IBM Cognos BI Overview


IBM Cognos BI provides one of the most comprehensive and feature-rich business analytics product suites available today. From data warehousing and data modeling, through report development and advanced visualizations, IBM Cognos BI provides the tools needed to turn mission critical data into actionable information.


Course Outline

This one-day course is geared towards the business user new to IBM Cognos BI, or individuals looking for a refresher on the features and functionality of the current release. Coverage includes an introduction to the concepts and processes around business intelligence and analytics, a review of the main IBM Cognos portal, Cognos Connection, and a review of the primary Cognos reporting tools, including Report Studio, Cognos Workspace Advanced.

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


The curriculum is based on the most recent version of IBM Cognos BI, and uses the sample data sources included in the IBM Cognos BI Samples package. For an even more enriching experience, the course content can be entirely customized to any customer’s environment, including, but not limited to the tutorials and workshops.

All of our instructors are IBM Cognos certified report authors. In addition, they provide the benefit of having up to 15 years of real-world experience.

Our manuals are aimed at self-study.


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

High Level Curriculum

  • IBM Cognos BI Overview
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Connection
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Reporting
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Dashboards and RAVE Visualizations