Business Intelligence, Data Engineering, Data Science

Data Fundamentals

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The Data Fundamental Course is where you data journey begins! The short course prepares you for the following:

  • Get prepared forWeCloudData’s Data Bootcamps
  • Learn the fundamentals before committing to a learning path
  • Overcome the fear of programming
  • Build small wins to gain confidence via mini-projects

Building a strong foundation in data fundamentals is the key to the success of any data professionals. Whether you want to land a job in data science or data analytics, become a data engineer, or get prepared for WeCloudData’s data bootcamps, SQL, Python, and basic data visualization skills are essential.

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6 weeks
48 hours

About the Course

The Data Fundamental course helps learners lay the most important foundation in their data careers. It teaches 3 of the most important skills: working with database queries, manipulating data with python, and visualizing data using one of the most popular visualization tool.


  • Understand relational databases and the purpose of SQL
  • Get familiar with common SQL queries
  • Gain hands-on experience with SQL programming
  • Get efficient with SQL through prompting and ChatGPT


  • Overcome the fear of coding with Python
  • Get started with Python programming
  • Practice data analysis using different Python packages


  • Learn the basics of charts and visualization
  • Build hands-on dashboards with PowerBI


This course prepares learners for WeCloudData’s Data Bootcamps:

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Jasmine J., Data Analyst

Wrapping up the first night session with WeCloudData data fundamentals course. Excellent instructor tonight! Very easy to follow and thorough in explanation. Diving right into hands on material forming data sets within Excel and SQL side to side. Showing advantages and disadvantages of using either. Dividing up data sets by dimensions (5W and 1H) and measures (continuous numbers/statistics) smoothly within Excel utilizing slicers and power pivot table. Making data easily readable if you are presenting to an audience that is less knowledgeable in data analytics. After forming data in Excel, we moved over to SQL. The instructor’s teaching approach made coding a lot less intimidating. Following his guidance (and two golden rules), we were all coding with ease! Looking forward to Friday evening’s class already!

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WeCloudData programs are designed to be project-based. We not only cover essential theories, but also teach how to apply tools and platforms that are in high demand today. Our program curriculum is also highly adaptive to the latest market trends. 

Module 1
SQL Fundamentals
This module introduces learners to SQL, one of the essential data analytics skills. Students will learn to write SQL queries to extract, transform, aggregate, pivot, and join data. Students also learn to apply Tableau and SQL for visual storytelling under various contexts.
  • Apply advanced SQL functions to analyze financial market time series data
  • Analyze the latest trends in Web3 and OpenAI ChatGPT using SQL
  • Design visual storytelling on retail data with Tableau and SQL
  • Data preparation for machine learning with SQL


Read more about SQL as a part of Data Science Learning Path

  • Database (RDBMS)
  • SQL
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Aggregation
  • Analytic Functions
  • SQL Performance Tuning
  • Data Exploration
  • Data Preparation
Module 2
Python Fundamentals
This module introduces learners to Python, the most popular data skills, according to the Job Market Report published by WeCloudData. Students will learn the basics of python programming, getting familiarized with programming logics, data structures, control flows, functions and modules, as well as an introduction to Pandas, the most popular Python for Data Analysis library in the Python ecosystem.
  • Read and process social media data using Python
  • Use Python data structures to manipulate Google Analytics and Product Analytics data
  • Transform and manipulate data using Pandas DataFrame
  • Visualize data using Pandas and Matplotlib


Read more about Python as a part of Data Science Learning Path

  • Python
  • Data Structure
  • List
  • Dictionary
  • Set
  • Tuple
  • Loops
  • Function
  • Module
  • Jupyter Notebook
  • Matplotlib
  • Visualization

Learn from the best

We’ve brought together a team of highly skilled and experienced instructors to help you learn effectively. Our instructors have a passion for teaching and a wealth of real-world experiences in their respective fields, so you can be confident that you’re learning from the best.


Projects You Will Build in this Course

This course aims at teaching you the fundamental skills in programming and data visualization. At the end of the course, you will be able to complete many hands-on exercises, one mini-project that you can confidently present to a larger audience. In this course project, you will be applying the following skills:

  • Data extraction and manipulation using Python and SQL
  • Data visualization with Tableau or PowerBI
  • Business presentation and storytelling

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Data Fundamentals
$399 USD
  • Up-skill yourself with basic data skills
  • Try out WeCloudData’s learning experience before committing to the bootcamp
  • Build up the fundamental skills required for joining WeCloudData’s Data Bootcamp
  • Become qualified for a scholarship or partial tuition waiver for our data bootcamps when you successfully complete this course
Recommended Short Courses
$1500 - $3700 USD
  • Options to customized your own learning path
  • Pick and choose courses that match your needs
  • Get more discounts when taking two or more courses
  • Short courses to consider after completing this course ⇩
Upgrade to Bootcamp
$4500 - $12000 USD
  • Pre-qualify for scholarships for Data Bootcamps when you successfully complete the Data Fundamentals course
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What our graduates are saying



Thank you so much the team at WeCloudData. I am done with SQL and almost done with PowerBI. Eric was just BRILLIANT, GREAT with SQL and PowerBI. I am already feeling like an expert in SQL . He handled PowerBI better than the Microsoft experts did in written tutorial for the VanArsdel data set in MSFT Learn or PowerUP course. I am sure Python will also be a blast.

Monica M., Vice President @ TD Securities

This introductory course provided a practical and reasonable starting point to in learning SQL and Python, which offered an exciting opportunity to develop a new perspective at analyzing financial data while also adding data science knowledge. It is really worth highlighting on their exceptional coursework developed, they are very practical and applicable in the real world use. Right after taking the course, immediately I was able to put in practical use at work; it opened my product to transacting on portfolios in record size and allowed for more in-depth structuring capabilities.

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Frequently asked questions about the bootcamp
WeCloudOpen courses are self-paced. We created free python and sql courses for our learners. The Data Fundamental Course is delivered via live classes. Students get to interact with instructors and teaching assistants. We cover use cases and teach students how to complete mini projects. It’s a great way to get started with data analytics.
We strongly recommend students to complete the data fundamental course before attending the Data Analytics, Data Science, and Data Engineering bootcamps. Students who can prove that they have relevant python and sql skills can be exempted from attending the fundamental course.
The tuition cost of the Fundamental course will be waived when the student join any Data Bootcamp. To get the tuition reimbursement, students need to attend 80% of the classes and pass the course completion criteria.
The lectures are designed to be hands-on. We don’t cover many slides and theories in the fundamental course. We suppose that the students can take WeCloudOpen’s free SQL and Python courses for the basics and details. Instructors will do live demo and expect the students to follow along and complete exercises during some of the classes.
Yes. During each class, the instructors will answer student questions. During the lab sessions that are led by the teaching assistants, students get help from the TAs. We also provide project mentoring sessions in the last week, before the final project presentation. There’re plenty of opportunity to interact with the faculty team and classmates.
Yes! The course is designed to be hands-on and practical. We cover use cases and mini-projects. Over the period of 6 weeks, students will also need to complete a small capstone project.
No, this is a fundamental course that prepares learners for more advanced data topics. It’s the perfect course to dip your toes into the world of data analytics. It helps you overcome of the fear of programming, helps you understand the basics, and give you the confidence to dive deeper into more advanced topics.
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