The syllabus of the course takes you in a roller-coaster ride.\n\nFrom basic level to advance level and you won't feel any trouble nor hesitate a bit.\n\nIt's easy, it's vast, and it's really usefull.
it becomes easier wand clearer when one gets to complete the assignments as to how to utilize what has been learned. Practical work is a great way to learn, which was a fundamental part of the course.
By Samual F H J•
lots of errors, can't believe they want to charge for this. Requires signing up with IBM Watson for several exercises which I refuse to do (more than a little advertising going on here). I'm pursuing my programming objectives by downloading Jupyter Notebook tutorials. These are more convenient and of higher quality. After completing the Stanford ML course, this particular tutorial came as a real disappointment. IBM can do better.
By Maria N L•
I speak for almost everyone who's taken this course in saying that the final assignment was the absolute worst. It's terrible not because the concept was difficult (it's not at all), but because the assignment instructions were so convoluted that it took me at least two hours to complete even just setup. The assignment itself should not take more than 30 minutes. Please update the instructions for the final assignment. Please.
By Hesam R•
Pros: Good introduction course, thank you!
Cons: Typos after typos (from comments one could see many have complained about it, for a long time now). The instruction screenshots for setting up the cloud don't match the actual page, difficult to follow instructions. Occasionally outdated methods/functions, which have been removed from the latest version of Python. It's just not what you expect of a reputable company such as IBM!
By Olivia K•
Not only is there little to no help with this course, it is the most confusing course I have taken in many years. This is not an introductory level course but for someone who has some base understanding of Python. Do not take this course unless you have to, I did not come out of this course understanding much at all about Python. The modules for each 'week' , in particular the quiz/test are not helpful for the final project.
By Taylor W•
This is an awful course for learning python and data science. It moves quick through concepts, but worse it jumps through them and they are not tied together in any meaningful way. It appears to be a marketing campaign to get people to try IBM Watson services. I am grateful I too this course as a supplement after learning Python and Data science fundamentals otherwise I would not have been able to finish it.
By Omar L•
While the course material is ok the final assignment is the most frustrating waste of time ever. Specifically question five which has you, a complete novice at python, attempt to upload your assignment to IBM's cloud service using code that is so complex that after 5 hours i simple gave up and submitted hoping hat someone would just pass me out of pity, Avoid this like the plague and go learn on codecademy.
By Daniel T F•
Learn experience is very low. There is a lot useful content about python in the course. Unfortunately its basicly watching a video and later repeating it in the laps without relevant transfer.
The worst is the final assignment. It is nothing about producing somethin own. Instead you simply repeat given code. The forum is full of people struggling with it, although they do not need to programm on their own..
By Kenneth d•
Course was taught well.
There were a couple times that I was extremely lost without direction.
If you look at the discussion, for week 5, everyone has the same question, looking for the location of the data for the final. You really have to dig to find it. Like they could have easily posted where the file/data was. I spent more time looking for that document than I spent doing anything else
By Robin F•
There were so many errors written into the “instructor” provided code, it made it nearly impossible to approach the quizzes/labs with any confidence. I’ve taken 7 online courses, some through Coursera, some through other providers and have always had positive experiences. This is my first bad experience. I will retake this class somewhere else starting tomorrow. I do not recommend.
By Ryan G•
I think this course desperately needs a refresh. From the videos you can tell it is older just from the slides. The quizzes are also a joke. This is a shock coming from the earlier courses where it was very well done. You can basically go through this course and learn very little. Why did I get an IBM badge for this course and not for some of the others? I don't get it.
By Leah L•
While I appreciated the videos and hands on labs the final project was awful.
I don't know how a student can get 100% through all the lesson materials and it is repeatedly stated you aren't expected to understand all the complex programming and then the final project has no guidance and just throws you out there with no way to figure it out.
By David B•
Full of typos, mis-transcriptions, looks like it was put together by a summer intern who never bothered to proof-read it before leaving to go back to college but IBM slung it up on Coursera anyway.
I was never under any illusion that Coursera had any notion of quality control anyway, but I would have expected IBM to have someone skim through it before selling it.
By SNEHAL B•
In a peer-graded assignment, the course is teaching new concepts such as the use of bokeh library, boto3 etc. The course isn't even teaching the basics of the same. I have struggled for like 3 days to solve a couple of questions. Moreover, response time from teaching staff/instructor is too high.
Course could have been better.
By Bilge K•
It is exceptionally poorly designed. Most of the time, the labs and the examples in the videos are the same. The explanations do not provide the logic behind but superficially talk about its function. I would not be able to learn much if I had stuck to this course as the only source of learning.
By Akshay G•
This is not a course where they tell you the concepts of the Data Science behind or make you learn Python with multiple assignments. It is more of getting userbase to make use of IBM's cloud.
Nothing much taught in this course. I could have better utilized my time learning myself.
By Facundo L•
All I can say is that I passed this course knowing nothing about Python. Is too basic, and nothing is clear probably I'd have learned more in a $9.99 Udemy course. The half of it IBM try to sell you it's tools.
I hope next courses of the "IBM Data Analyst" certificate are better
By Hilary M•
This course was not well sequenced. The labs demanded work outside of the class to complete. I bought a python text book and had to supplement my learning with the instruction and exercises provided by the book. As a teacher, I found this course to be poorly organized.
By Marc L•
Horrible! Title looks great on a resume but content is very disappointing. Videos are text-to-speech, peer review for assignment, no instructions for using Watson project, outdated instructions (when your browser accepts to show you the instructions), a nightmare.
By Aumdevsinh J•
The final assignment has totally incomplete information and I wasted a lot of my time figuring out things like data set, dashboard etc which are the details usually well defined in other courses. Really a bad assignment formation. Needs fixing for sure
By Teresa F•
I felt that the course material was written/put together by people so well versed in Python they've forgotten what it's like to not know it. The material was hard to digest, poorly presented, the audio was too fast - in general disjointed.
By Haresh M•
I was not able to complete the Peer-graded Assignment. The Free Cloud Storage service provided by IBM is pathetic as I was not able to add the storage instance to my project. Tried reaching the team but still couldn't resolve the issue.
By Chesna F•
Exercises from Week 3 onwards contain coding that has not been taught at all. We are here to learn and not end up Googling for codes so we can self-learn in order to complete this course.
This is not what we have paid for.
By Malle C•
All the codes are filled in and you don't get ample opportunity to do them yourself. It's too easy to just skim through this class, and requires little thinking. Further, the videos sometimes rely on deprecated functions.
By Hakim S•
Need to review the video contents, too quick, weak method of delivering information.
I have went through some courses on Python, they are much better than this one.
first time bumped into this mediocre course in Coursera.
By thuy h•
i get error : "This item will be unlocked when the session begins.
This session has not yet started. You may access this item after the session starts on August 26, "
but today 26/08/2019 , i can't access this course.