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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


Dec 29, 2022

Great course! A solid way to introduce a learner to programming in SQL!! Sadie is an amazing online instructor! Thank you to Sadie and UC Davis for offering this course through the Coursera platform!!


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 Tian M

Feb 27, 2021

Good beginning for the SQL skills, easy to understand the logic of each function.

By Divyakumaari S

Jun 23, 2020

Its a wonderful bundle of classes which below me learn and work on queries easily

By Chang-Tai C

Jun 10, 2020

Thank you for providing me this SQL knowledge, it definitely helps my work a lot.

By Latchubuktha s

May 2, 2020

Awesome course I recommend beginner to enroll this course which is pretty helpful


Apr 15, 2020

There a lot of exercises need to be complete and it is very helpful for learning.

By Umesh P

Nov 7, 2019

Well structured, informative content, user friendly platform and very insightful.

By Shenkuan Z

Jan 26, 2019

Very helpful lectures. It is introduced in a step-by-step way and easy to follow.

By Hortensius

Mar 16, 2018

I think this is a simple yet helpful introduction to SQL. I enjoyed it very much.

By Sikhumbuzo S

Nov 10, 2022

This was a great course. Nice teachings from the lecture, Keep up the good work.

By Ajadi Q A

May 8, 2022

A great course indeed. It was well structured and easy for a beginner to follow.

By Jimmy L

Dec 14, 2020

One of the best classes I've ever taken. Great for a total newbie of SQL like me

By Gianluca G

Apr 27, 2020

Very good course. Great balance between practice and theory. Best for beginners.

By Rob E

Apr 24, 2020

I really liked this course. Great pedagogy and content. I'd highly recommend it.

By Marshall S

Aug 15, 2019

great intro course for SQL and good interactive elements to practice the skills!

By W. R R

Jul 26, 2021

Very practical. Tougher than it seems in the end but still approachable enough.

By Alina N

Mar 17, 2021

This course left me with solid understanding of the SQL foundations. Thank you!

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.