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New MySQL Courses Are Here!

A lot of you have been waiting for new MySQL courses on – and finally, they’re here! Now you can learn everything MySQL in a simple, understandable, and fun way.

We've worked a lot with these online SQL courses and created hundreds of interactive exercises to help you learn this popular SQL dialect. If you want to communicate with the world’s most popular open-source database, our MySQL courses will help you achieve that goal!

MySQL is a world-class relational database management system (RDBMS). It was originally developed by the Swedish company MySQL AB, which was bought by Sun Microsystems and later absorbed by Oracle.

This database system has been on the market since 1995; its many features soon gained it a leading position. If you are wondering whether MySQL is worth learning, the answer is yes! Very! If you look at the latest Stack Overflow Survey, you'll quickly see which database is most appreciated by developers. MySQL has topped the rankings in recent years.

New MySQL Courses Are Here!

Source: Stack Overflow

Let me just remind you that Stack Overflow surveyed approximately 74,000 people from 181 nations. We can say that the survey results accurately reflect the entire market! More than half of the respondents indicated MySQL was the best database. So, if you’re thinking about a data career, you should know how to use MySQL.

Are you completely new to SQL? Then you’ll want to start with our SQL Basics in MySQL course.

SQL Basics in MySQL

You will learn the basics of MySQL with over 120 interactive hands-on exercises. No previous IT experience is required. All you need is your favorite web browser and a willingness to learn. Other courses of this type often require the user to install additional software, but not ours. will take care of everything, letting you focus on learning.

New MySQL Courses Are Here!

The basics of MySQL are essential to a career as an analyst, database developer, or software tester. It’s also useful if data analysis is important in your daily work, e.g. as an accountant or marketing specialist.

Maybe you are a student preparing for a computer science exam. In that case, you should learn MySQL (and check out our student offer).  Tell your instructors about!

SQL Basics in MySQL is an interactive SQL Basics course. It will explain how a MySQL database organizes data into tables, how to search and filter data in one table, how to combine data from multiple tables, and how to perform simple or complex calculations in SQL.

During this course, you’ll write real SQL queries in our online console and see their results instantly. Each exercise includes some instructions, an example, and a task that you perform. This allows you to immediately put your new knowledge into practice.

SQL from A to Z in MySQL

You can do single SQL courses and learn to use MySQL databases; you'll gain a lot, but it can be hard to make sure you get a complete education. A much better idea is to choose one of our tracks – they’re designed by experts to make sure you have all the skills you need for a certain outcome.

Our experts have curated these interactive SQL courses so you can achieve a specific goal. Do you want to learn MySQL in all its glory? Then choose SQL A to Z in MySQL track.

New MySQL Courses Are Here!

This is a set of 7 great interactive MySQL courses. It starts with simple SQL queries and goes on to more advanced topics, such as window functions and recursive queries. The individual courses include:

  • SQL Basics in MySQL - You already know about this course; I just told you about it. It’s perfect to start with.
  • Common MySQL Functions - Here you will learn MySQL’s popular built-in functions and how to work with them. The course is split into multiple parts. Each part is dedicated to a different type of function: MySQL text functions, numeric functions, date and time functions in MySQL, and functions that work with NULLs.
  • How to INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE Data in MySQL - Find out how to modify data in a MySQL database: how to add, change, or remove information. This is a required skill if you want to be fluent in SQL.
  • Creating Basic SQL Reports in MySQL - Learn the most common types of basic SQL reports and how to build them. The SQL queries that you’ll write in this course can be applied (with some modifications) in your real-world projects.
  • Window Functions in MySQL 8 - Window functions compute a value for a group of rows; this group is called a window frame. What makes window functions unique is that they keep the details of each individual row and show the group value. (This is unlike aggregate functions, which only return one value per group and lose all the individual detail.) You’ll learn how to use these functions to compute statistics like running averages, cumulative totals, and ranks.
  • Recursive Queries in MySQL 8 - This course covers two types of recursive queries. Recursive queries let you process hierarchical data like trees and graphs in MySQL. CTEs (Common Table Expressions, also known as named subqueries) let you organize a complex query and name parts of it. This makes your work clearer and more easily understood.
  • GROUP BY Extensions in MySQL - GROUP BY is a handy command for gathering rows based on a shared value; GROUP BY extensions like ROLLUP, GROUPING, and COALESCE allow you to create even more powerful queries.

After completing this track, you’ll receive a certificate confirming your MySQL proficiency. You can add to your resume or publish on your LinkedIn profile.

Advanced SQL in MySQL 8

Are you an experienced SQL user and need to take your skills to an even higher level? Choose Advanced SQL in MySQL 8!

This is a set of three advanced interactive MySQL courses. We’ve already covered them in the SQL from A to Z track above:

We specially selected these three topics because they are often omitted from traditional MySQL courses. This SQL track gives you a unique opportunity to learn them interactively.

SQL Practice in MySQL

SQL is a practical skill and mastering it needs practice. This interactive practice track lets you write real queries using a MySQL database. It's designed for people with a basic understanding of SQL, focusing on topics like joining tables, filtering rows, using aggregate functions, and grouping rows. The exercises use diverse datasets so you can build your skills using different business domains and scenarios.

This is my favorite MySQL track. It's great if you need to practice your skills, prepare for an interview, or study for a college exam.

New MySQL Courses Are Here!

SQL Practice in MySQL includes two hands-on MySQL courses:

  • SQL JOINs in MySQL - Knowing SQL JOINs is essential for creating reports; you’ll likely have to combine data from many tables. This course and its 129 interactive exercises will allow you to practice different aspects of MySQL JOINs.
  • SQL Practice Set in MySQL - These 88 interactive exercises will test your MySQL knowledge. Start with simple one-table SELECT statements and move on to more advanced topics.

We created this track for beginners who cannot find the right place to work on their SQL. Other courses give them tasks that are either too easy or too difficult, which can be boring or discouraging. Our track focuses on hands-on practice, and we guide you through the whole learning process. Some tasks are challenging, but you can always find help from our student community or from the course creators themselves. If something seems too hard, use the in-exercise hints or let us know – we will help!

Ready to Choose a MySQL Course?

Learning MySQL means you have a big challenge ahead of you. But don’t be afraid – you can do it! And the time you spend building your knowledge pays off. Understanding MySQL can make you very much in demand in the job market.

Before you start tackling SQL, it's important to learn how to manage your learning process effectively. Here are 5 Reasons You Might Fail to Learn SQL and some How to Learn SQL Faster tips.

Enjoy learning MySQL! Good luck!