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Databases and SQL for Data Science, IBM

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About this Course

Much of the world's data resides in databases. SQL (or Structured Query Language) is a powerful language which is used for communicating with and extracting data from databases. A working knowledge of databases and SQL is a must if you want to become a data scientist. The purpose of this course is to introduce relational database concepts and help you learn and apply knowledge of the SQL language. It is also intended to get you started with performing SQL access in a data science environment. The emphasis in this course is on hands-on and practical learning . As such, you will work with real databases, real data science tools, and real-world datasets. You will create a database instance in the cloud. Through a series of hands-on labs you will practice building and running SQL queries. You will also learn how to access databases from Jupyter notebooks using SQL and Python. No prior knowledge of databases, SQL, Python, or programming is required. Anyone can audit this course at no-charge. If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you can also earn an IBM digital badge upon successful completion of the course. LIMITED TIME OFFER: Subscription is only $39 USD per month for access to graded materials and a certificate....

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By TP

Oct 25, 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 MC

Jun 18, 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

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By Ahmed Farouk

Dec 19, 2018

it is a very good course that I have learned a lot from, however, I got confused in too many situations when trying to run queries and complete assignments. I dont know why but instead of trying to type the proper query, the course pushed me in a way to find the proper query somewhere, copy it and that's it. A very positive point was the amazing support and quick responses from Rav.

By Sarra Abusamra

Dec 18, 2018

could've used more practice/labs but the course was great overall. Thank you

By Juan Pablo Reyes Carranco

Dec 18, 2018

Great course. I loved the fact that it provided us with notebooks to solve real world problems.

By Courtney Budler

Dec 17, 2018

I was basically a newbie coming into this course. I was not great at SQL, and relied heavily upon others to handle writing queries for my reporting. Now, I feel like I can handle quite a lot, and can logically piece together anything I don't yet know. The class covers all of the core fundamentals through joins, and even covers ibm_db api to run queries using Python. Excellent course.

By Jyoti Devi Sankhwar

Dec 16, 2018

One of the best course and well structured with good lab practices.

By Claude DAIGA DOHNJI

Dec 15, 2018

I am not quite cool with the guide to grade peers. The exact answers were not cited.

By Avoaja Ugochukwu charles

Dec 14, 2018

This course was an eye opener on the ease of doing data science with IBM cloud and jupyter noteboks.

By Ahmed Youssef

Dec 12, 2018

Very rich course!

By Haroldo Jose Vélez Lora

Dec 09, 2018

Very good this course!

By Shashikesh Mishra

Dec 09, 2018

Great course to start with Databases and SQL.