A data engineer builds the pipelines to connect data input to analysis.
Includes Python 3, SQL, pandas, PySpark, Git, MongoDB, and more.
Time to complete26 Weeks
Certificate of completionYes
About this career path
Data Engineers make data usable and are essential to the field of Data Science. In this Career Path, you’ll learn how to create robust and resilient data pipelines to connect data sources to analytics tools. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the well-rounded skills needed to enter this in-demand job market.
Syllabus17 units • 67 lessons • 59 projects • 58 quizzes
Welcome to the Data Engineer Career Path
Discover what you will learn on your journey to becoming a Data Engineer!
Python Fundamentals for Data Engineers
Learn the fundamentals of Python, and build your data engineering foundation.
SQL Fundamentals for Data Engineers
Learn how to create, manage, and protect relational databases with SQL.
Python Pandas for Data Engineers
Learn the basics of Pandas, an industry standard Python library that provides tools for data manipulation and analysis.
Advanced SQL for Data Engineers
Keep building your SQL skills with advanced techniques and hands-on practice.
Data Wrangling, Cleaning, and Tidying
Clean, well-structured data is essential to data science but cleaning data requires both a keen eye and technical skills. Develop both here!
Getting Started Off-Platform for Data Engineers
Learn how to do data engineering projects on your own computer locally!
Hands-on learningDon'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.
Projects in this career path
Block LettersDisplay your initials on the screen in block letters and create an ASCII art.
Receipts for Lovely LoveseatsKeep receipts for your lovely loveseats. Programming is a treat with this sweet suite of feats! Use strings and numbers to save a catalog of furniture, then perform concatenation and math calculations to create a receipt.
Magic 8-BallWe’ve learned about and explored a powerful tool in Python — control flow! It’s so powerful, in fact, that it can be used to tell someone’s fortune.
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