SQL is a powerful language which is used for communicating with databases. Before you step into the field of data science, it is vitally important that you set yourself apart by mastering the foundations of SQL. The purpose of this course is to introduce relational database concepts and help you learn and apply knowledge of the SQL language. Learners will also practice building and running SQL queries hands-on using a cloud-based environment as well as learn how to access databases from Jupyter notebooks using Python. If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you will also earn an IBM digital badge upon successful completion of the course.