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IBM Cognos Analytics: Author Reports Fundamentals (V11.1.x)

  • Tuition USD $2,385 GSA  $2,042.57
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4420 Ratings
  • Course Code B6258G
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
B6258G - IBM Cognos Analytics - Author Reports Fundamentals (V11.1.X)

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This course provides authors with an introduction to build reports using Cognos Analytics. Techniques to enhance, customize, and manage reports will be explored. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.

Skills Gained

  • What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting-  
  • Dimensionally modeled relational data 
  • Use personal data sources and data modules 
  • Examine list reports 
  • Aggregate fact data 
  • Multiple facts and repeated information 
  • Add repeated information to reports 
  • Create crosstab reports 
  • Customize reports with conditional formatting 
  • Drill-through definitions 
  • Work with crosstab data 
  • Create discontinuous crosstab reports
  • Create visualization reports 
  • Focus reports using filters 
  • Focus reports using prompts 
  • Use calculations 
  • Enhance report layout 
  • Use additional report-building techniques

Who Can Benefit

Authors

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using IBM Cognos Analytics as a consumer

Course Details

Course Outline

What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting-
- The Welcome page
- Consume report content
- Interactive filtering
- Working with reports

Dimensionally modeled relational data

Use personal data sources and data modules
- Upload personal data
- Upload custom images
- Using navigation paths in a data module

Examine list reports
- Group data
- Format columns
- Include headers and footers

Aggregate fact data
- Identify differences in aggregation

Multiple facts and repeated information
- Use shared dimensions to create multi-fact queries
- Present repeated information

Add repeated information to reports
- Create a mailing list report

Create crosstab reports
- Add measures to a crosstab
- Data sources for a crosstab

Create complex crosstab reports
- Add items as peers
- Create crosstab nodes and crosstab members

Work with crosstab data
- Format, sort, and aggregate a crosstab

Create discontinuous crosstab reports

Create visualization reports
- Visualization categories
- Customize visualizations
- Client side visualizations
- Enhanced map visualizations

Focus reports using filters
- Create filters to narrow the focus
- Use advanced detail filters
- Apply a filter with aggregation
- Use summary filters

Focus reports using prompts
- Examine parameters and prompts
- Create a parameter for a report item
- Add a prompt page
- Add a prompt item to a report
- Identify a prompt type
- Create a cascading prompt

Use calculations
- What are calculations-
- Add Date and Time functions
- Add string functions
- Display prompt selections in report titles

Customize reports with conditional formatting
- Three steps for conditional formatting
- Create a variable
- Assign the variable to a report object
- Format based on the conditional value
- Conditionally render report objects

Drill-through definitions
- Navigate to related data

Enhance report layout
- View the structure of a report
- Use Guided report layout
- Force page breaks
- Create horizontal pagination
- Modify the report structure
- Format objects across reports

Use additional report-building techniques
- Enhance a report design
- Add objects to reports
- Convert a list to a crosstab
- Explore reuse

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

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Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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The instructor is knowledgable and great teacher, plus the content is well organized and covers a lot of material in a short period ot time.

Always enjoy classes with Vinay! Walks through everything and covers all topics. He always has an answer to all the questions!! Thanks so much for the class and patience!

Vinay is very knowledgeable. He was able to answer all questions satisfactorily and had a great time with the interactive session. Vinay provided great real-world tips at the end of each exercise as well.

Lab exercises were helpful. More exercises where you have to figure out how to solve a problem would be helpful in wrapping your head around the practical use of the platform.

Gary presented the material in an informative and interesting manner by using real-life examples to illustrate and reinforce concepts. He was very helpful in assisting me with technical issues. The pace of the class was good.

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