The Ultimate MySQL Bootcamp: Go from SQL Beginner to Expert (

This 20-hour course takes students from their first exposure to SQL to real proficiency in using databases effectively and efficiently.

Created by: Colt Steele

Produced in 2022

What you will learn

  • Create your own database or interact with existing databases
  • Write complex SQL queries across multiple tables
  • Build a web app using NodeJS and MySQL
  • Model real-world data and generate reports using SQL
  • Answer company performance or sales questions using data

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Course Description

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If you want to learn how to gain insights from data but are too intimidated by databases to know where to start, then this course is for you. This course is a gentle but comprehensive introduction to MySQL, one of the most highly in-demand skills in the business sector today.
Whether you work in sales or marketing, you run your own company, or you want to build your own apps, mastering MySQL is crucial to answering complex business problems and questions using insights from data. The Ultimate MySQL Bootcamp introduces you to a solid foundation in databases in a way that's both informative and engaging. Yes, that's right, it's possible to make an engaging course on databases.
In this course, you will:
  • Learn the ins and outs of SQL syntax
  • Generate reports using sales and user data
  • Analyze data using Aggregate Functions
  • Run complex queries using MySQL logical operators and string functions
  • Write all the common SQL joins
  • Work with large datasets containing thousands of entries
  • Build a web app using MySQL and NodeJS
  • Design and implement complex database schemas
  • Learn to navigate the treacherous world of storing dates and times
  • Clone the database structure of a photo sharing social network
  • Write Javascript code to generate fake data sets
  • And more!
This course is also chock full of exercises, challenges, projects, and opportunities for you to practice what you're learning. Apply what you're learning to real-world challenges such as finding a website's power users, calculating your top students, identifying bots on a site, or determining which hashtags generate the most traction on a site. Along the way, you'll also get to meet my pet cat, Blue! (She's really cute.)
Why Learn MySQL
Consistently ranked the most in-demand skill in recent employer surveys, SQL is a fantastic way to increase your income and boost your professional development. So many companies today use MySQL, including Twitter, Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox, Github, Kickstarter, Udemy, Slack, and many others. Unsure about the difference between SQL and MySQL? MySQL is the most popular open source SQL database out there, so it's a great choice to begin your learning journey. We'll talk a lot more about the difference between SQL and MySQL in the course, but 95% of what you learn about MySQL in this course will apply to other databases such as Postgres, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
Why This Course Is Different
This isn't going to be a course where you watch me code for 20 hours; it's a course with ample opportunity for you to get your hands dirty writing code (even within the first 7 minutes of the course).
My teaching experience is rooted in the classroom. I've spent years teaching programming, web development, and databases to my in-person bootcamp students. This course combines the best of my offline courses with the convenience of learning online, in a setting that's best for you.
Upon completing this course, you'll be able to interact with and query any SQL database out there. You'll also be able to generate reports with ease, answer company performance questions using data, and integrate MySQL into complete applications.
So let's do this! Enroll today and start learning SQL!Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in learning SQL to help with their current job or to find a new role. SQL is one of today's most in-demand skills
  • Anyone looking to answer complex business problems and generate reports using data
  • Business owners, people in sales, or people in marketing roles who are interested in understanding company data better.
  • Developers who are looking to build applications (e.g. social network, ecommerce site) using MySQL



    • The course lives up to its name, which is rare for SQL tutorials.
    • Course does an exceptional job of teaching the coding necessary to succeed.
    • Manages to convey advanced information in much less time than competitors.
    • Lessons are taught entirely on the cloud, so learning is inaccessible if the internet is down.
    • Course skips ER diagrams, which are invaluable.
    • Examples are interesting but entirely theoretical. Course needs some real-world examples.

