it becomes easier wand clearer when one gets to complete the assignments as to how to utilize what has been learned. Practical work is a great way to learn, which was a fundamental part of the course.
The syllabus of the course takes you in a roller-coaster ride.\n\nFrom basic level to advance level and you won't feel any trouble nor hesitate a bit.\n\nIt's easy, it's vast, and it's really usefull.
von Alexander V•
Final Assignment posting is confusing and instructions DO NOT help.
von mz t•
Course material is just too bad, Explainations are very bad as well
von Adarsh S•
Instructions unclear. Required forum for certain things to work.
von Latoya B•
Lessons are easy and don't really relate to the final project.
von Amy D•
There were numerous errors, and it was hard to follow.
von Salvador C•
The content is abit outdated with links not working.
von Abhinav V•
Explanation not satisfactory
Animations are very bad
von Ashish D•
Only worth an introductory course.
von Ritayan G•
Good for basics. I was expecting something else.
von KARTHIK S•
There is no deep contents for AI in this course.
von Rudy S•
Lots of typos in labs, which are not graded.
von Larry P•
so fast for a beginner to understand
von Michel R•
Exercise a little bit disappointing
von Liuyang F•
the lab is not clear and missing
von Davide B•
to many time spent on IBM Watson
von MICHAEL K M•
Very confusing final assignment
von Saumya G•
Not very user friendly
von Mariano G•
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von Hakki K•
I completed entire program and received the Professional Certificate. On the Coursera link of my certificate "3 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week average per course" is written. This information is not correct at all, it takes approximately 3 times of that time on average! I informed Coursera about it but no correction was made. It should be corrected with "it takes approximately 19 hours study per course" or "Approx. 10 months to complete Suggested 4 hours/week for the Professional Certificate".
Here is the approximate duration for each course can be found one by one clicking the webpages of the courses in the professional certificate webpage: (*)
Course 1: approximately 9 hours to complete
Course 2: approximately 16 hours to complete
Course 3: approximately 9 hours to complete
Course 4: approximately 22 hours to complete
Course 5: approximately 14 hours to complete
Course 6: approximately 16 hours to complete
Course 7: approximately 16 hours to complete
Course 8: approximately 20 hours to complete
Course 9: approximately 47 hours to complete
This makes in total approximately 169 hours to complete the Professional Certificate. As there are 9 courses, each course takes approximately 19 hours (=169/9) to complete.
von prudgin g•
Lots of mistakes and imprecisions. In case of technical issues, staff will leave you alone with your problem after one formal and meaningless reply. The staff does not comment more than once on a topic, even if the issue is not resolved. Get ready to work through your problems with the help of a chatbot, that is in a beta development stage.
You have to deal with Watson studio in this course. Oh, this is such a pain... I couldn't even create a new project there dew to technical issues. After getting in a dead end with Coursera stuff I tried to use IBM support and that was so fun, just check it out:
blah blah blah
Regards Raino Soikkeli IBM Watson Services Support"
solution provided not working
"Hello Alexey , My name is Nigel Terry and I on following up on this ticket as my colleague Raino is off-shift at the moment.
exactly the same blah blah blah
Please confirm and I will follow up accordingly. Kind regards, Nigel "
not working again. no wonder, he gave me the same instructions the first guy did.
"Hi Alexey, Nigel and Raino are not available at this time. I also work with the IBM Watson Studio Cloud (WSC) team. I do not have access to your services (LOL, same as previous two guys), but I can list them.
exactly the same blah blah blah"
and not working again, to no wonder.
I am thrilled to find out how many people work at IBM
von Nicholas B•
I strongly suggest that you look into other providers for learning python for data science. As has been outlined by other reviewers, this is mostly a bad ad for IBM's Watson and there is little actual instruction for actually using Python. As a background I'm a EE with a lot of hardware coding experience (Verilog as well as Perl). I completed a specialization in Python from another provider and this gave me quite a bit of help as those classes were clear, with a good progression. In addition I've now written a bit of Python for work so I have a good base. This IBM course has, at best, cursory instruction on using Python, Numpy, and Pandas. The instructions are not clear, with poor sentence structure, and terrible grammar, making it difficult to follow along. Further, Watson is a confusing mess with instructions that use a prior UI, making it tough to figure out exactly what needs to be done to set up an environment. Avoid. Just avoid. Go to UMich or JHU. Anywhere but IBM. The only thing I *did* get from this class is that I don't want to go into Data Science: living in Jupyter notebooks is miserable. But then, I would also rather build things than write reports. Your mileage may vary.