Its was great experience in completing the project using all skills that we learned in the course, thanks to coursera and IBM for giving me an opportunity to update my selft and also to test my skills
Very good capstone project. Learnt lot of insights on how to represent data through out this course.\n\nVery good starting point for ""Data Science" field. I would definitely recommend this course.
By Vimal O P•
On overall IBM data science professional certificate track: Pros: Content is just good enough, instructors are good. Cons: IBM watson and the platform given to practise on is awful and has terrible performance and reliability issues, most often doesnt work and had an impact on my test deliverables. I personally overcame those issues to some extent with kaggle's and google colab jupyter notebook environments.
The course gives the learners a perfect platform to practice the concepts learnt throughout the Data Science specialization. Final assignment is unique and interesting and the course makes sure you practice enough before taking it up. A good experience, but issues with Foursquare now and then makes it a little hectic to get done with the course.
A nice course though. Liked it!
By PRANJIT G•
The journey was very informative but at the end of the course and submitting all of my assignments before the deadline , i got my course certificate with no instructor signature . A very disappointing fact as I worked very hard to complete the specialization within my 7 day free trial which is till 8 pm today I.S.T
Never expected such kind of irresponsibility
By Shane W•
The capstone content needs to be thoroughly edited for clarity, especially in the instructions on what exactly the instructors are looking for in the final deliverables. Some of the peer-reviewers seem to be confused, and I'll admit I was a little confused myself reading through the instructions the first time.
By Bart F•
The final capstone felt like a mis-match with the previous 3 courses of the specialization. The capstone was also the final project for other specialization which would explain the mis-match.
Even though I learned a lot, it wasn't entirely clear what was actually required from me.
By Isaac S•
This course is ok. Not too challenging and not too easy. It definitely needs an update. Things have changed over the last couple of years and it appears that the course developers have not made an update since 2018. WIth a refresh this course will be a 5 star course for sure.
By Amar H C H•
This course leaves a lot to be desired, the IBM user interface for me is not beginner friendly and the SQL part is to me problematic. the DB2 is not a freeware and some student have to use the altaernatives such as MS Server, which is rather a hassle.
By Jennifer C N•
Labs could be improved verifying all the commands work well. Videos could be improved make them more informative as in other Data Science courses part of the Specialization. Many things are left to the labs without sufficient previous explanation.
By Hugh B•
Overall course is good but as you get closer and closer to the final project in the hints and assignments are not explained very well. I had to go through a lot of back and forth on the dicussion forum to solve problems, often over multiple day.
By Aman R•
The challenges presented have been really good however I'd reccomend that the prceding modules be evaluated for the changes that have come in over the years,maybe lay more emphasis on 'what is used more frequently' in a real life situation !!
By Sokob C•
This course was extremely difficult and it took me the longest. There were errors in the lab so I could not finish any of the labs, but I had asked for help and the response for help was very poor for the lab or for the assignment.
By Oliver E A B•
It is good because you get to know many tools to get data and it has very good examples of how a project should look, but i think this is a project that must not be reviewed by other students, so we get useful feedback.
By Sisir K•
Very challenging. A lot of the things you have to do in the final project are things you must figure out on your own, since they're not explained in any previous lessons.
By Anna K•
A challenging Capstone project with many dimensions. The structure of the previous courses in the certification could have been improved to build up to this project.
By Mohammad Q•
This course is about applying what you learn on a free form project.. but you should use Foursquare API which it might be challenging little bit to deal with..
By Oscar C C•
There are some errors in the instructions labs, in forums is the way you can get help, but it it necessary to modify the code in the examples.
By Kristine M•
The final project is way too over the top for this type of course. I've been asked to do less work in graduate level courses.
By Jianfeng Z•
Good practical lesson. However the learning curve is too steep compare to the other courses in this certificate.
By Huzefa K•
Good material but instructions are very unclear. The final project instructions were not at all well laid out.
By Apurv G•
Great capstone project. But forced to do the same project. It would be better to get more choices of projects.
By Piotr M•
I didn't like that we had to use Foursquare — I could not come up with anything interesting.
By Siddhant S•
The difficulty could be increased and the scope of topics covered could be wider.
By Mbongeni N M•
The instructor of the capstone saved this specialization for me.
By Ozkan K•
I did not find the project relevant to the rest of the course
By Rosana R•
It is difficult. I will like more support from the teachers.