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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

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.

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.

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Dec 27, 2020

This course is helpful for the biginers however its also for the confirmed in sql

By Manjitha M

Jun 9, 2021

This is a wonderful course for the beginners to get into the data science field.

By Joseph C

Nov 22, 2020

Course is not very in depth on topics, but covers important material succinctly.


Aug 3, 2020

Very Good course and instructor is very knowledgeable.. Well instructed course..


May 22, 2020

teaching the joins should be more effective and the rest of the course is good.


Apr 27, 2020

It a very good platform to learn something thing different from the other things

By José A G

Jan 13, 2021

Great introductory course for SQL! Easy to follow and enough practice material.

By Jeremy C

Nov 29, 2020

It was a great course. I would have loved more examples in the material though!

By Yuanjun F

Jul 17, 2021

Good explaination to basic SQL knowledge, but it's only an entry-level course.

By Ieva Gundare

Jan 4, 2021

This course would be perfect if there was more practice assignments included.

By Olexandr V

Dec 29, 2017

Great course, although final peer-reviewed assignment seems a little bit odd.

By Mansur

Aug 17, 2020

Thanks for nice course. But I would assign more exercises during the course.

By Avani G

Feb 5, 2019

Lectures were good, final assignment was not great i.e. confusing in parts.

By Lorenzo T

Sep 6, 2018

In the last part of the course I was expecting more advanced notions of SQL

By Xiao S T

Mar 5, 2021

easy to understand and a lot of practices to do to let me understand well.

By Lauren E O R

Aug 1, 2020

I felt the final assignment was out of tone with the in-course assignments

By Noah M

May 10, 2020

Good introduction to SQL syntax. Felt more comfortable after this course.

By Pittinan P

Mar 31, 2019

This course teach me how to code SQL in order to query the data you want.

By Syead A

Jun 21, 2020

Nice course which will give a good understanding about SQL from basics..

By Russell F

Apr 15, 2020

Good not great. Definitely helped me grasp core concepts of SQL queries.

By Yuval Z

Feb 3, 2018

the course is great but the final assignment is annoying and not serious

By Anurag S

Apr 4, 2020

Course is great but more time needs to be dedicated to the coding part.

By Michael f

Jan 10, 2018

Basic overview of SQL querying - not necessarily data science specific.

By sri n b

Jun 9, 2021

Assignments are really good and very helpful in learning the language.

By Vladimir Y

May 14, 2020

Just don't do part 2 and 3 of Peer-graded Assignment and you are fine.