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Cognos Analytics 11 Training and Tutorial - Houston, USA

Intellipaat Cognos training is an industry-designed course that trains you to work with the IBM Cognos tool for creating insightful reports, data analysis, monitoring events and finally making business decisions. You will be well-versed in the aspects of Cognos development, administration and Data Warehousing.

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Key Features

  • Instructor Led Training : 30 Hrs
  • Self-paced Videos : 22 Hrs
  • Exercises & Project Work : 60 Hrs
  • Certification and Job Assistance
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Lifetime free upgrade
  • 24 x 7 Lifetime Support & Access

About Cognos Certification Training Course

Intellipaat IBM Cognos Analytics 11 online training in Houston, Texas, is an in-depth course on Self-service Analytics, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. It helps you learn the Cognos Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing tool. You will master various aspects of Cognos architecture, Cognos Query Studio, Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Cognos Framework Manager and more through hands-on projects. In this program, you will get hands-on experience in the innovative Cognos Analytics 11 tool. You will also learn the improved features of Cognos 11 like the brand-new user interface, working with data modules and the excellent dashboard feature.

What will you learn in this online Cognos training?

  1. Basics of Cognos Analytics 11
  2. Working with Cognos user interface
  3. Deploying Cognos data modules
  4. User interface, navigation and objects
  5. Finding, exploring and sharing insights
  6. Managing framework and importing data
  7. Multidimensional analysis with Analysis Studio
  8. Creating report with Report Studio
  9. Cognos Connection web-based portal

Who should take up this Cognos training?

  • ETL Developers and BI Pros
  • Database Architects, SQL Developers and Mainframe Professionals
  • Business Object Professionals and Project Managers

What are the prerequisites for learning Cognos?

There are no such prerequisites for learning Cognos. Although, having a basic idea of SQL can help.

What are the Cognos job opportunities in Houston?

Houston is one of the biggest cities in the United States and includes enterprises cutting across industry verticals. Due to the need to extract valuable business insights, the Cognos BI tool is extensively used in Houston creating a whole host of Cognos BI job opportunities.

What is the Cognos market trend in Houston?

Cognos BI market in Houston is growing at a rapid rate, thanks to the increased deployment of this powerful tool to extract valuable business insights. Getting the right training in Cognos BI and earning the subsequent certification can help you make the best of this booming Cognos market in Houston.

Why should you take up this Cognos online training course?

  • Worldwide Business Intelligence and Analytics market to grow up to $22.8 billion in the next two years – Gartner
  • IBM is in the Leaders quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics vendors – Gartner Report (Note: Cognos is the flagship IBM Business Intelligence tool)
  • An IBM Cognos BI Developer can get a salary of $102,000 – Indeed

This Intellipaat Cognos training in instructor-led and self-paced modes offers you hands-on experience in the powerful Business Intelligence tool, Cognos. Upon the completion of the training, you will get hands-on experience in Cognos BI helping you grab the best jobs in the domain. Cognos has got a complete makeover with the Cognos Analytics 11 release. This training will give you hands-on experience in this great tool, opening the floodgates of jobs in this domain with excellent salaries.

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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 container.

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, and 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.

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Cognos Developer 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.

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Sample Cognos Developer Video Tutorials

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Cognos Developer Certification

Intellipaat training course will provide you complete proficiency to clear the IBM Cognos Analytics Author V11 C2090-621 certification. The complete course content is in accordance with the requirements of this certification.

Intellipaat training will give you ample opportunities to work on industry-designed real-world projects and case studies. All this will help you fast-track your career with hands-on experience in the domain. Upon the completion of the training, you will solve quizzes that are modeled on the specific types of questions asked in the certification exam.

We also award you with the Intellipaat Course Completion Certification once you score at least 60% marks in the qualifying exam and complete the project work. Leading MNCs like Cisco, Standard Chartered, Sony, Ericsson, TCS and others acknowledge the Intellipaat certification.

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Cognos Developer Reviews

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  1. Profile photo of indiragudala Indira Gudala 

    Great stuff!

    This is a great training course to learn Cognos, and its basics are dealt very well

  2. Profile photo of Naveen Goyal Naveen Goyal 

    Excellent course content and curriculum

    Trainer has an excellent knowledge about the subject and explained each topic in detail with number of examples. Classes were interactive and full of quality discussions. Classes also discussed about new trends and interview questions. The quality of videos were very good. Thank you, Intellipaat.

  3. Anders 

    Great lessons

    Great lessons for beginning with Cognos Developer...!

  4. Rehan 

    Great presentation by the speaker

    Everything is professionally done: Clear presentations, good speakers and everything.

  5. Profile photo of arvind Arvind 

    Great training

    Thanks for giving me an opportunity to enroll into the Cognos developer training.

Frequently Asked Questions on Cognos Developer

Why should I learn Cognos from Intellipaat?

Intellipaat is the pioneer in Business Intelligence and Analytics training. The Cognos training lets you learn Cognos BI and various aspects of it like reporting, scorecarding and analysis. The course content is completely in line with the IBM Cognos Analytics Author V11 C2090-621 certification exam.

This Intellipaat training involves working with real-world projects and assignments to learn Cognos as per the industry needs. Upon the completion of this training course, you can apply for some of the best jobs in top MNCs around the world at best salaries. Intellipaat offers lifetime access to videos, course materials, 24/7 support and course material upgrading to the latest version at no extra fee. Hence, it is clearly a one-time investment.

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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