skills in SQL. It will build on that foundation and gradually have you write both simple and complex queries to help you select data from tables. You'll start to work with different types of data like strings and numbers and discuss methods to filter and pare down your results. You will create new tables and be able to move data into them. You will learn common operators and how to combine the data. You will use case statements and concepts like data governance and profiling. You will discuss topics on data, and practice using real-world programming assignments. You will interpret the structure, meaning, and relationships in source data and use SQL as a professional to shape your data for targeted analysis purposes. Although we do not have any specific prerequisites or software requirements to take this course, a simple text editor is recommended for the final project. So what are you waiting for? This is your first step in landing a job in the best occupation in the US and soon the world!...

Top reviews

Apr 5, 2020

This course has really helped with optimizing queries that I work with everyday, enhancing my understanding of RDBMS, joins, analyzing and structuring exactly what you need and yielding those results.

Aug 22, 2021

I thought this course was great! Great introduction to Relational Databases and SQLite. Highly reccomend for anyone new to SQL, Databases, or someone looking to get started with a data science career.

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By Philipp H

Jan 10, 2019

Ich konnte sehr viel Lernen, und das gelernt anhand von nachher kommen den Übungen direkt anwenden.

By Felipe S

Aug 29, 2020

Excellent, but needs more material to practice coding. It's hard to practice if you're new to this

By Arash S

Apr 12, 2020

Course need more example and practice and also try to make it more fun. It is a little bit boring!

By Rose F

Nov 12, 2019

Concepts are clearly explained. But video tutorials might not be good enough for practicing coding

By Punit S

Sep 27, 2018

Does the job of teaching SQL skills, that can be always topped up with other courses and exercise.

By pragadeeswaran s

Sep 1, 2020

A nice course.. I liked very much, go with it if you are having interest in data science and SQL

By Kaashyap C

Jul 22, 2020

Few more things on Data Science would've been good. Overall the course experience was very good.


Apr 26, 2020

Course was indeed very good but certain topics will require more explanation with more examples.

By Paul V

May 7, 2018

Great class. Felt a little lost at first, but feel like I got a great basic understanding of SQL

By Tyler Z

Jun 23, 2021

Instructions not enough for practicing and especially the last part of data analysis/profiling.

By aishwarya a

Feb 18, 2021

It is very good course to upgrade your resume and the concepts are explained so well. Thank you

By Basel A

Sep 8, 2019

A quick and thorough introduction to SQLite. Straightforward content and useful coding quizzes.

By Sergio A

Jul 4, 2020

i liked it, it had simple explanations that helped to understand the proposed topics thank you

By Brad C

Jan 9, 2018

Course content and lectures were great but the peer-reviewed final was poorly written and conc

By Andrea F

Nov 24, 2021

T​his was was very easy to follow. Definitely a good beginners course to learning SQL Basics.

By Raja M T Z

Sep 10, 2021

I found it very good for beginners how ever it would still need to have more number exercises


Jul 16, 2021

Its beginner friendly course and good for the people who choose data science as career option

By Andrew P

Dec 1, 2020

Difficult to concentrate at times when the lecturer struggles to speak. Overall good content.

By Antonio V P

Apr 1, 2020

It a good course. Maybe its a good idea to provide more spaces to write queries in each part.

By Peter J

Jan 17, 2021

Very good. There are typos/unclear verbage in the final assignment that need to be addressed

By Xavier H

May 4, 2019

Great for beginners up to intermediate and even professionals that missed some of the basics

By Josiel C T

Oct 30, 2021

The course is good. I think that the final assignment can be improved because is ambiguous.

By Guo Z

Feb 9, 2020

hope can mark the assignment by tutors if there is no classmate to mark before the deadline

By Reinhold L

Feb 3, 2019

I had expected to see more examples in the field of data science. All in all a good course.

By Simone A

Dec 29, 2020

Good course, but the final assignment is not well balanced to the difficulty of the course