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IBM Cognos Analytics: Dashboard Essentials (V11.1.7)

Course DescriptionThis course provides authors with fundamentals for building dashboards in Cognos Analytics to allows end-users to easily explore / interact with their data and gain valuable...

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$895 USD GSA  $680.86
Course Code U5B6291G
Duration 1 day
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
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Course Description

This course provides authors with fundamentals for building dashboards in Cognos Analytics to allows end-users to easily explore / interact with their data and gain valuable insights. You will learn best practices of starting a dashboard project from scratch and will learn how to add data sources, create visualizations and other interactions within a dashboard. In addition to dashboards, you will also learn how to explore data in Explorations and create effective narratives by using Stories. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.


Skills Gained

• Learn fundamentals for creating dashboards, explorations and stories.


Who Can Benefit

Authors


Overview of dashboarding in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • What is a dashboard?
  • Best practices for starting a new dashboard project
  • New addition in 11.1.7
    • Dashboard
    • Exploration
    • Stories

Introduction to Cognos Analytics Dashboards

  • Cognos interface
  • Dashboard interface
  • Edit mode vs preview mode

Basic dashboard

  • Starting a new dashboard
  • Layouts
  • Data sources
  • Visualizations and different methods of creating a visual
  • Saving a dashboard

Complex Dashboarding

  • Customize and filter dashboard objects
  • Filtering capabilities
  • Verify and modify filters
  • Modify dashboard object properties
  • Add an active visualization
  • Add insights
  • Customize dashboard for presentation
  • Share the dashboard

Introduction to Pins

  • What are Pins?

Introduction to Explorations

  • What is an Exploration?
  • Exploration interface
  • Start Exploration from a dashboard or story
  • Create a new exploration
  • Explore relationships in your data
  • Suggested starting points

Introduction to Stories

  • What is a story?
  • Story interface
  • Assemble a new story
  • Change the timeline of a scene
  • Add animation
  • Highlighting key data points
  • Looping your Story
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