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What is Cognos ?

IBM Cognos online training : Cognos is a developer of business intelligence software. They are one of the largest suppliers of business intelligence tools, globally, and the name is recognized as a leader in their field of BI reporting.

IBM Cognos Online Training: cognos was found in the late ’60s in Ontario but is now part of the IBM group, as they were acquired by IBM in 2008 and are now part of their business analytic division.

While Cognos provide a whole suite of business intelligence reporting software and tools, their name has become synonymous with OLAP, (Online Analytical Processing).

BI tools are used in many organizations and for various tasks including

To implement a Cognos solution, a consultant would most likely be assigned to your organization to undertake an analysis of your current operational systems and to determine the most effective implementation of an intelligence analysis system.

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Introduction to Cognos online training

Introduction to the Reporting Application

Describe IBM Cognos BI Training components

IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals

Examine Report Studio and its interface

Explore different report types

Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report

Explore how data items are added to queries

Create List Reports

Format, group, and sort list reports

Describe options for aggregating data

Create a multi-fact query

Create a report with repeated data

Focus Reports Using Filters

Create filters to narrow the focus of reports

Examine detail and summary filters

Determine when to apply filters on aggregate data

Create Crosstab Reports

Format and sort crosstab reports

Convert a list to a crosstab

Create complex crosstabs using drag and drop functionality

Create crosstabs using unrelated data items

Present Data Graphically

Create charts containing peer and nested items

Add context to charts

Create and reuse custom chart palettes

Present key data in a single dashboard report

Focus Reports Using Prompts

Identify various prompt types

Use parameters and prompts to focus data

Search for prompt items

Customize prompts to facilitate users’ choices

Navigate between pages

Display users’ prompt selections in the report

Extend Reports Using Calculations

Create calculations based on data in the data source

Add run-time information to the reports

Create expressions using functions

Use Additional Report Building Techniques

Reuse objects within the same report

Share layout components among separate reports

Discuss report templates

Add pages to a report

Choose options to handle reports with no available data

Customize Reports with Conditional Formatting

Create multi-lingual reports

Highlight exceptional data

Show and hide data

conditionally render objects in reports

Drill-Through From One Report to Another

Let users navigate from a specific report to a target report

Pass parameter values to filter the data in drill-through targets

Drill-through Definitions

Parameter-driven drill through

Steps to enable drill-through access for a package

Drill Through Assistant

Enhance Report Layout

Force page breaks in reports

Modify existing report structures

Apply horizontal formatting

Specify print options for PDF reports

Combine data containers displaying data from different queries

Format data and report objects

IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Advanced

Create Query Models

Build query models and then connect them to the report layout

Add filters and prompts to a report using the query model

Edit an SQL statement to author custom queries

Create Query Reports Based on Relationships

Create reports by merging query results

Create reports by joining queries

Combine data containers based on relationships from different queries

Create query containers containing a single data value

Distribute Reports Through Bursting

Distribute reports using bursting

create burst keys

Identify report recipients and data items using burst tables

Distribute reports using email and IBM Cognos Connection

Design Effective Prompts

Control report displays using prompts

Specify conditional formatting values using prompts

Create a report that formats based on prompts selection

Create a sorted and filtered report based on prompt selection

Enhance User Interaction with HTML

Create tooltips that clarify report data

Create a popup window that contains prompts

Send emails using links in a report

Create Additional Advanced Reports

Create a report that displays summarized data before detailed data

Highlight alternate rows in a list report

Create a report using an external data file

Use single data items to summarize report information

Examine the Report Specification

Examine the report specification structure

Save and edit reports locally

Discuss considerations for modifying a report specification

IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Active Reports

Introduction to IBM Cognos Active Reports

Discuss the value of active reports

Examine an active report and its controls

Convert an existing report to an active report

Debug and save an active report

Explore interactive properties

Use Filter and Select in Active Reports

Distinguish between filter and select

Examine decks and cards

Explore properties to use in active reports

Examine master-detail relationships and decks

Use Advanced Features with Active Reports

Drill through on an active report

Drill up an down on an active report

Create cascading prompts in an active report

Query studio:

Types of reports

Query studio templates

User interface

Operation on list report

Data formatting

Expand and collapse group

Custom groups

Filters and calculations

Conditional formatting

Analysis studio:

