IBM Cognos BI Report Studio Essentials

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

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IBM Cognos Report Studio Essentials is a two day instructor-led online course. It is designed for professional report authors to learn the essential report building techniques to provide polished reports to executives, managers and end users within your organization.

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 create reports using data models, as well as ways to enhance, customize and manage professional reports.

Intended Audience

This is an intermediate course intended for professional report authors.


  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using Windows and Web functionality

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  • Recognize various components of IBM Cognos BI
  • Benefits of creating reports with IBM Cognos BI
  • Understand the Cognos portal and various activities that can be performed within it
  • Understand different reporting styles in Report Studio
  • Understand the concept of dimensions, measures, and dimensional reporting styles
  • Understand Report Studio and its interface
  • Understand basic Report Studio tasks
  • Create list reports including group, format, and sort list reports
  • Understand data aggregation
  • Create cross tab reports
  • Format and sort crosstab reports
  • Create complex crosstabs using drag and drop functionality
  • Create chart reports
  • Create filters, understand summary and detailed filters
  • Determine when to apply filters on aggregate data
  • Create prompts, identify various prompt types, search prompts, use parameters
  • Extend reports using calculations (query and layout)
  • Use tables, blocks, formatting data
  • Use sections, headers and footers, pages and bookmarks
  • Module 1: Introduction to IBM Cognos 10 BI
  • Module 2: Creating Basic Reports
  • Module 3: Report Studio Enhancements