Jan 07, 2020
A very nice introduction to Apache Spark and it's environment. As a bonus, it's also a very nice refresher to your basic statistics!!! Great course!
May 06, 2020
Its a great experience especially with this course. I appreciate Romeo the way he designed the assignments. It brings out the clear understanding.
創建者 Ramkumar K•
Apr 06, 2018
Not so worth learning compare to the predecessor of this course. Should have included more assignment would have made the course very interesting.
創建者 Vy D•
Jan 25, 2019
Not enough coding, or I would like more interactive coding if that was possible in coursera. Or how would we do this like locally?
創建者 Nicole Z K•
Jan 13, 2020
Outdated content, with corrections as annotations in the videos. Not very engaging and has just a little of spark content.
創建者 Ahmed E A T E•
Apr 10, 2019
the content is really good but I don't understand the Indian accent well although this guy really did his best
創建者 Mario E R T•
Jul 14, 2019
Need more exercises related to wrangling data and manipulating SQL's with apache spark
創建者 shubham k g•
Jul 04, 2019
Nice but details are not discussed properly only taking names wasnt enough
Feb 07, 2019
Assigments needs to be better defined and explained
創建者 Karthik D C•
Jan 19, 2019
Too many issues with lab material
創建者 Ozge Y•
Jun 23, 2019
I find it unacceptable that the grader still had the same old problems from months ago. Adding notes directly to the python notebooks is not that difficult. #Return 4 significant digits, etc.
Plus, the grader output is not always useful. I execute the function in the python notebook, for whatever reason it does not fail, it works. The grader is more sensitive as it should be but it would be more meaningful at least it mentioned which line it has failed or which cell or which function.
The quizes during the videos seems a bit too random. I expect, if you are interrupting a video, you would be asking a question whose answer would be relevant for the later part of the video. Those pop-ups feels like unannounced midterm exams. There is already a full quiz section for this.
Perhaps my expectations were too high for this course.
創建者 Roger S P M•
Jan 24, 2019
Course content contains too much screen capture of clicking rapidly through IBM could menus. In most cases, the version of IBM Cloud now being deployed varies from the course, so students have to figure it out themselves.
Also, explanation of the tools and resources is very short - line one sentence. We are left to figure out what the tools are - cloudant and node-RED especially.
This course and certificate look like they should come after the first Data Science Certificate (9 courses). But there is a definite gap between the two. It is not clear what course is supposed to bridge that gap.
創建者 Daniel B•
Feb 06, 2019
This course needs work. There needs to be more of a challenge, being an advanced course I expect a certain level of difficulty. I think the knowledge is too high level. There also needs to be more of a hands on approach. Let me connect to the Cloudent service, and more practice using spark and map functions.
創建者 Jan C•
Jul 10, 2019
Simply not on the same level as other ML Courses on Coursera. Programming assignments don't require you to do much by yourself. The bits you have to write, you have to guess from function names (no task description or anything is given).
創建者 Suyash D•
Aug 13, 2018
Very good course but codes and instructions are outdated. It needs serious improvement on that part. It is costing a lot more time to finish this simple course.
創建者 Sheen D•
Sep 01, 2019
Cannot understand what the instructor is saying half of the time... because he speaks really really fast...
創建者 Nhan T N•
Jun 21, 2019
The instruction is not so clear. Many mistake launch and grader does not run to score your submission.
創建者 Dorzhi D•
Jan 27, 2019
Very fiddly. Video instructions do not correspond to IBM interfaces.
創建者 Mateusz K•
Dec 23, 2018
Quite outdated and chaotic
Sep 27, 2018
創建者 Sudesh A•
Sep 22, 2018
While the course info describes this course as a beginner level, I would not describe it so. A lot of technical terms are thrown around without even saying a word about them let alone explain them.
The course is very disorganized, and the instructions for the assignments are not correct (and outdated). You have to basically figure out on your own how to set up the system before you even start doing the actual assignments. What you actually experience is completely different from what you see in the screenshots of the instructions.
This has been my experience just after being 2 weeks into the course. Hopefully things get better in the last two weeks. Honestly, so far I have only learnt a bunch of names.
I will update my review at the end of the course, if needed.
UPDATE: I eventually decided to unenroll from this course. This course is not worth it, in my opinion.
創建者 yu m c•
Jul 04, 2019
Corrupted assignment, you will never pass assignment 2 as the assignment checker was corrupted. so disappointed. in fact nice lecture and tutor and videos.
創建者 Prasad N•
Jun 28, 2019
worse guidance and pathetic support - shame on COURSERA and instructors for this horrible situation. Have wasted enormous productive time on this
創建者 Karthic N•
Jan 04, 2019
This is supposed to a course covering fundamentals , the course content lacks clarity and the instructors and mentors are not helpful either
Aug 22, 2018
All of the course is telling you how to use their product
創建者 Sai S•
Mar 23, 2019
very poor not even know the answers for the faculty
創建者 Rohan S•
Feb 24, 2019
This course takes you on a very structured path. It starts with the core concepts of spark and how is it important in the industry. The material along with the IBM cloud platform is a total bonus.
The assignments are challenging for a reason. They test your entire knowledge and makes sure that you pay careful attention to the material being delivered. In fact, while completing the assignments, you will find yourself looking through official library documentation for support; this is a good thing. Moreover, you also find yourself writing good quality code.
Romeo teaches the content in the simplest way possible. He explains the concepts with utmost care with adequate examples. The content on statistics is also very well laid out which helps you become a better decision maker.
Overall, the course was excellent and should suffice for anyone willing to learn spark and get familiarity with cloud technologies and Apache Spark.