I would like to recommend this course to the business analyst aspirants. It is really intriguing and helps to develop analytical skills. The examples and assignments are perfect to train a beginner.
I think this is a practical and insightful course for understanding what business analysis is and how models apply in realily by providing useful and familiar examples. Highly recommend this course
By Balazs K•
The Analytic Solver Platform did not work properly, despite the environment was given. I can not give more for this course.
By Maryam M•
The course was heavily designed based on the tool. I would rather learn more details of, for example, optimisation.
By Federico G V•
Stimulating course, the low valuation is due to the fact that slides shown during lesson are not made available
By Vineetha S•
It is a good course but if you cannot get Analytical Solver Platform it can be hard.
By Lalit K•
Excel sheets are not available for downloads as mentioned in the different modules
By Otieno C•
The course requires paid applications that makes it inaccessible at times.
The professor's accent is hard to understand and he speaks very fast
By Sara A d S•
It needs a solver software that is paid and very difficult to get.
By Vivian Y Q•
wish it were not taught in excel but R or some other softwares
By Takkallapalli N•
Its a basic level course. And mostly its software based
By Randell B•
videos are good. on a mac, the tools are hard to use.
By SHUBHAM G•
it was a wonderful experience
By Hari C P S•
not that fascinating
By Md. T S•
very critical course
By Dimas A•
I hate XLMINER :(
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By Andres C M•
Read before taking the course. Explanations, cases and data for the course are great. The main problem is the analytical solver platform (ASP). The course counts on you using ASP and gives you instructions on how to access it, the problem is the conditions mentioned (free access for a semester) are either a lie on the part of the providers of the ASP from the start or conditions have changed since the courses inception. What ends up happening is this specialization covering 5 courses, and thus, approximately 5 months cannot be completed in the 15 days the free trial for the app gives you, after which it asks you to pay up a not small sum, even if youre purchasing the student license. New account creation has been down for weeks on the ASP site, so you cant even access it by creating multiple accounts with different emails, and on top of that the program itself just wont work like intended for some of its functions. I tried using excel 2013, excel 2019, excel 365 online and it just wont work, so I just couldent complete many activities that required something more than the default solver add in excel has already installed. I really wanted to finish this specialization, but after 3 month invested on it I just cant cause Ill not be able to do the capstone course if I cant access the tools I need to work on the assignments.
By Mr Q•
I wish the course could have stated clearly that from the start that learners have to pay for an analytical solver platform. It affected learners learning speed and motivation to continue the course. Also, could have had a little more explanation on a certain formula in a particular cell instead of just showing the formulas in the spreadsheet and just press "run" to run the simulation model.
By Christy S•
The content is outdated, using a different version of Analytic Solver than the one that is given to you through Coursera, and the upgraded version (which you actually need) is over $1000. The specific problem is that the assignments require you to set the number of trials to 10,000, but the maximum allowed with the free download is only 1,000.
By David M M S•
The use of a trial of a private software as XLMiner does not allow to run the number o simulation needed to get the right answer. The software allow 15 days trial and the courses run for at least a month, then you cant use the software by the end of the course.
By Matthieu B•
Not very useful, or complicated (finished it in less than half a day).
Also still using lots of Excel specific tools that one may or may not have access to, instead of offering to use proper tools like Python.
By Jay A•
They should have used Excel Solver instead of ASP as not everybody will have access to that after completing the trial provided along with the course.
By R M k•
He is rushing, Not for beginners.
He didnt even explain how to download analytic solver platform.....