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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


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 Chris M

Jul 19, 2018

Course teaching was excellent, but the final assignment questions were terrible.

By Daphne C

Aug 18, 2021

The course is very simple. Lack of coding examples in the teaching materials.

By Sumit R

May 29, 2022

This course was about SQLite, I think its a less using than the Micrsoft SQL

By oli c

Dec 22, 2017

Clear instruction, but quite easy. Would prefer if it was more challenging.

By Islam M S M

May 3, 2018

The Assignment was mis worded and didn't reflect the content of the course

By Tessa S

Dec 30, 2020

Nice course to get an introduction to SQL. Not so much practice material.

By Abdullah F

May 2, 2018

Just teaches SQL. Nothing is taught about how its used for data science

By Alex R

Apr 15, 2022

It's ok, not at the level of an actual university course though sadly.

By Simone D

Oct 7, 2019

The course material seemed prepared in a rush, with several mistakes.

By Greg L

Nov 24, 2017

Quizzes poorly and ambiguously worded, database carelessly extracted

By David A

Oct 7, 2019

It could be harder with some excersice that make the student search

By Daniel E

Jan 4, 2020

Good content but the questions are badly worded and need updating.

By Melissa V

Apr 28, 2018

Need to take a more in-depth class to fully understand this class.

By Matt E

Apr 1, 2018

You can learn this stuff on your own. You don't need a course.

By Priyanshu V

Jul 31, 2020

Some topic is not cover like constraints alter modify default

By Tim S

Jul 8, 2020

Quite easy. The peer-reviewed assignment is also very easy.

By liqi x

Dec 24, 2019

not enough teaching examples, could be tough for beginner

By Ashish D

Jun 29, 2021

Explanations could be improved with the help of examples

By Tanmay C

Jun 25, 2020

Very fast and high level for a person who knows nothing

By Saulo G d M S

Jul 27, 2020

A really good course, but the forum isn't that great.

By Karan D K

Oct 19, 2021

I​mportant topics like window functions are missing.


Feb 24, 2021

Could be more better. You could have taught more SQL

By Zaur T

Feb 11, 2022

Would like to see some exercises between new topics

By Phillipe S S R

Jan 3, 2018

Quiz and graded materials not available for free.

By Hari G

Dec 11, 2019

Too much theory and very little or no practice