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Data mining (DM) is an essential course to be included in the curriculum of Information systems education. This paper highlights the importance of data Mining Course in the Information System (IS) department. We discussed the issues related with data mining texts books and practical tools, by using our previous experience with the students of Information System (IS) Department, Faculty of Computing & Information Technology (FCIT) in King Abdulaziz University (KAU) Jeddah. The paper focuses on importance of DM course, relation of DM course with IS department, discussion about selection of the text book, and finally discussion on different DM tools can be use in the labs. This paper provides comprehensive information on DM course, text books, and tools. This paper specially guides the DM students to select better course material in the form of text book and DM software tool for practical implementation of all data mining tasks.