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  • Overview of Cognos 8 BI
      Introduce Cognos 8 BI
      Describe IBM Cognos 8 BI components
      Describe IBM Cognos 8 architecture at a high level
  • Cognos 8 Installation and Configuration
      Components used by Cognos 8
      Server Components
      Modeling Components
      Installing Cognos 8
      Setting up the Environment
      Configuring Cognos 8
      Setting up Samples
      Uninstalling Cognos 8
  • Cognos 8 BI Admin
      Configuration of third party security at Cognos level
      Define IBM Cognos 8 groups and roles
      Assign the Roles to Users or Groups
  • Cognos 8 Framework Manager
      Introduction to Framework Manager
      Framework Manager Basics
      User Interface, Navigation, Objects
      Planning the project and data model
      Naming Conventions for objects in a project
      Designing Project
      Create project
      Importing Metadata
      Exporting Metadata
      Multi-user Modeling
      Segmenting and Linking
      Create Model Documentation
      Data Sources
      Working with Data Source Connections
      Create and Modify Data Sources
      Improve Performance by setting Query Processing Type
      Preparing Relational Metadata for use in Reports
      Verifying Relationships
      Working with Dimensions
      Working with Query Subjects
      Working with Query Items
      Supporting Multilingual Metadata
      Adding Business Rules
      Organizing the Model
      Making Metadata Available to Report Authors
      Verify Model
      Set Governors
      Improving Performance
      Create or Modify Package
      Controlling access to Metadata
      Explore Package
      Publish Package
      Guideline for Modeling Metadata
      New Objects – Determinants, Regular Dimensions, Measure Dimensions, Scope Relationship-Dimensional Modeling of Relational Data Sources
  • Cognos 8 Query Studio
      Introduction to Query Studio
      Create Reports (List, Grouped List, Crosstab, Charts)
      Changing the Appearance of Reports (Format)
      Sorting and Grouping
      Filters and Prompts
      Subtotals and Calculations
      Run and Manage Reports
      Drill Through reports
  • Cognos 8 Report Studio
      Introduction to Report Studio
      Report Studio User Interface
      Creating, Save and Run Reports
      Report Templates
      Managing Reports
      Formatting a Report
      Report Layout Guidelines
      Fonts, Styles, Header, Footer and Borders
      Insert objects
      Apply Table Styles
      Swap Columns and Rows
      Create Additional Advanced Reports
      create a report that displays summarized data before
      detailed data
      highlight alternate rows in a list report
      use single data items to summarize report information
      save reports to server file system
      Drill-through Reports
      Drill-up/Drill-down Reports
      Master-Detail Reports
      Scheduling Reports
      Working with Data
      Filters, Parameters and Prompts
      Sorting and Grouping
      Subtotals and Calculations
      Working with Queries
      Create Query Models
      build query models and then connect them to the report layout
      add filters and prompts to a report using the query model
      edit an SQL statement to author custom queries
      Create Advanced Dynamic Reports
      filter reports on session parameter values
      navigate a briefing book using a table of contents
      create dynamic headers and title that reflect report data
      let users navigate to specific locations in reports
      create a customer invoice report
  • Cognos PowerPlay Transformer
      Transformer Fundamentals
      Discuss the basics of OLAP analysis
      Review Transformer capabilities and its role in IBM Cognos 8 BI
      Discuss Transformer components
      Define categories and members
      Transformer Development Process
      Data Sources in Transformer
      Building a Model
      Define Dimensions, Levels and Measures
      Time Dimensions, Relative Time
  • Types of Security
      Data Level
      Objective Level
      Package level
      SQL Generated by Cognos 8
      Understanding Dimensional Queries
      Resolving Ambiguously Identified Dimensions and Facts
      Resolving Queries that should not have been split
      Resolving Queries that are split in the wrong place
  • Cognos 8 Connection
      Examine Cognos Connection
      Run and view reports
      View the run history of a report
      Organize content with folders and shortcuts
      Customize report outputs by using report views
      Schedule single and multiple reports
      Personalize Cognos Connection
      Creation of Portal pages
      Design Effective Prompts
      control report displays using prompts
      specify conditional formatting values using prompts
      create a report that formats based on prompts selection
      create a sorted and filtered report based on prompt selection
      Currency Conversion
      Create Power Cube
      Advanced Dimensional Modeling
      Applying Security
      Drill Through
      Optimizing PowerCubes
      Deployment of PowerCubes to the Cognos Connection
  • Cognos 8 Analysis Studio
      Introduction to Analysis Studio
      Creating a Basic Analysis
      Working with data in Crosstab
      Exploring Data
      Limiting Data
      Calculating Data
      Sharing Data


Cognos is Business Intelligence software that enables users to extract data, analyze it, and then assemble reports.

IBM Cognos BI provides a unified workspace for business intelligence and analytics that the entire organization can use to answer key business questions and outperform the competition. With IBM Cognos BI, users can:

  • Easily view, assemble and personalize information
  • Explore all types of information from all angles to assess the current business situation
  • Analyze facts and anticipate tactical and strategic implications by simply shifting from viewing to more advanced, predictive or what-if analysis
  • Collaborate to establish decision networks to share insights and drive toward a collective intelligence
  • Provide transparency and accountability to drive alignment and consensus
  • Communicate and coordinate tasks to engage the right people at the right time
  • Access information and take action anywhere, taking advantage of mobile devices and real-time analytics
  • Integrate and link analytics in everyday work to business workflow and process
  • Organizations need to make the most of a workforce that is increasingly driven to multi-task, network and collaborate. IBM Cognos BI delivers analytics everyone can use to answer key business questions.

Easily view, assemble, and personalize information

Explore all types of information

Analyze facts and anticipate tactical and strategic implications

IBM Cognos BI user interfaces

IBM Cognos BI includes web-based and Windows-based user interfaces that provide a business intelligence experience that is focused upon the needs of different users.

IBM Cognos Business Insight With IBM Cognos Business Insight, you can create sophisticated interactive

dashboards using IBM Cognos content, as well as external data sources such as TM1 Websheets and CubeViews, according to your specific information needs.

You can view and open favorite dashboards and reports, manipulate the content in the dashboards, and email your dashboards. You can also use comments and activities for collaborative decision making and use social software such as IBM Lotus Connections for collaborative decision making.

IBM Cognos Content Manager

IBM Cognos Content Manager is the IBM Cognos Platform service that manages the storage of the following customer application data:

  • Security settings and configurations
  • Server configuration settings
  • Packages
  • Dashboards
  • Metrics
  • Report specifications
  • Report output



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