Essentials for IBM Cognos 8 BI (V8.4) (B2470)

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NOTE THAT FOR THIS COURSE, YOU MUST TRAVEL TO THE CLASSROOM LOCATION. THIS IS A BLENDED LEARNING OFFERING WHERE THE 5 DAYS OF CLASSROOM MATERIAL IS TAUGHT IN A PUBLIC CLASSROOM, NOT A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

The Essentials for IBM Cognos 8 BI (V8.4) course is a bundled offering that provides you with knowledge on how to get started with building IBM Cognos 8 BI applications. The bundle includes a 5-day instructor led training (ILT) section and a 4-day required post-classroom eLearning section. Fundamental topics on Report Authoring, Metadata Modeling, and Administration are covered during the ILT portion, and additional topics are provided as required post-classroom eLearning in the form of Vignettes or Computer Based Training (CBTs). Throughout the ILT, you will be guided to further training offerings and paths leading to certification.

Skills Gained

Instructor Led Training

Report Authoring

  • Explore Report Studio, different report types (list, crosstab, chart, map)
  • Focus reports by filtering data and using prompts
  • Add value to reports by using calculations
  • Highlight exceptional data
  • Show and hide data
  • Handle reports with no data
  • Drill-through from a specific report to a target report

Metadata Modeling

  • Create a baseline project
  • Prepare reusable metadata
  • Model for predictable results (identify reporting issues, virtual star schemas, consolidate metadata)
  • Calculations and filters
  • Implementing a time dimension
  • Specify determinants
  • Create a presentation view
  • Creating different presentation types
  • Working with different query subject types

Administration

  • Introduction to IBM Cognos 8 BI administration
  • Examining the IBM Cognos 8 BI architecture
  • Securing the IBM Cognos 8 BI environment
  • Setting security in Framework Manager

Required Post-Classroom ELearning

  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Cognos Connection for Consumers (v8.4) - eLearning (2 hrs)
  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Report Studio: Intermediate (v8.4) - eLearning (5 hrs)
  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Report Studio: Express Authoring Mode (v8.4) - eLearning (4 hrs)
  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Query Studio: Build Ad Hoc Reports (v8.4) - eLearning (5 hrs)
  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Analysis Studio: Analyze Data (v8.4) - eLearning (5 hrs)
  • BM Cognos 8 BI Event Studio: Create and Manage Agents (v8.4) - eLearning (2 hrs)
  • IBM Cognos 8 Go! Office: Integrate with Microsoft Office (v8.4) - eLearning (2 hrs)
  • IBM Cognos 8 BI Analysis for Excel: Analyze Data (v8.4) - eLearning (1.5 hrs)
  • Introduction to creating IBM Cognos Power Cubes in Transformer (1 hr)

Who Can Benefit

This intermediate course is intended for Project Managers, Partners, Business Analysts/Developers.

Prerequisites

You should have:

  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using the Windows operating system
  • Experience using a web browser

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Code
B2470
Length
5 Days
Format
Instructor Led
Tuition (USD)
$4,995

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