The contents of this course are really practical and to the point. The examples and notebooks are also up to date and are very useful. i really recommend this course if you want to start with Spark.
Great Course but this would have been even a better course if more concepts and details were covered in it. Anyways, still a great course for beginners
por Moises D P A•
The course should be updated. It's hard work, but it's worthy. I'm sure students get confused a lot with the inconsistencies generated by the update of IBM Watson. So, there is some minus difference nowadays with what's being taught. Anyways, I think the content of the course is perfect to start. I learned satisfactory tools and ideas about how to handle big data.
por Jorge A V•
The idea and material behind the course is really interesting, albeit very basic. Some of the exercises and quizes, like the ones of interpreting plots are not very clear, since the plot quality is low. However, this is a very nice introduction to ML and IoT using Watson. Looking Forward for the next courses of the IBM Degree for advance data science
por Dmitry S•
The course is called 'Fundamentals' and is indeed pretty basic. A good quick overview of the most basic concepts. Sometimes too basic to qualify for an Advanced course on Coursera. So, not really clear for which audience the course is.
Another fundamental course that does a better job is Spark Fundamentals from cognitiveclass.ai.
por Alex P•
Very very basic. Far away from advance. I did more than the whole course in just one lecture at my university (LSE). And that lecture at the university did not assume that we already got experience with Spark or python. I still give three stars because it is still quite ok, just far away from advanced.
por Sonja T•
Good material. Hard to understand the instructor's English. No professionally presented. Assignments are too easy, and we didn't get good, meaningful practice. Quizzes often address information that either the instructor failed to present well, if at all, or made mistakes on.
por Tony H•
I felt that, for a course labelled as 'Advanced', there were too many trivial questions in the quizzes and too much hand-holding in the programming assignments. That being said I did enjoy the course and learned quite a lot and look forward to the next one in the specialisation.
por Mohamed A T•
The course was great, the material and the assignments.
IBM Watson platform was easy to use.
But I can't see how this course is included in the "advanced" data science specialization.
Honestly I was expecting a more advanced course. But we'll see with the next ones.
por Csaba P O•
The content was OK, but I have expected more. Probably it was too basic for me. I would have been happy to see some more real life examples, like when to use the different statistics to solve real problems, not only the theoretical ones.
por Slim O•
A detailed explanation on the trade off of different approaches that can be used in Big Data but there is not enough examples of manipulating big datasets
por Rama K R 1•
I believe that the assignments of this course should have been a bit more rigorous. Also, there should have a been a bit more focus on Apache Spark.
The course content is amazing but the instructor's accent is very difficult to understand and in some videos subtitles in English weren't available.
por pranav v•
give lot of details about pyspark like basics.
its getting hectic with just the small details given in videos.
videos needs to be changed and updated
por Omphemetse M•
Good introductory course, however it would be better if the assignments were more involved rather than having the code typed out already for us.
por Zhou M•
Some of the content in the video should have been updated due to the change of interface. Had some difficulty setting up the environment.
por Vaishnavi M•
Topics can be taught a bit more slowly, it was a bit difficult for me to understand. Otherwise, the content covered was very helpful!
por BAUDRY S•
The functions we need to complete looks quite messy, it'a little bit overwhelming especially for people who start with spark.
por Camilo A S B•
I felt the course is out of date and have worked on these classes to update it so that I can run the video classes again
por Mohamed M•
the assignment is required to be in sparkaql functions however the course is just using spark with built in functions
por Nikhilanj P•
Too many legacy issues. Would be better to start a new course altogether and maintain same syntax,etc.
por George H•
Analytically very simple, and fails to explain much of the syntax needed for the assignments.
por Mehdi S•
The videos have not been updated to fix the errors (there is just a hint for a correct code)
por Cesar R•
Very basic lessons. Definitely what you would expect from an Advanced course.
por Aniket J•
Labs are pretty hard. Need to research immensely. Knowledge is great though.
por Mohammed E•
The Course is quite basic, however it's useful in building up my knowledge
por Saif U•
The structure and material quality needs complete revision and improvement