IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes


As data warehouses continually grow in size, the need for improved performance becomes more and more important. The ability to leverage star or snowflake structures through ad-hoc query and interactive analysis has become business intelligence requirement for many organizations. IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes help meet this requirement.

Course Outline

This 2-day class is designed to provide fundamental and advanced coverage of the entire Dynamic Cube metadata modeling process, from the initial project creation to publishing cubes.

During the class, students will review the IBM Cognos BI landscape to understand where dynamic cubes fits, create and deploy cubes, and learn about advanced topics including performance optimization and defining security.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth demos, Q&A sessions, and tips and techniques drawn from over 15 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 our instructors are IBM Cognos certified. In addition, they provide the benefit of having up to 15 years of real-world experience.

Our manuals are aimed at self-study.


A fundamental understanding of data modeling, business intelligence, and requirements gathering.

High Level Curriculum

  • Overview of IBM Cognos BI
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Dynamic Cube
  • Create and Design a Dynamic Cube
  • Deploy and Configure a Dynamic Cube
  • Advanced Dynamic Cube Modeling
  • Optimize Performance with Aggregates
  • Define Security
  • Model a Virtual Cube