Amazing course for beginners! The entire course is well structured and has good hands-on assignments. SQL is extremely essential for Database management and fun learning so please do try this one out!
A very useful course with some very interesting datasets/Jupyter notebooks to work through/practice your skills. Offers a good balanced blend between theory and practical/practice. Very good course!
By Alexander W C•
The IBM service tutorial was hard to follow. Layout of the application has changed.
By Xinxin Z•
The cloud system has so many problems which will prevent us to submit our works.
so many stuff are out of dates and some instructions were very unclear.
By Tanner L C•
Very poorly done. Not enough information on working in the cloud.
By Chitralekha T•
The assisgnment is poorly worded and working in DB2 is a pain
By Oleg S•
every material in course not match interface of the programs
By Nitika K•
Not suitable for non computers background students.
By Ray Y•
WHY FORCE ME USE THE IBM CLOUD? SO COMPLICATED
By abdelkarim b•
The IBM tools are so unfriendly to new users
By Abhilash L•
Last few lessons are not clearly explained.
By Lucreziamaria C•
There are so much errors in notebooks!
By Roderick W•
The voice-over makes me wanna sleep.
By Long N K H•
The Lab env sometimes has trouble.
By Ashwin D•
Expected more from an IBM course.
By Bharat B B•
needed to update many topics
By Fei C•
hard to use sql server
By Usman R M•
not well designed
By mohammad s•
By Hakki K•
I completed entire program and received the Professional Certificate. On the Coursera link of my certificate "3 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week average per course" is written. This information is not correct at all, it takes approximately 3 times of that time on average! I informed Coursera about it but no correction was made. It should be corrected with "it takes approximately 19 hours study per course" or "Approx. 10 months to complete Suggested 4 hours/week for the Professional Certificate".
Here is the approximate duration for each course can be found one by one clicking the webpages of the courses in the professional certificate webpage: (*)
Course 1: approximately 9 hours to complete
Course 2: approximately 16 hours to complete
Course 3: approximately 9 hours to complete
Course 4: approximately 22 hours to complete
Course 5: approximately 14 hours to complete
Course 6: approximately 16 hours to complete
Course 7: approximately 16 hours to complete
Course 8: approximately 20 hours to complete
Course 9: approximately 47 hours to complete
This makes in total approximately 169 hours to complete the Professional Certificate. As there are 9 courses, each course takes approximately 19 hours (=169/9) to complete.
By Yogesh R•
Lab are the most frustrating. these are the place from where we as student get hands on experience but these instruction and IBM software platform doesn't work smoothly. We had to work on IBM based software platform such as IBN database(Ibm db2), Watson studio. I had issue in ibm bd2 software platforms loading tables and creating new credentials and could not fix that issue for several days finally gave up IBM Data Science course in "Databases and SQL for Data Science with Python". Not recommended, hope you don't get frustrated at the middle of the course
By Linh N•
there have been numerous fail attempts to connect to Jupiter notebook to work on the assignments from me and from other peers that I can see in the discussion forum. everyone has their own technical issues which we should not have from the first place, then we have to figure out to fix ourselves based on some vague instructions from your staffs, nothing helped me unfortunately. the level of frustration exceeds the value of the course so I have to leave. Honestly please do not put up more poorly designed course like this.
By Masked P•
Waste of time if I can't use the resources you prefer.
On two occassions, separated by at least two weeks, I attempted to obtain an IBM Cloud account. On both occasions the IBM sign up process errored out with:
Of course this error doesn't occur til well after their attempts to collect some PII.
With some of the other problems I've experienced in other Coursera classes I have to wonder if Coursera is trying to become the next Udemy.
By Zach E•
all the proprietory IBM Watson and cloud services stuff just distracts from the meat of what I wanted out of the course series. It's not user friendly and required so many steps that had nothing to do with data it was far more frustrating than helpful. I hated every step of the first 5 courses. I'd really like my money back.
By Josh F•
On week two and already have issues. Labs FAILED to work and the Db2 program is NOT FUNCTIONING. I contacted IBM and they said this is a KNOWN issue. On top of that, you cant download the CSV files in the lab so how can they even be exported to MySQL or another program? This course is a MAJOR FAIL. STAY FAR AWAY.
By Diogenes C•
Cannot progress through the course, because it needs access to IBM Db2 cloud service, but after following the instructions, I still get several errors. This is apparently a common issue, as posted on the message board.
The whole use of IBM platforms is troublesome in the whole data science ibm certificate.