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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 David B

Jan 21, 2020

Good if you have no basis whatsoever in Data Science. It can be a bit sluggish if you have an understanding of it, but I think it's great if you don't.

By Yasser G

Sep 10, 2019

A very simple elementary course which sheds lights on what data science is about, its applications and what a person should have to be a data scientist

By Swakshar C

Jul 24, 2018

Very good course to provide the introduction to Data Science. Could have touch based a bit more into the tools that enable Data Science and Scientists.

By Jessica H

Oct 17, 2022

I feel like I had to look up some things that weren't clearly defined throughout the course, but overall it was a great introduction to data science

By Laxmi H

Jan 18, 2022

I felt that this course helped me to get known about the basic information regarding Data science and inspired me to continue in future for my career.

By José D C M

Feb 7, 2020

It's a good introductory course if you know nothing about data science, but if you have a little idea of the subject it lacks of interesting material.

By Mahesh L D

May 18, 2020

for data science beginner the Content is good but bit not consistent.

some questions in quiz which are from reading material are irrelevant to topic.

By Jamesia T

Jul 28, 2021

Excellent...would work on the questions to not focus on the "wording" of the readings but more of the content and knowledge that needs to be gained.

By Akshay V

Jul 12, 2020

course material is Useful . Explanations are Very well . But The belief that this Course is a skill it doesn't . It just the part of data science.

By Ethan L

May 26, 2020

Professor is okay, however she ran into some problems with calculations quite often and it was quite hard to follow on the use of specific formulas.

By Matias G A

May 7, 2020

Very useful course as a first step moving towards Data Science. It really helped me to understand what a Data Scientist does and what he/she can do!

By Markéta M

Apr 18, 2020

A nice introduction to data science. However, I would appreciate more detailed content since this course was quite shallow and sometimes repetitive.

By Sultan A

Sep 8, 2021

It was outstanding session by industry experts , learner we get basic idea what exactly data science is and its implementation in different domains

By pradeep c

Aug 12, 2021

Add some extra topics with deep knowledge. like compare Data Science an Data Analytics and how data science differ from other data related courses.

By Yanela S

Feb 13, 2021

A good introduction for those who have not had any exposure to the field. As a seasoned Business Intelligence professional, the intro was too basic

By Sean Q

Jul 4, 2020

Very good overview and introduction to the field of data science and characteristics and skills required to begin your journey as a data scientist.

By Mohamed S

Mar 13, 2020

for me, cause i'm putting my first steps on the way to the data science world , this course is a good kick off, i have e finished it with in 2 days

By K K

May 9, 2022

It was fantastic experience while reading this module. There were everything in it i.e. proper details with example in eaasy way to be understand.

By Emil

Aug 10, 2021

everthing was good only issue that i see is that some of the questions were more like to memorize not to understand (like asking for year or name)

By Tricia T

Feb 23, 2021

This course provides those who are new with an idea of what data science is. It gives the new comer a big picture on what a data scientist does.


Aug 18, 2020

The course gives me a good perspective of data science, however, I expected more details.

I really enjoyed this interview base learning.

Thanks, IMB

By Venkatesan

Oct 1, 2019

Nice course, The platform to learn what is data science. But I would suggest to little more real life examples data science report to add with it.

By João P R D T

Jan 24, 2023

The course is very good at giving a landscape view of data science, but the evaluation system is inefficient and asks pointless, specific things.

By Rajesh N

Oct 13, 2021

Great introductory course but would recommend a bit more discussion on specific tools and algorithms and less about high school and college prep.

By Adarsh C

Oct 13, 2020

Great introduction to data science. Explains what it is, how versatile the field is, and a basic overview of what is entailed in the day-to-day.