SQL Database for Beginners

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313 reviews

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Master SQL Database Creation and Development with Guru Martin Holzke. Use Your DB Skills to Create Mobile or Web Apps
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Attila Szilvas

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 5 months ago
I would thank for your tutorial Martin. It is nice not just for the beginner; but the experienced member as me. The SQL is based on my every-day work; therefore I found this tutorial so useful. Thank you again!
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Rob Howard

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 7 months ago
I work with Oracle and DB2 databases on a regular basis, but Martin taught me some things that I didn't know. He simplifies things and shows the details with multiple examples. I would highly recommend this class to those who are not familiar with databases and to those that are looking for a little refresher
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8/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 7 months ago
Apparently there are sever courses with this name. I took this one: https://www.udemy.com/mssql-database-training/ which is taught by SAP Trainers at IT Intelligence Group. The reason that I didn't give it all four stars is because there often mistakes in the videos that the instructor would spend time correcting. It was fine at first, but for a paid course (though I got a 50% discount), I would expect a more polished course. As far as the topics covered, I felt like the instructor did a good job. As the title says, it is a beginners course, and therefor a good introduction for relational databases.
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Jay STEIN

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 8 months ago
Martin is thorough, doesn't rush anything and all is well explained. The perfect intro. My advice is to print off a copy of the relational diagram/chart as you will keep referring to it.
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Pamela Korda

8/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 9 months ago
This course was exactly what I was looking for: a quick, thorough introduction to SQL querying. In each lecture, instructor Martin Holzke tells you about an SQL feature, demonstrates how to write relevant queries, and shows you what the results are. The exercises then lead you through writing and executing your own, similar queries.
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Svetlana Krstic

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 10 months ago
Very nice approach, the teacher is gradually leading students from the simplest to pretty complex things, with a lot of details and practical explanations.
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Marco Bakker

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
This course is set up very well. It uses a small (easy understandable) database, to show in a structured manner, the features of SQL (from absolute beginning to more complex). The features are described using hands-on demonstration.
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Junaid Aasi

10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 11 months ago
I think this is a great course. It breaks down a lot of the material into small manageable sections and makes it easy for the learner to understand the concepts.
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Kevin Alan Wilkins

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years ago
When it comes to being introduced to any new topic, the more information and care taken to delivery information at the right time the better... This wasn't my first introduction to SQL, although it has been the best and is a great starting point. This course has helped me develop my knowledge from a brief introduction at University to a point where I would feel comfortable messing around with SQL alone, instead of with a friend who knows about SQL. If you have any interest in SQL and need a place to start, try this course.
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Michelle Boettcher

8/10 starsCompleted
6 years ago
I knew zilch about SQL before I started this course. Candidly, after the first lesson, I was completely lost. I did do a little research (minimal overview of SQL) outside of this course and came back to it. This is the only complaint I have about this course; hopefully Martin will consider adding that in the future. I think this course is a great value and appreciate the material being perpetuity accessible. Martin’s instruction has taken a lady with no SQL skills what-so-ever to the SQL know-how lady. Thanks Martin!
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Glenn Mason

8/10 starsCompleted
6 years ago
I have some experience with SQL and I thought the course was well structured and easy to follow. The material is presented well but the presenter can be hard to understand, especially at the end of sentences where he tends to get very soft. Fixing that is relatively easy and would make the course 5 stars in my opinion. Great information and very timely, SQL is a great skill to have.
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Todd Hamilton

8/10 starsCompleted
6 years ago
I enjoyed going through this course. It took a couple videos to get used to the instructors accent but it wasn't a major problem. The course is set up well and has a nice flow. I look forward to more courses from learntoprogram.tv.
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Don Evans

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years ago
Martin is very thorough in his explanations, and he smoothly moves from topic to topic within each lecture--which is something I wish more educators on Udemy would do. I signed up for this course as a refresher (I have a degree in the field that I've gone too long without using), but to my surprise I learned a few new things as well. I do think it would be wise to have at least some minor familiarity with software development if you want to get the most out of this course. Highly recommended.
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David Boy

6/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
Great course for someone who wants an expert to explain to them the mechanics of using SQL. Overall, five stars for "showing" and "telling", two stars for "thinking" and "doing". It feels very much like some of the best university lecture courses--with all the accompanying strengths and weaknesses. The information is great, and Martin is eloquent and does an excellent job not just explaining concepts but also demonstrating them. The lectures are thorough, but it is often difficult to find and highlight the main focus of the lectures, which makes it difficult to use them as references later. The labs do a great job highlighting the main ideas of each section. However, they don't give a great sense for how one would use them. There is little structure to help me practice higher-level thinking or imagine how I could use the tools in my projects. Relatedly, the course provides little context, so I am learning by rote. I struggle to provi... Great course for someone who wants an expert to explain to them the mechanics of using SQL. Overall, five stars for "showing" and "telling", two stars for "thinking" and "doing". It feels very much like some of the best university lecture courses--with all the accompanying strengths and weaknesses. The information is great, and Martin is eloquent and does an excellent job not just explaining concepts but also demonstrating them. The lectures are thorough, but it is often difficult to find and highlight the main focus of the lectures, which makes it difficult to use them as references later. The labs do a great job highlighting the main ideas of each section. However, they don't give a great sense for how one would use them. There is little structure to help me practice higher-level thinking or imagine how I could use the tools in my projects. Relatedly, the course provides little context, so I am learning by rote. I struggle to provide motivation and meaning to what I am doing. (My background for the course: I've configured and used databases "by recipe", but not designed one, or even written a query myself.)
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Martin Luan

