I love the course. It goes deep into the foundations, and then finishes up with an actual lab where you learn by practice. I greatly benefited from it and feel I have achieved a milestone in big data.
A step by step approach stating from basic big data concept extending to Hadoop framework and hands on mapping and simple MapReduce application development effort.\n\nVery smooth learning experience.
von Robert B B J•
Worst introduction. The Instructors are very promising don't get me wrong. The structure of the course and the presentation and editing is awful.
von Joanne D•
Content is outdated. Especially the hands on work given towards the end of the course, It was not self-explanatory
von Joachim S•
There should be more hands on experience in the first classes, so the pupils have something to tie the knowledge.
von Matthew W•
Would have been fine as a 1 week introduction to the material but as a stand alone course was insufficient.
von Alejandro R•
Most of the course is providing useless statistics, i didn't enjoy it and it's a really basic course.
von Sergei P•
A very basic and still confusing set of slides. It's much more productive to google Hadoop wiki.
von John B•
Some very basic information, minimal hands-on work, and very picky tests/quizzes
I want to enroll this course ....and I'm unable to do it
von Brendan P•
Quite poor. Just a lot of talk and nothing practical.
von Jaivardhan D•
Nothing Practical just talking and lots of talking
von Mehedi H P•
The last quiz i think that should not given
von MH N•
In my opinion, a very basic course...
von Damon A•
This course was really basic.
too broad of explanations
von Maurvin S•
von Petar S•
von Richard C W•
The initial presentation is a bit bloated, naming all the ways big data can be useful could have been 5 minutes. The default configuration of oracle VB and cloudera quickstart did not work for me at all (windows 7 64bit, 32g of ram), I had so many issues that I spent much more time trying to get that to work than I did everything else in this class. Finally, the course at no point mentioned any of the potential social/legal issues of using dig data, just what the value of tracking information. I have done a few certificates from either EDX or Coursera, and this was the worst one.
von Travis U•
These UCSD "big data" course series is not great. I am pretty sure the "instructors" are reading straight from a public wiki. The dropping of acronyms and buzz words indicates the instructors are not familiar with the core content nor able to actually instruct. Glossing over actual execution and installation of sample virtual machines is abhorrent and completely ruins what minimal value a student may have learned. There are many free YouTube videos on Hadoop that are more informative than this course series.
von Jason R•
I found this course mostly vague and the videos highly redundant and unorganized into a useful building of knowledge. This quizzes were hard but not because the material is difficult, but only because it quizzed you on subjective things the lecturer said instead of objective big data knowledge. Only useful thing I took away from this courses was a general view of the Zoo and the cloudera install. I think this course can be combined with the second course int he specialization and then cleaned up.
von POOJA Y•
this course is really all about theory. Initially i liked the course but then i realised instructor is just reading a book instead of explaining the topics practically. I wont reccommend this course if you want to learn it practially. I suggest dont buy course in first glance, first go with the audit mode and see if you really liked the content or not.
von RUPINDER P•
Unable to download and install cloudera vm instructions. Even after putting the request in discussion forum and flagging the assignment with details to issue. There is no assistance. Wasted so much time and unable to complete the course . Can't move forward to next step. There should be a message center to connect with instructors.
von Juan A H M•
The course do not have technical support when practicing with HADOOP or installing the Virtual Machine. This is supposed to be for Marketing Managers too who are not engineers or Informatic experts in this issue. We pay for having support not for reading slices from 10 years ago!!!!!
von Nick G•
No peers are available to grade assignments. My credit card was dinged because no one grade my assignment within the 7 days, so the course was incomplete. To top it off, most of the labs don't work, and run on an obsolete VPS.
von Robin B•
Very disappointing. Poorly written quizes and presentations. The level of the course is far too basic to be of value, but is required for the specialization. Why not offer an option to test out of basic introduction courses?