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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Big Data
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long
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This course is for novice programmers or business people who would like to understand the core tools used to wrangle and analyze big data. With no prior experience, you will have the opportunity to walk through hands-on examples with Hadoop and Spark frameworks, two of the most common in the industry. You will be comfortable explaining the specific components and basic processes of the Hadoop architecture, software stack, and execution environment. In the assignments you will be guided in how data scientists apply the important concepts and techniques such as Map-Reduce that are used to solve fundamental problems in big data. You'll feel empowered to have conversations about big data and the data analysis process.

Taught by

Natasha Balac, Paul Rodriguez and Andrea Zonca

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Reviews for Coursera's Hadoop Platform and Application Framework
1.9 Based on 25 reviews

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Nancy D
1.0 3 years ago
Nancy is taking this course right now.
I am enrolled and almost done with this course. I cannot wait to get done! I have taken many other courses on Coursera, and this one is the worst. I do not feel that it is giving me a true sense of what Hadoop or big data is all about, nor any "hands on" practice on applications to real world projects.

There is no feedback from instructors or mentors who normally respond to posts from other students requesting help or information. The only feedback seems to be from a few other interested students taking the course. And, most of the posts on the discussion board ar…
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Oliver T
2.0 3 years ago
by Oliver completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Definitely better than the "Introduction to Big Data", but still miles away from what I consider a decent course. What's the point in presenting slides and reading the keywords to students? What's the point in handing out those slides instead of "real" documents (compare the ideas of Garr Reynolds or Nancy Duarte on that issue)? What's the point in testing for simple facts? On the bright side: The hands-on assignments were kind of fun, although I fear some people may get frustrated as some background in programming definitely helps - should be made clear in the syllabus, I think.
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Victor P
2.0 3 years ago
by Victor completed this course.
Very poor course, the lectures are not structured and presetend in an interesting way, while the quizes test for simple facts.

The lecturer (Dr. Mahidhar Tatineni) reads the bullet points or a script, and repeats a lot of what was said in the previous course from the specialization.

Not worth my time, and definitely not worth the price if you are considering doing the specialization.
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Gerrit K
1.0 3 years ago
by Gerrit is taking this course right now.
I felt I was tricked into this specialization. Not much content, lots of repeats. Definitely not worth the money. $10, ok. but no penny more. I dropped out and got a refund.

Most troubling is the lack of responses from Coursera staff and UCSD lecturers. Silence from all sides.
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Anonymous
1.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course Sucks, only slides and slides.. nothing useful, I recommend you look for another options if you want to learn about big data.
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Anonymous
1.0 3 years ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
The Course videos are poor in content and in explaining what the tools do. The Quizzes ask questions that have not been covered in the video material and the programming assignments are in many cases unrelated to what is explained in the videos, instructions are unquestionably useless in many cases and you are expected to know how to to program. I can't quite understand how they would be so bold to say it is for business people (i.e. a high level course with minimal programming knowledge).

Certainly not worth the cost of the course. If I had not already paid for it I would drop and make better use of my time and money.

You are left to your own as the only help you get is that of other students and the posts they put. There is no way how to contact the instructors.
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Sam K
1.0 3 years ago
by Sam is taking this course right now.
Very poorly delivered course. I have some exposure to Hadoop and thought this course would give a full stack in-depth hands on experience as this is a total 7 months specialization. But dropped out and was lucky to get a refund. Very superficial coverage of the course and very poorly delivered. The presenters just read from a poorly prepared slide content.
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Brian O
1.0 3 years ago
by Brian is taking this course right now.
The course is presented by 2 lecturers at UCSD. The Hadoop lectures were bullet points recited from Powerpoint slides. The required assignments presume working knowledge of Python that was not disclosed prior to enrollment. The Spark lectures were abysmal; none of the bullet points recited were explained or expounded upon. I would not recommend this class to anyone.
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Kumar N
2.0 3 years ago
by Kumar is taking this course right now.
I am almost done with this course. Thouroughly disappointed with the course content. It is too basic and high level. I have exposure to hadoop, reason for taking this course was to gain structured knowledge at least at an intermediate level, which did not happen. Lecturers just readout the slides, no insight into any of the content.
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Pablo T
3.0 3 years ago
by Pablo completed this course.
The quality of the course is not very high.

The quizzes are painful with correct answers being counted as wrong and "choose all that are true" format questions that provide no feedback. For the most part they tested for "facts" and memory retention.

However, it does provide a good overview of the different components in the Hadoop ecosystem, and did provide a good guidance for further studies into these tools.
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Anonymous
4.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
It is a beginner course, so has to be valuated as is. It help the student to know the basic tools and concepts in the hadoop eco system. Quizzes are good if taken seriously and you really understand if you grasp the concepts. Was one of the first course online that I take, so I have no terms to compare to, but yes, it is absolutely missing some interaction with the tutors.
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Anonymous
1.0 3 years ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
One of the worst courses I have taken.

Don't waste your time. My head was filled with the Hadoop stack and what I need is Map and reduce the information this course provides. A lot of slides without pointing out the essence.

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Anna C
1.0 3 years ago
by Anna completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it.
It's a joke of course. Take some other course not Coursera San Diego.

The course team DO NOT PUT any hours of EFFORT into developing the course. No material, not good examples, not good exercises. The The tech are exercises that later you realize they are in the hadoop platform.

The team is not involved at all in he discussions.

The assignments degree of difficulty/complexity are not related with the few "bla, bla, bla" they talk about in the course. So I had to spend many many many hours learning in internet what I had to know for completing the assignments. And of course because they did not answer to any of the students questions

The material offered for learning is no a joke is even worse.

I really recomend some other course not Coursera San Diego

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Anonymous
1.0 3 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
These people might be knowledged, but they teach this course in the worst way possible!! Reading everything from slides is not a good way to teach a concept. I didn’t have patience to continue this course, I have already made a request for refund, I definitely wouldn’t wanna waste $102 for someone that simply reads content from the slides. Udemy has amazing course content for a fairly cheaper price. Goodbye Coursera
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Anonymous
2.0 8 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very bad. The instructors obviously did not undergo any type of didactic course before making this course. Made the Udemy Hadoop course afterwards which was better.
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1.0 3 years ago
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1.0 3 years ago
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