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Introduction to SQL

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4 weeks
199 USD
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4 weeks
199 USD
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Course description

Introduction to SQL

SQL (Structured Query Language) is the most commonly used language to communicate with databases and extract data for application development, reporting and analytics. It is ubiquitous for industries across the world and a vital skill for aspiring data professions to have. This course will introduce you to the SQL language and give you the skills you need to query and analyze data from complex relational databases. Join this course if you are seeking to learn data skills to advance in your current field or pivot to a different field where you will interact with data.

In this SQL tutorial you will learn how to interact with the SQL server with the proper syntax, begin to use SQL commands and SQL databases, perform SQL queries, work with data types and database tables, and use

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


This course is meant to teach the fundamentals of SQL to beginning learners with little to no prior experience.

Training content

Week 1

  • Introduction and History of SQL
  • Installing PostgreSQL
  • Basic SQL
  • Comments & SQL Styles

Week 2

  • SQL Joins
  • Aggregations & Subqueries
  • Data Inspeciton and Converting Data
  • String Manipulation

Week 3

  • Analytic Functions
  • Variables and Temporary Sets
  • Recursive Operations Using CTEs
  • Pivoting Data

Week 4

  • Sample Database Installation
  • 3 Final Exercises
  • Putting It All Together!

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Davidson College, a partner institute of EdX.

3-5 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$199
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • How to use a relational database
  • How to query data and shape results
  • How to write advanced queries and analytic functions
  • How to create and modify data in tables

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