Cognos BI, TM1 and Insight Training - Combo Course

Our Cognos BI, TM1 and Insight certification masters’ program lets you gain proficiency in the Cognos set of tools. You will work on real-world projects in Business Intelligence, reporting, planning, forecasting and OLAP. You will also learn Cognos framework, architecture, analysis and query studio, TM1 Server, Cubes, Views, Turbo Integrator and Insight Desktop tool.

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Key Features

  • Self-paced Videos : 57 Hrs
  • Lab & Project Hrs : 114 Hrs
  • Access Duration: Lifetime
  • 24 x 7 Support
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Get Certified
  • Job Assistance

About Cognos BI, TM1 and Insight Combo Course

This is an industry-designed combo course that is created combining the complete individual training courses of Cognos, Cognos TM1 and Cognos Insight. Cognos is a Business Intelligence and reporting tool in which Cognos TM1 is a planning and forecasting tool running on an Online Analytical Processing engine. You will be trained in Cognos architecture, Analysis and Query Studio, Cognos Framework Manager and Administration. You will also learn about Cognos TM1 Server, building of Cubes and Views and deploying Turbo Integrator for loading, maintaining and transferring data. You will be mastering Cognos Insight, the transformative desktop tool, that is a swift and effortless way to share, import and analyze enterprise grade data.

What will you learn in this Cognos BI, Cognos TM1 and Cognos Insight combo course?

  1. Introduction to Cognos BI, Cognos TM1 and Cognos Insight
  2. Cognos BI tool, Cognos Connections and data warehousing with Cognos architecture
  3. Designing Cognos reports and dashboards with Query and Report Studio
  4. Deploying Cubes for data loading, deleting and updating
  5. Configuring TM1 services and connecting TM1 Server with Excel
  6. Introduction to Cognos Framework Manager and Cognos Administration
  7. Cognos Insight Desktop Analytics for data analysis from multiple sources
  8. Importing data using drag and drop features
  9. Discovering association and filtering data using Explore Points
  10. Creating visualization and constructing workspace with IBM Cognos Insight

Who should take up this training course?

  • Business Intelligence, Business Objects and ETL Professionals and SQL Developers
  • Database Architects, Software Developers and Project Managers

What are the prerequisites for taking up this training course?

There are no prerequisites for taking this training course. A basic knowledge of SQL can help.

Why should you take up this combo course?

  • Worldwide Business Intelligence and Analytics Market to grow to $22.8 billion in next 2 years – Gartner.
  • IBM is in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • An IBM Cognos BI Developer can earn a salary of up to $102,000 – indeed.com
  • An IBM Cognos TM1 Consultant in the United States can earn a salary of up to $117,000

Getting a mastery over the combined concepts of IBM Cognos, Cognos TM1 and Cognos Insight can give you a powerful advantage when it comes to the domains of Business Intelligence, high-speed Analytics, and Reporting. This training will equip you with the right proficiency in extracting data from large sources, coming up with dynamic forecasting, generating business insights and giving businesses heightened advantage. Upon the completion of the training, you will be able to take up high-paying jobs in the corporate world.

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IBM Cognos Course Content

Cognos Developer Course Content

Overview IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and Cognos BI Architecture

Cognos BI and Analytics tool introduction, the detailed architecture of Cognos BI, the fundamentals of data warehousing, what is ETL, the different types of OLAP, what is a Cognos Framework Manager, what is DMR model, Architecture Cognos Analytics 11, how Cognos Analytics 11 enhances the User Interface,  Advance Cognos Analytics 11 UI.

IBM Cognos Framework Manager Modelling

Introduction to building a query model for connecting with the report layout, how to deploy a query model for adding filters and reports, custom query creation through SQL statement editing, how to create reports by joining query results, based on relationship and other queries the process to combining data containers.

