I learned a bit in terms of signal processing and the theory behind that. That could have been a course by itself, but the addition of great machine learning material made it a wonderful experience.
A career changer course, thanks the hand-ons which is second to none, i have gained experience which on other online course can produce, thanks to IBM for this course which timely and excellent.
by Megha S k•
Very Good Course
by Filip G•
This course is second in the IBM specialization. It covers basic supervised and unsupervised ML models on a very high level with too little explanations. Especially around veryfing results and optimizing models. Metrics, crossvalidation and gridsearch are all explained on cca. 10 minutes! On top I can't figure out why did the authors put in a whole week on Fourier Transformation.. :S
by Stefan T•
I don't like giving negative reviews, but for the amount of money asked for the certification I would expect better quality of material (audio especially). I took many courses back in the day it was free to do and the quality of material was much much higher.
The course is well presented, but if you don't use IBM environment and their libraries, you will not be so happy to follow.
by Jeramie G•
The information and examples presented in this course are helpful and pretty easy to follow. My only complaint is - and this is true for a lot of these online courses - the programming assignments are way too easy.
I know this isn't a full-blown college level curriculum. I feel like I retain the material better when the assignments are more challenging.
by Roger S P M•
This is the second in the Advanced certificate series. By this time you are starting to understand their teaching method. So it is a better experience than the first one. Also you are getting more experience with the studio, cloudant, and Node-RED - which is very helpful and rewarding.
by Björn ' H•
The assignments are too easy, the level of coding required is not very challenging, it's just a fill-in-the blanks exercise, I don't know if I could actually do any of these things on my own with a new data set.
by Michael P C•
Excellent brief math lectures by Manchev. The course materials do MOST of the programming for you and so you only get a light exposure to the Apache Spark API -- insufficient to develop real proficiency.
by Greg R•
Overall very useful material covered however I was disappointed that some key concepts such as Baynesian inference and PCA were not well explained. I supplemented most of that material from Youtube.
by Mario E R T•
The learner needs to do more by his own. I think the course should follow up on the teaching style from the IBM specialization of Data Science. The teachers are good at replies.
by BORVORNTAT N•
Assignments are too easy, and not cover every lecture that I have learned for advanced ML, also some of the lectures are quite short.
by Anastasiia S•
Not enough programming assignments and the ones in this course are too easy for the "advanced" course
by Salvatore S•
The assignments are way too easy. Not very challenging for a course with 'advanced' in its title.
by Thiago d S B•
Some videos with low quality so it was hard to read the code and lack of pratical exercicies
by Ayushman S•
The course might need some updating, it does give a lot of information about many things.
by Riku S•
A tad too much IoT for my professional interests (was part of larger "Specialization")
Some explanations were good but that was not enough for covering machine learning
by Mark B•
Hard to follow at times... found a lot of assistance in discussion forum
by Prashant B•
The spark usage is very limited. Assignments could be more challenging.
by Nicolas M•
It should be useful to introduce more practical exercises
by Markus W•
well explained, programming assignments are worthless.
by Santiago M L•
It's a little bit comlicated develop the activitites
by Onteddu R K R•
assignments should be more challenging
by Mattia S•
I honestly expected so much better from IBM.
The idea of the course is great, it covers interesting topics about distributed machine learning, how to perform it with huge amount of data and how to solve scalability problems.
The idea is great, but it's really poorly executed. The course lacks of a real structure, connection between lessons and real explanations. The only lesson well structured and well organized are the ones held by Prof. Nicolay Manchev, they're clear, well structured and splitted into theory + practice.
The lesson about SystemMl are held by another professor (not mentioned in the instructor list) and they're almost impossible to understand, and i'm not talking about the content itself (which is still pretty poorly explained) but the pronunciation, it's really really hard to understand what he's saying.
Another real problem about this course is that seems more "marketing" focused that "learning" focused. Having followed also the previous course of the specialization, you can clearly tell that some explanation are more marketing than a real explanation. I understand the point of view of IBM, it's a company, they're interested in making money and marketing, and there's nothing wrong with it. But if a student finds himself annoyed because of this, it starts to be a problem. I don't care about your amazing offers ecc... i want to learn how to use and when to use those tool. Eventually i'll start using on my own your platform, i don't need constant remainders about how beautiful it is.
Last thing last, right now seems that IBM decided to completely remove the free basic plan on their platform (happened just today, and i had some problems finishing my last programming assignment). Doing so, they literally removed the possibility to test and learn on their platform, since you're limited by the monthly credits they give you.
This is pretty funny because the goal of the course (beside teching to students) is to promote IBM and their platform, and after this course and the removal of the free envirorment from Watson studio, i completely moved to Google and Kaggle, pretty ironic.
by Xavier U•
I was initially excited about pyspark and SystemML but It's a very gentle introduction.
The assignements were way too simple machine learning wise. On one of them you just had to call the classifier. One word + (). Really?!
On the positive side, PCA, FFT and Wavelets were very well explained.
by Dmitry S•
Quite an unbalanced course. Some material is very primitive, other is quite complex compared to the rest. Lab assignments could have been more elaborate. Even though I learned quite a bit, my expectations were higher for an advanced course offered by IBM