Amazing course for beginners! The entire course is well structured and has good hands-on assignments. SQL is extremely essential for Database management and fun learning so please do try this one out!
The lessons were short and easy to follow, providing all the basics as well as a few more advanced topics, to get student quickly up-to-speed on databases and SQL and their application in D/S realm.
por Chad N•
it would be more helpful if the resources provided actually worked when needed. Nothing is more frustrating than following the lab instructions and not being able to complete it because the downloaded data wont load into db2. Forget trying to get timely help. That doesn't seem to be a priority for the 'education'.
por Brandon I•
Not great -- mix of SQL and Python that doesn't do enough SQL. I learned a lot of Python just to make simple database connections and run SQL queries -- it doesn't do justice to Python and isn't very helpful to learn SQL that way. The course would be better with just more SQL, and probably not in IBM cloud services.
por Samson A•
Instructions and Labs were outdated, and the course material didn't accurately reflect the current tools. Professor assistance was also poor, having to wait numerous days just for a simple response. Dealt with the most technical errors during this class. Also, ran into issues regarding loading the DB2 instance.
por Christopher R D•
Very hard to complete. Using the IBM Db2 service has horrendous. Because of the constant errors in using this service, it was a very jagged learning experience. I spent more time trying to find help from the staff on how to stop receiving open console errors than actually learning.
por Oksana K•
Strange tasks with errors, long waiting time for review, very bad support in the forum.
When you do week 6 will not change anything, the acquired knowledge will not be marked anywhere. Support says there would be a yellow banner "with honors", but I still had it after week 5.
por Markus L•
the instructions weren't very clear and the assignments weren't challenging but they were really tedious. I stopped part way through the peer graded assignment simply because the questions annoyed me more than challenged me. IBM can do much better than this.
por Kirill K•
Would have rated it much better IF the professors / instructors did more to update the labs and coursework, spent way too much time figured out errors and reading forums, when this all could have been avoided if the instructors were proactive
por Tyler D•
Pretty terrible quality labs, barely explaining the material on connections or using SQL in python. No one can progress in the course because of some kind of error. It's been weeks according to the backlogs on the discussion forums.
por Holt M•
The sql is easy, but the course makes it complicated for no reason. Instructions are incomplete on assignments, and issues are known to teaching staff. Ends up wasting 3 hours of time trying to solve known course issues.
por rahel p•
I found the course very dry. Parallel I was doinga python course on Udemy, the 100 day bootcamp, and the contrast with the energy you get from Angela in that course compared to this Coursera course was very stark.....
Excessive time spent on getting stuff to work. Very little added value beyond simple definitions. Peer reviewed assignments are a disaster - people can give points as they wish....
por Riley S•
Need to update instructions and screenshots for the ibm cloud site. Instructors dont respond to many questions in the forum and when they do their answers are often breif and vague
por Adam J L J H•
There were a lot of troubleshooting errors that I realise, were not only unique to me. These errors were not addressed properly and I ended googling some of these Issues
por Luca L•
The course has big technical issues that slow down the completion. I am quite disappointed by the application utilized in the course. The course lessons are good.
por Jay L•
The course overall is good with the content. However, there are some technical difficulties to run the final project and have very little support.
por Anandhu H•
Course content is great but working on IBM DB2 is very confusing. Faced a lot of technical issues where it took a lot of time to deal with.
por Robert H•
The quality of the course material, workshops, and support for this class was abysmal compared to the other classes in this series
por Nurgul A•
It has many technical issues with IBM Cloud. I couldn't focus on SQL skills from solving IBM connection problems.
por Gopendra M•
DB2 is out of the marketing not many people want to learn it, maybe it's time to upgrade it to something latest
por Christophe D•
The use of IBM cloud was really frustrating as it was very slow and didn't work most of the time.
por WenQiang H•
As a serial course in the "specialization", it's too simple, just made the learning path longer.
por Magdalena R•
The content is adequate but I found it a bit boring. The classes did not keep my interest.
Needs to have a lot of work done on the Peer graded assignment department of the course
por Ibrahim A•
Please review this course assets! especially IBM DB2 cloud service's availability !!!
por Alexander W C•
The IBM service tutorial was hard to follow. Layout of the application has changed.