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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 Beyza N K

Jul 16, 2021

It was a great journey! I feel very lucky to have enrolled in this course.

By Obinna F E

Jun 29, 2021

I highly recommend this course for those that have no ecperience with SQL.

By Priya A

May 26, 2021

Great course! Detailed illustrations and explanation, has helped me a lot.

By Vishwesh G

Apr 21, 2021

Very helpful for those who are looking to start a career in Data Analysis.

By Nicolas P

Apr 15, 2021

Well designed, easy to progress throughout and relevant dataset to analyse

By Dinelle A L A

Dec 23, 2020

Wholistic approach. You will really learn SQL fundamentals in this course.

By Rorentzo V

Oct 22, 2020

thanx for coursera and University of California, now i can understand SQL.

By Vishwesh T

May 25, 2020

Awesome facility for the course, excellent explanation and best question .

By Robert W

Mar 19, 2020

Excellent course. Very good coding exercise to test knowledge acquisition.

By Vladislav S G

Nov 4, 2019

Thank you for your work) I hope to see each other and work on your team :)

By Deleted A

Jul 30, 2019

Excelent Course, good explanation with good practice exercises and quizes.

By Huang J

Aug 4, 2018

Easy to understand with sufficient samples, this course benefits me a lot!

By Tyler S

Sep 17, 2021

This was a great introductory course to refresh my college SQL learnings.

By Regina H

May 29, 2021

This was very helpful for giving a basic foundation and grounding in SQL.

By Uwineza J

Mar 26, 2021

This is an interesting subject, thanks good instructor Sadie st. Lawrence

By Shivanee E B

Sep 30, 2020

excellent i learn and gain the knowledge which help in my further study .

By Hesham Z

Jun 13, 2020

Wonderful course to build a strong foundation of SQL. Highly recommended!

By Shivani v

Jun 8, 2020

Quite explanative and clear course. Very useful for aspiring individuals.

By Raghvendra S

May 27, 2020

The course is good , which help you to build the confidence in the skills

By Raghunath R

May 23, 2020

Thanks for the instructor for guiding me...I learnt a lot in this course

By Abhishek S

May 15, 2020

A Wonderful course if you want to master SQL in a very sport span of time

By Tanish G

Apr 9, 2020

best course,starts from basics and teaches data analysis very clearly....

By Karolina B

Apr 9, 2020

I loved it. did not expect i will be learn so much in such a short course

By Ramapriya G

Nov 23, 2021

Good introduction to SQL and also very well organized course. Thank you!

By Bin H

Oct 13, 2021

Overall, it was a really good course, did not like peer rating too much.