Workspace Advanced

Cognos Training Overview

IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced: Author Self-Service Reports is a one or two day course, depending upon your needs. Develop the skills needed to use IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced to create effective reports with relational and dimensional data?

This class is for Business Authors who have a knowledge of basic Windows and Web functionality, as well as their business requirements. Students should have knowledge of IBM Cognos Connection, and have experience with Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access

Cognos Training Course duration

1 to 2 days

Cognos Training Course outline

Overview of IBM Cognos
  • Discuss IBM Cognos and Performance Management
  • Describe IBM Cognos components
  • Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level
  • Define IBM Cognos groups and roles
Examine IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • identify the user interface components of IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • launch IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced through different methods
  • determine browser options
Create a Report using Relational Data
  • explain Relational Data
  • explain object types
  • define report layouts
  • add data query items
Use calculations

Create a Report using Dimensional Data
  • explain Dimensional Data
  • explore drill down and drill up with hierarchies
  • identify sets
  • define Financial reports
Group and Sort Your Data
  • define sorting (relational and dimensional)
  • explain aggregated data
  • explore grouping data
  • explore dividing data into sections
Filter Your Data
  • understand suppression options
  • explore filtering data (relational and dimensional)
  • explore filtering aggregated data
Highlight Report Data
  • explain query item properties
  • use formatting to improve the visual effectiveness of reports
  • use conditional styles to highlight query items on a report
Integrate External Data
  • examine the use of external data in reports
  • map query subject from an enterprise report to external data
Analyze Data Using Charts and Graphs
  • review multiple data analysis processes
  • implement a report for each process
Extend IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced Reports with Report Studio
  • identify IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced reports that can benefit from Report Studio capabilities
  • create a report in Report Studio and open it in IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • create a report in IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced and extend it in Report Studio
Report Development Processes to Design Effective Reports
  • discuss phases of report development for business authors
  • discuss elements of effective reports

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