Great course. It mimics real life case. However, the time required to complete assignments is much more than stated. The assignments are great though, I learned a lot from those.
Very nice class, well thought out and organized. The assignments are interesting and the practice assignments are relevant. Getting hands on on Pentaho was a big plus.
par David R•
The course lectures were too sparse leading up to the final, very important assignment of learning to how to create an ETL package. More time and energy should have been spent on the technical aspects of the Pentaho Spoon program, rather than doing overviews of application pros and cons.
par Antonio T•
I think this course is not apropiated for work specialization, is only as light additional knowledge of several concepts without go into details.
I don't recomend it. I have left before finish trial week, because it doesn't reach my expectations.
par Dietrich B•
In module 5 the assignment was not able to pass without looking for further assistance in the web. The knowledge of handling Pentaho integration tool was not good enough explained to pass the assignment. Some steps were really tricky.
par Serban T•
Awful. Just awful. There are dozens of students trying to install Pentaho and failing. Only reason I managed is that I have prior experience with the software. There are no TAs, no help, nothing. The Quiz is a scam designed to force you to shell out even more money of the so-called-optional textbook, and the assignments are extremely vague and orders of magnitude beyond the laughable 30 minutes the instructor suggested they should take. My submissions for week 3 total over 30 pages -- and I work a full time job... Avoid this class, do not reward terrible courses with your cash.
par Rob B•
No instructor engagement in the course, see the history of posts by the professor. Last in June 2019. The course materials aren't sufficient to complete or understand the material beginning in Module 3. Figuring out how to download the software for the course is very confusing and the documentation is outdated. I would recommend pulling the course from the platform until the instructor(s) become active. I will be removing my monthly payment and don't intend to enroll in future Coursera courses anytime soon.
par Philippe G•
Course is very high level and teacher inspiring. As I highlighted already it took me 8 hours with a professional to install Pentaho... for what? to explain pivot tables totals. that is very unecessary. Also from Europe virtual machine use is just killing my computer and I end up spending more time crashing and restarting my pc than working on the course. (and I am surrounded by IT professionals in my company for reference). This is sadly a big let down for an excellent course theory wise.
par Daniel X•
Too academic, maybe normal for a University course. But really not a practical course for someone wanting to pick up the knowledge or skills. even though BI is a big concept. The tools are not very popular in the market, either highly enterprised Oracle or free tools. Really, those tools are good for doing a few excercise or playing some BI games.
par fulvio c•
This training course will drain your time on installing some freeware software instead focusing on make you acquire database skills. I waisted more than two weeks reading outdated guidelines. Save your time and avoid it
par Thomas L•
totally unsufficient guidance on external tools needed. Forum is full of users asking for help and reporting problems with installation of neccessary software.
par Alexander K•
I feel like the courses were shot in 1999.
So many mismatch subtitle