May 10, 2018
Great high-level introduction into what big data is, how data & analytics is impacting business decision making, and how PwC uses data & analytics to improve the quality of work delivered to clients.
Aug 16, 2018
This is a great course in data and analytics for the every day professional. It gives great insight into how data and analytics can support decision making. The mode of delivery of the course is e
por Poonam S•
Mar 04, 2018
Good crash course. I really liked the framework and overview of types of analysis. I didn't like the shared case study qualities as such.
por James D S•
Jan 24, 2018
Most of the useful content is during the last week of the course, when you work on a project. However, concepts such as creating a hypothesis/es are not fully introduced and may be confusing for those who do not already have some training in scientific method or statistical method (e.g., knowing what a null hypothesis is). The simulation was also not useful, and contains a lot of jargon. Most of the content in the first part of the course is blue sky jargon discourse about Big Data, and can probably be skipped.
por Mark F•
Apr 28, 2017
Too high level compared to what I expected, but does give a good overview of the topic.
por Poonam A•
Jul 13, 2017
The course talks about topics on a very abstract level and I expected it be comprehensive and detailed. As far as the delivery is concerned, I found it pretty nice and captivating.
por Ayushi G•
Jul 13, 2017
por Guy G•
Jan 09, 2017
Overall, this is a good course. It provides many handy tools, frameworks, techniques for data-driven decision making process. It does improve my decision making skill. However, the course is quite short and doesn't have much in-depth content.
por Jason W•
Oct 14, 2017
I know it is an introductory course, but there was not much that I feel like i learned from this course other than a bunch of vocabulary words. I hope that there is more technical instruction in the following courses in this sequence.
por Jitendria v•
Jul 20, 2017
overview was good
por Charu L S•
Jun 09, 2017
very basic information ! The cost of the course is not justified for the content shared/displayed.
por Richard B•
Apr 09, 2018
The course content is predominantly high-level and unspecific and gives an brief overview of data analysis tools that would only be new in case of no prior knowledge in the spheres involving data analysis. I would suggest devoting more content in the course to specific types of data, as well as specific data analytics frameworks and techniques.
The final project was rather ambiguous as there were little to no guidelines with respect to how to complete it. The case study required to provide detailed answers regarding the analysis, however, the sample cases did not provide much detail that would be adequate to answer some of the test questions (e.g. questions regarding achieved insights, insight-based recommendations etc.).
por Federico P•
Oct 27, 2016
I was expecting a lot more detail on ***how*** to perform data driven decision making. What I found is just a lot of buzzwords and very shallow overviews.
Feb 20, 2018
Very general overview, not really teaching specific techniques or approaches. It gives names of analyis tools and methods, so you know what to google, - i find that useful. However, it's mostly general and rather superficial information about how important is data and that companies should collect and analyze data, visualize results and take decisions based on the analysis.
por Anais W•
May 02, 2018
This course is a good introduction to how companies analyze and visualize data. I didn't always feel like the course material gave me a real understanding of the topics and the tests don't have versions or any explanation of incorrect answers--but you can take them many times--so they can sometimes be more of a guessing game than effective tests of knowledge or understanding. This course would be improved by more meaningful discussion topics (I sometimes skipped these because they didn't feel meaningful), more practice questions or simulations, and more refined case studies (with perhaps some guiding multiple choice before the open-ended final assignment).
por jordan s•
Dec 17, 2017
Some interesting information in this course. Good overview of data and decision making. I like the breakdown of the data-decision making model.
The Course is a bit too promotional of PWC.
por Jessica P•
Dec 28, 2016
This course does a good job overall of framing the importance and challenges of working with big data, and certainly inspired me to want to learn more. However, I think the material could be organized better, and the lectures are not nearly the same quality as the universities' courses...not to mention too heavy on the PWC pitches. The quizzes and assignments don't necessarily correlate well with the lessons, and the assignments are structured poorly. Based on my experience, I would not recommend a PWC course to serious learners.
por Aniket P•
Jul 28, 2018
This course cover the concepts and aspects of analysis very well.However,regarding the final week assignment I feel that,it can be an overwhelming challenge for those who do not have any business related background.I am an Engineering graduate and hence couldn't understand some of concepts related to making business decisions,as they were not taught in the course.Other than that the overall Data Analytics industry and careers exposure were pretty well explained and informed.
por Swarada S P•
Apr 18, 2019
It was OK.
por Kehinde R O•
Aug 07, 2019
GOOD COURSE BUT TOO THEORETICAL NOT DEEP ENOUGH
por Pavel C•
Aug 19, 2019
I personally found this course a good start for those new into the data-driven world, although there are three potential points for development
a) as most of the IT-related stuff it is getting outdated very quickly so this should be taken into consideration when talking about tools and systems
b) not enough information on data visualization principles which are VERY important (more than data themselves)
c) I'd also link this course to other courses e.g. on machine learning
por Lerrick F•
Jul 04, 2019
I wish they would not sell pwc so much in their presentations. It is too distracting.
Also you don't get certificates. The assignments aren't reviewed on time so beware.
por Preetam P•
Jul 10, 2019
It was good but quite basic with less real-time examples from different industries to explain the point.
por Ahmad S G•
Oct 06, 2019
This course is good but it only has theories. Practical use of Excel or any other analytical tool should also be added
por Michaela B•
Jul 13, 2018
Positive is that this course gives you basic understanding of data analysis. 2 weeks of this course went quite okay, although I noticed in the first week already that presenters are reading what they are saying. The third week is SO boring and I cannot wait for this course to end. I can say for me it's the most expensive and the most boring course on coursera so far. I tried several courses here and none of them was so bad. Honestly, I expected more from this one as it's PWC but honestly it seems to me like 'Yeah, let's read some paragraphs from fancy lectures and books and make some money of it'.
por Mark S•
Oct 27, 2018
Touched on some interesting topics, but not very practical. Course mentions data analytics technology (SAS, Tableau, Python), but you don't actually use any of the technology.
por Johnson K•
Sep 07, 2017
Not very useful in practical sense