Hands-on Exercise –You will build a query model and deploy it for addition of filters and reports, and then you edit the SQL statements for getting custom queries and then create reports by joining query results

New UI features of Cognos Analytics 11

Understanding the new UI features of Cognos 11, new navigation features, new search engine, the new unified user interface feature, three options for creating Cognos content viz. Report authoring, dashboard and data module, simplified administration pages and a complete modern look in Cognos Analytics 11.

Cognos Analytics 11 Data Modules

Introduction to Cognos Analytics 11 Data Modules, creation of Data server connection, uploading of files datasets, intent driven modeling, navigation and calculations, using data modules to modulate data without using Framework Manager, understand how Cognos 11 is a huge step in data integration and modulation, data discovery through intent-based modeling, connecting to a data server, how to upload files, navigation and calculation, creating data modules with inputs from diverse set of data, other data modules, data servers, data sets, uploaded files.

Working with Dashboards

The process of dashboarding in IBM Cognos, creating a dashboard by adding report content and tools, exploring the drill through feature, how to filter data in the dashboard, what is widget-to-widget communication, sorting, grouping and calculating data.

IBM Cognos Advance Framework Manager and Performance Improvement

Introduction to IBM Cognos Framework Manager, learning about the workflow process, writing SQL queries, performing calculations, creating projects,  applying filters and creation of Star Schema, the difference between various data models, importing of metadata, access control to metadata, merging of metadata, working with data sources, stored procedure query subjects, work with macros, setting governors, performance improvement, parameter map, session parameters, learn about multi-facet, multi-grain, and stitch queries.

Cognos Report Studio

Introduction to IBM Report Studio, understanding what is Report Authoring, creating reports using Report Studio, understanding Query Studio, various types of Reports, grouping, formatting, and sorting list Reports, aggregating data, multi-facet data and Report with repeated data, new Report Studio interface in Cognos 11, reporting functions and active reports, dashboard enhancement in Cognos Analytics 11, creating dashboard and drill through feature

Reporting using Filters,Formatting,Charts

Performing filtering, grouping and sorting of Reports, filtering to narrow focus of Report, Cross tab Reports, formatting and sorting Cross tab Reports, creating Charts, adding context to Charts.

Hands-on Exercise – Perform filtering, grouping and sorting of Reports, Perform filtering to narrow focus of Report, Create Cross tab Reports, Format and sort Cross tab Reports, Create Charts, add context to Charts

Reports using Prompts and calculations

Learning about various Prompts on Reports, working with Prompts to focus data, searching Prompt items, customization, page navigation, displaying user Prompt selection, extending Report capabilities using calculation, creation of statistical calculations, statistical charts with Cognos Report Studio.

Hands-on Exercise – Use Prompts to focus data, Search Prompt items, Customizeand display user Prompt selection, Extend Report capabilities using calculation, Create statistical calculations, plot statistical charts with Cognos Report Studio

Advance Report Building Techniques

Reusing objects in the same Report, layout sharing between different Reports, working with various templates, handling Reports with no available data.Learning to customize Reports with showing, hiding and highlighting data, creating multilingual reports, rendering conditional objects, how to use the published Report in Cognos 11, drilling through the Report with Cognos Analytics 11, specifying run report options and properties of the entry, understanding the alerts and watch items.

Hands-on Exercise – Reuse objects in the same Report, Share same layout between different Reports, Use a template for reporting, Handle Reports with no available data, Customize Reports with showing, hiding and highlighting data, Create multilingual reports, Render conditional objects

Drilling through Reports

Understanding the concept of Drill through, letting users find the data they want, comparing parameter-driven and dynamic drill through, drilling from one report to another, setting the scope of drill through, familiarizing with drill through assistant, enhancing report layout, combining data containers, formatting data and report objects.

Hands-on Exercise – Using Drill through, let users find the data they want, Use parameter-driven and dynamic drill through, Drill from one report to another, Set the scope of drill through, Enhance report layout, Format data and report objects

Advanced Dynamic Reports

Introduction to advanced Cognos reporting, filtering reports on session parameters, navigating to specific location in report, navigating using table of contents, creating dynamic titles and headers, detailed learning of advanced report authoring, linking reports and displaying one report layer, editing SQL statements, distributing Report content to various users, creating Master-Detail Report, conditional formatting of Reports using variables, string and Boolean expressions, examining report specification and modifying it, deploying Java Scripts and HTML items for user interaction.

