IBM Cognos Report Studio Advanced


Further developing the topics learned in Report Studio Fundamentals, this two day Report Studio Advanced course will dive into the more complex techniques available in Report Studio. Workshops will include such topics as the use of JavaScript to enhance the existing capabilities and the modification of style sheets and templates to more closely match the organization’s branding. 

Decision makers are constantly looking for quicker, more efficient ways to analyze their business data in order to gain a competitive advantage. Often the complexity of user requirements will require the IT staff to commit a significant amount of resource and budget to answering a single analytical request. Alleviate this scenario and enable your organization to align business and technology objectives by allowing report writers to utilize the full spectrum of advanced options available in IBM Cognos Report Studio.

Based on a proven training curriculum, Ironside will provide instructor-led classes that highlight the functionality and capabilities available in IBM Cognos Report Studio.

Course Outline

This two day class is best suited for professional report authors and developers who need the ability to use the more advanced techniques of Report Studio.

During this advanced portion of the class, emphasis will be placed on techniques developed in the field by our consultants, and as such will not be found in any other classes.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, question and answer 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 Report Studio, and uses the sample data sources included in the IBM Cognos BI Samples package.

All 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.

IBM Cognos Report Studio knowledge is required.

High-level Curriculum

  • Create complex query results and join queries
  • Learn how to reuse existing report objects
  • Distribute reports using bursting
  • Create advanced dynamic reports
  • Add Dashboard components Control report objects through effective prompting
  • Enhance the user interaction by modifying report and prompt pages with HTML and JavaScript

IBM Course Codes

Equivalent IBM course code is C88159, B2459, B5159, B5A59, B5259.