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MySQL Specialist
Learning PathMySQL Specialist

This path is for data analysts or database administrators looking to build expert-level MySQL skills, and practice applying them to real-world projects and case studies

50 hours
4 courses
2 projects
MySQL
Overview

This path is for data analysts or database administrators looking to build expert-level MySQL skills, and practice applying them to real-world projects and case studies.

We'll start by reviewing core techniques for single and multi-table analysis, including SELECT and CASE statements, table unions and joins, and database normalization best practices. You'll apply your skills to a number of advanced case studies, including website traffic analysis, measurement and testing, channel mix, product performance, user analysis, and more.

From there we'll introduce key database administration topics, where you'll learn how to design, optimize and manage relational databases with MySQL Workbench. You'll learn how to create and edit tables and schemas, insert and delete records, manage users and permissions, and apply advanced tools like triggers and stored procedures.

Finally, we'll dive into advanced topics for data analysis and database management with MySQL, including replication & backup, triggers, stored procedures, and more.

This path is designed to help you learn job-ready skills, solve real business problems, and build a project portfolio to showcase your skills to peers and employers.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PATH?

  • Analysts and BI professionals looking to build expert-level MySQL skills
  • Data professionals who work with large, relational databases
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to build, manage or analyze databases
  • Students looking for a hands-on, project-based learning experience

WHAT ARE THE PATH REQUIREMENTS?

  • MySQL Workbench & Community Server (we'll walk you through the install process)
  • Experience with database fundamentals encouraged, but not required
Curriculum
Course
MySQL Data AnalysisExplore and analyze relational databases with MySQL, with hands-on assignments and real-world case studies
Guided Project
Restaurant Order AnalysisAnalyze order data to identify the most and least popular menu items and types of cuisine
Course
MySQL Database AdministrationLearn how to build, optimize, and administer relational databases using MySQL and MySQL Workbench
Course
Advanced MySQL Data AnalysisMaster advanced MySQL techniques and apply them to real-world projects using a rich, custom-built ecommerce database
Guided Project
Baby Name Trend AnalysisView trends in baby name popularity based on US social security data from 1980-2010
Course
Advanced MySQL Database AdminLearn Advanced SQL skills for building, optimizing, and administering relational databases using MySQL Workbench
Instructors
Alice Zhao
Alice ZhaoAlice Zhao is a seasoned data scientist and author of the book, SQL Pocket Guide, 4th Edition (O'Reilly). She has taught numerous courses in Python, SQL, and R as a data science instructor at Maven Analytics and Metis, and as a co-founder of Best Fit Analytics.

John Pauler
John PaulerJohn brings over 15 years of business intelligence experience to the Maven team, having worked with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early stage startups. As a MySQL expert, he has played leadership roles across analytics, marketing, SaaS and product teams.
Overview

This path is for data analysts or database administrators looking to build expert-level MySQL skills, and practice applying them to real-world projects and case studies.

We'll start by reviewing core techniques for single and multi-table analysis, including SELECT and CASE statements, table unions and joins, and database normalization best practices. You'll apply your skills to a number of advanced case studies, including website traffic analysis, measurement and testing, channel mix, product performance, user analysis, and more.

From there we'll introduce key database administration topics, where you'll learn how to design, optimize and manage relational databases with MySQL Workbench. You'll learn how to create and edit tables and schemas, insert and delete records, manage users and permissions, and apply advanced tools like triggers and stored procedures.

Finally, we'll dive into advanced topics for data analysis and database management with MySQL, including replication & backup, triggers, stored procedures, and more.

This path is designed to help you learn job-ready skills, solve real business problems, and build a project portfolio to showcase your skills to peers and employers.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PATH?

  • Analysts and BI professionals looking to build expert-level MySQL skills
  • Data professionals who work with large, relational databases
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to build, manage or analyze databases
  • Students looking for a hands-on, project-based learning experience

WHAT ARE THE PATH REQUIREMENTS?

  • MySQL Workbench & Community Server (we'll walk you through the install process)
  • Experience with database fundamentals encouraged, but not required
Instructors
Alice Zhao
Alice ZhaoAlice Zhao is a seasoned data scientist and author of the book, SQL Pocket Guide, 4th Edition (O'Reilly). She has taught numerous courses in Python, SQL, and R as a data science instructor at Maven Analytics and Metis, and as a co-founder of Best Fit Analytics.

John Pauler
John PaulerJohn brings over 15 years of business intelligence experience to the Maven team, having worked with companies ranging from Fortune 500 to early stage startups. As a MySQL expert, he has played leadership roles across analytics, marketing, SaaS and product teams.
Curriculum
Course
MySQL Data AnalysisExplore and analyze relational databases with MySQL, with hands-on assignments and real-world case studies
Guided Project
Restaurant Order AnalysisAnalyze order data to identify the most and least popular menu items and types of cuisine
Course
MySQL Database AdministrationLearn how to build, optimize, and administer relational databases using MySQL and MySQL Workbench
Course
Advanced MySQL Data AnalysisMaster advanced MySQL techniques and apply them to real-world projects using a rich, custom-built ecommerce database
Guided Project
Baby Name Trend AnalysisView trends in baby name popularity based on US social security data from 1980-2010
Course
Advanced MySQL Database AdminLearn Advanced SQL skills for building, optimizing, and administering relational databases using MySQL Workbench
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