Hands-on Exercise – Apply filters on reports on session parameters, Navigate to specific location in report, Navigatie using table of contents, Create dynamic titles and headers, Link reports and display one report layer, Edit SQL statements, Distribute Report content to various users, create Master-Detail Report, Conditionally format Reports using variables, string and Boolean expressions, Modify a report specification, Deploy Java Scripts and HTML items for user interaction

Report Distribution using Bursting

Understanding the concept of report bursting, running a report once and dividing the results as per specific recipients, steps in report bursting, specifying burst groups, setting burst options and enabling bursting, creating burst keys and burst tables, rules of report bursting and formats supported for bursting.

Hands-on Exercise – Run a report once and divide the results as per specific recipients, Specify burst groups, Set burst options and enable bursting, Create burst keys and burst tables, Create Rules of report bursting

Statistical Reports

Learning about statistical reporting, creating statistical objects, adding cases and variables, integrating statistical objects with Cognos Report Studio, understanding descriptive statistics and statistical charts, analyzing using statistical reports and distributing results to users.

Hands-on Exercise – Create statistical objects, Add cases and variables, integrate statistical objects with Cognos Report Studio, Generate and analyze using statistical reports, Export results to users

Cognos Active Reports

Creating active reports using Cognos Report Studio, designing highly interactive reports, building report as per user needs, learning about the characteristics of Active Reports and deploying it to build easy to use reports, scheduling and bursting of Active Reports, understanding Active Report controls and variables.

Hands-on Exercise – Create active reports using Cognos Report Studio, Design interactive reports, Build a custom report, Schedule Active Reports

Active Reports – Multi-Dimensional

Introduction to dimensional data in reports, working with DMR and OLAP data sources in dimensional reporting, understanding dimensions, levels, hierarchies and members, learning about dimensional reporting methodology.

Hands-on Exercise – Generate dimensional reports from Cognos studio

Active Reports-Advance Dimensional Reporting

Learning about focusing dimensional data in a cross tab, difference between relational and dimensional queries, various filtering techniques, filtering of dimensional queries based on dimensions, measures and members, learning how to use a tree prompt for dynamic filtering,Cognos Dimensional Functions, deploying it to create sets and tuples, working with OLAP queries to deploy arithmetic queries, characteristics of Cognos Dimensional Functions.

Hands-on Exercise – Focus on dimensional data in a cross tab, Write a dimensional query, Apply filters on dimensions, measures and members, Use a tree prompt for dynamic filtering, Deploy Cognos Dimensional Functions to create sets and tuples, Deploy arithmetic queries

Advanced drilling Techniques

Introduction to advanced drilling techniques, identifying the need for overriding the default drilling, deploying advancing drill down techniques, the various member sets and support functions for performing advanced drilling.

Hands-on Exercise – Deploy advanced drill down techniques using various member sets and support functions for performing advanced drilling

Transformer-multi-dimensional data Modelling

Introduction to Cognos Transformer, multi-dimensional data modeling component, defining OLAP Cube structures, building multi-dimensional analysis cubes, modeling the dimensions, customizing measures, the various components of transformers, the various categories and members, creating a model plan, relating transformer model to model plan, transformer data sources and data types, matching the business requirements.

Hands-on Exercise – Define an OLAP Cube structure, Build multi-dimensional analysis cubes, Model the dimensions, Customize measures, Create a model plan and relate transformer model to this model plan

Transformer-Dynamic Cubes

Learning how to create PowerCubes, creating data source connection to PowerCube, publishing of Cube, optimizing PowerCube input and output, various factors affecting PowerCube building and deployment, partitioning of PowerCubes, benefits of partitioning, creating a partitioning strategy, time-based partitioning, comparing the automatic and manual partitioning, learning about multifile PowerCube.

