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 Antonio S•
May 06, 2016
Too expensive for what you get :(
by Rajat J•
Mar 14, 2016
Good introductory course. However, an overkill as a separate course (and hence charging $30 for it). Courses 1 and 2 could have been clubbed together.
by Debajyoti N•
Aug 13, 2016
This should not be a course. It's just introduction and should be condensed to one video and a handout with pointers to those who need more specific and detailed instructions for setting up their computers. This is not a learning course. All they teach you how to install git, R and Rstudio. And they take money for this (if you want to say you "completed" the course)!!! Highly unethical practice in my opinion.
The surveys are stupid too. They don't distinguish between those who completed (but not earned any credentials) and those who didn't.
In my opinion this is a very dumbed down version of an introduction to a data science course (and not a cours in itself). Definitely not worth 4 weeks!
A much more valuable course is Stanford's "Machine Learning" where you can actually learn something (and don't force you out of evaluation if you don't pay).
by Julio C C G V•
May 22, 2016
The course is not updated.
Jun 07, 2016
waste of time. except for git and github ,nothing much is in it.
by Chris M•
Feb 13, 2016
Not really enough content to be a course in it's own right, should be additional material as is useful, but definitely not a requirement.
by Louise S•
Mar 01, 2017
A simple list of programs that needed to be installed would cover 90% of the course content. Some of this content is also repeated in other courses in the sequence. If you have any technical skills this entire course is extremely tedious.
by Parth G•
Jan 11, 2016
It's a course which is designed to preview the other courses. It could easily be eliminated
by Gary N A•
May 09, 2017
Poorly organized. Poorly communicated. No reliable source of assistance with technical problems.
May 12, 2016
Quizzes were based off of extremely high level overview videos not covering anything specifically or deep diving into anything. When applying the git commands covered, numerous errors arose. Overwhelmingly academic course with very little hands on. This is not for anyone actually looking to work in this field, but for someone looking to be able to talk about this field.
by Emmett M•
Jun 25, 2016
They charge you to take a class that explains how to install a few programs. If you go to the program's websites, there is directions to install it anyway, so this was completely unnecessary. Waste of money. This class should give you some early training on R before throwing it at you in the next course without enough training.
by jonathan s•
Mar 16, 2018
Seemed pretty useless to me
by Michael Y•
Apr 16, 2018
Git should be introduced more slowly, over multiple courses. I cannot possibly absorb all the command line instructions that were mentioned in the class. There are just too many.
Please PLEASE *PLEASE* spread out the course content on Git over 3 or 4 courses, so we can practice it as we submit assignments. I forsee numerous wasted hours fiddling with Git Bash trying to make it work, not knowing what mistake I'm making.
by Neil S•
Jan 08, 2017
Very basic and boring
by Ryan P T•
Aug 21, 2016
$40 is way too much to spend just to learn how to install a couple pieces of software and sign up for a GitHub account. The entire course should have been the first week of the following course.
by Pietro B•
Jan 26, 2017
I have no idea why you called it course, since there was nothing inside.
by Chaobin Y•
May 08, 2017
too little materials. can finish in two nights
by Miroslaw M•
Oct 28, 2016
I have absolutely no idea how could this become a separate course - and one spread over 4 weeks. It is extremely basic, extremely general and extremely high level. It should be compressed to 1-2 hours and added as an _optional prerequisite_ to other courses in this specialization. I personally feel cheated out of my 29 USD.
by Joonas S•
Nov 14, 2016
Too compact and short. Should be integrated to other courses.
by Anirban C•
Jun 03, 2017
Worthless course. There should have been no need for this course and the fact that they charge money for this is disappointing. This module could have been easily merged with the next module (R- Programming). Just a few pages with instructions on how to install the required softwares and repositories would have sufficed.
by Espen R•
May 31, 2017
This course could be summed up in one page or so. Very little content.
GitHub lessons good.
by Chun-Fu W•
Apr 11, 2016
The course does not warrant the price, it has way too little information. Very dissatisfied.
by Andrew P•
Feb 09, 2016
by Dakota V•
Jul 19, 2016
Didn't learn anything in this one.
by Andrew C•
Sep 21, 2016
$38 is a lot to pay for tutorials about how to install software. This course takes only 20 minutes to complete. It is also obsessed with command line interfaces. There's a reason that they were left behind in the 80s. It does cover GUI software like Rstudio, which is ignored for the rest of the course. How about something on the desktop Github version? https://desktop.github.com/ So much easier to use.