22. Sep. 2020
A good course for learning and apply sql to conduct analysis on ab testing results. Would be better if the instructor could provide more info about how to design and apply AB Testing on the customers
29. Juli 2019
The instructor is very smart and her syllabus is very easy to follow. The real life examples are great and helps put ideas in perspective! I would definitely recommend this course and already have!
von Leonardo S•
6. Jan. 2022
Interesting Course but a step below the previous one.
von Swapnil K•
10. Aug. 2020
It was good experience working with SQL
von Philip L•
8. Juli 2020
Nice course, I learned a lot.
von Đàng n C•
8. Mai 2021
Thank you very much
von Rommy O R G•
5. Juni 2020
von Ainun E M•
9. Juli 2022
von Olga D•
14. Apr. 2021
Unfortunately, overall I was not satisfied with the course.
Positive points: the course provides a training platform that enables the students to program. Not just theory! The suggested problems are business-related and seem like real-world problems. However
Negative points: the questions to the tasks are really not explained. There is some documentation to each, however, it is still unclear, unstructured, and often starting code contains the mistakes. The comments of the lecturer to every situation are very fuzzy and very hard to follow. Additionally, the follow-on part with the solution explanation seems completely unprepared, and improvised.
The final module intrigues with a very business-demanding task as A/B Testing, but the theory to it is poorly explained. So here I recommend reading some text book.
There was no guidance whatsoever on how to use the coding-submission platform, so be careful, as it is not straightforward how not to lose a part of the result during the final submission.
Overall, I give 3 points as this is the only course on Coursera with A/B testing tasks with SQL, so with a lot of patience and side learning one could try to solve suggested tasks and get some experience about complicated SQL code.
8. März 2021
The Tasks and info are very interesting and what you really will need in your daily routine at work.
But, this course is a huge step from the first one, so huge, that there is, for sure, need to be another in between. It's definitely not for beginners. So much time was spend trying to understand the tasks and how to make them right. 'Cause, it's really poorly written.
And another huge minus for the Final assignment. You need to write it somewhere, that cloning Task, people need to choose Community mode, otherwise, other people can't see their report. I've spent a lot of time trying to resolve it. Interesting, that, when I tried to switch my report, it said that I need to upgrade, so I didn't have that option. Needed to make it again, from the beginning, in community mode. Plus, when I was reviewing, there were a bunch of people with the same problem (when others can't see their reports) and they haven't even understand, that there is a problem. They were just waiting.
von Antonina S•
19. Mai 2020
The idea is good - applying SQL knowledge on practice and learning some new features by doing. Although, the realisation is quite poor. I got this impression mostly due to the quality of the tasks formulation - looked raw, so it was sometimes not clear at all what to do. Quality of tests is also not at the best. A little revision would help a lot.
The instructor is nice and cheerful, has a pleasant voice.
Don't expect to learn much not by doing - very few explanations on the subject, mostly the course is about solving those ambiguous tasks (you get a pdf with tasks, then a solution video). There are concept videos aimed to help you a bit with the upcoming tasks but the key word here is 'a bit', so you should have already known the topic or google it.
von Noah M•
10. Mai 2020
I struggled through some of the exercises as they weren't well written, but in any case it's up the learner to get what he wants out of it in terms of learning goals. I also found it slightly annoying that Starter Code, often a page long was a picture snapshot on a PDF that the learner couldn't copy / paste. But that's part of the struggle I suppose, forced me to read through all the code and I got something out of even that.
I got a lot more confident creating tables for my specific purpose, through joins and feature engineering, the open-ended nature of the questions meant they were a useful step up from Course 1 of the Specialization.
Thanks for the course, good in conception, but execution needs to be tidied up a little.
von Itamara C•
10. Apr. 2021
The instructor Katrina Glaeser is really, really good.
I wish I had some of her skills: smart, fast-thinking...
But, unfortunately, in order to make things easy (too easy), it was left outside important emphasis in the key points, or they weren't was explore the way that, I believe is suppose to be. So, for me, the course did not fulfill the purpose. I finished the course with a feeling that I could reproduce and understand what Katrina was planning. but, I could not explain what I was doing myself. I have not to doubt that she is brilliant as a Data analyst, but as an instructor did not work for me. I am still searching on Youtube how to do, understand, and how to analyze AB testing...
von Nate F•
17. Aug. 2022
Like most students I found this course to be a significant leap from the first course. This course could be better if the discussion forum wasn't mandatory, students tend to enter anything just to get to the next step. Which is particularly frustrating when you try to search the forum for help. Also, there are many postings in the forum from students who get frustrated with the solution codes - some solutions don't work as-is in mode.com. However, a student can play around with the code enough to get it to work correctly. Now that I have finished the course, I am glad that I did. Anyone who is thinking about taking this course: it will be difficult, but it is worth it.
von Davide C•
12. Dez. 2020
The course is really good to improve your SQL skills. I think the instructor is great and the course covers a lot of practical problems with plenty of possibilities to exercise.
