Sorry little late to answer, but since people are still looking for an answer, let me put it.
Hello All I’m proud to be one of the student of Great Lakes, PGP BDA first batch.
Small intro about me: I’m was a python/django full stack developer before I decided to join this course. So I already had experience in python and as you know python is widely used in Data Science. Like most of the enthusiasts I started learning and digging about data science online through MOOC’s. But the tought part was to figure out what to learn, and even if you decided which subject you wanted to start with, there is a ton of resources. It can get overwhelming and it did. Next challenge in studying online is to constantly be motivated. LinkedIn
Why did I choose Great Lakes when there are clearly many online courses?
The above 2 challenges that I faced, forced me to look for alternatives i.e. classroom trainings. And after extensive research and talking to PGP BI students, since PGP BDA had not yet started, I was sold on the fact that Great Lakes has very good faculty and the curriculum was also interesting.
So I joined the course. Since then I don’t regret my decision even for a second. They have very experienced faculty, industry as well as vast academic experience. The way most of the lecturers teach is amazing. After completing 7 months into the program, I can tell you that if you have an appetite to learn data science and want to get into classroom training this is the course to take. With assignments, mini projects, capstone projects, their online learning site (LMS) and wonder classmates with tons of experience, trust me, you will never get demotivated.
IMHO this is a very good course to consider joining for an aspiring data scientist.