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 Vitor A•
Content was ok. Not many insights why Apache is better/faster than others.
par PRAVIN K R•
Not Clearly Understandable. Lack of Deep Knowledge provided on the course
par Sascha B•
Very high level, exercises could have been more challenging and hands-on
par Emanuel N•
Me parecio incompleto el curso. Algunos temas debieron extenderse mas.
Concepts not explained well, have to watch videos twice to understand.
par Fabio G•
I would add more practise exercises as well as the intended answers
par Aaditya M•
Videos are outdated which makes it hard to follow along sometimes.
par Wenbo Z•
The contents are not well-organized and sometimes confusing.
par ANDRE S M•
The course is outdated. exemples in old version of spark
par THOMONT B•
Good content but explanations are not always very clear
par Xueling L•
Video is too blurry and so is the content of course.
par Ameya K•
Multiple errors in the instructional videos.
par P S•
His accent is very difficult to understand.
par مجید د•
course video's need a complete revision
par Aditya K•
The content is not detailed enough
par Gao S•
Instructor accent is strong
par Axel A•
Mejorable Course Materials
Pls improve sound quality
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 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.