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About Cognos

Cognos (Cognos Incorporated) was an Ottawa, Ontario-based company making business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM) software. Cognos ReportNet (CRN) is a web-based software product for creating and managing ad hoc and custom-made reports. ReportNet is developed by Canada’s Ottawa based business intelligence (BI) and performance management solutions company Cognos (formerly Cognos Incorporated), an IBM company. The web-based reporting tool was launched in September 2003. Since IBM’s acquisition of Cognos, ReportNet has been renamed IBM Cognos ReportNet like all other Cognos products.

Course Contents

Cognos
    IBM Cognos 10.1 Details of IBM Cognos 10.1
      1. Cognos System Administration
    • Detailed Cognos System architecture overview
    • Hardware, software and network topologies
    • Capacity planning and Scalability
    • Applications and services
    • Data flows, memory, processing and communication bandwidth implications
    • Security configuration
    • Audit logging
    • Common troubleshooting tips
    • Recommended maintenance
    • Performance Tuning
    • 2. Metadata Modeling Best Practices with Cognos Framework Manager
    • Become proficient with the Framework Manager modeling tool following a best practices approach
    • Identify common data structures and reporting traps
    • Create a project and prepare metadata
    • Model for predictable results
    • Create business-friendly views of data
    • Secure metadata tallow appropriate access by users (Row-level, Object-level, and Package-level)
    • Create and deploy custom packages for different audiences
    • Dimensionally model relational content
    • 3. OLAP Modeling with Cognos Transformer
    • Transformer Fundamentals
    • Discuss the basics of OLAP analysis
    • Discuss the importance of business requirements
    • Review PowerPlay components
    • Review Cognos BI components
    • Define a model
    • A1. The Transformer Development Process
    • Describe the purpose of a Transformer model plan
    • Match business requirements tthe model
    • Discuss an approach for creating a Transformer model plan
    • Review the relation of the model plan tthe Transformer model
    • A2. Data Sources in Transformer
    • Identify source data
    • Discuss the types of data used by Transformer
    • Create data source files
    • Connect the data source tthe model
    • Define the data source and column properties in the model
    • Preview source data and SQL
    • Maintain and synchronize data sources with the model
    • A3. Building a Model
    • Create model structures using manual techniques and AutoDesign
    • Modify property sheets for dimensions, levels, and categories
    • Confirm the data source origin
    • Generate categories tpopulate the Transformer model
    • Modify the model using the dimension diagram
    • Verify the model
    • Create a default PowerCube
    • A4. The Time Dimension
    • Discuss the purpose of a time dimension
    • Identify the specific properties of a time column
    • Define a regular time dimension
    • Discuss a nonstandard time dimension
    • A5. Relative Time
    • Compare trends over time
    • Set the current period
    • Create relative time categories
    • Customize relative time categories
    • A6. Use Multiple Data Sources
    • Discuss the use of multiple data sources
    • Plan the data source
    • Define data source types
    • Identify and resolve conflicts between data sources
    • Validate a multiple data source model
    • Discuss a unique move
    • A7. Working with Measures
    • Discuss the purpose and uses of measures
    • Describe the differences between regular and calculated measures
    • Set measure properties
    • Compare rollup options
    • Create calculations before or after rollups
    • Create a category count
    • 4. Multidimensional Analysis with Cognos Analysis Studio
    • Explore the Analysis Studiinterface
    • Summarize data tdefine exact values in a report
    • Compare data using advanced crosstab layouts
    • Analyze performance by focusing on the best or worst results
    • Limit the data that displays in a report by creating user-defined filters
    • Determine relative importance using rank calculations
    • Understand and define a custom set
    • 5. Professional Authoring with Cognos Report Studio
    • Examine Cognos Connection, personalize your portal, and manage your reporting environment
    • Explore Report Studiand different report types
    • Create and format reports using grouping, headers, footers, and other formatting options
    • Narrow the focus of reports by filtering data
    • Create interactive reports by building report prompts
    • Add value tyour reports using calculations including advanced database and report functions
    • Enhance reports with advanced formatting and layout
    • Create complex reports using queries
    • Highlight exceptional data in your reports
    • Link reports tone another by setting up drill-through access
    • Understanding the query model
    • Adding and modifying elements of the query model (data items, aggregate properties, filters)
    • Creating relationships between queries ( set operations, joins, query references)
    • Authoring complex reports
    • Designing effective prompts tdetermine report contents and/or format at runtime
    • Create Dashboards in the Cognos Connection Portal using interactive Portal Pages
    • 6. Dimensional Authoring with Cognos Report Studio
    • Fundamental Differences between dimensional reporting and relational reporting
    • Dimensional reporting vocabulary
    • Creating basic dimensional reports
    • Understanding members, member sets, and tuples
    • Using dimensional expressions tcontrol report context
    • Using MDX (Dimensional) functions in calculations
    • Relative and hierarchical functions
    • Controlling advanced drill-up and drill-down behavior
    • Defining report and package-level drill-through
    • 7. Business Authoring with Cognos Query Studio
    • Create ad hoc reports in Query Studio
    • Add data texisting ad hoc reports
    • Customize ad hoc reports
    • View ad hoc reports in different formats
    • Create ad hoc reports with filters and calculations
    • Create ad hoc charts and crosstabs
    • Create ad hoc exception reports
    • Define custom groups
    • 8. BI Consumer Training
    • Navigating in the C8 environment: running and saving reports
    • Create personal workspaces (folders, shortcuts)
    • Create personalized report views
    • Scheduling Report Studireports
    • Saving Report Studireports as xls, pdf, and other formats
    • View Report Studirun history
    • 9. Self-service Authoring with Cognos 10 Business Insight
    • Introduction tBusiness Insight
    • Leverage pre-existing content in a Business Insight dashboard
    • Modify content using basic Business Insight functionality:
    • Sorting output
    • Suppress and filter data
    • Control display properties
    • Add formatting
    • Add basic calculations
    • Extend your analysis with Advanced Business Insight functionality:
    • Apply conditional styles
    • Create advanced set definitions
    • Add advanced calculations
    • Group and sort data
    • Create advanced filter definitions
    • Extend reports with external data
    • 10. Authoring Cognos 10 Active Reports
    • Discuss the value of Active Reports
    • Examine an Active Report and its controls
    • Convert an existing report tan Active Report
    • Debug and save an Active Report
    • Explore interactive properties
    • Use filter and select in Active Reports
    • Examine decks and cards
    • Examine master-detail relationships and decks
    • Use advanced features with Active Reports
    • Drill up and down on an Active Report
    • Create cascading prompts in an Active Report
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