This offering covers the fundamental concepts of installing and configuring IBM Cognos Analytics, and administering servers and content, in a distributed environment. In the course, participants will identify requirements for the installation and configuration of a distributed IBM Cognos Analytics software environment, implement security in the environment, and manage the server components. Students will also monitor and schedule tasks, create data sources, and manage and deploy content in the portal and IBM Cognos Administration.


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Learning Objectives

Please refer to course overview

  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Analytics administration

  • IBM Cognos Analytics components
    Administration workflow
    IBM Cognos Administration
    IBM Cognos Configuration

  • Identify IBM Cognos Analytics architecture

  • Features of the IBM Cognos Analytics architecture
    Examine the multi-tiered architecture, and identify logging types and files
    Examine IBM Cognos Analytics servlets
    Performance and installation planning
    Balance the request load
    Configure IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Secure the IBM Cognos Analytics environment

  • Identify the IBM Cognos Analytics security model
    Define authentication in IBM Cognos Analytics
    Define authorization in IBM Cognos Analytics
    Identify security policies
    Secure the IBM Cognos Analytics environment

  • Administer the IBM Cognos Analytics server environment

  • Administer IBM Cognos Analytics servers
    Monitor system performance
    Manage dispatchers and services
    Tune system performance, and troubleshoot the server
    Audit logging
    Dynamic cube data source administration workflow

  • Manage run activities

  • View current, past, and upcoming activities
    Manage schedules

  • Manage content in IBM Cognos Administration

  • Data sources and packages
    Manage visualizations in the library
    Other content management tasks

  • Examine departmental administration capabilities

  • Create and manage team members
    Manage activities
    Create and manage content and data
    Manage system settings
    Manage Themes, Extensions, and Views
    Share services with multiple tenants


Administrators will benefit from this course.




Knowledge of Web application server architectures Security systems administration Experience using basic Windows functionality Experience using a Web browser Knowledge of your business requirements


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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