University of Waikato program

Practical Data Mining

Get a practical introduction to data mining using the popular Weka workbench.

Practical Data Mining

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.

How does our pricing work?

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$252 USD - Course Upgrades

Start learning for free

Yes, there's no obligation to upgrade any of the free courses on your program.

If you do choose to upgrade your courses, you'll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Unlimited access to the courses for as long as they exist on FutureLearn
  • Access to tests if the course has any
  • A certificate when you complete the course and score at least 70% on any tests

Please note: In order to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program

How do course upgrades work?

Programs are made up of short courses, some of which you can join for free. If you want to spend more time on the material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get unlimited access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You'll also be granted access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

Please note: In order to take the final assessment, you must upgrade and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

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.