Hands-on Exercise – Create PowerCube, Create data source connection to PowerCube, Optimize PowerCube input and output, Make partitions of PowerCubes, Create a partitioning strategy, Create time-based partitioning

Advance features in Transformer-Dynamic Cubes

Introduction to IBM Cognos Cube designer, building dynamic cubes, deploying and measuring the performance, working with star and snowflake data schema, in-memory relational OLAP functionality, benefits of Dynamic Cube, Cube Designer interface, aggregation in Dynamic Cubes, modelling a Virtual Cube and publishing with IBM Cognos Studios.

Hands-on Exercise – Build dynamic cube, Deploy dynamic cube and measure the performance, Create star and snowflake data schema, Model a Virtual Cube and publish with IBM Cognos Studios

Analyzing and Administering Queries

Learning to perform Cognos Analysis in Excel, the various query settings for enhancing performance, working with Dynamic Query Analyzer, Cognos Workflow, administering IBM Cognos, understanding query service metrics, moving data from previous versions, managing and auditing the Cognos environment, enhancing the search, restricting scheduling options, disabling query service.

Hands-on Exercise – Perform Cognos Analysis in Excel, Configure query settings for enhancing performance, Work with Dynamic Query Analyzer, Create a Cognos Workflow, Restrict scheduling options, Disable query service

Advanced features of Cognos 11

Cognos 11 self-service options, customizable UI, better search feature, automatically selecting the best visualization, quick report formatting and styling, simple drag-and-drop functions, web-based modeling, testing and validating the models, building quick interactive reports, geospatial analytics and customizing the analytics environment, improved administration capabilities, working with the Cognos Mobile, understanding the Cognos Mobile architecture, the various supported products, how to deploy Cognos Analytics for Excel.

Storytelling with Cognos 11

Creating compelling stories with IBM Cognos Analytics 11, using various formats like slideshows, infographics, interactive stories, intent-based authoring, automatic visualizations, collecting assets, choosing formats and templates, organizing the story, using amination and timing.

Cognos TM1 Course Content

Introduction to Cognos TM1

Understanding multi-dimensional OLAP database, TM1 Web, TM1 Executive Viewer, TM1 Servers and Services, Cognos TM1 Installation, TM1 Workflow, Server & Services, TM1 user Interfaces, Turbo Integrator

Cognos TM1 Configuration

Managing the components and tasks – start, stop and add TM1 Servers, use the components – TM1 Web, Applications and Operations Console, create or delete Windows/Desktop services using Command prompt.

Creating Dimensions

Manual creation of Dimensions, Sparse and Dense Dimensions, creating cubes,  reviewing Cubes and Dimensions, using Turbo Integrator ETL, deploying Dimension Editor/Attributes, what is an Element, working with various elements, Create Product Dimension, Measure Dimension, Dynamic Subset creation, Performance Monitoring, Control Cubes, TM1 Web, Rules in TM1, create Subset, assign Subset, Dimensional Manipulation, subset relational function, view Related Functions, Cube related attributes, dimension related attributes, attributes delete, insert functions, creating dimensions, populate attributes, defining dimension types.

Building Cubes and Views

learning to create New Cube View, using View Builder Wizard, understanding Cube and data Points, deploying Cubes for constructing Data Views, View types – Private, Public & Default, Dynamic and Static Subset creation, building Cubes, building Views, Bulk Load Mode, Creating a data Source through TI, TM1 web view, TM1 Cube view, chart properties in TM1, performance modular in TM1.

Working with TM1 Turbo Integrator

Understanding the ETL process in Turbo Integrator, extract data from multiple sources, loading data into TM1 Cubes, creating processes for data loading and deleting, scheduling and editing processes through procedures – Data, Metadata, Prolog, Epilog, identifying and mapping variables, ASCII & Text TurboIntegrator function, create attribute, dimension manipulation TurboIntegrator function.

