Coursera & John Hopkins «Data science specialization» review
After long and difficult process of writing my dissertation I decided to structure knowledge gained during the studies. For this I decided to take an online course. After examining many reviews and responses I drew attention on John Hopkins «Data science specialization». Completed course in my spare time in 5-6 hours per week. Now it is time to share my own review.
First of all, it is worth noting that specialization seems to have done the job on 100 percent. I am satisfied with gained knowledge. After completing the course I got full understanding of what data science is and which skills I should develop.
- Well structured. After completing the course you get full understanding of real research steps.
- Well balanced. Large amount of necessary theory supported with real practical examples. The course is simple in terms of understanding, however, has large amount of usefull information.
- Last course of specialization (capstone project) is not related to previous specialization steps. Knowledge gained from first nine courses is not useful in capstone project.
- Personally, I prefer Python. However, study of R language was very useful and interesting.