SQL Fundamentals Skill Path

Databases are everywhere. From logging into your email to watching YouTube videos, your data and information flow in and out of databases every day. The SQL fundamentals skill path is the perfect opportunity to learn SQL by exploring these interactions with databases and learning new skills. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional, you’ll find this interactive course helpful for mastering the fundamentals of SQL and setting yourself up for success.

You’ll be performing actual SQL queries with real data from the very beginning — all from the comfort of your browser window.

  • Learn to extract data from almost any database
  • Write and validate real code that will help you filter and analyze large datasets
  • Build repeatable processes that will save you hours of work time

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What You’ll Learn

Chances are, your company stores its data in some form of relational database (almost all companies do). And whether you use Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, or some other form of SQL-based RDBMS, these systems all “speak” a common language: SQL.

Our introduction to SQL Fundamentals skill path is the perfect way to expand your knowledge and explore databases in detail. From the basics of writing queries to advanced topics on summarizing data, this course content will build a strong foundation for future learning.

This skill path is also perfect for those who’d like to take the first step in working with SQL before diving deeper. Whatever your reason for learning, you’ll discover best practices for working with SQL while mastering the principles of filtering and sorting data — top skills that hiring managers and employers are actively seeking.

Here’s a quick look at the skills for this path.

  • Basics of writing SQL queries
  • Filter data with FRONT and LIMIT
  • Write clean, commented SQL code
  • Math skills with SQL
  • Combine data from different tables using join even on complex conditions
  • Filter and sort data with more advanced queries such as if/then expressions
  • Summarize data with SQL
  • Build knowledge of set operators like UNION and EXCEPT
  • Use SELECT cause

Taking a SQL course will enable you to write and run queries to pull the data you want from databases, filter it in any way that you require, and quickly merge data from different tables together to get the results you need. You may already be doing some of this work with spreadsheets, but SQL skills will enable you to do it quicker, especially if you’re working with large datasets.

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SQL developers have an average base salary of $87,325 according to Indeed.

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As of Feb. 2021, 5% of all marketing job posts listed SQL skills — and that number is growing.

SQL is the most in-demand data querying language in any industry.

How Our SQL Fundamentals Skill Path Works

If you enjoy working with excel-based spreadsheets and using VLOOKUP, then you’ll love learning SQL. In these introductory courses, you’ll learn SQL queries through hands-on learning. Our courses are designed so that you can start from scratch — no prior experience with SQL, programming, or statistics is required! We don’t teach like other online schools or coding bootcamps. No more long videos, boring lectures, or looking through endless resources to learn new skills.

You’ll learn SQL by doing, writing real queries to acquire, filter, and analyze data from real SQL databases. Then you’ll synthesize your learning with guided projects you can showcase on your resume!

You’re never alone in your studies. Should you need help or have any questions, our support tools and our amazing community are here to help.

Overall, the skill path will take about 20 hours to complete. Here’s a quick glance at the flow of this skill path:

Get started on the SQL Fundamentals course today!

SQL Fundamentals Skill Path Course List

Introduction to SQL and Databases

What You’ll Learn Our lessons will begin with an introduction to the basics of SQL, including essential definitions and performing simple functions like statements and clauses. Then, during our interactive lessons, you’ll explore actual databases and use SQL to extract data from tables, filter data, and write clean, commented SQL code. You’ll also learn the […]

Filtering and Sorting Data in SQL

What You’ll Learn We’ve divided our SQL Fundamentals course into two parts — this is the second part. If you missed the first part or would like a refresher, check out the lessons from the previous course! In this second part of our SQL Fundamentals course, you’ll learn intermediate concepts and techniques that will prove […]

Summarizing Data in SQL

SQL Summary Course Lesson List

Combining Tables in SQL

Learn how to combine data from different tables.

SQL Subqueries

Learn how to nest queries inside other queries.

Who Is This SQL Fundamentals Skill Path for?

Many well-known companies rely on SQL, including Microsoft, NTT Data, Dell, and Accenture. It’s also vital for data scientists, software developers, analysts, and many other roles. Our SQL course path is designed for total beginners, so there are no prerequisites! Even if you’ve never written a line of code before, you can dive in and start learning.

Whether you’re working with data in your current job or looking to become more efficient at working with large data sets for your personal endeavors, this course is for you. The possibilities are endless!

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