Start With Serious SQL

Start by building a strong data foundation

Learn SQL by doing through multiple realistic end to end case studies that closely represent actual projects and tasks performed in a data analytics role in the following domains:

  • Health analytics
  • Marketing analytics
  • People analytics
  • Financial markets
  • Fast moving consumer goods
  • Digital marketing

    Topics Covered

    Cover many core SQL skills and techniques required for data analysis from beginner to advanced levels including:

  • Where filters and ordering data
  • Group by aggregates
  • Identifying and dealing with duplicate data
  • Common table expressions and subqueries
  • Summary statistics
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Complex table joins
  • Entity relationship diagrams
  • SQL reverse engineering
  • Data problem solving techniques
  • Window functions
  • Case When Statements
  • Recursive CTEs
  • Cumulative aggregates
  • Simple, weighted and exponential moving metrics
  • Historical vs Snapshot data analysis techniques
  • Temp tables and views
  • String transformations
  • Regular Expressions
  • Datetime manipulation

    Additional Bonus Content

  • Gain familiarity with popular programming tools such as Docker, Markdown, GitHub and the command line interface (CLI)
  • Learn how to setup your own GitHub Pages project portfolio page with a guided step-by-step guide
  • Access to solutions for all 8 Week SQL Challenge case studies with explanations and further exercises

    Private Student Community

    Get access to our members only Discord for technical support and participate in valuable community initiatives including:

  • Formal study groups
  • Live SQL training events
  • Regular Q&A town hall broadcasts
  • SQL interview exercises
  • Resume reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • 1:1 mentoring opportunities

    Course Setup

    All database and SQL interface infrastructure are Docker based with detailed instructions to install WSL2 and Docker Desktop on Windows and quick-start guides for Mac and Linux systems.

    Installation and setup of all required databases and systems is fast and runs on all machine types that support Docker Desktop including Windows, Ubuntu and all Macs including the latest generation of Apple M1 Macs.

    For further $20 student discount please reach out directly to [email protected] using your student email or share your student details for verification!
  • SERIOUS SQL LIVE

    Live SQL training starts Saturday 20th November
    2 Available Times: 9:30am or 10:30pm EST
    90 mins weekly live stream for 8 weeks

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    Serious SQL

    Course Curriculum

    • 01

      Introduction

      • Welcome to Serious SQL

      • Course Outline

      • Docker Installation

      • SQL Environment Setup

      • Alternatives to Docker (Optional)

    • 02

      Serious SQL Live Training

      • Week 1 - November 20th 2021

      • Week 2 - November 27th 2021

    • 03

      Data Exploration

      • Select & Sort Data

      • Record Counts & Distinct Values

      • Identifying Duplicate Records

      • Summary Statistics

      • Distribution Functions

      • Summary

      • Health Analytics Mini Case Study

      • Case Study Quiz

    • 04

      Marketing Analytics Case Study

      • Case Study Introduction

      • Case Study Overview

      • Understanding the Data

      • SQL Reverse Engineering

      • Introduction to Table Joins

      • Joining Multiple Tables

      • SQL Problem Solving

      • Window Functions

      • Final SQL Scripting Solution

      • Marketing Analytics Quiz

      • Optional Window Functions Quiz

    • 05

      People Analytics Case Study

      • Case Study Overview

      • Understanding the Data

      • Creating Reusable Data Assets

      • Snapshot and Historic Data

      • Final Case Study Solution

      • Quiz 1: Current Employee Analysis

      • Quiz 2: Employee Churn

      • Quiz 3: Management Analysis

    • 06

      Additional SQL Techniques

      • String Transformations

      • Date & Time Conversions

    • 07

      8 Week SQL Challenge

      • Case Study #1 - Danny's Diner

      • Case Study #2 - Pizza Runner

      • Case Study #3 - Foodie-Fi

      • Case Study #4 - Data Bank

      • Case Study #5 - Data Mart

      • Case Study #6 - Clique Bait

      • Case Study #7 - Balanced Tree

      • Case Study #8 - Fresh Segments

    • 08

      Bonus Content

      • Linux Command Line Crash Course

      • GitHub Crash Course