Accelerate with Cognos Analytics


IBM Cognos Analytics is as powerful and effective for business users as it is for IT. This course launches new and existing Cognos users into the world of Cognos Analytics, where a sleek user interface and modern data discovery and visualization tools sit atop a robust enterprise business intelligence platform.

Business users and professional developers can quickly and confidently identify and act on key pieces of information as questions arise from daily activities. You’ll see the ways in which your personal and corporate data sets can be easily combined and then used to generate visualizations, dashboards, and presentations that deliver business insights in intuitive formats.


Course Outline

This course is for new Cognos users as well as those who have mastered reporting techniques in previous versions. Those existing users will learn how to accomplish tasks they have previously mastered in the new UI and be exposed to the new dashboarding, data preparation and storytelling capabilities.

Day 1

  • Introducing the Cognos Analytics User Interface
  • Navigating the User Interface
  • List Reports
  • Crosstab Reports
  • Filters
  • Prompts
  • Calculations
  • Conditional Formatting (optional)

Day 2

  • Data Modules
  • Data Sources used
  • Data Sets
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Datasources for Dashboards
  • Design Stories
  • Compare Dashboards to Standard Reports

Course Goals

Navigate and use the Cognos Analytics web interface.

Share content across the enterprise.

Construct several common report types.

Filter data content.

Apply security to created elements.

Upload and make relationships between personal data files.

Create highly interactive dashboards and stories.


A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and Office is mandatory.