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Become a data mining expert through three short courses

This flexible program of online courses is aimed at anyone who deals in data and is seriously concerned about obtaining information from it.

You’ll begin with a practical introduction to data mining and learn to mine your own data using the popular Weka workbench. You’ll go on to discover more advanced data mining techniques, including how to mine large datasets.

Finally, you’ll look at a variety of popular packages that can be used to extend Weka’s functionality, and gain the skills you need to become a data mining wizard.


To get an award you will need to upgrade all courses on this program, then qualify for a Certificate of Achievement on each course. To qualify you need to do at least 90% of each course and score an average of 70% or above on any tests.

Once you have qualified for a Certificate of Achievement on every course you will receive a FutureLearn Award.

This program will require 15 weeks of learning and cost a total of $267.

Learn with the creators of Weka – The University of Waikato

The course has been developed by The University of Waikato in New Zealand, where Weka originated. Throughout, you’ll learn with Professor Ian Witten – author of Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques.

Who will you learn with?

Ian Witten

I grew up in Ireland, studied at Cambridge, and taught computer science at the Universities of Essex in England and Calgary in Canada before moving to paradise (aka New Zealand) 25 years ago.

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