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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


Oct 5, 2022

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 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 Dimitrios G K

Jan 12, 2021

The lesson is great with the only negative I could say is that there are is no documentation for courses' lessons.

By Manuel A R H

Jan 31, 2021

There are a few mistakes on the video explanation. But anyhow, those are precisely clear, and easy to understand.

By Yonax L

Jun 6, 2020

Good material for beginners. I wish there are more practice quizzes and real life application or problem solving.

By Anna G

Jan 7, 2020

Some slides are wrong. Some info need to be updated. Some Q/A are just based on EXACTLY what the instructor said.

By Isobe A

Sep 26, 2022

But the final assigment part 2 is very poor questions. It needs to be fixed, and Coursea is not doing anything.

By Jean-Sebastien P

May 30, 2018

A little more practical examples and exercises with a consistent dataset throughout would have been appreciated.

By anuja s

Oct 29, 2020

It was a nice experience. Concepts were made crisp and clear. Those who have no knowledge of SQL can go for it.

By Abhyudaya A

May 17, 2020

Good Course, could have been more elaborate but the instructor was very friendly and a unique way of teaching.

By Camilo L M

Sep 15, 2020

The course provides simplicity and an entry-level understanding to write complex SQL queries for data science

By ‪Yakir G

Apr 17, 2020

some of the questions were not written so clear

but oevrall im sutisfy with the result and with the lvl work

By nitish

Mar 12, 2020

good learning curve.good for complete beginners to explore on SQL

The use cases and assignment were top notch.

By Manuel J

May 18, 2021

The slides could be a little bit more complete and some of the questions are misleading. The rest was great!

By Amit P

Jul 24, 2020

Quiet through course focusing on brushing your SQL that can be applied further for Data Science & Analytics.


Jun 15, 2020

It was a very beneficial course for me and also my first online course with Coursera which I have completed.

By Vera B

Dec 16, 2019

The course is really good. I assume it would be great if professionals can also review our final assignment.


Feb 7, 2023

The course is structured and the MCQs helps to track ur progress. Questions are cutting edge in assessments

By Peiyao L

Nov 17, 2022

V good course in general. Can be more specific on coding part as there were quite a few coding assignments.

By lydiaecheng

Aug 21, 2022

If can provide a vedio about how to use Sandbox to complitet homework will be better. Overall it real help!

By Irma L

Aug 14, 2022

Information in slides and videos did not match at times. Required extra research to verify correct syntex.

By Glen B

Oct 20, 2022

It show what you need to set started in SQL, I took notes so it made the last portion a little bit easier

By Anjali R

May 11, 2022

Great SQL learning from Coursera. A knowledgable course at self pace study with indepth practice sessions.

By Mauro B

Jul 5, 2021

Very direct, with just a few examples, might be a challenge for newcomers to fully understand the concepts

By Rishikesh a

Oct 6, 2020

good, the language used for this explanation is very simple & anyone can learn sql from this course easily

By Sara s

Dec 12, 2022

Despite of covering handy subjects, I expected this lecture to cover more subjects like window functions.

By Eunica N

Nov 28, 2020

Good enough to have a basic idea what SQL is, but not enough to have the skill to apply SQL in real life.