Excellent! But, I am missing some of the prerequisites since I just wanted to take a chance and try things out, but feel like proceeding further might lead to some stumbling blocks.
I thought this was excellent. Some familiarity with standard SQL is needed to get the most benefit from the materials, and the course is clearly aimed at GCP users.
By Carlo R C•
This course is a pre-sales demo of BigQuery. I thought GCP was partnering with the NY Institute of Finance to create the labs on VMs using GCP (which makes sense), but it turns out that the core information about the introduction to trading and ML is minimal, about 20 minutes of substance per week and the rest of the time is Google advertisement for BigQuery and GCP. The skewed theory from the videos ends up with a Google product guide of a specific, more skewed way of running a feature of a product. I thought this course would give me a proper introduction of ML for trading but instead is more focused on the google ecosystem.
I would not recommend this course unless you want to learn more about Google Cloud Platform, BigQuery, TensorFlow or any other google product. The NY Institute of Finance fails to deliver the theory, it seems like google is telling the instructor what to talk about so google can show and tell about its products.
You are better off buying a good book about ML for trading and read the google documentation about the products they have (if you want to use google), it'll be cheaper and more time effective.
By Ricardo C•
Many very interesting concepts, presented in a VERY superficial way. In the practical part, executing a series of instructions that have not been explained is not a synonym for learning. And if we consider that many errors may happen at every step, and there is no contingency guide, that all is terrible!
By Ruedi G•
This is not a good course: a little bit of everything: Frontal theory lectures without much interaction. Exercises that need more copy paste than they provide leanings and commercials for Google. It seems like the units have been reassembled from other courses.
By Krzysztof P•
This course is very introductory and sometimes sounds more like advertisement of GCP than a lecture. Moreover, probably only 40% of the content is orginal. The rest is taken from other courses (i.e. Serverless Deep Learning with TensorFlow on GCP).
By Gavin H•
Though the introduction said the course would focus on just trading and ML, it really is just a set of disjointed modules, often with nothing to do with trading, with little to keep it together. There is a lot of repetition between modules and they really look like they have just been pulled out of other courses. In the final week, the one video even mentions and exercise that does not exist.
By Laurent P•
I usually like online learning, but this was a very weird course to say the least. It honestly felt very piecemeal, like some leftovers from a bunch of other courses had been thrown together without any second thought. I would have been better off just getting the Jupyter files and search for what was missing (that's what I did, anyway). Oh, but the Google infomercial at the end was totally necessary. Seriously, people...
By Saulo D S e R•
Very few information. Poor practical homeworks. Poor quiz. It seems the course really starts on the second course. The first course doesn't worth the investment. It is more a show off of google products than a real course.
By Himalay O•
The course gave me a basic understanding of few types of models including linear regression, time series and neural networks. A few more offline exercises that we can perform on our own would be a good addition to assert the acquired knowledge even more.
By Yun Z L•
having completed "AI for everyone" and 3 out of 5 for the "deep learning specialization", I found quite a few concepts such as the "short history of ML" quite basic, especially week 4's content which was very basic and not trading related. But overall it was good having a refresher from a different perspective.
On the positive side, as someone who has worked in Quant funds prior to the popularity of ML neural networks, I really enjoyed listening to Jack Farmer's in-depth walkthrough of the ML applications in quant strategies. I'm quite looking forward to the rest of the courses in this specialization and will give this 5 stars despite a few minor glitches which are expected for a new course.
By Carlos F P•
This course is a good initial taste of the topics. These topics could be complex but I believe it handles them adequately for an introductory course. I think the use of GCP shows that packaged solutions are a way to be efficient and move faster in industry.
By Marc A•
Would be nice to have some extra step at the end of the lad to actually build a trading strategy instead of stopping at the fitting of the model
By Gerardo G•
I am a physicist and I find it very basic, It did not provide me with any new knowledge whatsoever even with the little amount of knowledge I had of the subjects.
This course makes everything easier. It is structured very user friendly for understanding the forest rather than the trees. I have taken courses in Python, Jupyter Notebook, ARIMA forecasting, Linear regression and other Finance and Probability courses to fully appreciate this course. If you dont have these basic knowledge and if they ask you to code every detail, then it would have been impossible. Good job Google and New York Institue of Finance.
By Gehad W•
Excellent course by Google and NY Institue of Finance. Course is well-structured and provides high quality content with good labs. I much enjoyed Jack Farmer putting Quant strategies in a nice and clear structure while explaining complex topics in an intuitive and simple way. Time series and ARIMA modeling with the related lab is also a very good part. I hope the latest Tensorflow 2.x version will be used in next course.
By DAN T K•
Very nice course to understand liner regression, ARIMA and ML. Also, the practice on GCP with notebook is exciting to me
By Carson R•
Other courses recommended before doing this one! Basics of ML, Basics of the stock market, python and sql
By Diderico v E•
Nice overview of the content. Well-organized and effective.
By Hendrik M P•
Great videos without buffering. Thanks!
By Avinash K•
justifies the course topic.
By Fuh C S•
Great Course. Thanks
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By Meisam M•
some explanation in trading was hard, it was realy good to be able to test google cloud services, but needs more practical examples