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B5157G – IBM Cognos Metric Studio: Design Scorecards

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IBM Cognos Metric Studio: Design Scorecards (V10.1/10.2) is a three-day, instructor-led course in which students will learn how to plan, create, set up, and maintain scorecard applications using IBM Cognos Metric Studio. Students will load data from supported data sources using IBM Cognos Metric Designer, and learn alternative data loading methods such as flat files and SQL scripts. Students will also learn how to secure objects within the scorecard application, as well as the application itself.

Course Length: 3 day(s)

Course Price: $2100 CAD

Available Course Formats:

  • In-class
  • Instructor Led Online
  • Self-Paced Virtual Classroom

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Course: B5157G – IBM Cognos Metric Studio: Design Scorecards

Overview of IBM Cognos BI

  • Discuss IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) and Financial Performance Management (FPM)
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI components
  • Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level
  • Define IBM Cognos groups and roles
  • Explain how to extend IBM Cognos BI

Overview of IBM Cognos BI Metric Studio

  • Identify scorecarding methodologies
  • Explain how to identify and map requirements
  • Explain the Metric Studio architecture and potential data sources
  • Describe how to enhance the Metric Studio application
  • Identify how security is implemented in Metric Studio

Define the Application Environment

  • Create a Metric Studio application
  • Define a data source connection to the metric store
  • Define the scorecard structure by creating scorecards, metric types, qualifiers, and metrics
  • Identify ways in which metric status is calculated
  • Examine application administration tasks and scheduling

Overview of Loading and Calculating Data

  • Examine the data loading architecture
  • Identify potential data sources
  • Examine data management processes
  • Identify how data is staged before being loaded into the metric store
  • Examine scores and trends

Load Data using IBM Cognos BI Metric Designer

  • Examine Metric Designer
  • Configure Metric Designer to create extracts
  • Create objects extracts
  • Create metrics extracts from different source types
  • Publish extracts and load data into the metric store
  • Import metrics/scorecards from Metric Designer

Load Data using Alternative Methods

  • Load data from flat files
  • Load data from a relational database
  • Describe how to load data from IBM Cognos Planning

Manually Create Metrics and Calculate Data

  • Describe the types of calculated metrics
  • Create a derived metric
  • Create a derived index metric type
  • Create a formula-based calculated metric

Refine the Scorecard Application

  • Organize metrics by strategy
  • Track long-term goals using projects
  • View performance graphically using diagrams
  • Use Metric Studio data in an IBM Cognos BI report
  • Use Metric Studio default analysis reports
  • Add Metric Studio content to the portal

Set Application- and Object-Level Security

  • Identify authentication and authorization
  • Identify groups and roles
  • Use pre-defined IBM Cognos BI roles
  • Secure Metric Studio application and objects

Modify Default Environment Properties

  • Modify default business calendar settings
  • Modify default display settings
  • Set status indicator properties
  • Modify the appearance of metric names
  • Manage custom units of measurement

End-to-end Workshop

  • Create roles
  • Add members and define access permissions
  • Set capabilities
  • Create folders
  • Define access to entries
  • Create an export
  • Create an import

Sample Metric Map

Audience

This course is intended for Developers.

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • Knowledge of Performance Management (PM) concepts
  • Knowledge of scorecarding methodologies and applications
  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using the Windows operating system
  • Experience using a Web browser
  • Basic knowledge of IBM Cognos BI and IBM Cognos Connection
  • Basic knowledge of RDBMS (e.g. SQL Server)

Instructor Led In Classroom

Newcomp can directly deliver  IBM Business Analytics courses for Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and IBM Advanced Analytics through the use of in-class training facilities.

Currently,  in-class courses are offered in Markham, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax, and Edmonton. Please note that classes can be added to new areas based on demand.

Instructor Led Online

Students receive the same quality as an in-class course, with a live instructor and the ability to participate in hands-on labs through real-life examples

ILOs help cut costs by reducing time and travel as they can be taken from home or the office and require only the use of a computer, high-speed wired internet and a headset.

Self Paced

Students can receive the same high-quality training, with the same courseware at their own speed and schedule with SPVC.  Individuals with busy schedules can complete a course over a 30-day timeframe at a lower price than in-class or ILO courses. Please note that there is no live interaction with an instructor in this format.

On-Demand

This course is available on-demand: request a specific course, location, time frame and/or format by completing this form. This offering increases schedule flexibility and allows us to accommodate people with different availabilities.

Customized Courses

On-site courses can also be customized based on user roles and needs within your organization. This option allows lower costs in travel and time and increased flexibility in scheduling. This format also enables students to work with the organization's data - adding value to the learning experience. This makes the training relevant and applicable to the students; daily tasks and therefore, results in a quicker path to productivity.