Introduction to SQL

This free online course is an interactive tutorial. It focuses on practical learning with written and visual lessons. It is entirely self-paced, and it takes students through the introductory concepts of working with SQL, such as queries and data management.

Produced in 2015

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What you will learn

  • Creating and adjusting queries
  • Altering tables
  • Creating new tables from scratch

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Course Description

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sql Awards Best Practical Course

Welcome to SQLBolt, a series of interactive lessons and exercises designed to help you quickly learn SQL right in your browser.
Since most users will be learning SQL to interact with an existing database, the lessons begin by introducing you to the various parts of an SQL query. The later lessons will then show you how to alter a table (or schema) and create new tables from scratch. Each lesson will introduce a different concept and end with an interactive exercise. Go at your pace and don't be afraid to spend time experimenting with the exercises before continuing! If you happen to be familiar with SQL already, you can skip ahead using the links in the top-right, but we would recommend you work through the lessons anyways! By the end, we hope you will be able to have a strong foundation for using SQL in your own projects and beyond.

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Pros

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Cons

    • The learn-by-doing approach is extremely effective. There is little focus on theory and instead a heavy emphasis on completing tasks that teach the concepts.
    • Course is followed up by multiple deeper dives into SQL topics.
    • Concepts in the course are streamlined. The focused information is easier to digest, leaving more complicated information for more advanced tutorials.
    • This is more of a freestanding, web-based self-help book than a course. It does include lessons, but there are no direct interactions with any kind of instructor.
    • There is virtually no support for the course. If a student gets stuck, they are on their own.
    • Course is a self-funded site, and may not be as reliable a resource to come back to over time.

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