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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


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.


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.

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By Scott A S

Jul 26, 2020

Excellent course. Great course overall. The quizzes and assignments were great at testing our skills and very interactive format to utilize SQL queries.

By Fábio M d S P

Jan 6, 2019

This course is a great option for both beginners in SQL and people with some experience that want to improve the knowledge of SQL focused in Data Science.

By Obira D

Apr 30, 2022

Very good and detailed SQL introduction using SQlite, querries, table, views, sub-querries and basic analysis and intepreation of data.

Hihly recommended.


Nov 3, 2021

This course is very usefull for beginers, good content and good teacher,

I enjoyed take this course, i plan to take the next course of this specialization

By Luis A V M

Apr 21, 2021

Very good course, very well explained from begining to end and really great teacher.

You do not need anything to begin this course but the eager to learn.

By M D M

Apr 16, 2020

Interesting content, nicely explained. I appreciate the quizzes and the last assignement. I will highly recommend this course as an introduction to SQL.

By Altamash S

Dec 30, 2019

I had a great experience and gathered some knowledge about the SQL which was truly good and total new for me and this course has really helped me a lot.

By David C

Jan 18, 2019

Excellent course structure. Thorough lectures and examples. Working with a real database from Yelp was very useful and made the course work enjoyable.

By Jennifer B

Jul 31, 2018

Great class. Well organized, clear, and easy to follow. The class assignments really tested my knowledge and understanding of the material. Thank you!!

By Charu S

May 12, 2022

It was Precise and a real good start, since I was not a beginner in SQL, I was able to complete this in 10-12 days and the assignments are really well!

By harsh r

Jan 17, 2018

Thanks for your courses as it help me understand SQL and data science as whole in a better way than I ever could have.I would recommend people join it.


Jul 23, 2022

I appreciate the professor. Quite engaging material. I was really able to learn something and apply those learnings throughout this course. Thank you)

By Piet W

May 2, 2021

It was just fun doing this course. Explanations were clear and the assignments did right to the course and left room for own initiative building code.

By Stephen M

Sep 24, 2020

This is a fantastic course. Well packaged and presented to give insights into practical, useful concepts and principles. I enjoyed every bit of it.

By Gateka B A

Apr 11, 2020

This is a great starting point for Data Scientist Enthusiasts who would like to gain or map SQL basic knowledge to the daily life of a Data Scientist.

By Burak H

Mar 10, 2018

It does a good job in teaching SQL in a simple and effective way. At the end of the course, you get a good grasp of how to use SQL to tackle problems.

By Eugene V

Aug 16, 2020

Listening to Ms. Sadie makes me attentive, her diction is perfect that I can easily understand the topics being discussed. She is also beautiful btw.

By Boris K

Jul 26, 2020

All the exams and quizzes in this course are based on the material covered within it and all concepts are explained very well and easy to understand.

By Alex K A D

Apr 19, 2020

I am very grateful to Coursera for the opportunity and Sadie St. Lawrence and Uni of California for this wonderful course. Good content and delivery.

By kalai s

Apr 14, 2020

Hello Guys.. It is a great platform to learn the SQL for Data Science

Here, Very Excellent Teaching and Its really amazing. Try it and enjoy to learn


Mar 2, 2020

This is the first course that I have taken in SQL, I must say that it is really a good course to start with. Highly recommended for a starter in SQL.

By João N

Jan 28, 2022

Very good course! I had never learned anything about SQL before (barely even knew what it was) and now I believe I know at leas the basics very well

By Lina M M

Dec 9, 2021

It is easy to follow the way each lesson is developed. There are many examples help you to have a better understanding and thinking in terms of SQL.

By Kseniia K

Nov 10, 2020

The lecturer explains very clearly, and there are just enough tasks to understand how is it used on practics. A good thing to understand the basics.

By Lubomir H

Apr 26, 2019

This is an incredible course! It provides the basic knowledge to start exploring how to retrieve data using SQL! I strongly recommend you enroll in!