SQL Fundamentals

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SQL Fundamentals Course Overview

SQL plays a foundational role in Business Intelligence as it provides us with a way to extract data from databases for use in other BI tools. 

This course covers SQL’s foundational syntax and essential transformations with practical, hands-on examples. To do this, learners are provided with access to an Azure Data Studio data warehouse from which they can run the queries taught throughout this course. Connecting to the data warehouse is simple and can be from a Windows, iOS, or Linux computer.

This course will walk you through retrieving and filtering data from a database with basic SQL syntax, transforming that data with functions, combining data from multiple tables, best practices when using SQL and common mistakes. By the end of this course, you'll have the core skills business analysts need to extract data from a database using SQL.

SQL Fundamentals Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Retrieve and filter data using basic SQL syntax

  • Transform data with the help of numerical, date, and text functions

  • Identify strategies for constructing an unbiased sample

  • Understand essential terminology related to SQL, databases, and data warehouses

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SQL Fundamentals is a Course from CFI’s BIDA™ Program

CFI's upcoming Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ program will cover all the basic, intermediate, and advanced topics about business intelligence and data analysis. This program will teach you the quantitative methods used in the finance and capital markets industry. It is ideal for students who want to learn how to analyze complex data.

Common career paths for students who take the BIDA™ program are Business Intelligence, Asset Management, Data Analyst, Quantitative Analyst, and other finance careers.

Students can sign up for updates and reserve a spot in the Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ Program on the student dashboard. 

Who Should Take This Course?

The SQL Fundamentals is perfect for those with zero prior experience with SQL or for those who just want a refresher on the fundamentals and best practices. As with any coding language, SQL can be daunting to learn, which is why this course starts with super simple examples and works slowly up to more complex theories. Every concept and step is explained clearly and with as non-technical language as possible.

What You'll Learn


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SQL Fundamentals is part of the Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ certification, which includes 17 BIDA courses + all future courses in the program.

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  • 17 BIDA Courses + all future courses in the program
  • Skills Learned Data Visualization, Data Warehousing and Transformation, Data Modeling and Analysis
  • Career Prep Business Intelligence Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Visualization Specialist

What Our Students Say

Excellent for a beginner
Excellent course for a beginner. Covers all the important aspects of SQL in BI. Interactive exercises will after each module is very helpful. Good explanation of how to manipulate data using SQL.

Dhruvin Joshi

SQL Fundamentals
I have background knowledge of SQL but I must say I was impressed by the content shown. I already knew many concepts but it went through why it is the case which I really found interesting.

Nouer Uz-Zaman

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