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B6008G – Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics

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This course provides students with a high level overview of the IBM Cognos Analytics suite of products and their underlying architecture. They will examine each component as it relates to an Analytics solution. Students will be shown a range of resources to provide additional information on each product.

Course Outline:

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 and IBM Cognos BI (Optional)

  • 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

Course Audience & Prerequisites:

Audience

Multi-role (consumers, business authors, professional authors, developers, administrators, modelers, project managers)

Prerequisites 

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

Course Offerings:

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.

  • Course Outline
  • Course Audience & Prerequisites
  • Course Offerings
  • Related Courses

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 and IBM Cognos BI (Optional)

  • 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

Audience

Multi-role (consumers, business authors, professional authors, developers, administrators, modelers, project managers)

Prerequisites 

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

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.

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