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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.


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!!

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By Fryda

Jan 21, 2019

Great for beginners -- helped me realize I'm not a beginner anymore.

By Vinayaka M S

Jan 15, 2022

tutor was very good, i could solve assignments based up on teaching

By Syahrial H

Nov 14, 2021

Great, the flow of learning is natural so i could follow it nicely.

By Luis R R L

Nov 7, 2021

It's really a complete sql course and also it's very well sectioned

By Shrinivas S

Apr 14, 2021

Great course 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 Enjoyed doing the assignments and tests.

By Raúl M

Mar 11, 2021

Easygoing + fast paced = what I look for in an introductory course.

By Emilson O A G

Nov 26, 2020

Good course, the teacher explain very well the topics of the course


Aug 28, 2020

It is a very good course to improve data extraction from databases.

By Kavya D

Aug 27, 2020

Really good course for beginners. The coding assignments were good.

By Venkat M

Aug 12, 2020

Its a really awesome course. It helped me to brush up my SQL skills

By Nilupulee H

Jul 15, 2020

The course was very helpful for me to understand the basics in SQL.

By HanWang

Nov 29, 2019

very good course content and presentation. very helpful! Thank you!

By Yunyue Z

Nov 26, 2019

I learned a lot from this course! The content was clear and useful!

By Ayorinde

Nov 11, 2019

It exposes me to first-hand practical training on database analysis

By Julita O

Jul 25, 2019

Excellent introduction course for those who know nothing about SQL.

By Ivan K

Jun 26, 2019

Простой, лаконичный курс с практическими упражнениями, всем советую

By Vasilisa S

Mar 27, 2019

I've got a primer in the fundamentals of SQL and working with data.

By Weilei Y

Mar 5, 2019

Great overview and also review in case you know some SQL beforehand

By Chavit L

Oct 19, 2022

Provide good fundamental knowledge. Coding assignments are decent

By Janae M V

Sep 30, 2022

learned so many things for SQL in this one course, its amazing!!

By Prajwal P

Jul 13, 2022

Wonderful course for all the beginners out there. Set, Start, SQL.

By Shelomo B

May 24, 2022

Great course! I like the way the practice opportunities are setup.

By Joey I S

May 9, 2022

The course was a very useful introduction to SQL. Beginner level.

By Sohum R

Jun 19, 2021

The exercises were helpful for consolidating the material. Thanks!

By Anna K

Nov 18, 2020

Very simple, clear and useful course. It was really useful for me.