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Complete SQL + Databases Bootcamp

This SQL Bootcamp will take you from complete beginner to a master of SQL, database management, and database design. You'll learn by using fun exercises and working with all database types to give you real-world experience. No prior experience needed.

45 Days

Average time students take to complete this course.

Last updated: July 2024

Course overview

Updated with all modern SQL and Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) features for 2024, you'll learn SQL from not one, but two industry experts. Learning SQL and database best practices from this bootcamp will help you level-up your skillset to earn a higher salary and even get you hired.

What you'll learn

  • Become an expert in SQL and Database concepts
  • Add SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Redis, Database Management, and Database Design to your resume
  • Learn how Machine Learning, Data Science and Data Engineers use Big Data and databases
  • Use the right SQL features to work with data efficiently and solve database problems
  • Learn to make business and market decisions based on user data
  • Create your own databases while using SQL to interact with the data
  • Tons of exercises to practice what you learn and test your knowledge
  • Advanced SQL topics like indexes, aggregates, and caching to make your database queries efficient
  • Learn how to handle user passwords and keep data safe
  • Learn to use Redis for fast memory storage
  • Understand SQL vs NoSQL and MongoDB vs MySQL vs PostgreSQL
  • Learn to perform efficient and performant SQL queries using best practices
  • Apply for SQL Developer, Database Administrator, Business Analyst, Backend Developer and Business Intelligence roles
  • Database best practices to design and manage your company data
  • Learn how to scale databases by using things like Sharding, Replication, etc.
  • Use real-world data to generate insights and reports using SQL
  • Help Sales, Marketing, and Product Managers make better decisions based on data analysis
  • Learn how databases are used in Web & Mobile Applications, Machine Learning and other fields
  • Work with SQL across multiple tables and multiple databases
  • Master SQL joins

SQL is one of the most in-demand tech skills in the world. It's not the "sexiest" skill but there's a reason it's still growing even though it's been around since the 1970s. Very few technologies can say that.

Using the latest best practices in SQL, Database Management and Database Design, this course is focused on efficiency.

That means you never have to waste time on confusing, out of date, incomplete tutorials anymore.

We guarantee you this is the most comprehensive online resource on Databases like PostgreSQL and MySQL.

This exercise based course will introduce you to all of the modern toolchain of a SQL Developer or anyone using a database in the workplace. Roles like:

  • Product Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • Web Developers and Mobile Developers

And every other role that requires insights from data. Along the way, you'll learn practical and real world skills that will get you hired.

Just like thousands of other ZTM graduates who are now working at Google, Tesla, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Uber, Facebook, Shopify + other top tech companies.

They are also working as top freelancers getting paid while working remotely around the world.

This can be you.

By enrolling today, you’ll also get to join our exclusive live online community classroom to learn alongside thousands of students, alumni, mentors, TAs and Instructors.

Most importantly, you will learn from two industry experts that have real-world experiencing having built and managed databases for large companies in Toronto and Silicon Valley.

The curriculum is very hands on. We take you from start to finish of working with databases and SQL, all the way into learning how to scale databases and how to manage them.

There's even bonus material on working with Big Data, Caching using Redis, and connecting PostgreSQL to a Node.js server. You will even learn about the pros and cons of choosing a SQL database vs. NoSQL database (like MongoDB).

You will start from the very beginning by learning SQL and Database fundamentals, but we won't stop there. You will then learn advanced topics so that you can make good decisions and work with any data that your company has, no matter how complex!

The topics you'll learn in this SQL + Databases Bootcamp course:

  • NoSQL (MongoDB) vs PostgreSQL, MySQL vs NewSQL
  • SQL Theory And Concepts
  • The Relational Model
  • SQL Basics
  • SQL Functions
  • Data Modification Language / DML
  • Data Query Language / DQL
  • Subqueries
  • Indexes
  • SQL Filtering / WHERE Statement
  • 3 Valued Logic
  • Window Functions
  • Date Filtering and Timestamps
  • SQL Aggregate Functions
  • SQL Operator Precedense
  • SQL Top Down Design
  • SQL Bottom Up Design
  • SQL Entity Relationship Diagram
  • SQL Normalization
  • Database Types
  • The role of a DBMS
  • Multi Table SELECT
  • The Software Development Lifecycle / SDLC
  • POSTGRES Role Management
  • POSTGRES Permission Management
  • POSTGRES Backup Strategies
  • POSTGRES Transaction Management/ SQL Transactions
  • POSTGRES/SQL Data Types
  • SQL Views
  • Redis Database
  • Elasticsearch
  • Connecting A Database To A Server/Web App (Node.js)
  • Data Engineering (Kafka, Hadoop, etc...)
  • Sharding
  • Replication
  • Backups
  • Vertical + Horizontal Scaling
  • Distributed vs Centralized Databases
  • Big Data + Analytics
  • Database Security (SQL Injections, Access Control, etc...)
  • And more!

You will be able to work with all of the most popular databases like: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, SQLite, MariaDB, Amazon Redshift, Presto, Apache Hive with Hadoop, and many more!

You see, data is everywhere and it is the most valuable asset in the world. All the top companies need people that can work with data.

That's where this course comes in.

The truth is though... there are many SQL courses and even free tutorials online.

So here are 5 reasons why this bootcamp is different (and better) from any other SQL / PostgreSQL / MySQL / Database tutorial online:

1. You will learn to work with not just one, but many databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft Server, Redis, and more.

