IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced

Course Length: 2 Days  |  Price: $995  |  Please contact us today to schedule your training

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IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced is a two day instructor-led online course. It is designed for business authors providing concepts to create and share reports and dashboards, perform deeper analysis of the data and customize the look and feel of a report.

Using a combination of lectures, instructor led demos, hands-on exercises, workshops and group exercises in a high-quality learning environment, participants will learn how to analyze data and create reports using relational and dimensional data models, as well as ways to customize and extend report content.

Intended Audience

This is an intermediate course intended for professional business authors.


  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using Windows and Web functionality
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel (recommended)

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  • Recognize various components of IBM Cognos BI
  • Benefits of creating reports with IBM Cognos BI
  • Launch Business Insight Advanced through different methods
  • Explore user interface components of Business Insight Advance
  • Create list and chart reports
  • Understand the concepts and design of The Great Outdoors
  • Identify the data available to satisfy report requirements
  • Identify the data available to create effective reports
  • Choose a report format
  • Build a report
  • Use available query items and calculated query items
  • Explore dimensional hierarchies
  • Recognize hierarchies
  • Use hierarchies to create effective reports
  • Interact with a report of hierarchical data to drill up and drill down
  • Identify sets
  • Present data effectively: sort data output, summarize data, group related rows, suppress data and filter data.
  • Understand query item properties
  • Use formatting to improve the visual effectiveness of reports
  • Use conditional styles to highlight query items on a report.
  • Understand multiple data analysis processes
  • Create a report for each process
  • Module 1: Introduction to IBM Cognos 10 BI
  • Module 2: Examine Business Insight Advanced
  • Module 3: Introduction to Reporting Concepts and The Great Outdoors
  • Module 4: Create Business Insight Advanced Reports
  • Module 5: Explore Dimensional Hierarchies
  • Module 6: Highlight and Present Data
  • Module 7: Working with External Data
  • Module 8: Analyzing Data
  • Module 9: Designing Effective Reports