IBM Cognos BI Administration

Course Length: 3 Days  |  Price: $1,795  |  Please contact us today to schedule your training

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IBM Cognos BI Administration is a three day instructor-led online course. It is designed for IBM Cognos BI administrators to teach the fundamental tasks of administering servers and content in IBM Cognos BI.

Through a combination of lectures and hands-on demo exercises, participants will install and configure the IBM Cognos BI software, implement security, and manage the server components.

Intended Audience

This is a course intended for IBM Cognos BI administrators


  • Installed and configured IBM Cognos BI environment
  • Understanding of reporting and security concepts
  • Experience using a web browser

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  • Describe IBM Cognos BI
  • Recognize various components of IBM Cognos BI
  • Understand the IBM Cognos BI architecture
  • Understand groups and roles
  • Understand the IBM Cognos BI workflow stages
  • Understand the components of the IBM Cognos Administration portal
  • Identify feature of 3-tier architecture
  • Configure logging
  • Understand servlets and services
  • Understand request flow process
  • Understand installation options
  • Understand load balancing mechanisms
  • Configure IBM Cognos BI
  • Understand Cognos application firewall
  • Identify the IBM Cognos BI security model
  • Define authentication, authorization, and Cognos Namespace in IBM Cognos BI
  • Identify security policy, permissions, security policy rule, credentials and secured functions and features
  • Identify administrative tasks that can be performed in IBM Cognos Administration
  • Monitor Performance Manage Dispatchers and Services Log message facility
  • Tune server performance Troubleshoot the server Formulate backup strategy
  • Manage current, past, and upcoming run activities Manage schedules
  • Add and manage a data source
  • Distribute data and create a distribution list and contacts
  • Deploy IBM Cognos BI content
  • Maintain the IBM Cognos BI content store Customize the appearance of Cognos BI
  • Display web content on a portal page using portlets
  • Identify where consumers access IBM Cognos BI content
  • Use published reports
  • Drill through to related data
  • Run reports with options
  • Add comments to saved output
  • Personalize how content appearance
  • Manage human tasks
  • Set alerts and watch rules
  • Parameter-driven drill through vs. dynamic drill through
  • Steps to enable drill-through access for a package
  • Setting scope
  • Drill through assistant
  • Manage user profiles
  • Add objects to the toolbox tab
  • Create a custom template option
  • Manage packages through IBM Cognos Connection and Customization
  • Module 1: Introduction to Cognos 10 BI
  • Module 2 : Administration Portal
  • Module 3: Architecture
  • Module 4: Securing IBM Cognos
  • Module 5: Manage IBM Cognos BI Server components
  • Module 6: Manage Run Activities
  • Module 7: Manage Content in IBM Cognos Administration
  • Module 8: IBM Cognos BI for Consumers
  • Module 9: Drill-Through Definitions
  • Module 10: Additional Configuration and Customization