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Cognos Overview

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.

Course Cognos Training
Mode of Training Instructor Led Live Online Training
Duration 30 hours
Timings Flexible (Our Rep will work with you on the timings that suits your needs)
Course Material Our Expert Trainer will share you all the necessary course material,  ppt’s, videos and pdf’s
Examples Trainer will cover Real time scenarios during the training
Interview Questions Click here to see the Interview Questions
Certification Click here to know about the Cognos Certification
Salary Trends Check here to see the salary trends here.

After Completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Perform a single server or distributed server installation and configuration of the Cognos BI tool.
  • Explore Framework Manager and Cognos Administration.
  • Create various types of Reports using the Cognos tool.
  • Manage the caches in the Cognos Administration.
  • Apply dimensional information to relational Metadata to enable OLAP-style queries.
  • Examine the Cognos BI security environment.

This course is designed for students/professionals who are interested in working in the analytics industry :

  • Analysts who want to make smarter business decisions.
  • Data Engineers and Statisticians.
  • Developers who want to gain knowledge of Cognos Development for creating queries and reports.

  • Having minimum Knowledge in SQL and DBMS is required.

Self Paced Learning moves at a pace set by the learner and is cost effective. It boosts the retention of information simultaneously to a large number of people. Self paced training is for the people who want to go fast track and want to finish the course in a minimal time. These Cognos Training videos are carefully developed in such a way that even a fresher can easily understand and learn the product at his/her own pace.

On the other hand, Live Online Training takes place at a scheduled event or time where an Instructor plays an important role throughout the learning process.

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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 Online Training course is developed by the team of Cognos experts having 15 years of experience in IT and 7 years in teaching Cognos.

What we promise at TekSlate:

1) We offer flexible timings unlike most other mediums of training, students can pick their own schedule according to their availability.

2) We offer free demo session, students can attend the demo session, asses the trainer and then join the course.

3) We offer the best Cognos Online Training course material and also share project scenarios which are similar to what you work when you go to the corporate environment.

4) We share Cognos Training videos of each training session so that you can review them later as well. The videos developed by experts make it more easier for the learning professionals.

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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 StudioThis 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.

Tekslate also offering tutorials on Cognos which are specially designed for beginners. Also check for the interview questions on cognos in advance level.

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 Online Training Curriculum

Learning Objects:  In this module, you will be introduced to business intelligence, data warehousing concepts like the architecture, its characteristics and also you will learn in brief about the types of OLAP, perform ETL operations using Informatica.

Topics include: 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

Practicals to be Covered: 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.

Learning Objects: In this module we will learn about, Design and Defining of Schema.

Topics include: 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.

Practicals to be Covered: 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.

Learning Objects: In this module we will learn about, Cognos Architecture and its Components.

Topics include: 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

Practicals to be Covered: 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.

Learning Objects: In this we will learn about, Query Studio and its User Interface.

 Topics include: 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.

Practicals to be Covered: By the end of this class, you will get hands on experience on creating reports using Cognos tool set.

Learning Objects: In this session we will learn about, how to create basic reports to Advanced reports.

Topics include: 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

Practicals to be Covered: By the end of this training session, you will become expert in creating and troubleshooting reports.

Learning Objects: In this module, you will learn how to perform Cognos Analysis in Excel, the various query settings to be done to tune and enhance the performance and how to work with Dynamic Query Analyzer.

Topics include: IBM Cognos Administration, creating users, roles, permissions, security and scheduling.

Practicals to be Covered: At the end of this IBM Cognos training session, you will become expert in performing administrative tasks at corporate environments.

Learning Objects:  In this module you will learn what are Dynamic Cubes, how to create and deploy them and measure its performance with aggregates.

Topics include: Overview of Dynamic Cubes, Identify the challenges of large data volumes that are resolved by dynamic cubes, Explore the IBM Cognos Cube Designer interface, Explore the IBM Cognos Cube Designer interface, Review the automatic and manual processes to create a cube, Examine query service administrative tasks, Optimize Performance with Aggregates, Examine aggregation in dynamic cubes, Define Security, Overview of dynamic cube security, Assign users and groups to security views, Model a Virtual Cube and Examine the benefits, requirements, and build process of virtual cubes.

