Apr 25, 2019
To the contrast of other reviews, I find the content very well bifurcated and fed to the learners. The course very easily digestable and I have had a great amount of fun learning it.. Go for it!!!!
Jun 30, 2019
This course is very nice to understand Python, Zappelin and R Studio basics on code and concepts, in which you will get hands on along with creating a free IBM Cloud and Watson Studio account.
by A. S•
Dec 12, 2018
The Coursera videos to IBM Data Science Experience (now IBM Watson Studio) are outdated and therefore lead to unnecessary confusion and, to a point, obstruction of completing the course. The end-of-course project was 10x easier than figuring out how to set up a Jupyter Notebook in IBM Watson Studio. I guess you could say it's a sadistic way to weed people from the course! Please make the updated videos an immediate priority. Otherwise, the obtusely simple (enter code "1+1" to represent addition) videos are irrelevant.
by Lukas P•
Nov 25, 2018
Outdated course material. Very disappointing for a fee-based course.
by Umair A•
Dec 19, 2018
A lot of time, very little learnt. Two courses and only thing learnt was definition of Data Science and creating accounts. I hope this is going some where.
by Vikram R•
Dec 02, 2018
The content used is not the latest, had problems when submitting the assignment.
by Pietro P•
Dec 28, 2018
I did not learn much, the content was too easy.
by Shah H•
Jan 17, 2019
by Zachary G•
Jan 17, 2019
I have stopped going though the IBM specialization after this course - this review is for beginners (like me), who have no coding/programming background. Coursera disappointed me because instructors are not there to help - you post questions in the forum hoping that there is a more knowledgable individual who will help you with your question. And if there is no such person, then your questions will not get answered by anyone.
Secondly, it mentions that course is for beginners with no programming experience, but then some codes, syntax and computer science terms get thrown at you without explaining basics and then videos are rushed through, leaving student only confused and frustrated.
Thirdly, courses lack consistency, clarity and are overall are very sloppy - information gets thrown at you from all places with no specific structure (if you had taken courses on CodeAcademy, you will understand what I mean).
Lastly, I was disappointed by some videos from Zeppelin Tutorials where all that instructor did was just reading text from main zeppelin page! I could do that by myself.
I am reverting to learning with CodeAcademy which was my original choice, but I thought that maybe IBM will be a good name to showcase on social profiles. IBM here does not mean anything.
by Martine R•
Feb 16, 2019
Very poor documentation, not accurate. Issues to connect to Watson Lab.
by Tal H•
Jan 24, 2019
The course provides some basic knowledge of the tools and platforms for a data scientist and how to technically use them. however, a third of the course is a technical guide for the use of an older version of the watson platform. basically a big portion of the course is a waist of time.
by Megha G•
Feb 20, 2019
The videos don't align with how the Watson Studio is operated. It took about 3 hours of complete wastage to get to know how the account works on IBM cloud. Kindly update the videos in accordance to the new interface.
by Matthew M•
Feb 19, 2019
Although the intent was clear, and IBM Watson Studio is helpful, this course needs to be rewritten. The week 3 content is a repeat of what was completed in the first course of this certification. Additionally, the content of needs to be updated to reflect the new format and functions of IBM Watson Studio over Data Science Experience.
by Asfandyar M•
Feb 25, 2019
by John C•
Mar 25, 2019
You really need to update the video to reflect how the latest versions of the tools look. Consider whether it is really necessary to have us sign up to 2 different cloud lab environments, surely one would suffice. Both these issues cause a lot of frustration as can be seen in the forums.
by John J C•
Mar 25, 2019
Too many advertisements from IBM tools
by Aliakbar S•
Mar 28, 2019
Very boring course... It was not that deep! It only takes a few hours to complete it! To be honest, I felt like it was a Kindergarten course!!!
by Phenil B•
Apr 03, 2019
They are basically promoting their products in this course
by Marc A S•
Mar 31, 2019
We learned of the tools, but not much about them, how they work, that sort of thing.
by Jim C•
Apr 10, 2019
This course isn't as well organized as other courses I've done on Coursera. Several of the quizzes ask questions about things that aren't covered until much later in the course. I had to skip those quizzes, then go back to them.
by Shashank R•
Mar 11, 2019
The course needs to be updated. Especially the IBM Watson Studio section is something which needs to be worked on again. The site they refer to has hanged completely. IBM site was not user friendly and caused a lot of confusion. It took a lot of time to figure it out. This problem is not isolated and there have been a lot of users who are struggling to figure out how to solve it. This causes additional problems as the final assignment depends on getting started with the IBM website.
by Юра Б•
Mar 05, 2019
For me better if it will be some docker image with required tools. But there is a promotion to use some external tools, that, as for me, not suitable for some research and development.
by Kamil m•
Jan 06, 2019
Don't be fooled this is one big marketing demo. I wish they would just pick a language and jump into cleaning and analyzing data.
by ARJUN C•
Jan 06, 2019
More like a promotion of IBM Watson Studio.
by zhiyong w•
Jan 07, 2019
It seems there is something wrong when try to get a promo code and use IBM cloud (watson studio) system to finish the assignment, which disappointed me and cancelled the rest courses. It is really a pity that I really want to learn the course .
by Inon Z•
Jan 21, 2019
low level content. a combination of a few available IBM tutorial. The didn't even bother to change the names of the old platform to the new one.
by Dylan H•
Feb 25, 2019
Too much content that was not accurate, (i.e. time to actually re-record the videos vs just having all those notes that say they're the same - the navigation on the IBM site is different now, so it's not just a title - time to rerecord). Also, found that a decent amount of it was a rehash of things in the first class in the certification.