May 21, 2020
Amazing course for beginners! The entire course is well structured and has good hands-on assignments. SQL is extremely essential for Database management and fun learning so please do try this one out!
Apr 23, 2020
The lessons were short and easy to follow, providing all the basics as well as a few more advanced topics, to get student quickly up-to-speed on databases and SQL and their application in D/S realm.
by Mohamed H I•
Jul 28, 2018
If you are located outside USA or Canada, don't take this course.
Because IBM cloud DB2 will not give you free account to do the lab exercises. Otherwise you have to pay 202$ to get an account.
I didn't continued the course due to this issue.
by Michael K•
Apr 21, 2019
This course is more about IBM roping you into using a bloated cloud ecosystem, than it is about teaching you SQL. You will only learn DB2 stuff, and only through their cloud dashboard. This entire specialization is disappointing, but if you've made it this far, masochism may carry you through it.
by SNEHAL B•
May 23, 2019
The course teaches SQL quite well. But it doesn't teach and make practice about the connection to a database and use of sql magic. Hence, its very frustrating to understand the significance of '%sql' in a Final Assignment review. I think a lot of students are facing the same problem.
Hence, it feels like- Final assignment is to check whether we can connect to the database, rather than checking our subject knowledge on SQL.
by Zhu L•
Mar 21, 2019
I would've given a five-star rating gladly, if it weren't for the terrible user experience of IBM DB2 Console, which wasted 4 hours of my time trying to load three small csv files into database tables.
Apart from this "blocker bug", the course is well-organized and worth the price.
Jan 31, 2019
Only one star and I think it does not deserve it. On week 3 the assignment ask you to establish a connection with database and because It gives me an error for more than 3 weeks, I decided to use Forums. After a couple of dozen messages requesting for help, I received only 2 answers from the professor:
First: "Go to week 3"
Second: " Idon't see any attachment"
I have sent so many screenshots that it is ridiculous. So If you find yourself unable to connect to the database and it gives you a constant error; my suggestion is PRAY!. Please, do not cry like me in desperation after a month. Just PRAY. I think it could work... someday
by Saurabh M K•
Mar 19, 2019
Horrible experience. The course is not updated. The ibm cloud function doesnt work at all. There are hardly any videos. Most of the content is just theory which you can read from anywhere. Dont waste your money.
by Youlin C•
Aug 03, 2019
I can't open Db2 console on the IBM cloud, it only showed 502 Bad Gateway. It cost me more time on finding another way to finish the homework.
by aniket c•
Jan 28, 2019
No live examples, no tutorial on how to navigate Db2 cloud. Maybe I was expecting too much; disappointed.
by Kshitij P•
Mar 17, 2019
Although the material was clear and concise, working with IBM Db2 Cloud was a headache due to its unresponsiveness
by Zahid A•
Jan 13, 2020
Basic SQL, course needs to be updated to reflect changes to IBM cloud (or better yet, don't use IBM cloud). You can find better courses on SQL on Coursera/other MOOC sites.
by imran k•
Jan 10, 2020
Lot of errors and lack of guidance
by Steve O•
Oct 30, 2018
The IBM cloud "service" leaves much to be desired. Multiple times I've experienced outages while I was in the middle of lab assignments. It's a paid course where they give you "free" credits to do the course work in their cloud "service." But the credits are inadequate for the labs and they constantly ask for your credit card to buy more "service." While the class is okay I wouldn't recommend it to anyone because of the poor IBM cloud support.
by Daniel T•
Jun 17, 2019
This is a great review of an important topic. If I knew how much this mattered for the advanced capstone course I would have paid more attention. As it was, I came back here frequently.
by Sumit M•
Mar 29, 2019
In case IBMER's fails to have DB console lite access, its difficult to complete the assessments, hence there should be other alternative to practice it.
by Pranay C•
May 26, 2019
This course teaches you the basics of SQL completely unrelated to Data Science. SQL is not mentioned in any further courses in the specialization. Could have very well skipped this course from the specialization. There was not even a single assignment that involved both SQL and Data Science.
by Derek A•
Apr 27, 2019
No videos for week 2, sub-queries were confusing and questions 9 and 10 on final project are very 'vague' and 'confusing' with asking questions about Area(s) when in examples and previous course work we were taught to use group by, but correct answers did not use group by.
by Hesam E•
Jan 10, 2020
Weak representation. Full of bugs. No wonder IBM DB2 is not popular
by Sergiy T•
Nov 20, 2018
Too much IBM oriented and specific.
by Oritseweyinmi H A•
Apr 15, 2020
This is definitely the best course so far on the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate! I have been very keen to learn about SQL and Relational Databases for a while and this course enabled me to achieve that objective, in a fun practical manner. I was challenged all the way through and cherished being able to spend time making mistakes and learning from those mistakes in the hands on lab environment.
10/10 course and if the author of this program ever decided to make another course extending from what was taught on this course, it's safe to say I will be the first to sign up!!
by Tejas P•
Oct 25, 2018
Practice lab assignments were excellent in reinforcing my learning, they were just the right kind of challenging. This course has been the best one in the Data Science Professional series by far.
by Suraj R G•
Dec 25, 2019
One of the best course I completed on Coursera. All the learning material is well organised and easy to understand. Also the non-graded sections regarding relational databases are interesting.
by Mohammad H R•
Nov 26, 2019
Really right to the point and efficient. Good examples and short direct videos. I had no idea about SQL before and now I can run good queries and have enough tools to learn even more.
Mar 24, 2019
The hands-on labs were extremely engaging and the quizzes were very informative.
by Jody A K•
Nov 30, 2018
Overall good course but a few typos and unclear instructions, mostly with the labs and our own 'user specific" DB2 specs which were needed for the 1st and 2nd lab - yet, clear instructions for doing so were posted several labs afterward. Labeling of individual labs (their titles/ filenames, when opened in Jupyter notebooks, did not correspond with the actual weeks in the course that the should have - wks 2 were called wks 4 and wks 3 were called wks 6) That made it a bit confusing at times. They appear to have been from a different course or earlier revision. Maybe revisit and revise this course soon for better flow. Also, please check the comments/discussion boards and address those concerns that are repeatedly coming up. Quite a few more students than just myself were stumped or confused over the same issues. Thank you.
by Tanveer J•
Jun 06, 2019
Worth all the effort..! Great coursework if you're willing to spend some time to understand DB2 infrastructure,creating Db2 database on IBM Cloud, compose and execute SQL queries, and access a database from Python based Jupyter notebooks. Key takeaways from the course : - Creating databases on IBM Cloud - Troubleshooting basic loading errors - Working closely on creating tables on real time IBM DB2 instances - Connecting to db instances using python and perform basic data summarization - Performing data loading through RestAPI's