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In this path, you’ll become familiar with SQL syntax and master the frequently used commands. You’ll also learn how to use string patterns and ranges to query data, how to sort and group data, and how to write perfect queries to extract and analyze data from real SQL databases.


Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll write code and get feedback directly in the browser. You’ll apply your skills to several guided projects involving realistic business scenarios to build your portfolio and prepare for your next interview.

Key skills

    • Exploring, querying, and extracting specific sets of data
    • Handling data from multiple sources
    • Retrieving data to build reports and perform analysis
    • Organizing data efficiently to answer business questions

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Work with real data from day one with interactive lessons and hands-on exercises.

Showcase your path certification

Impress employers by completing a capstone project and certifying it with an expert review.

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Learning resources

The Importance of SQL

Learn why you should learn SQL for any data job. Read Article

Do You Need a SQL Certification to Get a Data Job?

Find out if you need a SQL certification to work in data. Read Article

Prepare for Your Next Job Interview

If you’re looking for a job in data, chances are you’re going to have to answer SQL interview questions. Read Article

3 Reasons to Learn SQL

Learn why SQL is important to a data job. Watch Video

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