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 Bart F•
Oct 09, 2020
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•
Jul 28, 2020
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 Jennifer C N•
Aug 16, 2020
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 Aman R•
Jun 23, 2020
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•
Jul 29, 2020
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•
Mar 25, 2020
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•
Apr 21, 2019
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•
Oct 08, 2020
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•
Sep 02, 2019
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•
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 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 Zoltán H•
Oct 01, 2020
I enjoyed working on an open ended project, which was not the case in the remaining 8 courses in this specialisation. I was completely unprepared for some common challenges with a real life dataset and it took me a hard time to address them. On the other hand, it is hideous that only one person reviews your assignment and there are absolutely no requirements regarding the accuracy of the results. I mean who would accept a statistical model with the lowest possible accuracy in your new dream job? Anyhow, the only reason why I kept improving my project is just to show it to my potential future employer and not because of the requirements. The other funny thing is the cavalcade of "Please review my assignment" threads in the discussion forums, which makes it impossible to have a meaningful discussion there. In conclusion, I did other courses on Coursera, but this one had a far lower quality than those.
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.