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IBM Cognos Analytics - Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0)

  • Course Code B6058G
  • Duration 3 days

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This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview


This course provides professional report authors an opportunity to learn report building techniques using relational data models. Techniques to enhance, customize, and manage professional reports will be explored. Demonstrations and exercises will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.


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Course Objectives


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Course Content


* Create crosstabs using unrelated data items

 Unit 5 - Present Data Graphically 
* Create charts containing peer and nested columns
* Present data using different chart type options
* Add context to charts
* Create and reuse custom chart palettes
* Introduction to visualization
* Present key data in a single dashboard report  

Unit 6 - Focus Reports Using Prompts 
* Identified various prompt types 
* Use parameters and prompts to focus data 
* Search for prompt types 
* Navigate between pages

 Unit 7 - Extend Reports Using Calculations 
* Create expressions using functions 
* Add run-time information to the reports 
* Create expressions using functions

Unit 8 - Use Additional Report Building Techniques 

* Enhance report design with report objects 
* Reuse objects within the same report 
* Share layout components among separate reports 
* Discuss report templates 
* Choose options to handle reports with no available data

 Unit 9 - Customize Conditional Formatting 
* Create multi-lingual reports 
* Highlight exceptional data 
* Show and hide data
* Conditionally render objects in reports
* Conditionally format one crosstab measure based on another

 Unit 10 - 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 
* Navigate through multiple reports Unit 11 - Drill Through Defininitions 
* Discuss parameter-driven drill through 
* Discuss dynamic drill through 
* Setup package-based drill through definitions 
* Step scope 
* Use the Drill-Through Assistant

 Unit 12 - Enhance Report Layout 
* Force page breaks in reports 
* Modify existing reports structures 
* Apply horizontal formatting
* Specify print options for PDF reports 
* Format data and report objects Appendix A - Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics (Shared module) 
* Describe IBM Cognos Analytics and Financial Performance Management (FPM) 
* Describe IBM Cognos Analytics components 
* Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level 
* Define IBM Cognos groups and roles 
* Explain how to extend IBM Cognos Analytics

Course Prerequisites


• Knowledge of your business requirements

• Experience using the Windows operating system

• Experience using a Web browser

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