Why SQL is the #1 essential skill for all professionals

The first thing you need to know about SQL is that it’s pretty much everywhere. You may not notice it in your daily life but companies big and small use SQL to “talk” to their databases and access information. 4 out 5 most popular databases are variations of SQL.

In this article, we’ll explore why SQL, or “Structured Query Language”, is essential for any professional. And that includes non-technical roles like marketing, operations, finance, sales, and support.

We’ll go through specific examples of how different professionals use SQL in their daily life, and provide you with some important tips on how to learn it as efficiently as possible.

About Enki

Enki combines always-on-hand remote mentors with an interactive online course to help you learn SQL and data skills. Welcome to the most efficient and convenient training experience in the world.
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Complete short, interactive exercises every day. Wherever you are. All you need is a web browser.
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Our tech helps our instructors see your progress, to help guide you with personalized feedback and discussion
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Graduate by completing a project relevant to your day to day work
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  • 1
    Week 1: Querying Data
    You'll learn to query, sort, and filter single tables in a database.
  • 2
    Week 2: Relating Data
    Join tables, aggregate columns, and use conditional expressions.
  • 3
    Week 3: Tools and analysis
    Learn how relational databases are designed. Learn about your BI tool of choice.
  • Week 4: Practical project!
    Time to apply your new skills. Our instructors and mentors will guide you in executing on a project most relevant for you.

Course Syllabus

This 4-week experience covers the foundation of SQL (the ANSI standard kind that works everywhere) and relational database modeling.

After the course you'll able to design and query databases, and use the BI tools adopted by your company. You'll also have more confidence during technical conversations, and be more rigorous when contributing to data-related projects at work.

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Josh Schultheiss
Jyve

I had a very positive experience getting my SQL certification. I learned a ton and got a lot of value out of the time I put in.‍

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Antonio Rodrigues
Jyve

Overall, I really enjoyed the course. I was able to achieve everything I set out to learn, plus a few things I didn’t even know were possible!‍

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Emily Lee
Privacy.com

This course was excellent, even for those with little to no SQL experience! Having access to a mentor and weekly check-ins meant I always felt supported and was able to learn at a pace that suited me, which definitely helped build my confidence and skill.

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