Learning by doing, learning with peers, practical goal driven, and experienced remote mentors guiding you the whole way. “0 to productive” in 2 hours / week. The way learning new skills for your job should be.
Week 1: Querying Data
You will learn to query, sort, and filter single tables in a database.
Week 2: Relating Data
Join tables, aggregate columns, and use conditional expressions.
Week 3: Analyzing Data
Modeling and design of relational databases using ERD diagrams.
Week 4: Practical project!
Time to apply your new skills. Design, build and work with the database that's most relevant for you.
This 4-week experience covers the foundation of SQL (the ANSI standard kind that works everywhere) and relational database modeling.
After the course you'll able to design and query databases, and use the BI tools adopted by your company. You'll also have more confidence during technical conversations, and be more rigorous when contributing to data-related projects at work.
How it works
Learn by doing
Complete short, interactive exercises every day. Wherever you are.
How it works
Get personalized feedback as you learn
Our tech helps our instructors see your progress, to help guide you with personalized feedback and discussion
How it works
Discuss key topics live
Once a week, dig into important concepts or issues during an efficient 1:1 video call
How it works
Apply SQL to your work
Graduate by making a project relevant to your day to day work
Our customers love it We think you'll love it too
The course has made me feel comfortable doing SQL for various items at work, where I would otherwise freeze and panic.
The trade off on knowledge gained vs. time spent vs. amount paid is --in my opinion--super worth it for a motivated professional.
The Enki course was insane value for money. Our team member who participated now does analytics and reporting work that was previously assigned to software engineers, and she loves it.
This doesn't feel like a remote course because of all the interactive interactions and being able to get in contact with the instructor so easily.
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At EnkiCamp I learned why and not just how - this really helped bolster my understanding of SQL.
How personalized is the course? Is there real-time help available from the instructor?
Our instructors will work closely with you on an ongoing basis, to ensure the experience fits your needs as much as possible.
Your instructor will be on hand and available to chat with you on a daily basis to both answer questions and dig into any topics. We also help you learn from others in the cohort, as well as our network of mentors, which add a new dimension relative to learning by yourself.
What are some practical examples of what I’ll be able to do after the end of the course?
Many of the practical examples are job and company specific. However, here are some things you might be able to do or have more confidence in after the course:
1. Query data yourself to learn about your products, customers, or clients;
2. Use business intelligence tools like Mode, Tableau, Periscope and Looker;
3. Create data-driven presentations more quickly and effectively;
4. Have better discussions around data;
5. Have better discussions with your developers in general;
6. Create funnel analyses for marketing, product and sales;
7. Create AB tests to analyze product performance;
8. Work with public datasets to help your team and your company discover new market opportunities (ie. data.gov);
9. Build data-driven applications using rapid development environments that depend on an understanding of relational data (ie. Airtable, Coda, Podio, etc).
What does a typical week look like? What's the time commitment?
In a typical week, you’ll have: a) one or two 15-30min video calls; b) 5 interactive online exercises during the week which build on your knowledge as you make progress; and c) follow-up questions and discussions on Slack with your peers, instructor, and mentors.
It’s possible to get through all the core material in 2-3 hours per week, which means that you can complete the course without taking a material amount of time from your work or usual routine. However, those that spend at least another couple hours per week on discussion and stretch exercises get much more from the course. From our experience, those that end up doing this worry least about time commitment because of how much value they get out of it.
Couldn’t I just find a lot of these materials on YouTube or elsewhere for free?
You could, and we'd recommend you do so during and after the course! The main value of the EnkiCamp experience is in the interactive exercises, as well as the personalized work with the instructor. This includes the curation and order of exercises depending on your goals; the personalized discussion with your instructor and group; the live video call discussions; and the guidance from your instructor as you apply what you're learning to practical problems at work.
How exactly do I get the $200 back when I finish the course?
We’ll wire you the $200 rebate, along with a SQL EnkiCamp completion certificate, once you complete the last (fourth) week. Officially, completion means finishing 80% of the exercises in the first three weeks, and sharing info on your project in the fourth week. In practice, our instructors agree with each participant on what their goals are and what it means to complete the course. The rebate is there not for us to trick you, but to motivate you to make the most of the opportunity within the duration of the course.
Can I expense the cost of this course with my company?
Most companies will allow you to expense the fee of this course; and we’re happy to help you with that process by providing the appropriate expense forms. Even when their companies don’t have a budget for learning, nearly all applicants are happy to invest into this experience themselves because of the manageable price ($300 at completion) and long-term personal benefits.
What skills or preparation is required to take this course?
The only thing that’s absolutely required is an open-minded and positive approach to learning in a new format! Other than that, it’s helpful to understand how you might use SQL practically at work in the near future, for the instructor to keep that in mind as they customize the experience for you. Either way, they’ll work with you to understand this as the course goes on, so that your final project is as practically useful to you as possible.
Will I still have access to the materials after the end of the course?
Absolutely. You’ll be able to view all the exercises afterwards. Most have additional, optional, exercises and materials - so if you didn’t finish them you can always go back to revise or revisit. You’ll also stay part of the Slack group for your cohort, which you can leverage for continued discussion in the future.
How do you choose who gets accepted from the applications?
We keep cohort sizes relatively small to ensure everyone has a high quality and personalized experience. We focus most on those that seem like they’ll be able to get the most benefit from the course. This depends on a number of factors - but if you fit the profile in the “how do I know if this course is for me?” question above, you’ll have a great chance!
I’ve applied to the program. Now what?
We may get in touch by email or phone with a few extra questions. Either way, you should expect to hear from us not later than 2 weeks after your application or 1 week before your cohort would start, whichever is the earlier. If you’re accepted, you’ll then have 2 days to pay the enrollment fee, otherwise your spot will be passed on to someone else. Once paid, you’ll get all the instructions for how to get set up before the start date!