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The presentation, the content, and the conduct of this course is outstanding. I have completed some edX courses in the past and have started but failed to complete others. This course stands head and shoulde... The presentation, the content, and the conduct of this course is outstanding. I have completed some edX courses in the past and have started but failed to complete others. This course stands head and shoulders above any of those in terms of presentation, content, and conduct. My only real quarrel with the course is the estimate that the course can be successfully completed in 8 hours per week for four weeks. I spent enough time to earn 100% on all quizzes and homework assignments. This required me to spend significantly more than 32 hours total. In fact, I spent about four times that amount of time, mainly working on the homework assignments. A single pass through the videos alone with no pauses requires about 6.5 hours, leaving only about 25.5 hours to complete all of the quizzes and homework assignments. My assessment is that anyone who can complete all of the quizzes and all of the homework assignments with an average score of 95% or better in 25.5 hours probably didn't need to take the course in the first place. However, this is an outstanding course for those with a good background in Java programming who desire to apply that knowledge to data structures. If you fit that description, enroll in the course but set aside more than 32 hours to successfully complete the course.