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IBM Cognos BI What's New: 8.4 to 10.2 (v10.2)

IBM Course Code: B5215CE

GK# 0053 Vendor# B5215G


Course Overview


IBM Cognos BI What's New: 8.4 to 10.2 (V10.2) is a two-day, instructor-led course that provides participants with knowledge of new features offered in IBM Cognos BI (V10.2), as compared to IBM Cognos BI (V8.4). Through lecture and hands-on experience, participants will discover the high-value benefits of this release, including a simplified, more engaging user experience, a richer self-service reporting and analysis environment, workflow and collaboration, improved integration between products, improved administration and improved performance.


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Introduction to IBM Cognos Workspace

  • Explore navigation and general functionality
  • Create a new workspace from existing content
  • Modify an existing workspace
  • Work with Lists, Crosstabs and Charts
  • Organize and focus on data
  • Tabbed workspaces and global filters
  • Ad-hoc collaboration and improved annotations
  • Graduated capabilities
  • Access Cognos Workspace Advanced to modify a report
  • Add external information to the workspace
  • Full-fidelity publishing from IBM Cognos Insight to IBM Cognos Workspace
  • Integration with IBM Connections activities

Introduction to IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced

  • Self-service, flexible reporting with all data sources
  • Interactive consumption
  • Update and create new reports
  • Organize data
  • Add calculations, aggregation, content and charts
  • Drill up and Drill down
  • Context filters and page layers
  • Modify layout
  • Enhanced charting
  • Use external data
  • Copy and paste data into an external application

Report Studio Enhancements

  • Identify and work with new features in Report Studio, including:
  • Container selector to simplify working with report objects
  • Inherited styles in lists and crosstabs
  • Custom labels in prompts
  • Top/Bottom enhancements
  • Dimensional Date/Time operations
  • An easier way to access query macros using the expression editor
  • Extending prompts using the Prompt API
  • Global classes for accessible reports

Active Reports

  • Identify and work with the new disconnected reporting application, including:
  • New report widgets and toolbox filter
  • Variables
  • Bursting
  • Reusing existing reports
  • The new Static Repeater Table

Enhanced Event Management

  • Collaborate on a multi-task scenario
  • Automate the interaction of people around a process or a list of work, including notifications, approvals, escalations and status tracking
  • Provide the interface to link people to processes and information events

Introduction to Dynamic Cubes and IBM Cognos Cube Designer

  • Dynamic Query Mode (DQM)
  • Identify Dynamic Cubes
  • Navigate and identify general functionality of IBM Cognos Cube Designer
  • Improve query performance with the Aggregate Advisor

Extended System Management

  • Identify enhancements in:
  • monitoring
  • scheduling
  • credential management
  • identifying the relationship between packages and their data sources

Model Design Accelerator

  • What is Model Design Accelerator?
  • Create a star schema using Model Design Accelerator
  • Generate a model and publish a package

Other product and environment improvements

  • Improvements in data lineage
  • Improved search with field-level search capability
  • Save as Microsoft Excel 2007 data
  • 64-bit IBM Cognos gateway
  • 64-bit Data Manager engine
  • Multiple-tenant environments
  • Archive content to the file system
  • Enhanced support for language and currency:
  • Support for extended Japanese and Chinese characters
  • Bidirectional (BiDi) support
  • Enhanced handling and formatting options for data
  • Enhancements to Lifecycle Manager
  • Access to ERP data sources
  • DQM server logging on a report basis
  • Predefined LDAP configurations
  • Enhancements to/for:
  • SAP BW data sources
  • IBM Cognos Real Time Monitoring (RTM)
  • IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office
  • IBM Cognos Analysis for Microsoft Excel
  • IBM Cognos Mobile
  • Business Viewpoint
  • Data Manager
  • upgrade process
  • Support for multi-version coexistence
  • Enhancements to supported environments

Who Should Attend


This intermediate course is intended for Multi-role (consumers, business authors, professional authors, administrators, modelers, project managers).

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