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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!


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 Paul T

Jul 3, 2020

Great course, I learnt a lot.

Facilitator/Teacher had an excellent communication skill

By Abdulrahman J

Jun 21, 2020

Excellent course with excellent instructor, learnt a lot! Thanks for the opportunity!

By groundbreaking

Jun 7, 2020

This course is pretty great. I do not know SQL before and this course is very useful.

By Tushar K

Jun 3, 2020

Wonderfully Explained each and every topic ! I'll surely recommend this to everyone !


Jun 1, 2020

this course is really one of the best out there to fully understand the basics of sql

By Jitty V

Nov 3, 2019

Course was really amazing and at a steady pace. I would totally recommend this course

By shilpi s

Jun 13, 2019

Very simplified for a beginner like me.

Gradual progression with level of difficulty .

By Vish S

Nov 12, 2018

This was nicely structured course that was easy to understand, thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Chinenye I

Apr 26, 2022

This course really helped me get my feet wet. I loved every aspect of it, thank you.

By Regina W

Aug 24, 2021

Super easy structure to follow - the exams really helped to solidified the knowledge

By Oscar A

Nov 13, 2020

Estuvo muy bueno. La profesora explica bien. Bastante práctica en los cuestionarios.

By Himanshu J

Oct 16, 2020

Tutor is very good and the course contents are designed in a simple way. Loved it :)

By Zahin N B F H

Sep 10, 2020

best course i have take so far. good for beginners who want to learn more about sql.

By Елецкий Д В

Aug 12, 2020

Excellent course! A lot of useful thoughts and a clear presentation of the material!

By Venigalla S K

May 12, 2020

It's an good course who are interested to learn more about SQL usage in data science

By Ponnu P K V

May 4, 2019

This is a wonderful class for people looking to get an introduction to data science.

By Amey J

Aug 9, 2022

Its the best For learning SQL .Only thing is you have to do everything on your own.


Nov 22, 2021

This is a amazing course Its really helpful for me .Please increase Practical Query

By I.A. F T

Sep 15, 2021

Excelente curso, muy bien explicado por la profesora Sadie, muchas gracias coursera

By Jorge C

Dec 20, 2020

Good course I'm studing a Master to Data Science and this course help me successful

By Paul I G

Dec 9, 2020

I'm proud of my Journey so far. Thanks Coursera & Common Wealth of Learning Canada.

By Eduardo G

Dec 7, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. Good content, well structured and very good exercises.

By Rahul N

Oct 29, 2020

It was a very insightful and easy-to-grasp course for beginners like me. Thank You!

By Alveena

Aug 21, 2020

Excellent instructor! Loved her style of teaching. She kept the course interesting.

By Miguel A Q

Apr 12, 2020

Well explained and really good practical quizzes to get you in train.

Recommended !