Working With SQL — Beyond the Basics

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If you want to learn how to use the structured query language (SQL) to create, query, and manipulate data in relational databases then this learning path is for you. This collection of courses and labs will extend your practical knowledge of the topic. We go further into SQL functions before working through a practical scenario where we solve a business issue with SQL.

In Working with SQL we learn how to use SQL to alter and delete tables and how to use primary and foreign keys. We examine common joins between tables in a relational database. We then delve into inner, outer, left, and right joins before learning to manipulate data using the INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE functions.

In the SQL Masterclass we go beyond the basics to empower you with the skills, how-to knowledge, and hands-on expertise to work through and solve complex business issues with SQL. We go deep and hands-on with transactions, subqueries, inline views, summarized queries, the EXISTS predicate, and set operations.

We then practice solving a real-world data scenario in Using SQL to Import and Validate Data from CSV Files.


  • Working with SQL
  • Work with Joins in SQL
  • SQL Master Class
  • Using SQL to Import and Validate Data from CSV Files
  • Knowledge Check: Working with SQL

Intended Audience

This learning path provides an ideal start for anyone wanting to progress with database management and data science.


To get the most out of this learning path, you should have a basic understanding of compute concepts. 


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Learning Path Steps


In this course, you'll learn how to apply the structured query language to manage and manipulate data in a relational database.


In this lab, you will practice using joins. Joins are a SQL tool that allow you to view, edit and store data from multiple tables using a single query.


Knowledge Check: Working with SQL


We go deep into transactions, subqueries, inline views, summarized queries, the exists predicate and set operations.


Knowledge Check: SQL Master Class


In this course, you'll learn about the use cases, procedures, and automation processes of SQL.


Knowledge Check: Using SQL to Import and Validate Data


This lab challenge provides you with a SQL environment. You must perform several SQL tasks to complete the challenge.

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