As an aspiring data analyst, this course gave me more information about what I am currently doing and after finishing this course I have learned a lot and gave me more interest to learn more.
i was impressed by cognos and in general the way you get into things with this course. i really like the approach methodology. final assignment was very interesting also.
par NEGUSSIE G•
Very short instruction for a big software like Cognos. I had to help from other teaching platforms to begin to understand even the basics. Could be much better.
par Kyle M•
It was great to learn how to use an actual program like Cognos! And I really advanced my Excel skills as well.
par ARPINO E•
Very interesting and useful for the practice parts
par Evgeniya K•
Great hands on labs. I enjoyed and learned a lot.
par boo b•
Extremely useful for beginner in data analytics
par Gonzalo R F•
Great course and kickstart to amazing tools
par J S S•
useful course with good content
par Yogi H C•
Great course for basics
par Rufat S•
Great Learning Path !
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par Yo'Av D•
Good overall, but of much lesser quality than the first two courses in the Data Analyst certification program.
The Cognos bit was sort of rushed, and even though the labs provided guidance for the How-Tos, the Whys and Whats weren't always clear.
As for the Excel portion, the material was important and useful. However, while I understand why the labs are designed for the Web version, I think there should be greater emphasis on teaching how to accomplish the same tasks using the Desktop version too, because it's hard to say in advance what kind of version learners would proceed to work with. On several tasks, I noticed significant differences between Desktop and Web (I use Office 365), and even on the final assignment, I had to divide the work between the the two versions, because not all features were available to me in one (I first created the charts I need the Desktop version for, and then uploaded the workbook to Web to finish the assignment there with the features I could only use there).
Both Cognos and Excel bits should be updated to reflect current terminology and layouts. On multiple occasions, I found myself looking at something that didn't match the instructions, only to realize that feature had been moved or renamed. As for the peer-assessment, please consider it mandatory for reviewers to leave a comment to explain if they dock points - I'm always happy to give full marks where applicable, but I also leave a comment to explain what was missing if I rate it anything less than the maximum (I had a strange experience with someone docking random points off my assignment with no explanation, forcing me to resubmit and wait for a second opinion, only to then receive an almost-perfect score).
par Hans F B•
The course provides a good foundation for Excel and Cognos skills. The only problem I encountered was with their support. For half a month, I couldn't access IBM Cognos and other lab instructions and thus couldn't complete the course. The support staff never replied to my concerns. Finally, I figured on my own that, for some reason, my ISP/country was being blocked by the IBM course and that a VPN solved my problem.
par Tanya H•
I enjoyed the course but really struggled to create a pdf of my final assignment on Cognos Analytics at the end, which left me feeling hugely frustrated.
par Bhavya M•
A very good course to learn and practice basics of data visualization. Only glitch is I was not able to download data files for some exercises.
par Steve C•
I think the course should have had more hands-on learning projects, but otherwise good
par Shri H•
Good course which covers all basics
par Njabulo L M•
very good course
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par Maria S•
While I learned how to navigate Excel and Cognos to make elegant visualizations, the videos and activities did not cover why I was completing the steps. The Hands-on activities should be more detailed. I recommend a single sentence for each visualization specifically justifying why the user would want to create each visualization in order to help their analysis.
par Ben E•
More labs if possible.
par KING H•
Improve some instruction are not good enough to understand the assignments If you can provide instructions through video for assignments It might be better kindly check & resolve this issue thanks