B6158G – IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (V11.0.X)

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This course provides Business and Professional Authors with an introduction to report building techniques using relational data models. Techniques to enhance, customize, and manage professional reports will be explored. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.

Course Length: 3 day(s)

Course Price: $2475 CAD

Available Course Formats:

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

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Course: B6158G – IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (V11.0.X)

What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting

- Create a simple list report
- Create a report from a dimensionally modeled relational data source

Examine personal data sources and data modules

- Upload personal data
- Upload custom images
- Use navigation paths
- Create a report from a personal data source

Examine list reports

- Group data in a list
- Format columns in a list
- Include headers and footers in a list
- Enhance a list report

Aggregate measure/fact data

- Identify differences in aggregation
- Explore data aggregation

Use shared dimensions to create multi-fact queries

- Create a multi-fact query in a list report

Add repeated information to reports

- Create a mailing list report

Create crosstab reports

- Add measures to a crosstab
- Data sources for a crosstab
- Create a simple crosstab report

Create complex crosstab reports

- Add items as peers
- Create crosstab nodes and crosstab members
- Create a complex crosstab report

Format, sort, and aggregate data in a crosstab

- Sort, format, and aggregate a crosstab report

Create discontinuous crosstab reports

- Present unrelated items using a discontinuous crosstab

Create a visualization report

- Create and format a visualization report
- Create a report that uses a Map visualization
- Show the same data graphically and numerically

Focus reports using filters

- Apply filters to a report
- Apply a detail filter on fact data in a report
- Apply a summary filter to a report

Focus reports using prompts

- Create a prompt by adding a parameter
- Add a value prompt to a report
- Add a Select & search prompt to a report
- Create a cascading prompt

Augment reports using calculations

- Add calculations to a report
- Display prompt selections in the report title

Customize reports with conditional formatting

- Create a multilingual report
- Highlight exceptional data and conditionally render a column

Drill-through definitions

- Let users navigate to related data in IBM Cognos Analytics

Enhance report layout

- Create a report structured on data items
- Create a condensed list report

Use additional report building techniques

- Section a report and reuse objects within the same report
- Reuse layout components in a different report
- Explore options for reports that contain no data


  • Report Authors


  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers (v11.0) WBT or equivalent knowledge

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.