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Learner Reviews & Feedback for SQL for Data Science by University of California, Davis

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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 Andrés F L C

Dec 26, 2019

The topics are well explained but the videos are monotonus (slides and the teacher talking). I think the course could be more interactive.

By Serena G

Mar 8, 2018

Good for learning basics of SQL but not much application and integration of concepts. In general, however, it is good for beginners.

By Kalide E

Jun 1, 2020

Course would be much better if you can work alongside the instructor. Using presentation slides in a coding class is not ideal imo.

By Мамедбаков И Р

Jun 25, 2020

The lecturer maybe is a good data scientist but does not have the skills of presenting or explaining material in an easy manner.

By Luke R

Aug 9, 2021

Good course overall, but the gap between what is tought and how complex some of the application can be is frustrating at times.

By Chan J J

Jul 14, 2019

should have provided more explanation and help for exercises and assignment questions. The lecture is also not in depth enough.

By Chen K

Nov 3, 2020

Course schedule was good , but content is a little short. To make improvement, should present some example during the video

By Thais S B

Mar 15, 2018

This is a good course for basic knowledge of SQL but the quizzes and assignments are very confusing and badly elaborated.

By Mohsin K

Jul 26, 2020

This is a good course on SQL for Data Science. As you will particularly start from scratch and go uptil tedious methods

By Dhwanil V

Aug 14, 2020

The overall format was quite good but it would be more helpful if more examples are included in the lecture videos.


May 17, 2020

This course is helpful for beginners, but I felt that some explanation weren't clear and quizzes were challenging

By subraj s

Jun 1, 2021

Assignments could be more basic.

The level of difficulty should gradually increased.

Superb instructor though.

By Saswata B

Jul 3, 2020

More explanation of concepts is required. Also it would have been better if SQL code was explained in depth.

By Smit P

May 22, 2020

Instructor should have explain each code by performing practically on pc instead of showing only image.

By Dotun a

Aug 31, 2021

i think it will be better to learn using mySQL. and more info about dataset will be helpful to note

By Nick J

Mar 14, 2019

not really relevant to 'data science' its more of a general basic introduction to CRUD and joins

By Peter M

Jan 7, 2022

It would be better to be more practical better than a PPT, but the content itself is awesome.

By Ayush K J

Jun 25, 2020

examples for important concepts were lacking like the use of GROUP BY and CASE statements

By Гришин М С

Sep 21, 2021

Too many unnecessary words in lectures, but there is good coding practice at the end

By Chris M

Jul 19, 2018

Course teaching was excellent, but the final assignment questions were terrible.

By Daphne C

Aug 18, 2021

The course is very simple. Lack of coding examples in the teaching materials.

By oli c

Dec 22, 2017

Clear instruction, but quite easy. Would prefer if it was more challenging.

By Islam M S M

May 3, 2018

The Assignment was mis worded and didn't reflect the content of the course

By Tessa S

Dec 30, 2020

Nice course to get an introduction to SQL. Not so much practice material.

By Abdullah F

May 2, 2018

Just teaches SQL. Nothing is taught about how its used for data science