What is Cognos?
Cognos can be described as a software suite used in performance management for business intelligence (BI). This software is meant to help business owners lacking technical knowledge to be able to assemble reports, extract corporate data and analyze it.
Cognos consists of about three dozen software products. For the fact that Cognos is made on open requirement, this means that the software products can be used with multiple and relational data sources from diverse vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and NCR Teradata. The software makes provision for toolset for metrics, monitoring of evens, score-carding, reporting and analysis. It is made up of a number of factors put together to meet the different information requirements in a company.
Why to attend Tekslate Online Training ?
Classes are conducted by Certified Cognos Working Professionals with 100 % Quality Assurance.
With an experienced Certified practitioner who will teach you the essentials you need to know to kick-start your career on Cognos. Our training make you more productive with your Cognos Training Online. Our training style is entirely hands-on. We will provide access to our desktop screen and will be actively conducting hands-on labs with real-time projects.
Cognos Training Curriculum
DataWarehousing and Cognos Introduction
Agenda – What and Why of DataWarhouse’s, Understand three tier platform architecture, Walk through components involved in Cognos Architecture, Features in Latest Cognos version, Step by Step installation of Cognos Software, OLAP VS OLTP, Dimensions, Facts and Hierarchies
Accomplishment – In this training session, we will go through the data warehousing fundamentals and also understand different types of schemas used to design the database such as Star and Snowflake schema. Before ending the session, we will review Cognos Architecture and basic ETL concepts.
Design and Define Schema and Publish them
Agenda – Accumulate Business Requirements, Understand Cognos Framework Manager, Define Facts, Hierarchies and Dimensions, Identify the consequences for produced SQL when altering question subjects, SQL settings and connections, Examine connections and cardinality, Use filters to decrease the information set
Accomplishment – In this online training session, we will go through the Cognos Framework Manager and also learn how to design the schema by taking a small use case.
Cognos Architecture and Components
Agenda – Cognos Components, Step by Step process of executing a Report, Undestand Gateways, Services and Dispatcher, Create Content store and administer through content manager, How to create and save a report, Create Schedulers, How to create a new project and import existing project
Accomplishment – By the end of this session, you will get familiar with various components involved in Cognos BI tool and how each components interacts in three tier architecture.
Query and Report Studio
Agenda – Go over Query Studio and its user interface, create simple reports and charts. How to filter, sort and group data. Go over features in Report Studio and understand its user interface, Understand different types of reports, Create connections to data sources and learn how to query data, Use filters to drill down reports, learn how to apply filters on summary data, Create charts and crosstab reports, set properties to reports that load at run time, apply different functions on reports to calculate aggregates, create common components and share them across various reports, create report templates to reuse.
Accomplishment – By the end of this class, you will get hands on experience on creating reports using Cognos tool set.
Creat Basic to Advanced Reports
Agenda – How to create Drill Through and Master-Detail Report, Set and Create variables for formatting data, Use Conditional Blocks and Rendering, create and edit custom queries to query the data, Understand create macros to filter the data, learn joins, unions to query data across tables, learn how to create reports using third party files, learn how to improve performance and understand the parameters to consider when writing queries
Accomplishment – By the end of this training session, you will become expert in creating and troubleshooting reports.
Agenda – IBM Cognos Administration, creating users, roles, permissions, security and scheduling.
Accomplishment – At the end of this IBM Cognos training session, you will become expert in performing administrative tasks at corporate environments.
The Basic Cognos components mentioned here are self descriptive of their purpose.
Cognos Connection: Cognos 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: This component offer self-service reports and simple queries in answering quite simple business enquiries. One is also able to customize the report arrangement, filter and sort out data, including creation and formatting of diagrams.
Report Studio: The Report Studio is used for the creation of management reports. It offers two different modes which are the professional authoring mode and the express authoring mode.
The professional authoring mode helps to grant users access to the complete series of Report Studio functionality. This mode helps users to develop reports of any kind comprising of lists, maps, charts, as well as repeat functions. In professional authoring mode, one is able to use all kinds of data either relational or multidimensional, dynamic data is not displayed.
