The Ironside Group is excited to once again publicly offer both our Fundamentals and Advanced Report Studio Training courses in back-to-back fashion. As with all of our course offerings, this curricula is lead by our veteran consultants who have decades of in-depth applied technical experience with IBM Cognos software. Take advantage of this special combined offering and become a Report Studio guru in a weeks time.

Course: IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Fundamentals (View Description)
When: February 14-16, 2011

Course: IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Advanced (View Description)
When: February 17-18, 2011

Where: Ironside Group, Lexington, MA (Boston)

IBM Cognos BI Report Studio Fundamentals

Without user adoption, Business Intelligence implementations stagnate and over time, becoming a liability rather than an asset. Allowing technical users and IT staff to easily design reports that provide comprehensive and tactical analysis of the organization’s key metrics is the primary factor in an implementation’s success. One of the biggest pain points that we hear while interacting with our clients is that Query Studio, although an exceptional tool, does not have the technical capabilities needed to provide the strategic analysis that is key to a company’s successful utilization of Cognos.

Grant your organization the flexibility to make better business decisions on a daily basis by allowing report writers to utilize the full spectrum of options available in IBM Cognos Report Studio.

Course Outline

This three day class is best suited for anyone needing to gain a foundation in Cognos 8 BI reporting.

During Report Studio Fundamentals, students will be introduced to the entire Report Studio toolkit, beginning with an examination of the various report types, through to more complex topics such as conditional formatting.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, question and answer sessions and tips and techniques drawn from over 15 plus years of cross industry experience.

Observations

The curriculum is based on the most recent version of IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio, and uses the sample data sources included in the IBM Cognos BI 8 Samples package.

All our instructors are IBM Cognos certified report authors. In addition, they provide the benefit of having up to fifteen years of real-world experience.

Our manuals are aimed at self-study.

Pre-requisites

A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and the Office suite is mandatory.

An understanding of the standard IBM Cognos 8 BI portal (Cognos Connection) and Query Studio is beneficial.

  • High-level Curriculum
  • Report studio environment overview
  • Display your data via multiple report types
  • Focus queries with prompts and filters
  • Extend reports using calculations
  • Sum and aggregate data
  • Query modeling
  • Enhance report layout with additional report building techniques
  • Highlight information based on business rules

IBM Cognos BI Report Studio Advanced

Decision makers are constantly looking for quicker, more efficient ways to analyze their business data in order to gain a competitive advantage. Often the complexity of user requirements will require the IT staff to commit a significant amount of resource and budget to answering a single analytical request. Alleviate this scenario and enable your organization to align business and technology objectives by allowing report writers to utilize the full spectrum of advanced options available in IBM Cognos Report Studio.

Based on a proven training curriculum, the Ironside Group will provide instructor-led classes that highlight the functionality and capabilities available in IBM Cognos Report Studio.

Course Outline

This two day class is best suited for professional report authors and developers who need the ability to use the more advanced techniques of Report Studio.

During this advanced portion of the class, emphasis will be placed on techniques developed in the field by our consultants, and as such will not be found in any other classes.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, question and answer sessions and tips and techniques drawn from over 12 plus years of cross industry experience.

Observations

The curriculum is based on the most recent version of IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio, and uses the sample data sources included in the IBM Cognos BI 8 Samples package.

All our instructors are IBM Cognos certified report authors. In addition, they provide the benefit of having up to 12 years of real-world experience.

Our manuals are aimed at self-study.

Pre-requisites

A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and the Office suite is mandatory.

IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio knowledge is required.

High-level Curriculum

  • Create complex query results and join queries
  • Learn how to reuse existing report objects
  • Distribute reports using bursting
  • Create advanced dynamic reports
  • Add Dashboard components Control report objects through effective prompting
  • Enhance the user interaction by modifying report and prompt pages with HTML and JavaScript

Transportation, Lodging and Dining

Please contact us for additional information regarding transportation to and from the the Ironside Group as well as nearby dining and lodging accommodations.