Introduction to analysis studio

Types of analysis

Rows columns and context

Suppress zeros and nulls

Filters and calculations

Top and bottom rows


Drill up and drill down

Convert to chart

Replacing columns and rows

Open in report studio

Event studio:

Benefits of event studio

Process flow

Specify event condition


Task execution rules


Scheduling an agent

Framework Manager

IBM Cognos Framework Manager: Design Metadata Models

Create a Baseline Project

Examine the IBM Cognos BI and Framework Manager workflow processes

Define a project and its structure

Describe the Framework Manager environment

Create a baseline project

Enhance the model with additional metadata

Prepare Reusable Metadata

Verify relationships and query item properties

Ensure efficient filters by configuring prompt properties

Calculations and Filters

Use calculations to create commonly-needed query items for authors

Use static filters to reduce the data returned

Use macros and parameters in calculations and filters to dynamically control the data


Specify Determinants

Use determinants to specify multiple levels of granularity and prevent double-counting

Create the Presentation View

Identify the dimensions associated with a fact table

Identify conformed vs. non-conformed dimensions

Create star schema groupings to provide authors with logical groupings of query subjects

Work with Different Query Subject Types

Identify key differences and recommendations for using data source, model, and stored

Procedure query subjects

Identify the effects on generated SQL when modifying query subjects, SQL settings and


Set Security in Framework Manager

Examine the IBM Cognos BI security environment

Restrict access to packages

Create and apply security filters

Restrict access to objects in the model

Create Analysis Objects

Apply dimensional information to relational Metadata to enable OLAP-style queries

Sort members for presentation and predictability

Advanced Generated SQL Concepts and Complex Queries

Governors that affect SQL generation

Stitch query SQL

Conformed and non-conformed dimensions in generated SQL

Multi-fact/multi-grain stitch query SQL

Variances in Report Studio generated SQL

Dimensionally modeled relational SQL generation

Cross join SQL

Various results sets for multi-fact queries

Use Advanced Parameterization Techniques in Framework Manger

Identify session and model parameters

Leverage session, model, and custom parameters

Create prompt macros

Leverage macro functions associated with security

Model Maintenance and Extensibility

Perform basic maintenance and management on a model

Remap metadata to another source

Import and link a second data source

Run scripts to automate or update a model

View lineage

Create a model report

Optimize and Tune Framework Manager Models

Identify and implement techniques to optimize and tune your Framework Manager


Work in a Multi-Modeler Environment

Implement repository control

Segment and link a project

Branch a project and merge results

Manage OLAP Data Sources

Connect to an OLAP data source (cube) in a Framework Manager project

Publish an OLAP model

Publish a model with multiple OLAP data sources

Publish a model with an OLAP data source and a relational data source

Manage Framework Manager Packages

Specify package languages and function sets

Control model versioning

Nest packages

IBM Cognos BI Administration

Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level

Define IBM Cognos groups and roles

Explain how to extend IBM Cognos BI

Introduction to IBM Cognos BI Administration

Describe the role of the Administrator in relation to the IBM Cognos BI administration

Workflow process.

Describe the role of IBM Cognos Administration and IBM Cognos Configuration user

interface components

Identify IBM Cognos BI Architecture

Identify features of the IBM Cognos BI architecture

Identify an example of Cognos BI request processing

Performance planning and installation options and configurations

Perform IBM Cognos BI on a single machine

Secure the IBM Cognos BI Environment

Identify the IBM Cognos BI security model

Define authentication and authorization in IBM Cognos BI.

Identify security policies

Secure administrative capabilities (access to functionality)

Specify security settings after installation.

Implement security in IBM Cognos Framework Manager and IBM Cognos Transformer

Administer the IBM Cognos BI Server Environment

Overview of administrative tasks that can be performed in IBM Cognos Administration

Monitor system metrics

Manage dispatchers and services

Tune server performance

Identify issues while troubleshooting the server environment

Formulate the IBM Cognos BI backup strategy

Manage Run Activities

Manage current, past, and upcoming run activities

Manage schedules

Manage Content in IBM Cognos Administration

Add and manage a data source

Distribute data and create a distribution list and contacts

Deploy IBM Cognos BI content

Maintain the IBM Cognos BI content store

Customize the appearance of IBM Cognos BI

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