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Cognos Training

Cognos Training

Cognos Training Introduction:

Cognos Online Training helps in knowing how to make your business Performance and intelligence improve. Cognos Training is designed for the business users who have no technical knowledge how to extract corporate data, analyze it and assemble reports. Cognos s data is pulled from several sources and transformed into accurate and consistent information which is stored in the data Warehouse. Cognos give you the complete knowledge of Cognos s which help in developing the business Intelligence Tools globally and the name is recognized as a leader in their fields of business Intelligence reporting studio.

All the classes are arranged in this course module in flexi timing so that professional pursuing their regular job can complete the course in the spare time and here course fee is moderate and there is provision for individual and corporate at Global Online Trainings.

Cognos Online Training Course Content:

Introduction To Dataware Housing
  • Introduction to Dataware Housing
  • Characteristics of Dataware Housing
  • OLTP Vs OLAP Databases
  • Different Approaches of DWH (Kimball Vs Inmon)
  • Data mart Vs Data Warehouse
  • Fact Table Vs Dimension Table
  • Concepts of Schemas (Star schema & Snowflake schema)
  • Industry leading ETL and Reporting tools
Introduction to Cognos Training
  • About Cognos 8.4
Tier Architecture
  • Cognos Release (EP series7, Reportnet , Cognos 8.0/8,1/8.2/8.3)
  • Features of Cognos 8.4
  • Cognos Training Vs other OLAP tools
  • Cognos components (Modeling & Reporting)
  • Different cognos services
Cognos Training Connections
  • Personalize cognos connection
  • Create and manage portals, shortcuts, report views.etc
  • Working with Cognos Training configuration, content Store
  • How to Connect to different Data Sources
  • Security setup
  • Import and Export of Package (Deployment)
  • Running the Report Burn
  • Scheduling Reports
Framework Manager
  • About Framework Manager
  • Framework Manager, Metadata Modeling
  • Creation of Interface and Usage
  • Creating Model & Namespace (Layers)
  • Importing Metadata
  • Naming convention for objects in a project
  • Creating Query Subjects & Query Items
  • Merging Query Subjects
  • Creating Relationships & Setting Cardinalities
  • Creating Parameter Maps & Macros
  • Creating of Model Filters, Prompts & Calculations
  • Add Business Rules and Set Governors
  • Assigning package level security
  • Improving performance
  • Publishing Package
Query Studio
  • Introduction
  • About Ad-hoc Reports
  • Types of Report(List, Cross Tab, Chart Reports & Others)
  • Applying Filters, Prompts & Calculations
  • Sorting, Grouping, Sections & Aggregate Functions
  • Run and Manage reports
Report Studio
  • Type of Report Templates
  • Creating list, Cross Tab, Chart, repeater, Maps & Other Reports
  • Report templates, formatting Reports – fonts, style, header, footer, boarder…etc
  • Generating and Creating Prompt Page
  • Types of Prompts
  • Query Calculations & Layout Calculations
  • Static Filters and Dynamic Filters
  • Conditional Block
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Master Details
  • Cascading Prompt
  • HTML Items & Hyperlinks
  • Set Operators
  • Setting Burst Options
  • Drill through
  • Drill up & Drill down
  • Setting Variables
  • Report Functions
  • Report Validation
  • Reports Run with Options (separate course not included in this package)
Analysis Studio
  • Insert Data
  • Change the number of Visible Items
  • Nest Data
  • Replace Data
  • Sort Data
  • Explore Data
  • Change the measure
  • Drill down for Details
  • Hide Items
  • Insert a calculation
  • Save a custom set
  • Define a filter
  • Compare sets of data
  • Using Dynamic Context
Event Studio
  • Creating Agents
  • Adding Event conditions
  • Task and Task execution rules
  • Scheduling Agents

Cognos Training also covers the following :

  • Report construction techniques and solutions to tricky problems
  • One capability in Report Studio to avoid whenever possible
  • Techniques for troubleshooting reports that speed your development
  • How to break down requirements before beginning report construction
  • Some simple best practices improving report maintainability
  • A crucial set of functions you must master
  • Cognos Online training is very useful for one who wants to establish their business and to develop their project.
  • Cognos Training help you to simplify the role based interface that can make the project simpler.
  • Cognos Training will help you to take a better decisions based in accurate, complete information and makes you to do the business very faster information when user need it when every they need and wherever they needs it so it is better to take coaching from Cognos
Cognos Training Overview:

Cognos Training is a Business Intelligence and performance Management software. The main advantage of Cognos Training is that is easy to access business information. It is designed to support business users without much technical knowledge to extract corporate data, analyze it and assemble reports. Latest version released recently is Cognos 10.

The main purpose of the Cognos Training Business Intelligence is to provide right information at right time. Usually the data is extracted from several sources and changed into accurate and consistent data which is stored in Data Warehouse. The few more advantages of using Cognos are:

  • Cognos Training is more user-friendly
  • Better decisions with greater speed and confidence
  • IT provides complete range of BI capabilities from query to analysis and dash boarding on a single service-oriented architecture
  • It is so flexible that the user can modify and share Cognos Training BI content using familiar applications and interface.

Cognos Training Objectives:

After completing the course, student will be able to:

  • Understand Cognos Training terminology and features
  • Knowledge in Packages & report types
  • Build complete reports by using different studios
  • Restrict data using conditions and filters
  • Use various presentation styles
  • Analyze data
  • Use advanced query techniques
  • Use report functions
Cognos Training Components:

Cognos Connection: Cognos Training Connection is the Web portal for IBM Cognos BI. It is the starting point for the browser-based access to all functions provided with the suite. With the help of the portal, content can be searched in the form of reports, scorecards and agents, it can be managed, structured displayed and published. In addition, the portal is used for example to schedule and distribute reports, for creating tasks, administering the server and the access permissions to content available to different users.

Query Studio: Query Studio allows simple queries and self-service reports to answer rather simple business questions. The report layout can be customized and data can be filtered and sorted, formatting and the creation of diagrams is also supported.

Report Studio:The Report Studio is used to create management reports. It offers two different modes: The professional authoring mode enables users to access the full range of Report Studio functionality. In this mode, users can create any type of report, including charts, maps, lists, and repeat functions. In professional authoring mode all types of Data (relational or multidimensional) can be used, dynamic data can not be displayed.The express authoring mode has a more simplified user interface, designed for non-technical users. It enables them to create traditional financial or management reports in a more focused user interface. In contrast to the professional authoring mode, the express authoring mode allows the use of dynamic data.

Analysis Studio: Drill-up and drill-down as example OLAP-functionalities. Users can create analyses of large data sources and search for background information about an event or action.Multidimensional analysis allows identifying trends and understanding of anomalies or deviations, which are not obvious in other types of reports. Drag-and-drop features, elements and key performance indicators can be included in the analysis,rows and columns can be switched, OLAP-functionalities like drill-up and drill-down can be used to get a deeper understanding about the sources of the information used in the analysis.

Event Studio: The Event Studio is a notification tool that informs about events within the enterprise in real time. Therefore, agents can be created to detect the occurrence of business events or exceptional circumstances, based on the change of specified event- or data conditions. A notification may be served by sending an e-mail, its publication in the portal, or by triggering reports.