Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.


BI Foundations with SQL, ETL and Data Warehousing

IBM via Coursera Specialization


Limited-Time Offer: Up to 75% Off Coursera Plus!
7000+ certificate courses from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and many more.
Professionals with SQL, ETL, Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW), Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analysis skills are in great demand. This Specialization is designed to provide career relevant knowledge and skills for anyone wanting to pursue a job role in domains such as Data Engineering, Data Management, BI or Data Analytics. The program consists of four online courses. In the first course you learn the basics of SQL and how to query relational databases with this powerful language. Next you learn to use essential Linux commands and create basic shell scripts. You continue your journey by learning to build and automate ETL, ELT and data pipelines using BASH scripts, Apache Airflow and Apache Kafka. In the final course you learn about Data Lakes, Data Marts as well as work with Data Warehouses. You also create interactive reports and dashboards to derive insights from data in your warehouse. Note that this specialization has a significant emphasis on hands-on practice employing real tools used by data professionals. Every course has numerous hands-on labs as well as a course project. While you will benefit from some prior programming experience, it is not absolutely necessary for this course. The only pre-requisites for this specialization are basic computer and data literacy, and a passion to self-learn online.


Course 1: Hands-on Introduction to Linux Commands and Shell Scripting
- Offered by IBM. This course provides a practical understanding of common Linux / UNIX shell commands. In this beginner friendly course, you ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Databases and SQL for Data Science with Python
- Offered by IBM. Working knowledge of SQL (or Structured Query Language) is a must for data professionals like Data Scientists, Data Analysts ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: ETL and Data Pipelines with Shell, Airflow and Kafka
- Offered by IBM. Delve into the two different approaches to converting raw data into analytics-ready data. One approach is the Extract, ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Getting Started with Data Warehousing and BI Analytics
- Offered by IBM. Kickstart your Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (BI) Analytics journey with this self-paced course. You will learn ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Hima Vasudevan, Jeff Grossman, Ramesh Sannareddy, Rav Ahuja, Sabrina Spillner, Sam Prokopchuk and Yan Luo


Start your review of BI Foundations with SQL, ETL and Data Warehousing

Never Stop Learning.

Get personalized course recommendations, track subjects and courses with reminders, and more.

Someone learning on their laptop while sitting on the floor.