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Instructor Details

Colt Steele

Hi! I'm Colt. I'm a developer with a serious love for teaching. I've spent the last few years teaching people to program at 2 different immersive bootcamps where I've helped hundreds of people become web developers and change their lives. My graduates work at companies like Google, Salesforce, and Square.
Most recently, I led Galvanize's SF's 6 month immersive program as Lead Instructor and Curriculum Director. After graduating from my class, 94% of my students went on to receive full-time developer roles. I also worked at Udacity as a Senior Course Developer on the web development team where I got to reach thousands of students daily.
I've since focused my time on bringing my classroom teaching experience to an online environment. In 2016 I launched my Web Developer Bootcamp course, which has since gone on to become one of the best selling and top rated courses on Udemy. I was also voted Udemy's Best New Instructor of 2016.
I've spent years figuring out the "formula" to teaching technical skills in a classroom environment, and I'm really excited to finally share my expertise with you. I can confidently say that my online courses are without a doubt the most comprehensive ones on the market.
Join me on this crazy adventure!Ian has been enveloped in technology since childhood. By age 13 he was building websites and graphics for his online gaming



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Great course to start your SQL journey. Basics are comprehensively covered with plenty of exercises for practical learners such as myself. The only criticism that I would have is that the web development sections are rather daunting and time consuming if the learner has no prior knowledge of other coding languages but as Colt reiterates many times, this is not a web development course. All in all, a great course that I would recommend for anyone wanting to learn about SQL and DB's.

Personally the course was very useful, I found myself very well with the teacher who is a very prepared person where he explained the different topics in detail, I will certainly follow other of his courses.

The course is amazing, every points is explained very well and the pace is good, important points will repeat several times, but for some points I think they can be repeated just one time or can speed up, cause this is a video course, students can always play back as many times as they want.The TAs are amazing, they repond questions very quickly, explain things very well and like to help students, this is very important for an online course, cause to learn coding, one of the best ways is to ask questions, keep silence will not work.The most wonderful thing for this course is: there is a wonderful project which combines sql, node js, html,css, etc together to make an awesome webapp, I think making a project is the purpose of learning coding, because it transforms the knowledge to skill which means you can do something useful, not every coding course on udemy has a wonderful project.Finally Mr.Blue(a random cat TA) and light hearted cool style of the instructor will not let you feel boring and keep your have a motivation to study.

Colt is a quality instructor with excellent teaching and development skills. He exhibits patience, with understandable explanations for the beginner and novice alike.

Nice flow to the course, I've been out of the DB arena for a while, so this first set of sections is a nice refresher, with a few functions that I was not aware of. Very nice flow with quality exercises at the end of each section. Colt is an excellent teacher, highly recommended.

This was my first Udemy course and I found that I was very impressed with the presentation and content. Would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn MySQL, or take their skill up a level+.

It was a good (almost excellent) course until the whole C9 transition thing.The course should be developed further to run on desktop mysql.It will be valuable to go through the pain of manually installing mysql and all the integrating development environments.

It was an awesome course up until we started to have to use node. This would have been a five start course if it would not shifted in a different direction towards the end of the course. Colt's teaching style made it so easy to learn MYSQL and only wished he would have instead focused on alter commands and more complex queries that involve multiple joins with case-statements within such queries. I think if this course was updated utilizing MYSQL and learning advanced queries, the instructors teaching styles would have given me the confidence to learn SQL and apply for jobs!

It was an amazing course. Had great fun learning with Colt. Although, the STORED PROCEDURES part wasn't covered. Idk if that's an important topic but I have been asked a lot about PROCEDURES in many interviews that I've appeared. Please see if you could add that section in the course.Interviewers have also asked me about DB concepts like Normalization and Indexing. Pls guide me with some good links that would help me with these theoretical concepts.

Colt is a fantastic teacher! Explains absolutely every single detail of every new part we're introduced to. I would highly recommend you to go through this course! I personally started to work in a Data Warehouse department before I took this course and didn't understand anything from SQL queries. Even after several sections I started to understand what's going on and after I finished it, I can search for information in database writing my own queries without a problem!

A magnificent course. Amazingly in-depth if you are commencing with very little knowledge. The different topics are explained clearly and simply. Overall it gives you a confident understanding for MySQL as well as an insight into Node.js and the interaction between the client front end and the back end database. Colt has done a great job.A couple of things to add; firstly Colt doesn't need to apologise for certain areas being boring or databases not being exciting, if anyone thinks that they shouldn't be following the course. Secondly, after spending so many hours with Colt, it felt as if he should have added a final 2 minute video just to say goodbye to all those who got to the end.

It was a good course, a lot of things a new before, I expected to learn more about app databases and how it works, more details about NodeJS and faker. I have worked on terminal and I had problems to install faker and NodeJS... but obviously it was a good course and I understand some things better. Thanks