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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 Mansi M

Aug 6, 2020

the teacher is awesome. basics are cleared. its very good for beginners.

By Rishabh J

Nov 11, 2019

Awesome course!

Step by step guidance with the help of examples as well.

By Yazmin A A

Jan 11, 2018

Incredible content and Instructor. Thanks a lot!! Greetings from Peru :)

By Kiehl A

May 1, 2022

great classe. the phases of coding in the web coursera are very helpful

By Imraan Z D

Mar 18, 2022

The best Instructor, Course material and the content offered is amazing

By Leonardo S

Jan 6, 2022

Excellent Instructor and course. It has been very useful for my thesis.

By megha c e

Sep 16, 2021

Great delivery and additional materials provided are also very helpful.

By Eduardo L

Sep 15, 2021

Excellent course to know sql and its characteristics, excellent teacher

By vaibhav k

Jul 24, 2021

The course was well designed, it will help to get clear insight of SQL.

By Cristian C

Oct 14, 2020

Excellent course for beginners! Very well explained and easy to follow!

By Adolf Y M

Sep 30, 2020

Recently get a new experience in data science real cases utilizing SQL.

By Dasari S

May 19, 2020

grate instructor of the course had learned how to work in data analysis

By Asif A

Apr 23, 2020

truly awesome. I will be grateful to all of you related this initiative

By Manasi K

Apr 21, 2020

Great Learning. I would like to go for advanced course now. Thank You.

By Alfredo P

Oct 15, 2019

Excellent course which teaches you the basics to start working with SQL

By Omkar C

Jun 21, 2019

It’s an excellent course and the content allows a very easy learning 👍

By Ajeet s

Jan 12, 2019

great experience with my instructor and University of California, Davis

By Robert H

Jul 26, 2018

Great course, a very soild refresher on what I learned during my Softwa

By Insan N

Dec 8, 2017

Nice for basic SQL, I learn a lot about detail query and how to use it.

By Wamuyu M

Jan 6, 2023

This course is easy to learn and understand, especially for beginners.

By Fabio B

Jan 25, 2022

Nice approach to SQL, also from a pedagogic point of view. Great job.

By Ricardo V

Jan 18, 2022

Muy buen curso introductorio de SQL y conceptos para Ciencia de Datos.

By Willem M

Nov 10, 2021

Great introduction which helps directly to start using SQL in practice

By Anuvathan S

May 30, 2021

The course was very usefull and very clearly taught by the instructor.

By Vira P

Jul 17, 2020

A lot of practice on how to retrieve data and really good explanation!