Excellent course! All the explanations are quite clear, a lot of good quality information provided from amazing teacher. Additionally, response times for any question is very fast.
Really really REALLY enjoyed this course! The instructor does a masterful job of going from simple examples and building up complexity in a very logical and thorough way.
par LINDA A L•
Difficult to follow
par Tarun C•
I felt this course was a bit too light. Romeo does reference some other more advanced courses which I will definitely check out. I did not feel like I learned much in this course for two reasons: 1. the lectures were kept pretty high-level and 2. the exercises and final quiz required almost no work or thought to complete. I learn best by doing; so for the final quiz I would have preferred if instead of being given all the code we were given the (cleaned) data set and then asked all the relevant questions without having all the code prepared for us. It forces us to figure out how to implement what we've learned and search the Apache Spark API. That being said, I did like Romeo's teaching style so I'll check out more of his courses.
par Marc D•
The course is quite easy to understand. However, the presentation of the videos are not good. There are a lot of mistakes in the demo videos and is just addressed by adding some sudden pop-up bubble comments in the video without getting any explanation. There are also outdated codes that doesn't immediately work when you try doing it yourself. The video resolution of the demos in the notebooks are also very low. I tried increasing the resolution of my video but the notebook is still very difficult to read.
par Oakleigh W•
The first week is okay; a good introduction to how Apache Spark works to parallelise computations. However, from then on code is poorly explained, and videos need updating to reflect current Python syntax. The fact that there are alot of pointers to external github repos with 'correct' code makes it difficult to learn. This course is not to the standard of others in this IBM AI Engineer path. The last week only ends with a 'fill-in-the-answers' quiz from a prewrote notebook.
par Cristina G•
Unfortunately, there seems to be quite a few errors in the course. The only skills that you can actually take away is how to use Apache Spark. The machine learning and evaluation metrics explained in this course are riddled with errors. When writing to the teachers the only thing they say is they are checking on it and will get back to you and never do. I usually really like the IBM courses but this one was by far the worst MOOC I have taken so far.
par Gaby B T•
One of the worst courses I ever had.
1 - The whole thing seems rushed. A lot of mistakes!
2 - Confusing slides and exercises.
3 - Useless quizzes that provide no additional benefit to the learner.
4 - Uncompleted transcripts under the videos.
I do not recommend this course. Unfortunately, I have to complete it for a specialization, otherwise, I would have abandoned it.
par andrew r•
Out of date and confusing examples. Watson studio is hard to setup. Instructions were misleading. Incorrect information was taught. Accent sometimes hard to understand. Testing did not directly relate to course material and required external study. Tests within instructions videos did not pop up at natural intervals. Overall a disappointing experience.
par Panagiotis P•
The course is definitely one of the worst i had in coursera. Many issues with the sound (week 1) which in combination with the very hard accent of the tutor becomes unbearable for the first 2 weeks at least. The concepts are not explained enough. If you really want to learn choose something else.
par Pietro D•
The course is based on a previous version of IBM Watson platform that makes too many slides outdated. Too much time is dedicated to the definition and computation of basic statistical moments. The same information about Apache Spark is published on the project's website.
par ANURAG G•
The course has been forcefully put inside the IBM AI Engineering Professional Course, and does not fit in. The course instructor fails to explain the details in an effective way. Overall this course is not designed to be a part of this specific specialization.
par Nils N•
Maybe I do not have knowledge about Python, but a lot of things were not understandable for me. In addition, parts of the course are still shown in an older, out-of-fashion version of Watson. The shown code is not working in todays version
par Nazmul H•
This course and assessment method is not standard enough. It should have more practical exercises such as RDD programming, ML, SQL. Course project should have related to developing mini big data application with RDD to ML prediction.
par Claudio C•
The course should be reorganized. The video are taken from different courses and is not fluid follow it. There is very little in programming with functional programming. There are many concepts but not well explained. Not advided!
par Juho H•
The course teaches important concepts and skills on how to scale your machine learning algorithms - but it is in a desperate need of an overhaul to fix the numerous errors in the videos and workbooks.
par Camilo F P•
Did not like it that much, I´m not clear about spark and big data use cases for ML. The themes were variated and did not follow a line or path of learning.
par Esteban H E•
Not clear at all.
A lot of things are not explained, or explained in a confusing way. I learn more by researching what things meant than from lectures
par Friscian V C•
I dont like the instructor very much. I feel like his explanations are not the best and everything was just too fast.
par vikram s•
It's very difficult for a beginner (like me) to understand the whole science behind the concepts in Apache Spark
par shiva k P•
The content is quite old and full of mistakes. It would be great if the course material quality is improved.
par Suman k s•
Explanation not satisfactory and exercise also not so good.
too much issue in setup all these exercises.
focus too much on practical skills than the balance of concepts and implementations
confusing to follow
par DK N•
It was fine, but i couldnt understand clearly what the instructor want to explain.
par tamador a•
The course should give more in-depth assignments and also more explanation.