Cognos TM1 Rules

Understanding TM1 rules, TM1 Rules Editor, rules compilation, using functions, rule performance optimization, working with Feeders and Skipcheck, Cube manipulation TurboIntergrator functions, element information rules functions, D-type in TM1, ELCOMP & ELISCOMP Functions, ELISPAR & ELWEIGHT Function

Advanced Scripting with Turbo Integrator

Working with Advanced tab of Turbo Integrator, creating scripts for editing procedures, deploying Dimension subsets and attributes.

TM1 Data Spreading

Distributing numeric data across cells in Cube View, data spreading functions, procedures and methods, drill-through process and rules for assigned detailed data to cells, TM1 Data Spreading, recreating dimension, attributes element types, Cube control elements, dimension elements, Drill Assignment rules, Trace a feeder, feed strings, over feeding

Advanced Modeling Techniques

Significance of advanced modeling, manually adding objects to application design, understanding application views, dimensions and hierarchy, virtual cubes, lookup cubes, spread profile cube.

TM1 Security

The various security levels including Server level, Cube level, Dimension level, security TM1, refresh security, creation of Client & Group, access privileges.

TM1 Application Web

Importance of Application Web for extreme formatting, TM1 Web Applications, Creating TM1 Application, working with TM1 Application Web, snapshot in TM1 application, active forms, TM1 user, data formatting range, how to add MDX filter, action button properties.

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IBM Cognos Projects

What projects I will be working on this Cognos Developer training?

Sales Dashboard

This project is involved with creating a sales dashboard for a specific company using the data available. You will learn to create a high-level graphical representation of a company’s vital performance indicators. As part of the project you will also learn to drill up and drill down data as per the specific company needs. Master the technique of navigating to various other tools like Cognos Report Studio, Cognos Query Studio, and Cognos Analysis Studio.

Employee Dashboard

This project is involved with creating an employee dashboard that can be helpful in extracting key insights and information about the employees in a particular organization. Learn to create multiple charts by joining multiple data sources into a single Cognos Report. You can easily drill down based on specific parameters in order to get insights that you are looking for. You will also master the technique of rearranging the various dimensions in a Report through the slicing and dicing multidimensional analysis technique.

What projects I will be working on this Cognos TM1 training?

Project – Create and Deploy Planning Applications to the Prospects (Excel)

Data – Sales

Topics – This project is involved with exploring and analyzing data that is derived from Cognos TM1 models into the Excel spreadsheet format. Learn how to move data between Cognos TM1 model and Excel while retaining the Excel functionality, extending the analytics capabilities for faster and better decision-making. You will closely work on connecting TM1 Server with Excel, creating Slicer and Snapshot, creating and managing active forms. Upon completion of the project you will know how to build powerful multi query and multi sheet reports against different databases.

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Sample IBM Cognos Video Tutorials

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IBM Cognos Certification

This course is designed for clearing two certificates:

  • IBM Certified Developer – Cognos BI Data Warehouses
  • IBM Certified Developer – Cognos TM1

The entire training course content is in line with these certification programs and helps you clear them with ease and get the best jobs in top MNCs.

As part of this training, you will be working on real-time projects and assignments that have immense implications in the real-world industry scenarios, thus helping you fast-track your career effortlessly.

At the end of this training program, there will be quizzes that perfectly reflect the type of questions asked in the respective certification exams and help you score better marks.

Intellipaat Course Completion Certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the project work (after the expert review) and upon scoring at least 60% marks in the quiz. Intellipaat certification is well recognized in top 80+ MNCs like Ericsson, Cisco, Cognizant, Sony, Mu Sigma, Saint-Gobain, Standard Chartered, TCS, Genpact, Hexaware, etc.

