IBM Cognos BI Overview

Course Length: 1 Day  |  Price: $595  |  Please contact us today to schedule your training

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IBM Cognos BI Overview is a one-day course and it can be delivered onsite or in instructor-led online format. It is designed to provide participants with a high level overview of the IBM Cognos BI suite of products.

Using a combination of lectures, instructor led demos and hands-on exercises in a high-quality learning environment, participants will be introduced to the elements of IBM Cognos BI.


This is a course intended for consumers, business authors, professional authors, developers, administrators, modelers, and project managers.


  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using Windows and Web functionality
  • Understanding of your organizations reporting needs

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  • Recognize various components of IBM Cognos BI
  • Benefits of creating reports with IBM Cognos BI
  • Understand report types
  • Create and save ad-hoc reports
  • Create list, grouped list, and crosstab reports
  • View, print, or distribute a report in Cognos Connection
  • Identify Consumer Access to BI Content
  • Understand Cognos Connection – Administrator and User Capabilities
  • Dashboard Concepts
  • Examine Business Insight
  • Manage Published Reports
  • Change Preferences
  • Access External Files with Links
  • Create a new portal page
  • Modify a portal page
  • Add pages or dashboards to Cognos Connection
  • Enhance reports by adding filters
  • Add titles/subtitles
  • Format report objects
  • Reorder and rename columns
  • Create groupings, sections, and page breaks
  • Understand aggregation and summarization
  • Use different types of prompts
  • Understand calculations and parameters
  • Module 1: IBM Cognos BI Components Overview
  • Module 2: Examine Cognos Connection
  • Module 3: Organizing Content
  • Module 4: Personalizing Cognos Connection
  • Module 5: Explore Reports
  • Module 6: Dashboard Concepts