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B6058G – IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals

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This course provides professional report authors an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of report building techniques using relational data models. Techniques to enhance, customize, and manage professional reports will be explored. Demonstrations and exercises will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.

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: B6058G – IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals

Introduction to the Reporting Application

  • Examine Author Reports and its interface
  • Explore different report types
  • Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
  • Explore how data items are added to queries

Create List Reports

  • Format, group, and sort list reports
  • Describe options for aggregating data
  • Create a multi-fact query
  • Create a report with repeated data

Focus Reports using Filters

  • Create filters to narrow the focus of reports
  • Examine detail and summary filters
  • Determine when to apply filters on aggregated data
Create Crosstab Reports
  • Format and sort crosstab reports
  • Convert a list to a crosstab
  • Create crosstabs using unrelated data items
Present Data Graphically
  • Create charts containing peer and nested columns
  • Present data using different chart type options
  • Add context to charts
  • Create and reuse custom chart palettes
  • Introduction to visualization
  • Present key data in a single dashboard report

Focus Reports Using Prompts

  • Identified various prompt types
  • Use parameters and prompts to focus data
  • Search for prompt types
  • Navigate between pages

Extend Reports Using Calculations

  • Create expressions using functions
  • Add run-time information to the reports
  • Create expressions using functions

Use Additonal Report Building Techniques

  • Enhance report design with report objects
  • Reuse objects within the same report
  • Share layout components among separate reports
  • Discuss report templates
  • Choose options to handle reports with no available data

Customize Conditional Formatting

  • Create multi-lingual reports
  • Highlight exceptional data
  • Show and hide data
  • Conditionally render objects in reports
  • Conditionally format one crosstab measure based on another

Drill-Through from One Report to Another

  • Let users navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Pass parameter values to filter the data in drill-through targets
  • Navigate through multiple reports

Drill-Through Definitions

  • Discuss parameter-driven drill through
  • Discuss dynamic drill through
  • Setup package-based drill through definitions
  • Step scope
  • Use the Drill-Through Assistant

Enhance Report Layout

  • Force page breaks in reports
  • Modify existing report structures
  • Apply horizontal formatting
  • Specify print options for PDF reports
  • Format data and report objects

Appendix A - Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics (Shared Module)

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

Audience

This course is intended for Report Authors.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using the Windows operating system
  • Experience using a web browser

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.