Oct 31, 2015
The course deserves a 5-star rating because: (1) content is relevant, (2) the professor is concise and possesses great teaching skills, and (3) the learning modules are applicable to daily problems.
Dec 20, 2016
Overall, the course material is good with many example. Need a general knowledge with mathematical and statistical from the beginning to pass the exam, because course slide is a little bit fast.
by K.S. V•
May 26, 2016
Although more about Prob and Stat than learning to use Excel, concepts of binary classification and entropy are very interesting and are taught very deliberately and thoroughly. More practise quizes and worked out examples would be even better.
by Victor W•
Nov 20, 2016
Course is very good! All examples are very clear and detailed. And a spreadsheet is provided to follow along during class. Only bad thing is that it was not so clear this course is heavily related to Math. Data Analysis = Math & Statistics. ;-)
by Jeff S•
Mar 09, 2016
Tough class but filled with useful and applicable ata analysis using the most popular and available program to do this work... Be prepared to get a little frustrated and watch the instructions more than once..... It's not Cousera fun fluff !!!
by Syed M R A•
Jan 31, 2018
Great clarification of concepts regarding "classification algorithm" and its application in various industries. Final project is awesome but very practical and needs more clarity in videos and notes. Overall, very challenging and informative.
by Andrew K•
Nov 18, 2019
Enjoyed the course overall. It's been a few weeks now, but I recall getting the sense that it needed a careful overhaul on quizzes. Some of the frustrations were mentioned in discussion groups that don't seem that well trafficked any more.
by Jose V•
Jan 30, 2017
The course is very challenging, but very interesting. I will probably suggest a bit more of staff support in the last week, specially the final project which is very challenging and demanding. A bit more of orientation will be really good.
by Mallikarjun B•
Sep 11, 2016
The explainations are a bit hard to follow if you are in a hurry, some times the course concepts just jump onto you. The techniques and content are really really great and very relavent, but the instructional value can be further ehnanced.
by Evgeniy M•
Nov 07, 2017
This course is about modeling but not Excel features.
I really enjoyed the course, but I had other expectations before starting working with this course.
I think, the title of the coure should be changed to minimize miscommunication.
by D. C•
Jul 30, 2017
(Final Grade 91.4%). You will need to dedicate a time discuss course material with fellow learners, mentors, and instructors.
Update 07/29/2017 , I review the material , and they do a lot of corrections to the explanations ,
by Abbas K•
Oct 19, 2018
This course although well taught was too difficult as it required understanding of higher level statistical concepts. That said I enjoyed the course and learned a lot for the instructor and the discussion groups. Thank you
by Joe G•
Oct 19, 2017
Excellent starting point for data analysis, while prior knowledge of statistics and excel are not necessary, they do help with course comprehension. Would like to see future courses expand upon what was taught here.
by Joshua A•
Jul 30, 2019
Great course and great professor, overall! The course was challenging at some points, especially when it came to the final project, but I really feel as though i learned some valuable skills from taking the course.
by Vitalija K•
Feb 17, 2016
I really enjoyed the course. Professor was very good at explaining everything. And the team was very helpful. And this course is definitely for people who already has a good backround in exel and working with data.
by Wenqi Z•
Jan 05, 2016
This is more than just an Excel course. It also covers a lot of statistics and the application of statistics in Excel (with pre-built template). I think more focus on how to build things in Excel will be useful.
May 30, 2017
Very interesting course, but I think too much information for such short period of time. For me was difficult to understand und combine all given methods. More practical business cases would help here as well.
by Keith P D C•
Dec 03, 2015
Most concepts are rather theoretical and it feels more like a probability and stats course. There is not much focus on excel implementation and life is made seemingly easy with all the templates provided.
by Mike B•
Mar 18, 2016
Difficulty (at least for me) was non-linear. Weeks 1-2 were very basic with weeks 3-4 moving into parts of stats that I don't recall from my college course so it took some extra work to apply the models.
by Tam N•
Apr 02, 2019
I like the course but sometimes the instructions are not clear enough. The learning materials are good. Yet I feel it takes so much time to finish the course because I feel not being instructed clearly.
by Shanta S•
Dec 15, 2016
Tougher than the first in the specialization. You have to spend time on the material to succeed. In the end a lot of the concepts were not that difficult to figure out - don't overthink things as well!
by Matthew C C•
Feb 28, 2016
Highly useful and practical course. it can be a bit challenging for Uni graduate from irrelevant field.
the First course and the visualisation course from this series of specialisation is okay .
by Nicholas A P•
May 12, 2018
It was a great course and I learned a lot. However, I think the final project could have been more spaced out. In general, I felt like I needed more time at the end to review Excel Modeling.
by Magnus K J•
May 03, 2017
More respect after the course than before, as I thought this would be a pretty easy Excel course, but finishing it called lot of real work and statistical and modelling understanding.
by Pengtao L•
Apr 22, 2016
quite a lot techniques to learn. Just wish they could explain more about applications of those techniques, in more details, which however might be hard to get done in 5 weeks though.
by Klaus v K•
Sep 18, 2017
An in depth deep dive into the mathematical concepts needed to be understood for data analysis tools and techniques. An all round good introduction into the field of data analytics.
by Luca s•
Mar 14, 2018
I didn't rate 5 stars because I thinck there a are a few steps Prof. need really to enter more in details giving the solution to the diffent test but I really enjoied the course