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Course Duration 25 hrs
Training Options Live Online / Self-Paced / Classroom
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IBM Cognos classroom and online training, you will learn about Cognos BI, framework manager, report studio, Cognos analytics, query studio, metadata modeling, dynamic cubes, and many more concepts and you will explore about building complex and advanced reports and dashboards using the IBM Cognos reporting tool. In this training, you will gain knowledge on Cognos architecture, BI life cycle, Cognos Connections, Query and Cognos administration. IBM Cognos certification course is designed by Industry experts and will be trained by them to clear the certification exam with real-life cases.

IBM Cognos Training Course Objective

On the completion of the IBM Cognos classroom training course, you will learn…

  • What are IBM Cognos architecture and data warehousing concepts?
  • How to create Cognos data modules.
  • Using query studio and report studio for creating reports and dashboards.
  • What are the framework manager and Cognos administration?
  • Knowledge about IBM Cognos workspace.
  • About the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence life cycle and Cognos Connections.
  • How to manage frameworks and importing data in Cognos BI tool.
  • How to create a namespace and query subjects.

Business Intelligence professionals, Project managers, ETL developers, and SQL developers, Data warehouse developers, Mainframe professionals, and business objects professionals can take the IBM Cognos online training course to upgrade their skills for better opportunities.

IBM Cognos Training Course Curriculum

Module 1: About Data warehousing & Cognos 10.2.2 BI

  • Overview of Data warehousing Concepts
  • ETL Concepts
  • Business Intelligence Concepts
  • Reporting Concepts
  • Dimensional Modeling
  • SQL Joins
  • Introduction to Cognos
  • Cognos 10.2 BI Architecture

Module 2: Knowledge of Cognos 10.2 BI Installation & Configuration

  • Cognos 10.2 BI Installation Procedure
  • Cognos 10.2 BI Configuration

Module 3: Knowledge on Framework Manager

  • Introduction to Framework Manager
  • Objects to work with
  • Create a project
  • Create a Data Source
  • Create New Query Subject
  • Create a New Query Item
  • Create Calculations
  • Create Filters
  • Create Relationships
  • Create Business View
  • Create Model-based Query
  • Merging Query Subjects
  • All about Shortcuts
  • Create Packages

Module 4: Learning about Dimensional models

  • All about Determinants
  • Regular Dimension
  • Measure Dimension
  • Scope concept

Module 5: Learning about Advanced Topics

  • All about Macros
  • Session Parameters
  • Parameter Maps
  • Prompts concept

Module 6: Learning about Security

  • Object Security
  • Query Subject Security
  • Package Security
  • Data Security

Module 7: Learning about Cognos Connection

  • Log on to Cognos Connection
  • Models and Packages
  • Create a URL
  • Create a shortcut
  • Properties of an Entry
  • Search for an Entry
  • Bookmark an Entry
  • Personalize the portal
  • Creating folders
  • Scheduling reports and jobs
  • Job Monitoring
  • Cognos Access Permissions Overview
  • Security Set up to Objects

Module 8: Knowledge of Query Studio

  • Query Studio Overview
  • The basic functionality
  • Creating a new report
  • Data icons

Module 9: Knowledge of Data and Report Formatting

  • Modifying and formatting your report
  • Grouping data; collapsing/expanding
  • your report; and sections
  • Creating a custom group
  • Page breaks; Page size
  • Sorting data
  • Drill up and drill down
  • Navigate to a new report

Module 10: Knowledge of Data Selection & Calculation

  • Data selection
  • Combining filters
  • Data calculations

Module 11: Knowledge on Cross Tab Reports and Charts

  • Crosstab reports
  • All about Charts

Module 12: What is Report Studio?

  • Report Studio Overview
  • Report Studio capabilities and basics
  • Report types and templates
  • Running reports

Module 13: What is Report Studio Navigation?

  • Defining the toolbars
  • Viewing a report
  • Explorer bars
  • Report structure
  • Adding report objects
  • Displaying data
  • Creating queries

Module 14: What is Organizing and Summarizing?

  • Using lists and crosstabs
  • Sorting
  • Grouping
  • Report sections
  • Summarizing, Aggregation

Module 15: What are the Filters and Prompts?

  • Report functions
  • Stand alone, embedded
  • Detail and summary filters
  • Prompt objects
  • Prompt pages
  • Calculations and Conditional Formatting

Module 16: What is Layout Formatting?

  • Styling concept
  • Freestanding objects
  • All about Tables
  • Alignment, spacing, object size
  • Headers and Footers
  • Page Sets

Module 17: Knowledge on Advanced Report Studio Report formatting, Layout and Templates

  • Master-Detail Reports
  • Conditional Blocks
  • Conditional Formatting Using Variables
  • Component Layout Reference functionality
  • Report blocks
  • Using tables
  • Aligning objects within containers
  • Object types; unlocking an object
  • Adding report pages
  • All about Hyperlinks
  • Report layouts/displaying standard report information
  • Reusing objects
  • List page headers and overall header
  • Page sets

Module 18: Knowledge of Drill-through & Bursting Reports

  • Drill-through concept
  • Distribute reports via email (Bursting)

Module 19: Knowledge on Report Queries Specialized Reports

  • Charts concept
  • All about Maps
  • All about Repeaters

Module 20: Knowledge of Advanced Reporting Analysis Studio

  • Analysis Studio capabilities
  • Analysis Studio basics

Module 21: Learning about Building your analysis Studio Layout

  • Analysis Studio user interface
  • Searching for your data and move selections to the work area
  • Inserting data into the work area
  • Defining crosstabs with nesting, stacked a sets
  • Modifying your crosstab

Module 22: Learning about Data Selection

  • Hiding/excluding a row or column
  • Selecting top or bottom values of a set
  • Suppressing zero totals and null values
  • Custom sets
  • Using context
  • User-defined filters

Module 23: Learning about Calculations

  • Running a report with different output options
  • Sorting a report
  • Showing values as percentages
  • Report options
  • Drill down and drill-up
  • Drill-through
  • Import Analysis Studio report into Report Studio
  • All about Charts

Module 24: Learning about Event Studio

  • Adding tasks
  • Executing rules
  • Scheduling the agent

Module 25: Learning about Work Space

  • WorkSpace Interface
  • WorkSpace Tool Box Objects
  • Dashboard Creation

Module 26: Learning about Workspace Advanced Environment Migration Concepts Administration

  • Add and manage a data source
  • Distribute data
  • 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
  • Manage packages in IBM Cognos Connection
  • Create roles
  • Add members and define access permissions
  • Set capabilities
  • Create folders
  • Define access to entries
  • Create an export
  • Create an import


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  • Live Presentation of theory and demonstration of features and tasks of the Denodo
  • Learn as per a daily schedule.
  • You get recordings of each training session that you attend.
  • Clarify doubts at the beginning of each training session.
  • Delivered through Goto Meeting.
  • Completely Customizable Course Content & Schedule.
  • Certification Guidance Provided.
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  • F2F interactive presentation of theory and demonstration of features and tasks of the Denodo
  • Learn as per full day schedule with discussions & exercises.
  • No recordings available, however you can choose self-paced video if needed.
  • Doubts Clarifications.
  • Delivered through F2F as trainer conducts the training at your facility.
  • Completely Customizable Course Content & Schedule.
  • Certification Guidance Provided.
Self Paced Learning
  • High Quality videos built by industry experts with theory and demonstration of features and tasks of the Denodo
  • Learn at your Convenience.
  • You get pre-defined recordings.
  • Delivered through LMS.
  • Fixed Course Content.
  • Certification Guidance Provided.

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