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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


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!


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 Cindy N

May 7, 2019

Could have better example! overall useful

By Kartik S

Feb 1, 2018

Nice for beginners.... clear basic of SQL

By Abhishek B (

Aug 10, 2021

Good for beginners. Very well explained.

By Faij A

May 15, 2021

Nice one best course valueable knowledge

By Navil S

Mar 5, 2020

Great Beginner course. Highly Recommend.

By Thirumala H

Mar 4, 2020

actually the course is good for beginner

By Saurabh G

Jul 16, 2020

very interesting and easy to understand

By Zixiang Z

Nov 13, 2018

Could have been clearer in many aspects

By Johannes S

Dec 7, 2022

Some examples were to short explained!

By Akshay k p p

Nov 25, 2020

Good content thank you for this course

By Pravin K P

Nov 14, 2018

Awesome experience to learn sql server

By Anthony T

Oct 17, 2020

Very structured and impactful module.


Aug 14, 2020

Great course to embark on SQL journey


Jul 10, 2020

Good Skill for SQL for Data Science

By Rouba a

Aug 16, 2019

nice teacher & good information flow


Aug 15, 2019

Very useful session for SQL beginners


Nov 23, 2022

Good Knowledge about and SQL Basics.

By Johnny C

Jul 6, 2021

Great course for intro sql leaners.

By Jaime E

Oct 22, 2020

Some chapters are a little to heavy.

By Sneha R

Oct 1, 2020

Course is satisfactory for beginners

By Maeve B

Jul 7, 2022

Some harder topics badly explained

By Richard F

Jan 23, 2022

the assignment test could be better


Sep 17, 2021

Highly recommended for the bignners

By Kenneth J W

Apr 3, 2021

Pretty good beginners course to SQL

By Achinthya S S

Jun 28, 2020

best and simple way of teaching sql