IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Advanced Public Training Course

Report Studio Advanced, the latest public class offering from the Ironside Group, is now available. If you are looking to improve your report writing skills with advanced techniques and tips and tricks to further enhance, customize and manage your report offerings then this course is for you. Courses are facilitated by our own veteran consultants to provide relevant, real world experience during training. Course class sizes will be kept small to ensure all participants receive the attention of the instructor during hands-on demos and workshops. Offered at a fraction of the cost of comparable courses, this Report Studio Advanced class will help to ensure the continued strategic and tactical success of all your BI initiatives.

Course: IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Advanced (View Description)
When: August 16-17, 2010
Where: IBM Innovation Center (Newport Room), Waltham, MA (Boston)

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.


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.


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

For additional information regarding transportation to and from the IBM Waltham Innovation Center as well as nearby dining and lodging accommodations, please review the IBM Waltham Innovation Center Welcome Packet.

The Ironside Group Inc. Commitment to Excellence

At Ironside, we firmly believe that a solid understanding of the technology is only part of the puzzle. Because our educators have a varied background, they can look at problems with a different perspective, and often provide specific examples and exercises on the fly. Our goal is to make students independent by allowing them to provide concepts and methods to improve business decisions on a daily basis.