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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

IpythonPython ProgrammingCloud ComputingSQL
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week....
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 1 - Introduction to Databases and Basic SQL

In Week 1 you will be introduced to databases. You will create a database instance on the cloud. You will learn some of the basic SQL statements. You will also write and practice basic SQL hands-on on a live database....
Reading
11 videos (Total 36 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
Video11 videos
Introduction to Databases4m
How to create a Database instance on Cloud?4m
CREATE Table Statement2m
SELECT Statement3m
INSERT Statement2m
UPDATE and DELETE Statements3m
Information and Data Models4m
Types of Relationships3m
Mapping Entities to Tables1m
Relational Model Concepts2m
Reading5 readings
Hands-on LAB: Provision a Cloud hosted Database instance30m
Count, Distinct, Limit10m
Hands-on LAB: Composing and Running basic SQL queries45m
About this Optional lesson2m
Additional Reading10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Databases15m
Basic SQL15m
Practice Quiz: Review of Relational Database Concepts10m
Optional Not Graded Quiz on Relational Concepts15m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 2 - Advanced SQL

By the end of this module you will: (1) earn how to use string patterns and ranges to search data, how to sort and group data in result sets, as well as (2) learn how to work with multiple tables in a relational database using join operations....
Reading
10 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video10 videos
Sorting Result Sets2m
Grouping Result Sets3m
Join Overview3m
Inner Join3m
Left Outer Join5m
Right Outer Join4m
Full Outer Join2m
Relational Model Constraints2m
Relational Model Constraints - Advanced4m
Reading4 readings
Hands-on LAB: String Patterns, Sorting & Groupingm
Hands-on LAB: JOINs45m
About this Optional lesson2m
Additional Information on Keys and Constraints5m
Quiz4 practice exercises
String Patterns, Ranges, Sorting and Grouping15m
JOIN operations15m
Practice Quiz: Review of Database Constraints10m
Optional Not Graded Quiz on Constraints8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 3 - Accessing Databases using Python

After completing the lessons in this week, you will learn how to explain the basic concepts related to using Python to connect to databases and then create tables, load data, query data using SQL and analyze data using Python ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 26 min), 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
Writing code using DB-API4m
Connecting to a database using ibm_db API2m
Creating tables, loading data and querying data3m
Analyzing data with Python9m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Database access from Python15m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Week 4: Course Assignment

As a hands-on Data Science assignment, you will be working with multiple real world datasets for the city of Chicago. You will be asked questions that will help you understand the data just like a data scientist would. You will be assessed both on the correctness of your SQL queries and results. ...
Reading
3 readings, 3 quizzes
Reading3 readings
Working with real-world data sets10m
Built-in Functions, Dates, Timestamps20m
IBM Digital Badge2m
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Top Reviews

By TPOct 25th 2018

Practice lab assignments were excellent in reinforcing my learning, they were just the right kind of challenging. This course has been the best one in the Data Science Professional series by far.

By MCJun 18th 2018

I really liked this class! The curriculum was well-organized, and I really liked the integration of IBM tools into assignments from the IBM Cloud Lite Suite

Instructor

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Rav Ahuja

Data Science Program Manager
IBM

About IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame....

About the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate Specialization

Data Science has been ranked as one of the hottest professions and the demand for data practitioners is booming. This Professional Certificate from IBM is intended for anyone interested in developing skills and experience to pursue a career in Data Science or Machine Learning. This program consists of 9 courses providing you with latest job-ready skills and techniques covering a wide array of data science topics including: open source tools and libraries, methodologies, Python, databases, SQL, data visualization, data analysis, and machine learning. You will practice hands-on in the IBM Cloud using real data science tools and real-world data sets. It is a myth that to become a data scientist you need a Ph.D. This Professional Certificate is suitable for anyone who has some computer skills and a passion for self-learning. No prior computer science or programming knowledge is necessary. We start small, re-enforce applied learning, and build up to more complex topics. Upon successfully completing these courses you will have done several hands-on assignments and built a portfolio of data science projects to provide you with the confidence to plunge into an exciting profession in Data Science. In addition to earning a Professional Certificate from Coursera, you will also receive a digital Badge from IBM recognizing your proficiency in Data Science. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Subscription is only $39 USD per month for access to graded materials and a certificate....
IBM Data Science Professional Certificate

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