IBM Cognos Multidimensional Report Authoring


Empower your report developers to extend the reach and return of your company’s IBM Cognos investment by learning how to use Report Studio to develop reports against multi-dimensional data sources.

Based on a proven training curriculum, Ironside will provide a two-day instructor-led class that highlights the important steps to be considered during the design and development of reports created in Report Studio using multi-dimensional data.


Course Outline

This two-day course is best fitted for the following audiences:

  • Advanced professional report designers

Over the course of the two days, attendees will use their existing Report Studio and report authoring expertise and learn how to implement multi-dimensional techniques to the report development process.

Emphasis will be placed on authoring reports built upon multi-dimensional data structures and all related dimensional functions and features available in Report Studio.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, 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. 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 business intelligence professionals. They provide the benefit of having up to 15 years of real-world experience.

Our manuals are aimed at self-study.


IBM Cognos Report Studio knowledge is required.

An advanced comprehension of Microsoft Windows is mandatory.

High-level Curriculum

  • Overview of Dimensional Data and Reporting
  • Using Dimensional Data in Reports
  • Dimensional Data in Context
  • Dimensional vs. Relational Data
  • Calculations and Dimensional Functions
  • Dimensional Hierarchies
  • Relative Functions
  • Drill-Through Reports
  • Advanced Drilling and Member Sets