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IBM Cognos Reviews

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  1. Profile photo of Naveen Goyal Naveen Goyal 

    Excellent course content and curriculum

    The trainer has an excellent knowledge about the subject and explained each topic in detail with number of examples. Classes were interactive and with quality discussions. They also gave an idea of new trends in the market and frequently asked interview questions. The quality of videos were very good. Thank you, Intellipaat.

  2. Profile photo of Sakshi G Sakshi G 

    Informative course

    This course explains most of what I needed to know. The trainer covers important and relevant topics comprehensively and extensively. The trainer is also very supportive and no question remained unanswered.

Frequently Asked Questions on IBM Cognos

What is Intellipaat self-paced training?

In Intellipaat self-paced training program you will receive recorded sessions, course material, Quiz,related software’s and assignments.The courses are designed such that you will get real world exposure and focused on clearing relevant certification exam. After completion of training you can take quiz which enable you to check your knowledge and enables you to clear relevant certification at higher marks/grade also you will be able to work on the technology independently.

What are the different modes of training that Intellipaat provides?
At Intellipaat you can enroll either for the instructor-led online training or self-paced training. Apart from this Intellipaat also offers corporate training for organizations to upskill their workforce. All trainers at Intellipaat have 12+ years of relevant industry experience and they have been actively working as consultants in the same domain making them subject matter experts. Go through the sample videos to check the quality of the trainers.
Can I request for a support session if I need to better understand the topics?
Intellipaat is offering the 24/7 query resolution and you can raise a ticket with the dedicated support team anytime. You can avail the email support for all your queries. In the event of your query not getting resolved through email we can also arrange one-to-one sessions with the trainers. You would be glad to know that you can contact Intellipaat support even after completion of the training. We also do not put a limit on the number of tickets you can raise when it comes to query resolution and doubt clearance.
Can you explain the benefits of the Intellipaat self-paced training?
Intellipaat offers the self-paced training to those who want to learn at their own pace. This training also affords you the benefit of query resolution through email, one-on-one sessions with trainers, round the clock support and access to the learning modules or LMS for lifetime. Also you get the latest version of the course material at no added cost. The Intellipaat self-paced training is 75% lesser priced compared to the online instructor-led training. If you face any problems while learning we can always arrange a virtual live class with the trainers as well.
What kind of projects are included as part of the training?
Intellipaat is offering you the most updated, relevant and high value real-world projects as part of the training program. This way you can implement the learning that you have acquired in a real-world industry setup. All training comes with multiple projects that thoroughly test your skills, learning and practical knowledge thus making you completely industry-ready. You will work on highly exciting projects in the domains of high technology, ecommerce, marketing, sales, networking, banking, insurance, etc. Upon successful completion of the projects your skills will be considered equal to six months of rigorous industry experience.
Does Intellipaat offer job assistance?
Intellipaat actively provides placement assistance to all learners who have successfully completed the training. For this we are exclusively tied-up with over 80 top MNCs from around the world. This way you can be placed in outstanding organizations like Sony, Ericsson, TCS, Mu Sigma, Standard Chartered, Cognizant, Cisco, among other equally great enterprises. We also help you with the job interview and résumé preparation part as well.
Is it possible to switch from self-paced training to instructor-led training?
You can definitely make the switch from self-paced to online instructor-led training by simply paying the extra amount and joining the next batch of the training which shall be notified to you specifically.
How are Intellipaat verified certificates awarded?
Once you complete the Intellipaat training program along with all the real-world projects, quizzes and assignments and upon scoring at least 60% marks in the qualifying exam; you will be awarded the Intellipaat verified certification. This certificate is very well recognized in Intellipaat affiliate organizations which include over 80 top MNCs from around the world which are also part of the Fortune 500 list of companies.
Will The Job Assistance Program Guarantee Me A Job?
In our Job Assistance program we will be helping you land in your dream job by sharing your resume to potential recruiters and assisting you with resume building, preparing you for interview questions. Intellipaat training should not be regarded either as a job placement service or as a guarantee for employment as the entire employment process will take part between the learner and the recruiter companies directly and the final selection is always dependent on the recruiter.
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