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Cognos
next available:
January 11, 2021
Duration :
5 Day/s
DURATION
5 Day/s
USD $
850
USD
$ 850
NGN ₦
400,000
NGN
₦ 400,000

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About this course:
 

Come enjoy the motivating atmosphere, learning with your peers while you discover the possibilities of the SAS.
 

Course Syllabus:

This 5 day course will give delegates a thorough study on using Cognos BI.

Day 1

Overview of IBM Cognos BI.

  • Discuss IBM Cognos BI and Performance Management
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI components
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI architecture at a high level
  • Define IBM Cognos BI groups and roles
  • Explain how to extend IBM Cognos BI

Introduction to the Reporting Application

  • Examine Report Studio and its interface
  • Explore different report types
  • Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
  • Explore how data items are added to queries

Create List Reports

  • Format, group, and sort list reports
  • Describe options for aggregating data
  • Create a multi-fact query
  • Create a report with repeated data

Focus Reports Using Filters

  • Create filters to narrow the focus of reports
  • Examine detail and summary filters
  • Determine when to apply filters on aggregate data

 

Day 2

Create Crosstab Reports

  • Format and sort crosstab reports
  • Convert a list to a crosstab
  • Create complex crosstabs using drag and drop functionality
  • Create crosstabs using unrelated data items

Present Data Graphically

  • Create charts containing peer and nested items
  • Add context to charts
  • Create and reuse custom chart palettes
  • Present key data in a single dashboard report

Focus Reports Using Prompts

  • Identify various prompt types
  • Use parameters and prompts to focus data
  • Search for prompt items
  • Customize prompts to facilitate users’ choices
  • Navigate between pages
  • Display users’ prompt selections in the report

Extend Reports Using Calculations

  • Create calculations based on data in the data source
  • Add run-time information to the reports
  • Create expressions using functions

 

Day 3

Customize Reports with Conditional Formatting

  • Create multi-lingual reports
  • Highlight exceptional data
  • Show and hide data
  • Conditionally render objects in reports

Drill-Through From One Report to Another

  • Let users navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Pass parameter values to filter the data in drill-through targets

Identify Common Data Structures

  • Define the metadata modeling role in IBM Cognos BI
  • Identify a transactional data structure
  • Distinguish between normalized and de-normalized data
  • Identify a star schema data structure
  • Identify common reporting traps (overview then detail slides)
  • Define OLAP data structures
  • Decide on the appropriate data access strategy

Gather Requirements

  • Modeling recommendations overview
  • Analyze BI and data requirements
  • Interview and view samples
  • Identify required business areas
  • Work in stages (use a phased approach to importing and modeling)

 

Day 4

Create a Baseline Project

  • What is Framework Manager?
  • Define an FM project and its high level objects (namespace, data sources, packages, etc.)
  • Query Subject Types (data source, model, and stored procedure)
  • Define Query items.
  • Examine the model in Cognos BI (what do authors see)

Prepare Reusable Metadata

  • Verify and Modify Query Item Properties
  • Verify Query Subject Relationships
  • Ensure efficient filters by configuring prompt properties

Model for Predictable Results: Identify Reporting Issues

  • Describe multi-fact queries and when full outer joins are appropriate
  • Describe how IBM Cognos uses cardinality
  • Identify reporting traps
  • Use tools to analyze the model

Model for Predictable Results: Virtual Star Schemas

  • Identify the advantages of modeling metadata as a star schema
  • Model in layers
  • Create aliases to avoid ambiguous joins
  • Merge query subjects to create as view behavior

Model for Predictable Results: Consolidate Metadata

  • Create virtual facts to simplify writing queries
  • Create virtual dimensions to resolve fact-to-fact joins
  • Create a consolidated modeling layer for presentation purposes
  • Consolidate snowflake dimensions with model query subjects
  • Simplify facts by hiding unnecessary codes

Calculations and Filters

  • Use calculations to create commonly-needed query items for authors
  • Use static filters to reduce the data returned
  • Use macros and parameters in calculations and filters to dynamically control the data returned

Implement a Time Dimension

  • Make time-based queries simple to author by implementing a time dimension
  • Resolve confusion caused by multiple relationships between a time dimension and another table
  • Specify Determinants
  • Use determinants to specify multiple levels of granularity and prevent double-counting

Create the Presentation View

  • Identify the dimensions associated with a fact table
  • Identify conformed vs. non-conformed dimensions
  • Create star schema groupings to provide authors with logical groupings of query subjects
  • Rapidly create a model using the Model Design Accelerator

Work with Different Query Subject Types

  • Identify key differences and make recommendations for using data source, model, and stored procedure query subjects
  • Identify the effects on generated SQL when modifying query subjects, SQL settings and relationships

Set Security in Framework Manager

  • Examine the IBM Cognos security environment
  • Restrict access to packages
  • Create and apply security filters
  • Restrict access to objects in the model

 

Day 5

Identify IBM Cognos BI Architecture

  • The features of the IBM Cognos BI architecture
  • The three architectural tiers
  • IBM Cognos BI servlets and services
  • The default servlet container and alternatives to its use
  • An example of IBM Cognos BI request processing
  • Installation options
  • Load balancing mechanisms
  • Configuration options
  • The IBM Cognos Application Firewall

Manage Content in IBM Cognos Administration

  • Add a data source
  • Distribute data and create a distribution list
  • Plan a deployment
  • Create deployment folders
  • Export and import entries
  • Identify how to maintain the IBM Cognos BI content store
  • Configure saving content to the file system
  • Customize the appearance of IBM Cognos BI using styles
  • Use portlets to display custom Web content

Secure the IBM Cognos BI Environment

  • Identify the IBM Cognos BI security model
  • Define authentication in IBM Cognos BI
  • Define authorization in IBM Cognos BI
  • Identify security policies
  • Secure the IBM Cognos BI environment

Our international certified trainers have highly experienced Cognos BI practitioners who have real-world expertise.

I – Laptops will be provided for all candidates with pre-installed Cognos.

II – Our training venue is based in Lekki, Lagos (Specific venue will be emailed on confirmation of a place on the course).

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