Express authoring mode offers a simpler user interface that has been designed for non-technical users. This mode helps in the creation of financial, traditional and management report in a user friendly interface. Unlike the professional authoring mode, it permits the usage of dynamic data.
Analysis Studio: The use of OLAP functionalities like drill-up and drill-down can help users to analyze large data sources and also search for information source relating to an action or event. Observing analysis of various situations allows easy identification of trends and understanding of irregularities. These features are not present in other forms of report. One can also include the drag and drop features, as well as elements and key performance indicators in the analysis. However, rows and columns can be switched. Making use of OLAP-functionalities like, drill-down and drill-up is important to be able to get a clear understanding of the sources of the information that is being applied in the analysis.
Event Studio: This is a mechanism used in quickly notifying users of events within the enterprise. As a result, persons can be put in place to check business events or special situations, and to always keep track of the changes in data situation or specified event. This notification can come in the form of an e-mail, by triggering reports or its publication on the portal.
We will discuss in detail about Cognos Overview and Architecture in Cognos Training Sessions.
Cognos Job Responsibilities
Typical Cognos job responsibilities include –
–Creation of report solutions like proof-of-concept or rapid-prototype, and to also show them to customers. To be able to do this, the candidate needs to fully understand what the IBM Cognos product suite is able to do.
-Supporting the full report development cycle, including:
-Working hand-in-hand with customer in collecting and documenting the requirement needed for business analytics which includes data, layout, and delivery requirements.
-Creation of data modeling solutions to support the requirements that the business system needs.
– Creation of list which helps to combine dashboard style reports as well as cross-tabular, and chart displays. This helps to give executives a clear understanding of the health of the agency/organization at one glance.
-Keep record of the design of reports and be able to track the design solution to the initial requirement.
-Maintenance and building of Cognos Metrics Reports and Metric Models
-Troubleshoot issues that have to do with report development by directly inquiring from the report source with the use of Enterprise database tools after which the issues can easily be related to enterprise DBAs for verification/resolution.
– Helping to improve communication between different project stakeholders.
IBM Cognos BI Certification
Cognos BI training from TekSlate is designed to ensure that you clear the different levels of Cognos BI exam in the first attempt. The practical hands-on learning approach followed at TekSlate will ensure you get job ready by the end of it.
- Having a Cognos BI certification distinguishes you as an expert.
- For different roles of Cognos BI certification, you need not go to a test center, as the exams are available online. You can give your exam anytime anywhere.
- You need to prove your technical skills with a qualified associate exam in order to enter the next level of certified professional exam.
IBM Cognos BI has different certifications based on the role.
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Average Cognos Salary in USA is increasing and is much better than other products.
Average Cognos Salary in India.
Benefits to our Global Learners
- Tekslate services are Student-centered learning.
- Qualitative & cost effective learning at your pace.
- Geographical access to learn from any part of the world.
Cognos Certification Training in Your City
- Cognos Training India
Tekslate provides instructor-led live online training and corporate training. Cognos Training provides you hands on real-time project experience. Our Cognos trainers are certified industry experts and work professionals. We provide customized training for beginners as well working professionals. You can avail training in your cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and more.
- Cognos Training United States
Our trainers in US are certified and have in-depth knowledge regarding Cognos Concepts. Tekslate superior quality training is what makes us stand apart from others. Case studies are included in the curriculum of training programs irrespective of the mode you chose. You can avail training in your cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and more.
- Cognos Training United Kingdom
For experienced professionals in UK, special batches are conducted in different timings. Customized approach to imparting training has made us different from others. You can clarify your doubts after completing the class. You can avail training in your cities like London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and more.
- Cognos Training Canada
There are many companies that offer Cognos training in Canada. Our Cognos course provides basic understanding about the introduction and overview. It is the course that can be educate right from the beginner to the intermediate and advanced level. Cognos Training is provided by Real Time Industry Experts who has huge subject knowledge, skills and enhances the skills of students in the best way. You can avail training in your cities like Montreal, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Ottawa and more.
What Are The Modes Of Training?
