IBM Cognos Analytics Report Authoring Advanced


IBM Cognos Analytics offers experienced report authors a variety of options for addressing complex business questions with sophisticated BI report designs. This course takes your Cognos Analytics skills to that next level. You’ll see how these advanced techniques will let you access the full flexibility of Cognos Analytics and empower your organization with tailored, relevant results.


Course Outline

Ironside’s two-day IBM Cognos Analytics Report Authoring Advanced course gives report authors familiar with Cognos Analytics the strategies they need to have full command of the platform’s reporting functionality. We’ll show how you can deliver valuable insights into even the most detailed of use cases through multiple queries, interactivity, automation, dynamic exploration, and custom coding among other features. Through in-depth demos and hands-on workshops, you’ll become a Cognos Analytics expert ready to tackle any challenge.

Course Goals

Solve complex business questions with multiple queries.

Create highly interactive prompt pages for precise filtering.

Automatically deliver specific content for a department, group, or individual.

Allow dynamic report exploration with advanced drill down/drill through techniques.

Add custom functionality to reports with HTML, JavaScript, SQL, and XML modifications.


A solid background in Cognos Analytics or Cognos BI reporting is recommended.

A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and Office is mandatory.

Table of Topics

  • Creating Query Models
  • Advanced Querying
  • Drill-Through Reports
  • Advanced Reporting Techniques
  • Customizing Prompts
  • Advanced Prompting
  • Enhanced User Interaction
  • Report Bursting
  • External Data
  • Additional Techniques