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

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2,627 reviews

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 21, 2020

A comprehensive course that covers major aspects of query building and retrieval in a management system. The topics were delivered well and the materials/assignments were relevant for skill-building.

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By Judy A

Nov 3, 2020

Love the instructor!

By Abhirup D

Aug 22, 2020

Experience was great

By Sharath K

Jan 16, 2020

Good exposure to SQL

By Arman P

Jan 6, 2020

I learned aloooooot!

By Manikandan R

Nov 14, 2019

Nice course to learn

By 王禹宸

May 27, 2019

Clear but Efficient!


Nov 29, 2018

excellent experience


Dec 13, 2017

Very nice course!!!!

By Jennie

Jul 25, 2021

Easy to understand.

By Anthony C

Jun 20, 2021

Great intro course.


Feb 16, 2021

Thank you coursera!

By Sachin W

Jan 20, 2021

best course for sql

By Zohar M

Oct 17, 2020

thank you SAdie !!!

By Amit K M

Oct 12, 2020


By Sourav K

Sep 14, 2020

Brilliant Course!!!

By nidhal h c

Aug 16, 2020

Nice presentation.


Jun 28, 2020

very useful course.

By Kapil R

Jun 23, 2020

It was challenging.

By Shubham S

May 15, 2020

exceptional course!

By suryateja D

May 3, 2020

really great course


Apr 26, 2020

very useful..course

By Gleb K

Aug 5, 2019

Strongly recomended

By arun a

Jul 5, 2018

Pretty good course.

By Benjamin K K

Jun 10, 2018

very helpful course