When does class start/end?
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
This course provides authors with an introduction to build reports using Cognos Analytics. Techniques to enhance, customize, and manage reports will be explored. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.
What is IBM Cognos Analytics - Reporting-
- The Welcome page
- Consume report content
- Interactive filtering
- Working with reports
Dimensionally modeled relational data
Use personal data sources and data modules
- Upload personal data
- Upload custom images
- Using navigation paths in a data module
Examine list reports
- Group data
- Format columns
- Include headers and footers
Aggregate fact data
- Identify differences in aggregation
Multiple facts and repeated information
- Use shared dimensions to create multi-fact queries
- Present repeated information
Add repeated information to reports
- Create a mailing list report
Create crosstab reports
- Add measures to a crosstab
- Data sources for a crosstab
Create complex crosstab reports
- Add items as peers
- Create crosstab nodes and crosstab members
Work with crosstab data
- Format, sort, and aggregate a crosstab
Create discontinuous crosstab reports
Create visualization reports
- Visualization categories
- Customize visualizations
- Client side visualizations
- Enhanced map visualizations
Focus reports using filters
- Create filters to narrow the focus
- Use advanced detail filters
- Apply a filter with aggregation
- Use summary filters
Focus reports using prompts
- Examine parameters and prompts
- Create a parameter for a report item
- Add a prompt page
- Add a prompt item to a report
- Identify a prompt type
- Create a cascading prompt
- What are calculations-
- Add Date and Time functions
- Add string functions
- Display prompt selections in report titles
Customize reports with conditional formatting
- Three steps for conditional formatting
- Create a variable
- Assign the variable to a report object
- Format based on the conditional value
- Conditionally render report objects
- Navigate to related data
Enhance report layout
- View the structure of a report
- Use Guided report layout
- Force page breaks
- Create horizontal pagination
- Modify the report structure
- Format objects across reports
Use additional report-building techniques
- Enhance a report design
- Add objects to reports
- Convert a list to a crosstab
- Explore reuse
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
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Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
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You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
As a beginner Cognos report author, I feel that I've gained a lot of knowledge in a short amount of time, and it will benefit our company.
Instructor added to class with experience over many years, slides which were then sent to us after class, including whitepaper. Encouraged questions/participations, knowledgeable
Very pleased that Vinay kept checking with us to ensure we were keeping up and happy with the pace of the instruction.
Good exercises, good teaching. Training from home work very well. Registering was easy.
Ron did a great job of engaging and adapted course content to be as relevant as possible to my role and organization
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