Tekslate basically offers the online instructor-led training. Apart from that we also provide corporate training for enterprises.
Who Are The Trainers?
Our trainers have relevant experience in implementing real-time solutions on different queries related to different topics. Tekslate also verifies their technical background and expertise.
What If I Miss A Class?
We record each LIVE class session you undergo through and we will share the recordings of each session/class.
Can I Request For A Support Session If I Find Difficulty In Grasping Topics?
If you have any queries you can contact our 24/7 dedicated support to raise a ticket. We provide you email support and solution to your queries. If the query is not resolved by email we can arrange for a one-on-one session with our trainers.
What Kind Of Projects Will I Be Working On As Part Of The Training?
You will work on real world projects wherein you can apply your knowledge and skills that you acquired through our training. We have multiple projects that thoroughly test your skills and knowledge of various aspect and components making you perfectly industry-ready.
How Will I Execute The Practical?
Our Trainers will provide the Environment/Server Access to the students and we ensure practical real-time experience and training by providing all the utilities required for the in-depth understanding of the course.
If I Cancel My Enrollment, Will I Get The Refund?
If you are enrolled in classes and/or have paid fees, but want to cancel the registration for certain reason, it can be attained within 48 hours of initial registration. Please make a note that refunds will be processed within 30 days of prior request.
Will I Be Working On A Project?
The Training itself is Real-time Project Oriented.
Are These Classes Conducted Via Live Online Streaming?
Yes. All the training sessions are LIVE Online Streaming using either through WebEx or GoToMeeting, thus promoting one-on-one trainer student Interaction.
Is There Any Offer / Discount I Can Avail?
There are some Group discounts available if the participants are more than 2.
Who Are Our Customers & Our Location?
As we are one of the leading providers of Online training, We have customers from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, India and other parts of the world.
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Collaberation of SunGard K-12 with IBM Cognos’ Preferred Services Vendor Capitalize Analytics
Date Published: May 11,2016
SunGard is leader in K-12 administrative software in Education sector.SunGard’s objective is to be a top gun in providing the world class Applications covering all the K-12 districts of the United States and gain student volume by maintaining the efficiency of the software.As Capitalize Analytics is already a vendor of IBM Cognos extends its services to SunGard K-12 in terms of Business Intelligence solutions.The formal relationship will serve the comprehensive support ,services,training and consultancy to K-12 Districts.The Duo also ensures the operational accessibility and student information data as and when required either together or seperately...Read more.
VAI Embedded IBM Cognos In Its ERP System To Modernize In Business Intelligence Analytics
Date Published: Oct 30, 2016
VAI is privately owned and family operated company running core business applications in around 1500 IBM mid-range shops which are into Distribution, Manufacturing and Retail businesses on VAI’s S2K software.As it is known in IT sector that “Business Intelligence is the next generation of ERP”, Many organisations and individual firms are implementing BI tool to withstand in the market and meet the business needs.IBM Cognos Business Intelligence analytics makes complex things simpler right from small sized to mid sized firms...Read more
IBM Partners With Pitney Bowes Incorporating Location Data Into IBM Cognos And Watson Platform
Date Published:Oct 25, 2016
Pitney Bowes, a location data provider for many companies which includes Salesforce and Zillow. IBM announces about the partnership with Pitney Bowes seeking incorporation of global geospatial data and political boundary data into BI platforms like Cognos and Watson. IBM assures on delivering personalized services to its customers in determining businesses and provide location data accessible to business decision makers….Read more
Centric Named 2016 IBM Worldwide Embedded Analytics Solution Business Partner Of the Year As Best Supplier Of Cognos
Date Published: 30/11/2016
In the event IBM World of Watson in Las Vegas, IBM awarded 20 global awards to international IBM partners and Centric received international IBM partner of the year as a leading role as supplier of IBM Cognos for local government. Every year IBM organises event World of Watson and gives awards to its international partners in the category of big data, data analytics and cognitive analysis. Centric is proud to receive the international recogition from IBM and also reveals about its recently signed new IBM Embedded Solution agreement. This enables the company to serve customers better and exploit the widest possible business analytics in Cognos...Read more