We take you from absolutely zero knowledge and no technical/programming experience, all the way to mastery. You will go beyond basic SQL commands and learn advanced techniques, database best practices, database design and how to optimize for performance, security, and scalability.

2. Learn SQL & Databases from the best.

This course is taught by Mo and Andrei, two Senior Developers who have actually worked on massive projects for some of the top tech companies in the world.

Mo is a SQL & Database expert and works as a Solutions Architect. He has built software for the European Union, launched products for five Fortune 500 companies, and has consulted at Google.

Andrei has worked on enterprise-level applications for large tech firms in Silicon Valley as well as Toronto. Thousands of students from around the world have now taken his courses and many are now working at places like Google, Amazon and Tesla. You could too.

By having both Andrei and Mo teach, you get to see different perspectives and learn from two engineers as if you are working on projects at a company together with them.

3. You will learn by doing and actually have fun along the way.

Most tutorials are boring or out of date. The course is very different. You will start the course by getting hired at Keiko Corp and be tasked with investigating their recent Database breach 🕵️‍♀️.

You will be working on real-world assignments and exercises, analyzing databases and hidden information and learning the skills you need so that you can help Keiko Corp solve their data breach mystery!

4. You will go beyond the basics.

This course is not about making you just code along without understanding the principles so that when you are done with the course you don’t know what to do other than watch another tutorial... No!

This course will push you and challenge you to go from an absolute beginner in SQL and Databases to someone that is in the top 10% of SQL and Database experts 💪.

5. You won't be learning alone. You'll be learning alongside hundreds of other students from around the world in our private online community 👋.

You will have a chance to communicate with fellow students, work on group projects together, and contribute to open source projects. And anytime you have a question, you can ask and get help right away (including directly from Mo and Andrei).

Active. Thriving. Supportive. Helpful. Friendly. Motivating. Essential.

These are just a few of the words students use to describe the ZTM Developer Community Discord which also happens to be one of the biggest and most active developer communities on Discord.

You have nothing to lose. You can start learning right now and if this course isn't everything you expected, we'll refund you 100% within 30 days. No hassles and no questions asked.

When's the best time to get started? Today!

There's never a bad time to learn in-demand skills. But the sooner, the better. So start learning today by joining the ZTM Academy. You'll have a clear roadmap to developing the skills to build your own projects, get hired, and advance your career.

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Aswin Barath

I would say that this course is the most unique SQL course that can ever exist. From the basics of Databases to the professional knowledge needed for a Database Developer, this course is truly an exceptional one, and I recommend you to check it out!

Aswin Barath

Teodor Cazangiu

I loved their teaching styles, the way how JOINS were explained, and the fact that after every important topic there were exercises to test your knowledge. The information was structured in a way that it just kept you wanting to go and see the next video.

Teodor Cazangiu

The database design part was excellent and it is taught by a teacher who thoroughly knows the subject. Mo is amazing, very clear and articulate. Overall, the quality of this course is very high and it's made by professionals with real background in tech.

Pierrick Le Roy

Phenomenal! The best thing about ZTM courses is they inspire you to dive deeper into that specific domain by providing an in-depth overview of the topic. I found databases intimidating but I've now started working on projects involving databases!

Arindam Dawn

Course curriculum

To make sure this course is a good fit for you, you can start learning SQL for free right now by clicking any of the PREVIEW links below.


5 lectures

History And Story Of Data

9 lectures

Databases + SQL Fundamentals

25 lectures

Environment Setup

12 lectures

SQL Deep Dive

56 lectures

Advanced SQL

39 lectures

Database Management

37 lectures

Solving The Mystery

12 lectures

Database Design

36 lectures

Database Landscape, Performance and Security

16 lectures

Meet your instructors

Your instructors aren’t just experts with years of real-world professional experience. They have been in your shoes. They make learning fun. They make complex topics feel simple. They will motivate you. They will push you. And they go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Mo Binni

Hi, I'm Mo Binni!

Mo is a Solutions Architect with over 7 years of experience in Software Architecture and Development. Having worked as a consultant for the majority of his career, he has seen it all.


Mo Binni

Full Stack Engineer

Andrei Neagoie

Hi, I'm Andrei Neagoie!

Andrei, lead instructor of Zero To Mastery Academy, has taught 1,000,000+ students worldwide how to code and get hired. ZTM grads work for world-class companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Tesla, IBM, Facebook, Shopify and many more.


Andrei Neagoie

Senior Software Engineer

Frequently asked questions

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

  • No prior tech experience is required. We will start from absolute zero
  • You can use ANY operating system with this course: Windows, macOS, Linux
  • Be ready to do tons of exercises and learn to love Databases and SQL

Who is this course for?

  • Both beginner and advanced professionals looking to learn modern SQL and Database principles
  • Professionals who are working with or will be working with databases and want to learn to work smart and efficiently using best practices
  • Anyone who is interested in one of the most in-demand tech skills that will be around for many years to come: SQL
  • Developers, Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, Business Analysts, Product Managers, Sales/Marketers, and anyone who uses data to make business decisions
  • Anyone interested in learning more about SQL, PostgreSQL, or basic data analysis to boost your resume

Do you provide a certificate of completion?

We definitely do and they are quite nice. You will also be able to add Zero To Mastery Academy to the education section of your LinkedIn profile as well.

Are there subtitles?

Yes! We have high quality subtitles in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Romanian, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Japanese.

You can even adjust the text size, color, background and more so that the subtitles are perfect just for you!

Still have more questions about the Academy?

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