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Learner Reviews & Feedback for What is Data Science? by IBM Skills Network

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About the Course

Do you want to know why Data Science has been labelled as the sexiest profession of the 21st century? After taking this course you will be able to answer this question, and get a thorough understanding of what is Data Science, what data scientists do, and learn about career paths in the field. The art of uncovering the insights and trends in data has been around since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians used census data to increase efficiency in tax collection and they accurately predicted the flooding of the Nile river every year. Since then, people using data to derive insights and predict outcomes have carved out a unique and distinct field for the work they do. This field is data science. In today's world, we use Data Science to find patterns in data, and make meaningful, data driven conclusions and predictions. This course is for everyone, and teaches concepts like Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Neural Networks and how companies apply data science in business. You will meet several data scientists, who will share their insights and experiences in Data Science. By taking this introductory course, you will begin your journey into the thriving field that is Data Science!...

Top reviews


May 11, 2020

Very learning experience, I am a beginner in DS, but the instructors in this course simplified the contents that made me I could easily understand, tools and materials were very helpful to start with.


Jan 15, 2022

I throughly enjoyed the course and the fact that everything was explained thoroughly. I always enjoyed Dr. White's personal experience with Data Science as well as other Data Scientists point of view.

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By Deleted A

Apr 22, 2020

The only problem is there is no financial aid option for any of the courses.

By Somara S

Apr 17, 2020

I enjoyed the course. I wish there was maybe one or two hand on assignments.

By Sahad A

Jan 14, 2020

Is a humble request sir to add some practical for understanding of starters.

By Alexander R

Sep 20, 2019

Cool lessons, only the last one was outdated (IBM Watson Facial Recognition.

By Amit P

Jul 9, 2019

Good introduction for someone who want to start their career in Data Science

By Jiayang Z

Feb 4, 2019

Good to know some data scientist to share their thoughts about data science.

By Hamza B

Feb 19, 2023

good content but the videos seem a bit old , some outdated information ...

By Ainhoa G

Feb 5, 2023

I've liked and learned a lot about Data Science general and basic concepts.

By Saad W

Jan 31, 2023

Could improve on the basics to provide more sturdy and defined definitions.

By Gaurav S

Dec 21, 2022

This course is good and provide a lot of information about the Data science

By Vigneshwaran

Apr 22, 2022

nice course it gives a knowledge about the data science

nice teaching method

By Abolfazl A P

Jan 9, 2022

it was a really good start for everyone which is interested in data science

By Carver p

Jun 2, 2021

I was expecting some practices of data science but it gives a good overview

By Sebi M

Mar 15, 2021

It should contain more information about databases, python, and algorithms.

By Valentin W

Aug 23, 2020

Generally quite good overview, but I found it too high level in some areas.

By Amanullah K

May 30, 2020

The Course makes you understand what is data science in a very easy manner.

By Valentin L

Mar 18, 2020

Great course, sweet and to the point. Thank you IBM Data Science & Coursera

By Andrea M

Feb 14, 2020

You need to have a gender and diverse approach on teaching and role models.

By Taunya S (

Jan 22, 2020

Very thorough and easy to follow for a person new to this field. Thank you!

By Di M

Jul 3, 2019

That is good general and brief description and introduction to date science


Apr 13, 2019

It gave a brief introduction about data science and the career paths in it.

By Gogontle M

Jun 24, 2022

Its okay. it would help a lot if there was more practical assignments thou

By Adrian V

May 3, 2022

great intro lots of content that gets the student hooked with data science

By Deeksha R

May 15, 2021

This course gives really good information. Everything is explained subtly.

By Hemangi K

Jul 25, 2020

Good course to understand basics of Data science & role of data scientist.