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SQL for Backend Developers on JetBrains Academy

Knowing how to work with data is one of the most in-demand skills in tech. Especially so if you want to work in backend development. For example, almost every website or software application nowadays has a registration and login form. Behind the simple two-field window, there is a complex process of storing, retrieving, and changing user data. All these operations are possible with the knowledge of the Structured Query Language (SQL), an essential tool for every backend developer.

To help you understand how to use databases to develop effective and reliable services, we are happy to introduce our new track on JetBrains Academy — SQL for Backend Developers!


What you’ll learn

In just 11 hours, you will master the fundamentals of database theory, learn SQL statements needed to access data, and get practice with MySQL — the world’s most popular open-source database. In particular, you will:

✅ Learn the basic SQL syntax to retrieve, filter, and modify table data.
✅ Use SQL statements to create new tables and modify the existing ones.
✅ Perform complex database operations using different SQL functions and subqueries.
✅ Get to know indexes and query plans to optimize work with data.
✅ Use procedures and triggers to create your own functions.
✅ Work with transactions to maintain data consistency.

This track provides you with a personalized study plan containing 47 educational topics. Each of the topics includes the necessary theory, which you’ll be able to apply immediately to make sure you really understand it.

By starting SQL for Backend Developers, you’ll join the community of over 500,000 JetBrains Academy learners. You can discuss what you’ve learned, complete tasks together, share knowledge, and give others a hand by answering their questions.

A career to pursue after track completion

The SQL for Backend Developers track gives you a better understanding of working with data and strengthens your SQL skills, so you can feel more confident in an interview.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a backend developer, make sure to also check out other tracks at JetBrains Academy, such as Python Core and SQL with Python if you prefer Python or Java Backend Developer if you’d rather study Java.

We hope you’ll enjoy studying with us! If you have any questions or would like to share your feedback, feel free to leave a comment below or contact us at academy@jetbrains.com.

Enjoy learning!
Your JetBrains Academy team

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