Sep 08, 2017
It was really insightful, coming from knowing almost nothing about statistics or experimental design, it was easy to understand while not feeling shallow. Just the right amount of information density.
Jul 22, 2017
Great Primer for what Data Science is about. It also provides the infrastructure of tools needed. This was what I was after, a way to provide other data scientist hardware and infrastructure support.
by Lang Y•
Oct 25, 2017
Too little content. Can finish the entire course in a few hours. Could be compressed into the first week of a course
by Brian F•
Jun 15, 2017
This course is very basic and takes nowhere near 1 month. I spent about 3 hours in total on it.
by Amir N•
Jun 21, 2017
A little bit vague, could use more practice using git and git hub.
by matthieu c•
Jun 03, 2017
Absolutely interesting, but a loss of time if someone already knows the basics.
by Matthew C•
Jun 30, 2017
Too easy and doesn't really prepare you for the next course.
by Ligeng X•
Sep 25, 2018
Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too easy
by Amy-Louise S•
Sep 24, 2018
The lectures were very uninspiring for the most part and I felt that my practical understanding was poor. The forums were also not particularly helpful as I saw Moderators mocking students for asking valid questions based on their inexperience with Data Science. I spent most of my time finding better tutorials on YouTube, so really.... I have a certificate but don't owe much of that to the course in question. It only becomes worse as the complexity increases with the rest of the Courses in this Specialization.
by Javier R L G•
Aug 06, 2018
Too slow!! Why waiting for others to finalize and rate, enter enough dummy exercises so that the student can complete the course much sooner. Thanks.
by Florence C•
Nov 08, 2018
I wonder if most of students who took this course would have expected to keep installing software, one after one, and seems never end. For the whole week course, there is nothing related to the course. The worst part is that once I got into trouble to get a software work, I got stuck. I spent hours and hours to search for a solution on the web. However, most of the answers are too technical for me to understand. Although I understand that data scientists have to use some computer programs to assist them to the work done, I don't think that, as a novice, at this stage I need anything like GitHub or git to help me learn the subject. Moreover, I'm not sure if I would be taking another data science course yet.
by Hassan A•
Oct 04, 2018
I think it was too long for such content
by Shyam D•
Jun 27, 2019
exercises given don't follow the course line
by Rose G•
Jul 11, 2019
Not that interesting, but gives you the basis to install R and git
by Illan W•
Jun 05, 2019
Lectures are ridiculously boring, especially without having any video cam component to bring stimulation to the class.
by Eric J S•
Aug 06, 2019
Very basic course. Poorly motivated, material presented without an effort to demonstrate why. This is not entirely out of place in this intro course, but it permeates the entire program. Difficulty poorly controlled, projects and quizzes much more advanced than lectures.
by Daniel P•
Sep 09, 2019
In my opinion, the content of this course is too basic and little bit of topic for the data scientist specialization. Of course it is useful to be able to use git, shell etc. but I believe that most of the people already know those and the rest of the students can be redirected to relevant study material. All in all, there was about 90 minutes of relevant study in this course.
by Thomas V•
Dec 15, 2018
by Самойленко К В•
Jan 08, 2019
A lot of common information, no real examples. may be OK os introdaction, but for scilled student useless. Bunch of very short videos — I'd prefer to see it as a text tutorial
by Diego V B P•
Mar 11, 2019
"You passed this course! Your grade is 100.00%."
I feel like I have not learned much.
Even though I have taken 100%, as you can see above, the course tackles very little programming. And the final project, it asks to do some activities, but when looking at the forum, I saw that what was talked about, had a level of knowledge that the course had not taught. But worst of all, was receiving financial help from 1/9 courses. Would not it be for the whole course? They are complementary. What will I do with 1 certified course, which as you can see my complaint above, I have not learned anything?
by Charlie Z•
Apr 08, 2019
Do not take this course if you want to get a job in industry. Python now dominates industry and R is basically obsolete. I will be switching to a course in Python.
by Lia L•
Feb 19, 2019
I really don't like the automated videos.
by Ivan Y•
Oct 26, 2017
The course contains almost no valuable information. It is not required to spend 4 weeks for it.
by Deleted A•
Jun 12, 2017
The first week has one assignment: a five question quiz that reviews the syllabus, course/program design and purpose. As someone with multiple degrees and a PhD significant other - both of us work, and are successful, in data analysis and research. My career is centered around Business Intelligence. I was hoping to engage a program that would help me develop R programming skills and build my skill set. After watching all the videos twice, taking notes, completing almost five hours of online research into the topics that I encountered during my first attempt at the quiz, having my significant other review the topics & questions with me, I still failed to pass the quiz after ten attempts. Hence, a syllabus quiz is my roadblock to moving forward in the program. This is not pride, I am not imagining myself to be a genius who is insulted by this failure. Frankly, no one is stupid enough to have not been able to comprehend a syllabus and course desi
by AUNG K•
Dec 02, 2016
Not worth 29$ considering you could take away very little from this course.
by Alexandru B•
Feb 01, 2016
Very short and just a basic overview on how to install a few tools that most of them I already had installed. All this course content could be packed into an introductory lesson instead of having to pay for it. I abandoned the specialisation because of this, I know it's a big business but at least you need to offer some value for the money
by Luke S•
Jun 04, 2016
Way too basic for the price - almost no content - this is just setup - I resent paying for setup instructions.