Code: 
B5158GB
Duration: 
16-3 Day(s)
Price: 
£1100-1650

Overview

IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.1) is a three-day, instructor-led course. It is designed for professional report authors to learn report building techniques using relational data models, and ways of enhancing and customizing, and managing professional reports. Attendees will participate in hands-on demos and workshops that illustrate key concepts while learning how to use the product

Audience

This intermediate course is intended for Professional Report Authors

Prerequisites

You should have

  • Knowledge of your business requirements
  • Experience using the Windows operating system
  • Experience using a Web browser

IBM Cognos BI for Consumers (10.1) WBT (recommended)

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Overview of IBM Cognos BI

  • Describe IBM Cognos BI and Financial Performance Management
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI components
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI architecture at a high level
  • Define IBM Cognos groups and roles
  • Explain how to extend IBM Cognos

Introduction to the Reporting Application

  • Examine Report Studio and its interface
  • Explore different report types
  • Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
  • Explore how data items are added to queries

Create List Reports

  • Format, group, and sort list reports
  • Describe options for aggregating data
  • Create a multi-fact query
  • Create a report with repeated data

Focus Reports Using Filters

  • Create filters to narrow the focus of reports
  • Examine detail and summary filters
  • Determine when to apply filters on aggregate data

Create Crosstab Reports

  • Format and sort crosstab reports
  • Convert a list to a crosstab
  • Create complex crosstabs using drag and drop functionality
  • Create crosstabs using unrelated data items

Present Data Graphically

  • Create charts containing peer and nested items
  • Add context to charts
  • Create and reuse custom chart palettes
  • Present key data in a single dashboard report

Focus Reports Using Prompts

  • Identify various prompt types
  • Use parameters and prompts to focus data
  • Search for prompt items
  • Customize prompts to facilitate users and apos; choices
  • Navigate between pages
  • Display users and apos; prompt selections in the report

Extend Reports Using Calculations

  • Create calculations based on data in the data source
  • Add run-time information to the reports
  • Create expressions using functions

Present Data Using Maps

  • Present data using map reports
  • Navigate to another level within a map

Analyze Data Using Statistical Reports

  • Discuss statistical report types
  • Examine descriptive statistics
  • Explore statistical charts

Use Additional Report Building Techniques

  • Reuse objects within the same report
  • Share layout components among separate reports
  • Discuss report templates
  • Add pages to a report
  • Choose options to handle reports with no available data

Customize Reports with Conditional Formatting

  • Create multi-lingual reports
  • Highlight exceptional data
  • Show and hide data
  • Conditionally render objects in reports

Drill-Through From One Report to Another

  • Let users navigate from a specific report to a target report
  • Pass parameter values to filter the data in drill-through targets

Drill-through Definitions

  • Enable users to navigate to related data in IBM Cognos BI
  • Parameter-driven drill through vs. dynamic drill through
  • Steps to enable drill-through access for a package
  • Limit the items that users ca drill through from (set scope)
  • Set a measure as the scope
  • Drill Through Assistant

Enhance Report Layout

  • Force page breaks in reports
  • Modify existing report structures
  • Apply horizontal formatting
  • Specify print options for PDF reports
  • Combine data containers displaying data from different queries
  • Format data and report objects

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

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Course Location Days Cost Date
London3 1650 £1650 2017-10-30
Oxford3 1500 £1500 2017-10-09
Manchester3 1500 £1500 2017-10-04
Bristol3 1500 £1500 2017-09-15
Glasgow3 1500 £1500 2017-09-11
Reading3 1500 £1500 2017-08-29
Belfast3 1500 £1500 2017-08-21
London3 1500 £1500 2017-08-07
Cardiff3 1500 £1500 2017-08-07
London3 1650 £1650 2017-07-31
Liverpool3 1500 £1500 2017-07-26
London16 1100 £1100 2017-07-20