This course was really helpful in developing my coding skills in python.The exercises helped me to test my knowledge .Overall it was a really good for people like me who are just beginning with python
Course presentation is good. Topic selection is good. Selected Strings, Lists, tuples and Dictionaries, using these program logic can be build. Examples are good and interesting. assignments are good.
por Julian W•
Don't start if you don't have good IT foundations and need this knowledge to automate some big IT tasks like hosting multiple servers etc. Useless for "normal" person. Also after Crash Course (which is fairly basic) you will not learn a lot of python or even practice it.
The biggest problem with this specialisation is lack of respect to the listener. Sorry Google but half of the time I was listening to assurances that I can do it and that I learn a lot. Because of that it is really hard to concentrate on those videos!
por sudhanshu j•
It could have included more examples and projects
por Evea Z•
A comprehensive course on Python, that lets you explore step by step. This is the best structured python course I have seen in a while. Thanks a lot to the instructor and the course content writer!
por Tom D•
Thanks for the very well made course. The interactive part is very useful to get hand-on exercise to understand the content.
por Vijay R•
The information in the lessons are basic and do not prepare you for the quizzes, the quizzes (during the video) and the quizzes for each section seem to be very different from the actual video content. Reviewing the videos does not help, checking the forums might but at that point why have the videos?
por Patrick A G•
Very thorough coursework. The approach was a little reversed from other python intro courses but i appreciated this method as it felt more natural. Looking forward to the rest of the specialization.
por James C•
This course only got three stars because the main takeaway is to fend for yourself and go find the answers you need on the internet. Many of the lessons lack crucial information such as examples of concepts and contextual definitions and feedback from mentors can take up to a week.
Overall, the content was interesting and engaging but the organizational structure is lacking.
por Mind W D•
With all due-respect, the instructor is knowledgeable, energetic, positive, encouraging, professional, likely a thought-leader within her life-spheres, dynamic, and over-all very pleasant. I'm sure the course is great for those who like to sit and listen to someone talk. That said, I'm getting an estimated ratio of 5-7% relevant key-info to verbal fluff. The nuggets of info relevant to the topic can be quickly distilled in seconds from reading the video transcript as opposed to sitting through the minutes of each video. No a compelling end-user experience for this viewer. I'm sure the class and this format is lovely for some. Hard to imagine sitting through all the blah blah blah for an entire course, let alone paying $50 USD/month for an entire certificate. Thank you for considering my feedback. Cheers!
por Luis F F•
The course is pretty good, I learned a lot.
I just finished my final project which works perfectly, yet when I submit it for grading, it says the input is malformed and that I have to try again. I have done it at least 10 times. In the forums I see lots of people with the same problem without any reasonable answer.
So yes, I'd give it 5 stars for what you learn. But I'm also interested in the certification, thing that I'm not getting because of errors, so that's the reason of my 1-star review
por Garry K I•
This course was written very poorly. I'm needing to use MANY external resources just to get through the content. I hope the next courses in the series actually teach the content, or this will be the very last time I pay for anything from Coursera, and I'll make sure to let my employer know as well.
por Dyego T•
More math than the usual, almost zero real-world examples, the final assignment does require you to revisit every chapter of the course, however, the course ends without you actually learning how to automate stuff in IT in general. I don't recommend.
por Md. Z M•
The course serves as a refresher for someone who already knows programming in Python, or any other language, and it could work as well for a beginner with no programming experience, although they need to do a bit of studying on their own. The programming assignments are good in the sense that they make you analyze and think critically.
I would recommend not to skip the optional material.
por Shathish M•
Splendid, it was very informative, and not to mention challenging at times but overrall this course is surely one of the best python courses out there, instructor was great, she explained the concepts very smoothly.
If you are reading reviews to check whether or not to enroll, Enroll its totally worth your time, and at the end you won't regret it. :D
por Efrain E V E•
Excelent course. It would be great if you could add some optional guides with exercices so developers can practice more. As you say on the videos, the only way to master a skill is through practice.
por Patrick P•
This is a very polished professional course; it is awe inspiring awesome! Thank you!
por Ric A•
I feel like the content in the videos are presented in a simple, if not over simplified, manner. It's easy to approach and build a bit of confidence. However, the quizzes and questions seem to throw randomly phrased curve balls at you that can completely erase that confidence in an instant. The course itself seems to gear itself towards a beginner crowed but then question you on an intermediate level. I appreciate the idea of questions that try to make you think critically over the content, but I don't enjoy not having the resources to figure out what I did incorrectly.
Maybe you'll agree, maybe you won't. Maybe this isn't the way I learn well, or maybe your opinion is that of someone with a "Beginner+" understanding of programming. I think the content is all well enough as it is. I just don't think this is as beginner friendly as it believes itself to be.
I won't be continuing on and will return to the books I was learning from previously. I was attracted to the idea of a beginner course that would verify some sort of progress in a certificate to keep my motivation up. Instead I feel like I've wasted time, and thankfully a small amount, of money on this.
Best of luck to you all.
por lucy m•
this is NOT made for someone who is a true beginner and has no knowledge of python. The videos have little quizzes to check for understanding that are NOTHING like the actual module quizzes. I wouldn't pay for a course like this ever again. I didn't learn anything really and the only reason i passed was the discussion boards.
por Peter J•
It's fine. It's got good information on the basics, but there's a lot of fluff, and it's poorly structured. For example, sometimes concepts will be covered in great detail, but important basics will be glossed over, so when you reach an exam you'll understand exactly what kind of script you need to write to compete a problem, but you'll have to review the entire module to find a function or piece of syntax that was only mentioned in passing. All in all, if they had spent less time worrying about the production value and more time worry about the content, this course could be shorter and more accessible.
EDIT: I originally gave this 3 stars and the above review when I was 90% done, but I'm coming back and revising it to a one after the final project. It relies on an upload script in a Jupyter Notebook that simply doesn't work properly; whatever code they are using is incredibly buggy and does not function as intended. There are over 4,000 posts in the forum trying to get answers, and all the Mentors do is repeat the instructions in the assignment. I was offered this course for free, I've had the solution for the final project for two days (I tested it in a better program), and I'm going to miss my deadline to get this certificate because of this. I wish I had taken another course, and I recommend anyone reading this do the same.
por Frank L•
the examples and the grading of the course of horrible. The time it takes to get this working and missing something as arbitrary as a period is ridiculous. the grading is horrible this really is not worth the money I really hope the next courses are better.
por Daniel A•
Instructor regularly tells the student "You got this! Go practice!" but never gives them anything to practice. Provides very simple and easy to understand definitions and concepts then immediately dial it up to 11 on the quizzes. Nothing is incremental.
por Vaibhav m•
instruction were not proper. weekly quiz were confusing because what to do not clearly explained especially week 5. also not recommended with some one with zero coding experience. wont consider it a review python nor beginners python
por David M•
Instructor spends seconds flashing code on screen without explaining why. Maybe less talk about the log cabin backdrop and being "cool" and more on actual programming
por oliver t•
The sign-up page cleary stated the first month was free. It's not. I got charged £37.50 within the first week. Don't trust these scammers.
por Deepak M•
Grading error still present in last assignment even after 2 weeks. No course staff replied to any forum post about the error.
por Eliatan N•
Quizzes throw time out and infra errors all the time. I should have gotten a better grade.