University of Waikato program

Practical Data Mining

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

Practical Data Mining

  • Overview 3 courses
  • Duration 15 weeks
  • Learn Free

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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$237 USD - Course Upgrades

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course 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 ongoing 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 will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus hundreds of other short courses and tests for a year.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout the year and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited year so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $239 for a year. Find out more about Unlimited.

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

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.