Learn SQL

In this SQL course, you'll learn how to manage large datasets and analyze real data using the standard data management language.

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  • Time to complete

    Approx. 8 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Included with paid plans
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About this course

Information is all around us. You can put it to use by learning SQL basics. Used in data science, analytics, and engineering, SQL makes it easy to work with data and make more informed strategy, operations, and business decisions. It’s a helpful skill for anyone who works with data (even in non-tech roles). In this SQL course, you’ll learn how to manage large datasets and analyze real data.

Skills you'll gain

  • Work with databases using SQL

  • Create queries for tables

  • Build SQL projects


4 lessons • 5 projects • 4 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment

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Practice projects

Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.


Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.

Certificate of completion

Earn a document to prove you've completed a course or path that you can share with your network.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
    Talia C9 days ago
    need more practice problems to practice joins
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    valensia s9 days ago
    Was really good experience, i just still confused sometimes cus i get frustrated can't download the software to do independent project on my own
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    Mark Betonio9 days ago
    Current using the free courses as a way to see if I remember some skills I haven't used and if I'm still interested in using these skills
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    Filip S11 days ago
    This is a very attractive and valuable course
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    Aishu Ani11 days ago
    SQL beginner is really helpfully
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    Bri G11 days ago
    I came here with beginner knowledge of sql but this has really built my confidence in coding and understanding it better.

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Frequently asked questions about SQL

  • SQL (Structured Query Language) is a programming language used to manage data stored in relational databases, which store structured data in tables. Its syntax is easy to read, so it’s easy to pick up on even if you’re completely new to programming, and it’s even useful for non-technical careers.