Nov 03, 2018
really good bases for business metric if you already have a background you are going to enjoy and refresh you memory and if you don't have previous experiences is really easy to understand the concept
Feb 27, 2017
It's the first course from the specification, which makes us better understand the necessary business metrics for data-driven companies, and it is a good entry for following modules. Help me a lot.
von William W•
Aug 11, 2016
Basic introduction to data analytics
von Jacob S•
Feb 03, 2016
Very very entry level information.
von Jussi N•
Jan 09, 2017
Easy and pointless.
von Michael M•
Nov 14, 2017
von Nathan L A•
Oct 12, 2016
von Brian N•
Jan 18, 2016
I would not recommend this course for a few reasons:
1. There are no course notes accompanying the video lectures. Transcripts of the lectures in unformatted text files and a glossary are available for download. I really can’t figure why the instructor doesn’t provide an outline of what key concepts he wants us to learn from each lecture. Also, I’m surprised that Coursera doesn't require a basic set of learning tools for a paid class, such as lecture notes or an outline. This might be a good class for you if learn well from videos.
2. The quizzes contain ambiguously written questions for no good reason.
3. Two weeks in and there is little substance. For example, week 2 includes a few Skype videos of the professor interviewing former students from a Duke Master’s program. They seemed like very intelligent and nice people but the content of the videos offered little value (i.e., nothing new) to someone already working in corporate IT.
von Thomas N•
Feb 22, 2016
If you are going to try and complete the specialization for this course series I suggest you look elsewhere. I was able to complete the first course with ease, but the second course to this specialization felt incomplete and does not tie in very well with the how excel is used. Don't be fooled by how easy the first weeks assignment is for the second course of this specialization.
**My initial rating for this course alone was 4 stars, but due to the lack of effort and information in the 2nd course of this specialization I have to give this 1 star as these courses are all tied together.
von Joan H•
Feb 06, 2016
I an very disappointed that DUKE hits your up for $79 just to grade the fist quiz (which should cost them $0). This is the fist time I have seen an Institution do this. I can understand charging for a certificate, or for a Final project, but not right out of the gate. I hope that the spirit of Coursera is not changing to a "pay to play" site. There are other higher rated Universities that take a more noble approach. I wonder if all the reviewers paid $79 day 1 for this class, or did DUKE recently changed their pricing policy after the reviews...
von varsa l•
Jan 13, 2017
This course is not about Excel or MYSQL. This is only about Probability distribution, binary classification etc. So, if you're interested in learning some Math, this is a great course for you. But certainly not for learning some basic Excel and MYSQL. I am very disappointed and have lost all my money for nothing. I did not learn what I had initially thought I will. I feel cheated, I have lost both time and money at the same time.
von Joy M•
May 01, 2018
The technology used is poor, the content disjointed, mistakes not corrected before publishing (notes afterwards), very scripted and overall not engaging.
I'm now taking a different course which is far better in all aspects (most notably the enthusiastic lecturer!), highlighting that the poor quality of this course is down to the institution. Disappointing!
von Grant V•
Apr 12, 2019
I have done a lot of online classes, and this is boring and very dull. There are so many better resources out there, and this lecture doesn't teach you anything. I wish this had better content and videos coming from Duke, and this is a very interesting subject as well. I am very disappointed in this product.
von Lehar K•
Jul 11, 2016
The quality of videos is not good. There is some absurd voice in between. Also the course for week 3 has information related to finance which is beyond understanding levels of a person with no financial background.
von Neha A•
Jul 09, 2017
While the content is good, limiting grading of the tests to metrics that appear in the limited list of metrics offered in the glossary is pretty formulaic without actually considering actual business scenarios
von Benjamin C•
Dec 02, 2015
This is no real need for this course. Everything sounds like bits and pieces from magazine articles.... I suspect the sole purpose of its inclusion in the specialization is to fund Coursera. $79 at a time....
Jun 03, 2016
What's the point of online education if one can only access the assignments if him has purchased the course? With no access to assignments, how could one evaluating his efficient of study?
von Victoria M•
May 25, 2017
Course is poorly taught, topics covered much too quickly without enough explanation, must have a background in statistics, high level mathematics (calculus) and or finance. Ridiculous!
von Edward B•
May 15, 2018
This is an incredibly misleading course name. Excel to MySQL for there are no exercises with either program or any other coding language or platform.
von Nick S•
Nov 07, 2016
Quizzes don't match what's been taught in the video lectures. Very poorly-designed questions, where there is more than one correct answer.
von Divya K•
Jul 18, 2016
The instructor is VERY bad at presenting. SO dry and monotonic. Omg, I really want to learn all this but can't stand him talking.
von Enrique S•
Jan 21, 2016
Very difficult to apply the knowledge without some support material with the content, e.g. PPT slides.
von Ville L•
Apr 23, 2016
The course could be completed in a matter of a few hours. Super basic stuff. Waste of money.
Dec 30, 2015
Coursera does not want to give me a Certificate. I've got 95% for this course
von Ashenafi N•
Nov 06, 2017
Low on substantive content. The course promises high and delivers low.
von Shani K•
Jul 16, 2016
The course is very superficial in nature and there is no difficulty...