Yet, the course lacks a well-defined structure. However, the main problem is that the training assignments along the course need to be improved a lot. The questions are not well explained and the exercises sheets are really poor, you have the impression that you are pushed to skip directly to the solution video. Also, the instructions for the final assignment are too vague. It's a pity because otherwise would be a really good course.
von Chris M•
6. Sep. 2021
The material itself is interesting and helpful, but it is not always presented in the best way. I frequently had to start the solutions videos just to see what was being tasked, and more than once the solutions weren't possible even if you copied her exact code. She is clearly good at her actual job, but sometimes being good at something makes it hard to teach, because you take knowledge as a given. Several times we were taught things as if they were a continuation of stuff we should already know, and if you're only experience was the previous sections lesson you were lost.
von Mario P•
19. Aug. 2021
The course itself presented great material but the manner in which it was taught was incredible difficult to follow along. The concept of attempting SQL practice exercises prior to learning the techniques was challenging. When compared to the first course, this second course was clunking and unstructured. Additionally, there should be better instructions on how to publicly share your mode report. There was a large number of individuals who did not share their report correctly and it delayed their final grade processing. This course needs updating.
von Katrina-Kay A•
15. Feb. 2021
Let me start with the positive: my SQL skills definitely improved as a result of this course. It offered good practice for queries that are more complex than those in Course 1 in this specialisation. Having said this, this course really needs a facelift/revisit by the instructor. There are so many questions and assignments that are worded badly and have unclear instructions. I became quite frustrated about this around the halfway mark. As a general FYI: this course uses PostgreSQL and a service called Mode to compile code.
von Sunny Y Y S•
30. März 2020
The teaching value provided is great, and uses real life cases that I can relate to. 5/5 For that. However, it became a 3/5 stars due to the assignments not being as interactive that gives us an opportunity to write the code and have feedback from. Secondly, personal opinion, I definitely did not like there were a lot of limitations and constraints along the way to prevent myself to look in advance of the workload. Changing this would be beneficial to know what are the things to look out for during the videos.
von Brady S•
5. Feb. 2021
It seems there was HUGE gap between this course and the previous one in the specialization. A lot of unaccounted for material and the difficulty jump is quite large. The structure of this course is subpar as there is no real learning; it's more or less giving you an exercise and then a VERY surface level explanation in a solutions video. However, the content is good. There is a LOT of material and it's all very useful - the exercises are almost all applicable to real world problems
von Leong J J B•
17. Juni 2020
Topics and skills taught were relevant and good. However, more materials could have been given before letting us practise the practise questions ourselves. A lot of the questions needed knowledge of functions or ways of implementing SQL code that we did not learn before and it would have been helpful if this was taught to us first, rather having us learn from the solution videos.
von Oscar A•
8. Feb. 2021
La profesora es agradable. Las primeros módulos son la continuación del anterior curso, se aprenden algunos comandos más. Algunos ejercicios requieren comandos que no se han visto pero en los videos de solución los muestran. Recomiendo leer bien la página de ABBA (ellos te dan el link) para entender mejor en qué consiste el AB testing. Me gustó la plataforma de Mode Analytics.
von jose c•
24. Mai 2020
The content of the course is very interesting, however it seems to me that it is not well structured, during the practices the objective in general is not understood, I think that the course should improve those details that not only consist of writing queries without knowing the meaning of each one of the variables that are being consulted in the different tables
von Wanda H•
24. Feb. 2022
I thought this class was a continuation of the first course, but realized there was really no continuity between the two. The instructor should have explained more in depth especially when using shortcuts in Mode Analytics. I did not always understood what was happening and needed extra help. This course could be fined tuned a bit more.
von Laura M D V•
9. Aug. 2020
First week was hard to follow. I felt very discourage to continue that it took me almost a week to return and do the rest of the course. It got better the next weeks. However, I think that strategies and pedagogical teaching can be improved. What I really like is when Katrina coded on lectures, it was cool to see her thinking process.
von Carolyn O•
28. Dez. 2020
The instructions were frequently not clear. I often took her literally, which was not correct. Sometimes she didn't specifically state something she expected us to do. Other times, she stated it differently than what she really meant. It was a struggle. But I'm glad I gained more knowledge and practice writing queries.
von Tummala S R•
3. Feb. 2022
The data set used in course is incoherent. There was issues deciphering the tables, column names, field names etc. Instructions were ambiguous at times making it even more cumbersome to deal with the exercises given as part of the course. Answers to the questions given as part of the final project need a review.