"Excellent course, principles are explained clearly and then demonstrated..." - Mike Pease
"The trainer was very comprehensive" - Lyra Aitolya
"I just saw the course once in SQL section, then practiced it. Just follow his directions and you will learn the concepts very clearly" - Shital Parikh
"Useful Power BI lessons - Helped me make my dashboards. Enjoying SQL sessions as well" - Dan Pearson
"They really take you from a beginner to advanced. I am now able to freely use SQL to analyze data and Power BI to visualize it" - Naufil Arshad
"The course structure is amazing, the guide is very clear and to the point" - Shuheb Khan
"Yes it is a good learning for me and I can relate to it in the work that I do" - Sheldon Pais
Join this course and start gaining the key data analytic skills you’ve always wanted in your tool-belt!
This course will walk you through fundamental data concepts, with practical exercises, in order to build you from an absolute beginner to a skilled user, in both analysis and visualisation, working through the examples together to give you live practice.
Upon enrolling, you’ll gain instant, lifetime access to all sections of the course for Microsoft SQL Server and Power BI, as well as the data files and scripts necessary for the exercises.
Our approach is a stepped approach, meaning that you will keep gaining more and more building blocks as you work through the lectures. This means you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge to conduct data analytics and visualise your data to a professional standard.
You’ll get access to all sections of the course that will teach you the fundamentals from the ground up, supported with over 8 hours of clear, structured content to start your data journey.
The course starts with ‘Core SQL’, where you will gain an in-depth understanding of the core functions in SQL. You will learn creating databases, to the most frequently used queries, to advanced filtering, to bucketing results:
Introduction to the SQL interface and how to navigate and import data
Understanding data types and obtaining data from tables by using the SELECT and FROM statements
Creating new tables using the INTO statement
Applying basic and complex filters on data sets by using WHILE, IN and LIKE statements
Aggregating data to create reports by using the GROUP BY statement
Understanding how to apply non-aggregation and aggregation filtering
Creating new data columns based on constraints and conditions by using the CASE statement
Appending tables using UNION and UNION ALL statements
Utilising data from different tables to create master tables by using the JOIN statement
Things to look out for when managing databases
Next you’ll learn the more advanced SQL functions and concepts in the ‘Intermediate SQL’ section of the course. This includes data conversion, data cleansing, running totals, views, variables, stored procedures, and more:
Understanding and working with NULL values by using ISNULL and COALESCE statements
Using the CAST and CONVERT statements to change data types
Applying window functions (such as RANK and ROW_NUMBER) to introduce a row count and ranking to the data
Using the PARTITION statement to split the window function operations on data (such as running totals)
Using the VIEW statement to create virtual tables and manipulate data
Understanding variables and stored procedures to make SQL code and queries more dynamic
The next (bonus!) section is a ‘SQL Query Walkthrough Guide’ – so you’ll never get lost on how to script your queries correctly!
The final section of this course covers Microsoft’s intuitive ‘Power BI’ data visualisation tool. We go into the importance of data visualisation, show how powerful it is, and build multiple dashboards to gain important data insights:
Understanding the concepts and importance of data visualisation
Understanding how to import data into Power BI directly from SQL
How to navigate through the back end of Power BI and manipulate data to satisfy our needs
How to create meaningful visualisations and dashboards which can be used to show relevant findings
Our mission at Data Civilisation is to give you the building blocks for your journey!
So what are you waiting for? Jump right in and learn about data!