covers good amount of material and exactly what is in the outline, presented with enough detail to follow. Good walk-through of the spreadsheets helps understanding, easy to follow along and practice.
Material was very well presented. Week 3 was challenging, but taking time to print out the slides, work through them rigorously proved very helpful. I found all sections very, very informative.
Useful for business risk analysis and modeling complex problem.
par Sandeep C•
Great course and with lots of techniques for modeling in Excel
par Vishnu C V•
Good lecture. Enjoyed the tutorial on binomial distributions
par Zixiao Z•
this is a good course but it's not that informative
par Jiayue W•
4.5 stars actually. Good overview of modeling risk.
par Fereshteh A•
I was hoping for more complex modeling techniques.
par Mohammed A K•
Very Knowledgeable content and easy to understand.
par Emilio v D•
Week 3 was challenging, otherwise great program.
par SARANSH D•
It could be better explained by professors.
par RAJ K A•
Nice course. But's it's a bit too simple.
par Thu P•
Much detailed! Very easy to follow.
par Alejandro A•
Muy buen curso, excelente material
par Tarun S R•
Teacher are good in this season.
par Thiago H R M•
Good, but gives the very basics.
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par Carlo D R•
In few pills big contents!
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par Valentin Z•
There are good and bad things to say about this part of the "specialization". The good ones (in general thanks to Sergey) are that sometimes during this course you learn something new and useful. But not much... One can hardly say that you will get some sort of "specialization" through these 5 courses. It's highly inconsistent. I'm sorry to say that but it's not the Harvard level of education (at least I hope that the Harvard level is much higher). This part is still far from the wonderful introduction by Professor Waterman. And the 3rd week of this part is a total fiasco: we all know how to read, and mechanical reading from the screen by the teacher doesn't give anything for knowledge. I also didn't understand the part about 'time constrains' as a pretext to describe only normal and uniform distributions (we can read anywhere about these two probability distributions... but where is the value-added product of the teachers?). I would say that selecting the same (very long) range in Excel with a mouse cursor seven times in one lesson is total waste of time that could be spent more effectively. At last, the final quizes are sort of childish: the questions are written in in a very bad style (apparently to complicate understanding) but the real answers are mostly simple arithmetic...
This course deserves a 5 star rating because of Prof. Savin but because of Prof Veeraraghavan, I gave it a 3.
Prof Savin's attention to detail and ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way is a gift indeed. He taught week 1, 2 and 4.
Week 3 with Prof Veeraraghavan however, was a different ballgame. Week 3 was an overload of theoretical statistical probability concepts with little or no explanation whatsoever. No explanation on reading chi square tables, no explanation on the calculation of pdf and cdf etc. I was lost when it was time for week 3 quizzes and I gained zero knowledge from week 3.I recommend that Prof. Savin creates a new video for week 3 as I am sure he will teach the courses therein much much better.