I would like to recommend this course to the business analyst aspirants. It is really intriguing and helps to develop analytical skills. The examples and assignments are perfect to train a beginner.
I think this is a practical and insightful course for understanding what business analysis is and how models apply in realily by providing useful and familiar examples. Highly recommend this course
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par Todd L•
Very good topics. Very interesting and good to learn the basics. Even though the lecturer said simulation and optimization together were the most advanced part of analytics, I only halfway believe him. While the breadth of examples is good, the depth of each examples is thin in regard to real-life problems. For example, the marketing problems are too shallow, as anyone in marketing can quickly realize. I also didn't like that the ASP tool isn't available for Mac. The solver.com online tool is laggy, difficult to use, and ugly. I'd prefer an Excel-Mac solution or a Google Sheets solution PLEASE.
par Steve R•
I thought the material covered in the course was interesting and useful. However I must dock points because of issues with the Analytic Solver Platform as follows:
1) The trial version we used for the course had a limit on Trials in simulations. This limit made it impossible to achieve the same results as the professor in his examples and on assignments/quizzes. Many times in the quizzes, I had to simply guess an answer because it was impossible to recreate the simulation.
2) The trial was only for a limited time, and it expired before I finished the Week 4 course work.
Nice introductory course, but it was way too theoretical and easy for me (I completed the course in just two days). Some assignments were not available for me to solve, because there cloud trial version of Analytic Solver for Mac did not work well. Also it would be more interesting for me to know how to solve these problems with Excel from scratch without using some external software, which costs money. Anyway, I got some insights and ideas how to use statistical and mathematical models for solving business problems.
par Lawrence G D•
Requires use of proprietary software that comes with a limited free trial that is difficult to install and couldn't even solve one of the problems in the quiz due to restrictions in the free trial capabilities. Did not declare this upfront. Course material is ok and insightful, but relies too much on the software rather than basic principles/concepts for optimization and heuristics.
par Yohana E•
Para mi el curso empieza muy bien, pero ya en la semana dos se torna muy técnico, y no tan estratégico, ademas es necesario tener un programa que en mi caso no tengo, mi expectativa era más un curso gerencial y de toma de desiciones que de minería de datos. Por todo lo anterior he tomado la decisión de no continuar y buscar un curso que sea más gerencial. gracias!
par Fujimoto, K•
The course was too reliant on the paid "analytic solver platform" to be relevant to me at work, since we are not allowed to install this software. it would have been more relevant if the built in and analysis toolpack in excel were used, but I realize this would've required more in-depth knowledge of excel.
par Cristiano M A•
O conteúdo do curso é ótimo, o professor é excelente. Senti muita dificuldade porque não consegui usar o Analitics Solver Plataform. É preciso encontrar alternativas open source como o pacote lpsolve do R, códigos Python, ou mesmo alguma solução para Libreoffice. Senti muita dificuldade por causa disto.
par arthur y k•
In my opinion, this course uses good tools for BI and decision making, however mostly of them are paid or request access to MS office. Many people do not have access to excel, only to google spreadsheet. In general the course teaches good skills to conduct analysis.
par Rafael R•
I believe if we have a list of exercises that would be great, we could understand better the tools and principles in many situations. The exercises and tests are basic and they don´t really challenge us.
par Gabriel A•
The high level topics are there, but I find it very difficult to believe that any F500 company uses this excel macro as the foundation for data analytics.
par Carlos C F•
Very good insights and applicability to real cases. I would have liked though to having practical cases with less "pre-done" work by the instructor.
par Thahir N M•
Too much dependence on XL minor is a negative for the course. Text book code and course code will give XL miner access for 15 days which is a pain
par Balazs K•
The Analytic Solver Platform did not work properly, despite the environment was given. I can not give more for this course.
par Maryam M•
The course was heavily designed based on the tool. I would rather learn more details of, for example, optimisation.
par Federico G V•
Stimulating course, the low valuation is due to the fact that slides shown during lesson are not made available
par Vineetha S•
It is a good course but if you cannot get Analytical Solver Platform it can be hard.
par Lalit K•
Excel sheets are not available for downloads as mentioned in the different modules
par Otieno C•
The course requires paid applications that makes it inaccessible at times.
The professor's accent is hard to understand and he speaks very fast
par Sara A d S•
It needs a solver software that is paid and very difficult to get.
par Vivian Y Q•
wish it were not taught in excel but R or some other softwares
par Takkallapalli N•
Its a basic level course. And mostly its software based
par Randell B•
videos are good. on a mac, the tools are hard to use.