This course provides students with an overview of the IBM Cognos Analytics suite of products and their underlying architecture. Students will examine each component as it relates to an Analytics solution & will be shown a range of resources.


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Learning Objectives

At course completion, participants with a high level overview of the IBM Cognos Analytics suite of products and their underlying architecture.

  • IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Describe IBM Cognos Analytics
    Describe IBM Cognos Analytics components
    Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level
    Describe IBM Cognos security at a high level

  • Consume Content in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Where do consumers access BI content?
    Use published reports
    Drill through to related data
    Specify run report options
    Specify properties of an entry
    Alerts and Watch Items

  • Create Reports in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Overview of reporting and report authoring
    Identify package types, uploaded files, and data modules available for reporting
    Examine IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting
    Examine the interface
    Explore different report types
    Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
    Create a report view
    Create a subscription
    Create an Active Report
    Import and report on personal data

  • Create Dashboards in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Describe IBM Cognos Dashboarding
    Identify the IBM Cognos Dashboarding user interface
    Add report content and tools to create dashboards
    Widget-to-widget communication
    Filter data in the dashboard
    Sort, group and ungroup, and calculate data

  • Create Metadata Models in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Define IBM Cognos Framework Manager and its purpose
    Describe the IBM Cognos Framework Manager environment
    Describe IBM Cognos Cube Designer
    Get high-level content from Dynamic Cubes course and/or FM course
    Web-based Modeling
    Create Data Modules

  • Extend IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Mobile
    Key features
    Examine Cognos Mobile architecture
    Identify supported products
    Introduction to IBM Cognos BI for Microsoft Office
    Describe Cognos Analysis for Excel (CAFÉ)

  • Compare IBM Cognos Analytics & IBM Cognos BI

  • New features in IBM Cognos Analytics
    Changes from IBM Cognos BI to IBM Cognos Analytics
    Legacy option
    Examine Event Studio
    Examine the role of Event Studio in Performance Management
    List the benefits of Event Studio
    Examine Metric Studio
    Identify scorecards, metrics, and metric types
    Organize metrics with strategies
    Track initiatives with projects


Multi-role (consumers, business authors, professional authors, developers, administrators, modelers, project managers) will benefit from this course.




An understanding of your organization’s business intelligence process and reporting needs; Experience using basic Windows functionality


Length: 1.0 day (8 hours)


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