Practicals to be Covered: In this practical class, we will talk more about, the various methods to provide security and the benefits of creating a Dynamic Cube.

 

Learning Objects: In this module, you will learn how to combine data and layout in a single file using Active Reports and also will learn the workspace of Analysis Studio and Event Studio using which we will create reports for relational and dimensional data.

Topics include: Active Reports Introductions, Describe active report connections, Apply Filter and Select behavior to active report controls, Modify the interactive behavior of report controls, Identify active report controls and variables in a report, Use variables to control multiple controls independently, Describe characteristics of traditional charts in active reports, Control data display using decks and data decks, Describe characteristics of RAVE Visualizations, Analysis Studio, Define the fundamental terms of Analysis Studio, Identify the work area, overview area, and properties pane, Explain how to insert objects, Define and create sets, Employ drilling down and up to different levels of detail, Use charts to display data graphically, Suppress rows and columns, Workspace & Workspace Advanced: Identify the user interface components of IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced. Create a Report using Relational Data, create a Report using Dimensional Data, understand suppression options, explore filtering data, examine the use of external data in reports, Even Studio, create agents, use parameters and calculations, add tasks, manage task execution rules.

Practicals to be Covered: In this practical class, we will gain experience on  Creating active report templates,  administrative activities to manage and schedule events.

Learning Objects: In this module, you will learn the dimensional and rational database features in cognos, the definition of the keywords used along with a related example and will be introduced to the DMR package in Cognos and learn how it is used for analysis.

Topics include: Apply dimensional information to relational Metadata to enable OLAP-style queries, Define regular dimension, measure dimension, Define members and member unique names, Identify changes that impact a MUN, create analysis objects such as dimension, level , hierarchies and measures, create multiple hierarchies, learn and apply scope, publishing the DMR package and using it over Analysis, Examine the IBM Cognos BI security environment, Restrict access to packages, Create and apply security filters, Restrict access to objects in the model, Data level security, Identify and implement techniques to optimize and tune your Framework Manager models, Achieve Minimized SQL, Governors Setting in Framework Manager, Overview Dynamic Query Mode in Framework Manager, Work in a Multi-Modeler Environment, Segment and link a project, Branch a project and merge results.

Practicals to be Covered: In this practical session we will talk more about, Framework Manager Models.

Faq's

Tekslate basically offers the online instructor-led training. Apart from that we also provide corporate training for enterprises.

Our trainers have relevant experience in implementing real-time solutions on different queries related to different topics of Cognos Training. Tekslate also verifies their technical background and expertise.

We record each LIVE class session you undergo through and we will share the recordings of each session/class.

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.

You will work on real world Best Cognos Online Training 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.

Our Trainers will provide the Environment/Server Access to the students and we ensure practical real-time experience Cognos Online training by providing all the utilities required for the in-depth understanding of the course.

 

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.

The Training itself is Real-time Project Oriented.

Yes. All the training sessions are LIVE Online Streaming using either through WebEx or GoToMeeting, thus promoting one-on-one trainer student Interaction.

There are some Group discounts available if the participants are more than 2.

 

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Along with it, we also prevail our valuable online training in the places of UK, Australia, India and other parts of the world

Cognos 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.

Exam Details:

For Cognos BI Developers :

IBM CERTIFIED DEVELOPER – COGNOS 10 BI DATA WAREHOUSES

IBM CERTIFIED DEVELOPER – COGNOS 10 BI METADATA MODELS

IBM CERTIFIED DEVELOPER – COGNOS 10 BI OLAP MODELS

IBM CERTIFIED DEVELOPER – COGNOS REAL-TIME MONITORING

For Cognos BI Administrators :

IBM CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATOR – COGNOS 10 BI

For Cognos BI Designer :

IBM CERTIFIED DESIGNER – COGNOS 10 BI REPORTS

IBM CERTIFIED DESIGNER – COGNOS 10 BI MULTIDIMENSIONAL REPORTS

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