SQL for Data Science

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Taught by
Sadie St. Lawrence
AI Strategy Consultant for Accenture Applied Intelligence
and 12 more instructors

Offered by
University of California, Davis

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0 posts • 12 mentions • top 12 shown below

r/unimelb • comment
3 points • bankingBrah

Aight so I just went thru the rmit grad cert in IT. Being totally honest it's not worth anything let alone $15.1k

> Full-fee places: AU$14,880.
> Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313

The classes you take look very week especially if you did both a lot of self learning in python thru udemy and completed eng comp

Programming fundamentals:

- This just looks like an introductory programming class given you did eng comp I feel like it would be far from useful as you did a much harder course already (and seem to have basics of python down from udemy)

Database Concepts:

- Similar class to DBS, probs the most useful class in the whole degree however very easy to self learn just some basic SQL query writing. This course seems to teach around the same content.

Advanced Professional Development:

- This class looks like a fucking joke and completely useless. As can been seem by the topics covered. It looks like a fluff class, kinda like OB of the It dept

these are the topics covered:

>social implications of computing in a digital world;
>impact of social media;
>ethical theories and principles within IT context;
>IT professional ethics;
>intellectual property;
>professional communication;
>computer crime; and
>ethics of sustainability (including global social and environmental impacts of computer use and disposal).

IT Infrastructure and Security:

- more of a practical IT class. Like I wouldnt see a lot of applications in finance related roles in all honesty. Doesnt teach enough to make you an expert in cyber security/fraud protection


Like ill be honest, if you REALLY need a university qualification to say you have basic IT knowledge it's a fine degree however it's not a good one or a good use of 15k and 6 months. There's a lot of good learning you can do coursera and the web. All the best mate

r/cscareerquestions • comment
2 points • __iceman__

>I’ve also heard that SQL would be valuable for database searching

Definitely dive into SQL. It's invaluable. Relational databases have been around for a long time. The SQL query language predates most programming languages. This looks promising: https://www.coursera.org/learn/sql-for-data-science

>R, Python, Bash, Perl

Gothca, so it sounds you've got a grounding in back end OOP scripting languages with a little bit of machine learning in R. All of the shell/programming languages are fine. Nothing is outdated, its the principles that matter.

>I’ve found some positions, but they’ve been a little few and far between. Many seem to prefer masters’ degrees

In biology or CS? Also, many job descriptions are BS.

r/cscareerquestions • comment
1 points • joeysk2012

Take this course you can finish it within a week or two: https://www.coursera.org/learn/sql-for-data-science it has a practice database for all of the questions in browser. and also remember to practice the Insert Into, Delete, and Update key words which this course does not cover.

r/PowerBI • comment
1 points • soil_nerd

I’m doing this one right now and it has been fine. It’s free which helps.


r/UTSA • comment
1 points • mangonada123

Sorry for getting to you this late here is the one course I used

r/SQL • comment
1 points • reddv1

It's a US Davis distance learning course I'm auditing on Coursera https://www.coursera.org/learn/sql-for-data-science/lecture/pycB9/advanced-filtering-in-or-and-not

r/environmental_science • comment
1 points • QuirkySpiceBush

For sheer statistical power, R can't be beat. Python is decently powerful, but it quickly loses steam beyond the most common analyses. Python is, however, much better for data engineering (constructing analysis pipelines, cleaning/preparing/transforming data, etc.) and general programming.


And honestly, you should learn at least the basics of SQL for any data- or stats-related job.


r/ProductManagement • comment
1 points • wasianbabygurl

I audited this course for free and found it really helpful! With some practice for real work application, I would call myself proficient now :)


r/cscareerquestions • comment
1 points • zargex

>SQL for Data Science

Hi, are you talking about this one https://www.coursera.org/learn/sql-for-data-science ?

r/SQL • comment
2 points • akvile-tam

I would suggest to start with some online courses, like these ones: https://www.coursera.org/learn/sql-for-data-science/

And w3schools have a lot of excersizes: https://www.w3resource.com/sql/tutorials.php


r/SQL • comment
1 points • xspade5

If you're open to video learning, this Coursera class got me from 0 to proficient with SQL. The teacher is a little awkward but it does the job https://www.coursera.org/learn/sql-for-data-science.


Once I felt decent I was able to refine my skills on leetcode, hackerrank, and pgexercises.com

r/datascience • post
2 points • ornamental_stripe
Best Coursera Courses for Data Science?

I know there are multiple posts, but hopefully we can get an updated view.

I recently got a 1 year unlimited subscription to Coursera from work to self learn data science. Wonder if there are som recommended courses?

A few I'm thinking of enrolling in include:

  1. Data Analysis with Python (IBM) - https://www.coursera.org/learn/data-analysis-with-python
  2. Analyzing Big Data with SQL (Cloudera) - https://www.coursera.org/learn/cloudera-big-data-analysis-sql-queries
  3. SQL for Data Science (UC Davis) - https://www.coursera.org/learn/sql-for-data-science
  4. Data Science Specialization (John Hopkins) - https://www.coursera.org/specializations/jhu-data-science

Hoping I can get through all of these in a year. Wondering if there are any other courses on Coursera anyone would recommend here? I am wondering if I can pretty much replicate the course content of a Master in Analytics with my 1 year subscription.

My end goal is to be proficient in Python/R/SQL to be able to do linear / multi-variable regression analysis with BigData in finance (i.e. Quantitative Investment Research).

Thank you!