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IBM Cognos Analytics Courses

Business Analytics enables organisations to understand, anticipate and adapt; to drive better business outcomes, such as more top line growth or improved cost control. This is achieved by enabling the delivery of key data to key stakeholders, in a timely, automated and controlled manner; for effective business planning, forecasting, analysis and reporting.

 

 

    Course Duration        Price    

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IBM Cognos Analytics 11 - what's new for the Analytics User Preview Course

1/2 day

£240

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This course has been designed to give delegates a preview of the new features and functionality of IBM Cognos Analytics 11. This half day course is based on a pre-defined data package enabling delegates to learn report building techniques using relational and dimensional models. Trainees will work through hands-on demos and exercises to gain understanding of functionality and techniques for creating, customising and managing reports, charts and dashboards.

Prerequisites: An understanding of your business requirements or knowledge of IBM Cognos Report Studio 10

  Course Outline:
  • Navigating the welcome screen
  • Set preferences
  • My content / Team content
  • Create a folder
  • Search facility
  • Content properties
New Reports
  • Edit modes
  • Report package types
  • Icon
  • Toolbox
  • Object properties
  • Context menus
  • Build a list report
  • Add groups and totals
  • Report run formats
  • Foreign language reporting
  • Build chart report
  • View multi page report on tabs
  • Explore queries
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Focus Data
  • Add a report filter
Import Data
  • Upload spreadsheet files
Build a dashboard from uploaded data
  • Visualizations
  • Add text and images
Subscribe to report versions
  • Notifications
  • Subscribe

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IBM Cognos Analytics 11 - Report Authoring for the Analytics User

3 days

£1425

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This course has been designed to give maximum learning and development capabilities to Professional Report Authors of IBM Cognos Analytics 11. This three-day course is based on a pre-defined data package enabling trainees to learn report building techniques using relational and dimensional models. Trainees will work through hands-on demos and exercises to gain understanding of techniques for enhancing, customising and managing reports, charts and dashboards.

Prerequisites: An understanding of your business requirements

  Course Outline: Introduction, List Reports, Crosstab Reports and more.... Visualize data with Charts
  • Charts Overview
  • Chart Properties
    i. Secondary Axis
    ii. Exploded Slices
  • Query Explorer
    i. Additional Queries
  • Secondary Axis
Filtering Data
  • Model Filters v Report specific filters
  • Detail and Summary filters
  • Auto-aggregation
  • Before and After
  • Apply Filters
  • Format Data
Filtering data with Prompts
  • Parameters
  • Creating Prompts
  • Cascading Prompts
Calculations
  • Query & Layout Calculations
  • Display parameterised filter results on report page
Drill – Through Reports
  • Pass values from Source to Target reports
Working with pages
  • Add a Page Set
  • Add additional pages
  • Report Reference
  • Tabbed Output
Advanced Techniques
  • Link objects using Master – Detail relationship
  • Layout Component Reference
  • Repeater Table
Conditional Styling

Dimensionally Modelled Package Reporting
  • Package Icons
  • Members
  • Calculations
  • Overview of Dimensional Functions
Active Reports
  • Controls & Variables
  • Connections & Interactive Behaviour
  • Control Enable
  • Add Images
  • Build an Active Report dashboard
Dashboards
  • Create a dashboard
  • Templates
  • Modes
  • Themes
  • Add Media
  • Visualizations
  • Add visualizations to a dashboard
  • Convert visualizations

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IBM Cognos Insight

1 day

£475

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This course has been designed to give maximum learning and development capabilities to Business Analysts and end users of IBM Cognos Insight 10.2.1. This one-day course enables trainees to get hands-on with this desktop tool to import and analyse external data sources, create their own workspaces, explore charts and create IBM Cognos TM1 Cubes by connecting to an existing IBM Cognos TM1 server.

  Course Outline:
  • Explore the components of IBM Cognos Insight
  • Examine methods of importing data
  • Explore data
  • Create rules and calculations
  • Format and restructure Dimensions
  • Create charts
  • Use time roll ups
  • Export data
  • Enhance a Workspace
  • Distribute a Workspace
  • Distribute a Workspace for a wider audience
  • Contribute to a plan on an IBM Cognos TM1 server
  • Maintain a Workspace on an IBM Cognos TM1 server

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