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.
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.
By François J•
Interesting introduction into Python, tools and some libraries. It's pretty easy though and i feel like once we reach the files management, Pandas and Numpy we should get some real exercice to practice and get confortable with those since they are super important for what are you aiming for.
By Jenna H•
Ok course for understanding the basics of python. Some exercises (week 3-5) didn't always seem to match the basic nature of the videos and were a bit frustrating. Because it's pretty surface level and the exercises didn't reinforce my learning, I felt like I walked away not learning much.
By Mirjan A S•
All Content of this course is Very Good, But one things is irritated which is the project submission using 'IBM Watson Studio', this platform can't loading easily it is time consuming and Slow platform for data processing. For this course we need a lite platform which is loading fast.
By Chris L•
it is a baby class for coding while it is not very challenging and practical. the code is sometimes outdated and is done in a time-wasting manner. one of the biggest problems is that the course refrains itself from using other libraries which are frequently used or common in practice.
By Myles A S•
This course was frustrating because there were some issues with using the IBM cloud and they could not be solved quickly. As a result I comlpleted the course without completing all the practical exercises, so I missed out and did not get all the value I should have from this course.
By Florian P•
This course does a good job of introducing the basics of python. However, the slides in the lecture videos are so atrociously formatted (and riddled with typos), that they have an annoying and distracting effect. Even in a high school presentation these slides would be embarrassing.
By Mykola K•
Good structure, learning progressively helps. Labs are interesting and allow to learn to code. Two drawbacks: 1) very unequal distribution of work, Week 4 was too long, while Weeks 1 and 2 were light; 2) a lot of mistakes in the course, up to the point of sometimes being confusing.
By Marcus P•
OK overall, but many links to external resources were not working and how-to screenshots often out-of-date for those services. The analysis side was a little light as too much time was spent on the intro to Python. It would have been better with Python knowledge as a prerequisite.
By Crystal W•
Good course but there were large gaps in information, plentiful typos, and confusing explanations. As someone who educates for a living, I'd say this should likely be broken down into more than one course and the materials should be reviewed for grammar, errors, and readability.
By paul t•
the material and movies were good, response from teachers to questions was terrible (takes a long time or no answers at all). the gap between the items learned and the week 5 project was too big. A lot of new things that were not mentioned or discussed in the first 4 weeks
By Chow Y S•
First 3 weeks was good and a very fast pace python lesson. When reach week 4 all goes down the rail if someone has no background on data science. Very hard to know what to do in week 4. Don't recommend you to take this course if you have no background in data science.
By parth g•
This course was not great because the explaination was very less and the content was limited. The human touch is very necessary in any course. There was no difficulty level of quiz. It was very easy. The last assignment was moderate. Yep you can go for it if you want
By Don G M•
The course itself explains well the content, but the final assignment is a nightmare, because proper and clear instructions aren't given on how to submit it/make it visible online. The assignment submission coding section is much tougher than the course material.
By Kiran B•
Though basic Python commands are taught. The hands-on session are not covering the knowledge gained in the tutorial. Also, final assignment is not challenging enough. Though I learnt a few starting concepts in Python I cannot say I am satisfied with this course.
By Kristen P•
I found the course incredibly interesting. However, the chronic mismatch of instruction to assessments can not be overlooked nor can the outdated course materials that are incredibly difficult to translate into updated software versions at the beginner level.
By Gabor P•
The videos and readings are great but the final assignment is a bit sloppy. It cant be solved by just following the guidelines, workarounds are needed that deviate from the suggested ways (selecting the correct endpoint, makedashboard command not working).
By In W C•
Overall, the course taught the basics of Python but instructions regarding IBM Watson can be extremely unclear since the notes haven't been updated. Also, the final assignment is kind of a joke since it seems more focused on Watson than material learned.
By Fernando C•
This is a great course, really useful to get the idea of numpy and pandas, maybe the exercises are easy. I need to say to all the people that we use the watson studio of ibm, using the software may be a headache for many people, read the forums carefully
By Roger S P M•
Good basic introduction to the syntax of Python and its core capabilities. The online coding modules contain a number of errors in syntax. These are small enough that even a student can catch them and make the corrections to make the code run properly.
By mohamed a•
very good course for python basics as well as for numpy and pandas libraries , the last assignment is not clear at all in the second part for me , it requires a practice for codes that was not explained in the lessons and the description is not clear
By Uday A•
Too many spelling mistakes in the notebooks, too many errors in the slides w.r.t indices in slicing, completely goofed-up video on matrix multiplication.
Content is very well done and well-delivered. Lack of attention to detail was the main spoiler.
By Mayur A•
Initial topics in the course are well explained and cover the basics. In the later part, course rushes to complete the content rather than trying to explain it. Complex and important aspects required to solve practical problems are major missing.
By Steven B•
Overall I felt that it could have been presented better. More interactive things while the training was playing in the background and allowing another pop up screen so that people could write some of the code while the course is being taught.
By Harshay S•
There is No proper Guideline to setup IBM watson studio..It is very difficult for beginner to setup an IBM wastson studio account.The Guideline which is given in course is outdated.In the latest version The Interface has been totally changed.
By George K•
This is a solid course for beginners in programming. However the course was the fourth course in the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate. The Certificate is addressed to people far from the beginner level. Bad curation of the courses