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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.


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!

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By Nivedita R

Jul 21, 2020

Sql has taught many technical things in a simple way. Glad to learn this course

By Chintoo K

Jun 6, 2020

Excellent work by the instructor and above all assignment and quizzes was good.

By Preston P

Apr 7, 2020

I was able to learn a lot and understand the material with no knowledge of SQL.

By Vignesh B

Jul 11, 2019

Really a good start for SQL beginners. it covers all the details of the process

By Nancy L

Jun 1, 2018

It's a easy class to follow, but I hope I could learn more difficult techniques

By Raed A

May 28, 2022

From my experience, I advise everyone to participate in this important program

By Yiqiao Y

Jan 29, 2022

I really enjoyed this course. I highly recommend to my fellow data scientists.

By Robert C

Jan 9, 2022

Very Good Introduction into querying with Sql, and a very good final project!

By Kamonwat S

May 1, 2021

This course is great. Easy for beginner, the content is enough for basic uses.

By Jesus F C D

Feb 14, 2021

This is a great course to learn the basic things in order to manipulate SQLite

By Thanachot N

Feb 2, 2021

If you can do it with yourself.This course will be useful to you in the future

By Gilberto S

Dec 27, 2020

Very useful and complete. There are a lot of practical exercises. I recommend.

By Vijay s

Sep 10, 2020

Good Content for SQL developers who are looking for a little advance concepts.

By Roos H

Jun 10, 2020

Had never worked with SQL prior to this course and really enjoyed the content.

By Mohamednajib Z

Jan 10, 2019

it was a great experience the course is so good structred . thank you coursera

By Khrystyna M

Oct 2, 2022

This course is a good introduction to SQL. Thank you, Sadie, you're the best.

By Antonio G

Mar 2, 2022

Excelente curso para iniciarse en SQL, exigentes ejercicios y calificaciones.

By Arijit H

Dec 12, 2021


By Bhawna J

Aug 2, 2021

Very well thought out lessons and good practice along exercises for beginners

By Michael W

Apr 2, 2021

Solid introduction to SQL, though the teleprompter reading could be improved.

By Camilo R C

Mar 8, 2021

Is very helpful to people that are starting in this world of the AQL language

By Taoufik E A

Oct 30, 2020

I think this course can help the Data scientsit to improve their skill in sql

By Meng L

Mar 6, 2020

I think this course is very helpful. It's basic and easy to know what is SQL.

By Poonam N

Sep 9, 2018

The guidelines on every aspect about SQL was explained and demonstrated well!


Dec 15, 2022

Covered all of the basics to build a solid foundation for future SQL skills.