Very good to every beginner out there trying to get into database management , tasks are really educational , only the normalization section needs more clarification. but as a total it is awesome
Excellent introduction to DB Management, I learned everything that I wanted to learn from it. I highly recommend it and actually I am already enrolled to the next course of the specialization.
創建者 Matko V•
Nice introductory course for database management. Assignments are challenging enough for beginners like me but I like that. If I'm already 'investing' my time into something I expect to learn something in return. This course gave me that kind of reciprocity. Course would benefit from radically different approach to video-lessons. Reading from power-point slides which are written in the same manner, have identical structure tends to become tedious after a while. Professor seems nice and knowledgeable but a bit more relaxed and/or engaging approach would be beneficial to many. Oh, and peer-reviewed grading, wherever possible, should be replaced with an auto-grader. That's not a critique, though. Not quite sure if it's even possible with this kind of material.
創建者 Noel S•
The material is fine but the course isn't taught well. The instructor tends to start talking immediately in subject jargon and abbreviations without first giving students an intro or explaining foundation material first. It seems a lot of material is left out of the lectures and slides on purpose and forces students to buy the instructor recommended text book (which is also authored by the instructor). After each lecture I'm forced to Google search a lot of what was mentioned before I even understood half of what the instructor was talking about. I didn't pay to listen to something that forces me to Google search everything.
創建者 Thomas M•
Assignments are well paced and easily digestible. There is an issue with assignment marking though- It seems that people are submitting answers that aren't there own work, presumably to get the certificate at the end. This may erode the perceived value of the certificate and therefore the value of the course. I also noticed that my assignments weren't marked to the highest standard either (Ie. I had mistakes and they weren't picked up by either marker). Rectify this and it may improve the legitimacy of the cert. Otherwise, I learned a lot! Thanks for a well designed course :)
創建者 Jason L•
Pros: Information is perfect for anyone looking at Business Intelligence as a career field, or already in the career field itself. I found the first week to challenge my on-the-job knowledge of a fuller set of concepts and general terminology.
Cons: The wording on the quiz questions, in some cases, seems much different than the PPT slides and the instructor's language. UPDATE: The wording is a significant challenge, even when advancing into the more complex topics. I have had many differences of opinions on the solutions based on wording in the requirements.
創建者 John E G S•
The course is very good. However, I think the explanations could be better, with better examples.
Other thing, the subtitles in some ocassions have a lag respect to the image in the video. For people like me whose first language isn't english, we use the subtitles for a better understanding, the lag makes hinders our learning. Anyway, the course it's good to improve the knowledge in ERD's, queries, some tools and DBMS.
創建者 David T•
Instead i consider the content of the course is really great, i really frustated about the peer review system because some people just grade randomly take in count these if you want to take these course, because a greatly of the system of calification is peer review. Maybe they could consider to be more especific in the calification in the peer review, becouse the current system is very poor
創建者 Cristy R•
This course has great content, but the peer review process is lacking structure. I found that most of my peer reviews were marked less than 100 with no guidance of what errors I had made, just the comment 'good'. There were also many mistakes in the answer keys, but no clear way to notify the instructor of the issues there were found.
創建者 Harshit S•
Start of this course was very good. But after week 5, assignments became very repetitive and most of the assignments were based on developing an ERD in a tool called ER Assistant. I feel like this part could be covered in 2 weeks time and more stress could have been given to the SQL part of the course.
創建者 Ajay J•
Though content is good slides and delivery style could be better. More comparison with latest technologies can be provided. Need for more interactive quizzes so as to make it more relevant to fast-changing database world.
創建者 STEVEN V D•
Good course with a lot of hands-on assignments. Sometimes the lectures could be brought in a more intuitive way and were a bit 'over-theorized', which made relatively simple concepts seem more complex than they were.
Great content, horrible technical support from Coursera and the team that runs this program (since it is clearly obvious that Michael Mannino just recorded the videos and is not part of the class anymore).
創建者 Gabriel S•
Well structured course. The first lessons were much harder than the last ones. A good introduction to the basics but I'm not sure what I learned was up to date with the latest developments in the field.
創建者 Jacob G•
Decent broad intro to the concepts of data warehousing. Very long with intro to SQL that could easily have been slimmed down especially since this is considered an intermediate specialization.
創建者 Xiyu F•
The course was clear, I had difficulties to find course materials, especially examples were used in the video class, I wish they had been put in more obvious places.
創建者 121810310006 T M•
This is a good course for beginners out there. The examples make you understand the concept partially only. It tends to steer towards the boring side a little.
創建者 Arushi D•
The instructors were really helpful throughout the course. Although this was a basic course, but it was informative and very much helpful.
創建者 Donatien L•
Interesting, I would have liked to deepen SQL knowledge and practice. The conceptual parti seems a little bit too important.
創建者 Saatvik N•
Good for the most part, but some parts were covered too fast, and normalization was covered without adequate explanation
創建者 Carl E D•
The instructions are a bit of a mess which highly affects the purely peer-reviewed assignments.
創建者 William T M•
Some of the lectures were very vague. Lecture not as clear
創建者 Rana Q U Z•
This course is really helpful About Database Systems.
創建者 Cesar O M•
I wish to have more contact with the academic crew.
創建者 Amber B•
Need more lessons on nested queries and subqueries
創建者 Ayush J•
You can give a better explanation of ERD concepts
創建者 Von C•
peer graded submissions are faulty/mediocre.