Sep 10, 2019
Very learning experience, I am a beginner in DS, but the instructors in this course simplified the contents that made me I could easily understand, tools and materials were very helpful to start with.
Jul 19, 2018
I thought this course introduced the topic of data science very well. I think I have a much better idea how to describe data science and common terms associated with the field (like machine learning).
por Faisal C•
Oct 25, 2018
The course doesn't teaches anything except for explaining data science benefits and examples.
por Weishi W•
Oct 21, 2018
May 06, 2019
I have learnt about what the data science is and it's basic knowledge. I am glad I took the course. I will continue finishing the rest of the courses.
por Kanchan P•
Jan 03, 2019
This is a very good introduction to what actually is data science! Lot of people gets really confused with the definitions and area!
Jan 01, 2019
Direct to the point. Increases one's passion to study Data Science by summarizing the main topics. Simple and brilliant
por Mahesh K•
Jan 03, 2019
It encompasses fine details to introduce data science and explore data scientists as a career.
por Andrew F•
Jan 03, 2019
Great introduction to Data Science!
por Ferry T•
Aug 20, 2019
Great for introduction!
por Chan H D L•
Jan 04, 2019
Very informative and presented by respected individuals with a passion for the field. The only critique is that the material might be a little outdated as it seems to have been created around 2014-2015.
por Dwight F•
Jan 01, 2019
It does in fact answer a basic, fundamental question; what is Data Science?
por Xueting L•
Dec 27, 2019
This course has only maximum 20% useful content that could have been covered as an executive summary in 10 minutes instead of a whole week. A lot of the content is either fluffy socializing or irrelevant secondary information that has nothing to do with data science. As a toxicologist I'm interested in applying data science to my aggregate exposure estimation, and I have absolutely no interest in knowing the base salary of a data scientist working in North America, or which organization says what (facts do not care about opinions!) but unfortunately this was a mandatory question in the quizzes and was a waste of my time. And I find the self-introduction part of the final assignment a bit surreal and again irrelevant. I come here to learn about data science, not socializing. We have facebook, twitter and instagram for that. What my name is or what I do is irrelevant to others who take this course; where others come from is irrelevant to me; we're wasting our time saying something irrelevant and being forgotten by others in 5 minutes. Hoping to see more tangible content in the next courses.
por Vincent Z•
Jan 07, 2019
This is really an introductory course, and there is not much to be learned, not a single line of programming or a single chart generated. But it can all be done in a single day, so it is a necessary evil to reach the good stuff in the specialization, I guess.
por Steven L•
Sep 10, 2018
The course seems poorly pieced together with videos from Big Data University - which is now known as Cognitive Class. There is mainly little coherence into what the course is trying to teach in all the videos. Readings were given on a rather low resolution image file - that makes it difficult to read and kinda 1990s feel. Is it that difficult to save the pdf in text or include a higher res image file?
Similar to the point that a data science report should indicate the details and affiliations of the person writing the report, many speakers in the videos apart from the two professors does not have any background information. Who are they? Where are they from? What background are they speaking from? All these are important context for learning.
I did learn something from the final assignment though. However, that was personal reflection and learning from peers. Thinking whether I should continue with this course.
por Dafydd J•
Jan 17, 2019
i thought a lot of questions were subjective at aimed at the academic field. It neglected to refer to real world situations and jobs, which is where the majority of learners will surely be coming from. Probably a little bit my own perspective, but I dislike when Data Scientists big them up to be so much better than every other profession and separate themselves from statistics so much (it's part of statistics and should just be considered a branch of such in my opinion, not a separate profession). There was too much of it here.
por Reinhard H J•
Oct 09, 2019
I'm sorry to give a low rating, but this course is condescending. Some of the statements are also opinions that contradict things you will hear in other courses, not to mention that a great part of the course is obvious, academic approaches and even how to structure a report like a thesis.
This course added absolutely nothing to my knowledge. You're better off reading a recent blog post, or simply an introduction from a good book on applied ML/data science.
por Angelique B d l F•
Mar 27, 2019
Very very superficial, most of the course material is about the profile, job and prospects of a data scientist. Hardly any of the content is about the actual science and technology. A few sketchy minutes are spent on Hadoop and deep learning, the rest is fluff. Waste of my time. Too bad, IBM is such a forefront player, I expected a lot more.
por John L•
May 13, 2019
Waste of time. Most of the material was "fluff" about data science. What was actually useful could have been accomplished with a 2-3 page pdf. Only finished it, because I'm taking it as part of the IBM specialization through my work. I REALLY hope the other courses are more useful and worth the time. Very disappointed in this course.
por Yaron R•
Jan 02, 2020
This course is borderline insulting!
The entire course content could be summaries on half A4 page.
The video clips are interviews with people working in the field. the reading material either reiterate the video clip content or presents a new concept in an elementary school level.
por Samid V•
May 21, 2019
A very basic and shallow introduction to data science. Too much hand-holding and too much time spent discussions of little value. Ideal for someone who is very young and very new to the field., everyone else should avoid it.
por Ahmad W•
Aug 26, 2018
This cannot be considered as a course it tells some general info about the experience of some professors but nothing technical, of course it's useful but it's not really worth it
por Ankit S•
Jul 30, 2019
I dont appreciate the Peer-graded assessment part. It is simply not acceptable to be reliant on other students for assessment. This is just lazy.
por Patryk W•
May 10, 2019
Little value in terms of knowledge or skills for somebody paying for this course. Single Wiki document will cover the entire course content.
por Jan D•
Oct 05, 2018
Don't take it. No Course Instructors, no help. Not worth the money...
Even the Working Platform is always timing out or has a gateway error.
por Clayton B H I•
Dec 12, 2018
This is literally just hype for data science with no substance, include coding from day one or get real, I'm here to learn.
por Tian Q•
Oct 15, 2019
In the peer graded assignments, there are always students intentionally click on the lowest score!