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
SQL Database for Beginners is not just for beginners. 1.There is a lots of information here with many materials for download. (Codes, Diagrams, Lab & etc…) 2.The course is well thought out & very well structured. It’s a course that someone has put lots of time & effort in it. 3.I really like the course, because Mr. Holzke explained the basic of SQL Database in an easy to follow method. 4.Unlike some Udemy courses, Mr. Holzke seems to respond student’s questions very promptly.
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Jake Jones

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
When I started taking this course I was only able to perform very basic SQL tasks (i.e. Select queries, inserts, etc). After completing this course, I have a greater knowledge of not only database structures and queries, but also understand and can perform more complex tasks like creating stored procedures.
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Steven Mitchell

6/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
I'm sure the information covered in this course is on par with similar classes of similar content. For a beginners class an instructor with a rhythmic and fluid teaching style would have been more appropriate. All the stop, start, pause, start again choppiness of the instructor's teaching style makes this course hard to follow at times for a beginner. I'm sticking to this class for the content but it's a forced stay.
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Dave Ackroyd

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
I have for some time struggled to understand the concept of joining tables, especially when joining more than two tables. Martin makes it look easy, and provides multiple ways to achieve the desired results. The course starts with very basic examples and works up to more complex real world scenarios. Each chapter ends with a lab exercise to consolidate understanding. If like me you struggle to understand SQL queries, you cannot go wrong with this course.
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Husayn Jamal

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
This course was amazing. Before I started, I had no idea what an SQL Database even was and how you were supposed to use it. The instructor was great and answered questions I had along the way and the videos were simple and easy to follow. Love the chapter labs to help strengthen what you just learned. I would recommend this course in a heartbeat!
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Michael Kahler

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
Let me begin by saying Martin has a unique style of teaching that I find rare in many teachers. His slow and deliberate style is exactly what I need to learn about relational databases. Actually, the subject material, I believe, requires the slow and very deliberate style Martin employs. I am fortunate enough to work around some very smart people dealing with databases and by way of comparison, Martin is at the front of the class in his knowledge of databases and in this case specifically relational databases. Martin employs the ability to not just pass on information needed by the student to understand, design, build, and run databases, but leaves the student at each step looking forward to the next lesson. I find myself thinking along with the course and coming up with ideas on how I will be able to use what I have just learned in my own databases. Let me say, Martin also has that subtle, almost dry, humor that I so much appreciate... Let me begin by saying Martin has a unique style of teaching that I find rare in many teachers. His slow and deliberate style is exactly what I need to learn about relational databases. Actually, the subject material, I believe, requires the slow and very deliberate style Martin employs. I am fortunate enough to work around some very smart people dealing with databases and by way of comparison, Martin is at the front of the class in his knowledge of databases and in this case specifically relational databases. Martin employs the ability to not just pass on information needed by the student to understand, design, build, and run databases, but leaves the student at each step looking forward to the next lesson. I find myself thinking along with the course and coming up with ideas on how I will be able to use what I have just learned in my own databases. Let me say, Martin also has that subtle, almost dry, humor that I so much appreciate. The course is laid out in a very logical progression. Something I would expect from a database designer. Each topic not only builds on what has been learned so far, but as I stated, leaves you wanting more. Something that I appreciate about some of the better courses on Udemy, and all the Learntoprogram courses, is the inclusion of labs. These labs appear at the end of each section, and are, I believe, vital to nailing down ones understanding of the subject matter taught in that section. I find myself often thinking I have the information down, but end up reviewing lectures because of the labs at the end of each section. Thankfully, Martin spends the right amount of time dealing with each area of relational databases. Because of his instruction, I have a much better understanding of relationships between tables, a much better grasp of building queries to pull together information, and a much better understanding of how to present that information gathered from the queries for the end user. Taking the time to construct the right queries and presenting it in a way that is easier for the end user to use, is a huge key to effective database design and construction. I gave this course all 5 stars because Martin has taken the time to learn relational databases and has taken the time to effectively use that vast knowledge in a way that only those who really have it can. It is easy to notice from the course that Martin truly enjoys everything about relational databases and passing that knowledge on to others. He is a gifted teacher and I look forward to seeing him teach other courses in the future! Thank you! Michael Kahler Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
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Carlos Castellanos

10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 1 month ago
I'm someone with a business background who always had ideas for startups but could never quite execute without the help of a "tech person". This was quite crippling until I found Udemy, Udacity and coursera. Slowly, I have begun building my skillset and reached the point where I needed to learn SQL. I have not finished the course yet, but this course is more comprehensive than the free ones on SQL and lives up to Learn to Program's standards they've established in other classes (I think this is the 4th class I signed up to from them). The class is not perfect and the professor's accent takes some getting used to but I found it to be a very accessible course for a beginner like myself and look forward to continuing my re-education.
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