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Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics (v11.2)

CODE: ZL1_B6308

LENGTH: 1 day(s)

PRICE: £650.00

Description

This course provides participants with a high-level overview of the IBM Cognos Analytics suite of products and their underlying architecture. They will examine each component as it relates to an Analytics solution. Participants will be shown a range of resources to provide additional information on each product.

 

 

Objectives

  • Consume content in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Create reports in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Create dashboards in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Create metadata models in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Extend IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Compare IBM Cognos Analytics and IBM Cognos BI (Optional)

Audience

  • An understanding of your organization’s business intelligence process and reporting needs
  • Experience using basic Windows functionality

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of your organization’s business intelligence process and reporting needs
  • Experience using basic Windows functionality

Programme

Unit 1. Introduction to IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Unit objectives
  • What is IBM Cognos Analytics?
  • Redefined Business Intelligence
  • Self-service
  • Navigate to content in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Interact with the user interface
  • Model data with IBM Cognos Analytics
  • IBM Cognos Analytics components
  • Create reports with IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting
  • Perform self-service analysis with Dashboards
  • IBM Cognos Analytics architecture (high level)
  • IBM Cognos Analytics security
  • IBM Cognos Analytics groups and roles
  • Package/Data source relationship
  • Create Data Modules
  • Upload files
  • Demonstration 1: Explore IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Extend IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Unit summary

 

Unit 2. Consume content in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Unit objectives
  • Active Report Viewer
  • Where do consumers access analytics content
  • Use published reports
  • Drill through to related data
  • Specify Run Report options
  • Specify properties of an entry
  • Demonstration 1: Run a report, create a report view, and email different report versions
  • Unit summary

 

Unit 3. Create reports in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Unit objectives
  • Reporting overview
  • Package overview
  • Upload files
  • Data Modules
  • What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting?
  • Business requirements for IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Exploring the UI components - viewing reports
  • Exploring the UI components - editing reports
  • Exploring the UI components - On-demand toolbar
  • Exploring the UI components - Navigate panel
  • Analyzing and exploring data
  • Viewing set definitions
  • Modifying format and layout
  • Report templates overview
  • Demonstration 1: Explore IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting
  • Demonstration 2: Enhance a report in IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting
  • Business drivers for Active Reports
  • Creating an Active Report in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Active Report controls
  • Active Report variables
  • Demonstration 3: Create a simple Active Report using static and data controls
  • Demonstration 4: Create a report using a Data Module
  • Unit summary

 

Unit 4. Create dashboards in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Unit objectives
  • What are IBM Cognos Analytics Dashboards?
  • IBM Cognos Analytics Dashboards capabilities
  • Demonstration 1: Explore the IBM Cognos Analytics Dashboard interface
  • Content used to create dashboards
  • Dashboard object communication
  • Sort, group, and ungroup data
  • Summarizing data
  • Demonstration 2: Create a dashboard from existing content
  • Unit summary

 

Unit 5. Create metadata models in IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Unit objectives
  • Examine the role of a metadata model
  • What is Framework Manager?
  • Examine a Framework Manager project
  • Examine the model from the author's point of view
  • Framework Manager workflow
  • Define Framework Manager metadata elements
  • Demonstration 1: Explore Framework Manager
  • Describe measures
  • What are dimensions and levels?
  • Describe the OLAP structure
  • Describe the result: dimensional analysis
  • IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes
  • Why Dynamic Cubes?
  • Dynamic Cube characteristics
  • Dynamic Cube requirements
  • IBM Cognos Dynamic Query Mode
  • Components and tools
  • Demonstration 2: Explore the Dynamic Cube lifecycle
  • Web-based modeling
  • Intent-driven modeling
  • Demonstration 3: Create Data Modules
  • Unit summary

 

Unit 6. Extend IBM Cognos Analytics

  • Unit objectives
  • Extending IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Using IBM Cognos Mobile
  • Using IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office
  • Demonstration 1: Explore IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office
  • Unit summary

 

Unit 7. What's new in Cognos v11.2

  • Unit objectives
  • Cognos Analytics: what is new? 1/2
  • Cognos Analytics: what is new? 2/2          
  • Support for Mobile
  • Navigation path enhancements
  • IBM Carbon user experience
  • Expanded job options
  • Enrichment enabled for OLAP packages and cubes
  • Dashboard enhancements
  • The New Home Page
  • Content Navigation
  • Unit summary

 

Unit 8. Compare IBM Cognos Analytics to IBM Cognos BI (Optional)

  • Unit objectives
  • Cognos Analytics: what is new?
  • Cognos Analytics: what has changed from Cognos BI?
  • Support for legacy features
  • Alerts and watch rules
  • Using Event Studio
  • Event Studio process flow
  • Adding a task
  • Specifying task execution rules
  • Scheduling an agent
  • Using IBM Cognos Metric Studio
  • Identifying requirements
  • Mapping requirements to the application
  • Mapping requirements: Example
  • Enhancing the Metric Studio application
  • Demonstration 1: Access legacy components
  • Unit summary

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