Oct 24, 2019
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
Mar 04, 2020
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 Oscar C C•
Jun 16, 2020
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 Apurv G•
Apr 05, 2020
Great capstone project. But forced to do the same project. It would be better to get more choices of projects.
By Piotr M•
Jun 11, 2020
I didn't like that we had to use Foursquare — I could not come up with anything interesting.
By Siddhant S•
Apr 02, 2020
The difficulty could be increased and the scope of topics covered could be wider.
By Mbongeni N M•
Feb 13, 2019
The instructor of the capstone saved this specialization for me.
By Ozkan K•
Sep 15, 2019
I did not find the project relevant to the rest of the course
By Alberto I A•
Dec 23, 2019
Broken links in samples and csv data files.
By Charles J•
May 03, 2020
some lab codes cannot run smoothly
By Abdul M A•
Sep 25, 2019
very vague with the information
By Amey S P•
Feb 12, 2020
It is good for beginners.
By Akshay V I•
Jul 25, 2020
Hardness Level High
Mar 16, 2019
By Sobhan A•
May 06, 2020
I can say overall it's a good program. However by reviewing the first few courses, you will get a headache, but the rest courses are very useful. Some parts are really useless for a data scientist and are more useful for programmers, which I recommend you do not put a lot of time on them and skip them as much as you can.
Apart from the material, I think this certificate is really useful for you to get a job. But, if you just want to learn new concepts in data science and do not need a certificate, I recommend you to take other courses other than IBM. There are very good courses on @linkedin Learning.
In this program, IBM pushes you to work only on its platforms which is really annoying and I think this a considerable drawback of this program.
If you spend at least 4-5 hours a day, you'll be able to complete it in 2 months. The subscription is monthly and it's around $50 CAD and you can unsubscribe whenever you want.
By Elvijs M•
Apr 18, 2020
On one hand there is some encouragement to experiment and come up with an interesting problem and I actually took some time to come up with something non-trivial before starting. But practically, there is no need to -- you can just take the example notebook from one of the prior weeks and change the city. The evaluation doesn't really reward you for doing something original or extra.
Sadly, the certificate of the specialization as a whole is worthless.
By Izabela K•
Sep 24, 2019
I hoped this course would be more complex but it mostly consist of Foursquare API requests. I had to focus how to fit other datasets in addition to Foursquare data to find something interesting but instead of using fancy algorithms and testing them I had to focus on data and it was really time consuming, I spent 2x more time on each assignment. Whole IBM DS path was great but final course was a big disappointment.
By PD T•
Jan 22, 2020
Issues with the lab sessions and untimely responses from the staff hindered my learning. Also, the students did not respond to my questions in the discussion forums, they seem to only be about themselves and having people grade their assignments.
By Pablo D B•
Jul 30, 2019
It would have been better if the assignment were split on previous courses. IMHO, this course was way longer than the other courses of the specialization
By Diego A F P•
Jun 16, 2020
Many errors in the lab and some code were not properly explained. The quality of this module was not as good as the others.
By Karol S•
May 16, 2020
One of the worst mooc ever, content outdated, lessons not real life, and absolute lack of feedback on final assignment
By Mutlu O•
Apr 07, 2020
LABs in this course had quite a lot of bugs which costed me a lot of time and nerves.
By David H•
Apr 03, 2020
Massive issues with Labs not working; parts of segments too superficiel explained
By RITIK Y S•
Mar 31, 2020
Need some more guidance on Capstone
By nikolas v•
Jul 08, 2020
I get now (8th of July) a message that I can only begin in August on my assignment although I have finished week 4 succesfully!!!
I find it unacceptable that Coursera tries to let you renew your monthly subscription over and over again.
Could you unlock my assignment week 5 please?
Also Coursera let you use IBM lite subscription for free in the beginning but if you use it a lot, the lite version is not enough. You can upgrade, if you pay...
If you enroll for subcourses, you are charged each time you submit another small part.
the classes itself are good but Coursera is not clear on how much you need to pay in the end. The prices they let you believe seem reasonable but there are hidden extra costs.
By Varun C•
Aug 06, 2020
One star for the fact that the Lab notebooks were flooded with errors, you would need more time fixing the errors rather than going through them,
Also, in peer graded assignments, some of the links submitted aren't processed as hyperlinks and cannot be copy pasted either, so there's no way to view them.
Very bad experience on this one.
By Kendall L•
May 23, 2020
This was the most frustrating course I have taken on Coursera. The foursqure api is not up to date and I had to waste hours of my life fixing the bugs.