Introduction1:28 with Ben Deitch
Find out what we'll be doing in this course and what you'll learn along the way!
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[MUSIC] 0:00 Hi, I'm Ben, and in this course we're going to practice writing SQL reports. 0:04 And we're going to do it from the perspective of a business analyst 0:09 at a school. 0:12 Like many organizations, schools have a lot of data, and 0:13 they often need help of making sense of it all. 0:17 Writing reports for class sizes, getting students' schedules, or 0:19 maybe even just figuring out what's for lunch. 0:22 These questions can all be answered by data in the database. 0:24 And it's going to be your job as a business analyst to answer them. 0:27 These days, data is everywhere. 0:32 And while this course is centered around a fictional school, 0:34 the SQL skills you use here will apply equally well to any other field. 0:36 Once you've got down the basics, writing reports is pretty similar wherever you go. 0:41 So to help you get some practice, in this course we'll be sending you to a fictional 0:46 Jefferson Middle School, where you'll be tasked with writing a series 0:51 of increasingly difficult reports to help them start off the school year. 0:54 But don't worry, we won't be sending you unprepared. 0:58 In the rest of this stage, we'll cover exactly what their database looks like, 1:01 and then give you a few practice problems to help you get comfortable 1:05 before your first day. 1:07 Also, if you a find a question you can't answer, don't worry about it. 1:09 Each question will be followed by a video of the solution. 1:13 So if you're ever feeling frustrated, you can always just skip ahead and 1:17 see how I do it. 1:21 So whenever you're ready, join me in the next video 1:22 to start learning how they organize their data at Jefferson Middle School. 1:25
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