Cognos course content

INTRODUCTION TO DATAWARE HOUSING (DWH)

» Describe IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) and Financial Performance Management (FPM)
» Introduction to DWH
» Characteristics of DWH
» OLTP Vs OLAP Databases
» Different Approaches of DWH (Kimball Vs Inmon)
» Data mart Vs Data Warehouse
» Fact Table Vs Dimension Table
» Types Of Facts
» Types Of Dimensions
» ETL
» Staging Area
» Concepts of Schemas (Star schema & Snowflake schema)
» Surrogate Key
» Slowly Changing Dimension Types
» Industry leading ETL and Reporting tools

INTRODUCTION TO COGNOS

» About Cognos 10.1
» 3 – Tier Cognos 10.1 Architecture
» Cognos Release (EP series7, Reportnet , Cognos 8.0/8.1/8.2/8.3) and their differences
» New Features of Cognos 10.1
» Cognos Vs other OLAP tools
» Cognos components (Modeling & Reporting)
» Different cognos services

IBM COGNOS BI ARCHITECTURE

» Identify features of the IBM Cognos BI architecture
» Explain the Dispatcher and Cognos BI servlets and services
» Identify an example of Cognos BI request processing
» Examine the Cognos Application Firewall
» Content Manager and Content Store
» Perform a distributed installation and configuration of IBM Cognos BI

COGNOS CONNECTIONS

» Personalize Cognos Connection
» Create and manage portals, shortcuts, report views..etc
» Running the Report Burn
» Various Options in Cognos Connection
» Working with Cognos configuration, content Store
» How to Connect to different Data Sources
» Security setup
» Properties of an Entry
» Search for an Entry
» Bookmark an Entry
» Import and Export of Package (Deployment)
» Scheduling and manage reports
» Create Jobs
» Cognos groups and roles
» Cognos Business Insight Advanced

QUERY STUDIO

» Introduction
» Features in Query Studio
» About Ad-hoc Reports
» Types of Report(List, Cross Tab, Chart Reports & Others)
» Applying Filters, Prompts & Calculations
» Sorting, Grouping, Sections & Aggregate Functions
» Apply page break on Reports
» Run and Manage reports
» » Define custom group
» » Conditional formatting
» » Expand and Collapse groups
» » Apply Swap and Rows on Reports

REPORT STUDIO

» Report Studio User Interface
» Creating, Save and run reports
» Managing Reports.
» Creating list, Cross Tab, Chart, repeater, Maps & Other Reports
» Group and section on List report having 1:M relationship
» Group span on List report having 1:1 relationship
» Apply page break on reports.
» Headers and Footers on Crosstab report
» Report templates, formatting Reports – fonts, style, header, footer, boarder…etc
» Filters, Parameters and Prompts
» Subtotals and Calculations
» Working with Queries
» Generating and Creating Prompt Page
» Format Data
» Map Report,Repeater objects
» Types of Prompts
» Types of Variables
» Layout Component Reference to reuse the objects
» Building the Cube Reports
» Building the Dashboard Reports
» Query Calculations & Layout Calculations
» Filters and Dynamic Filters
» Conditional Block
» Conditional Formatting
» Master Details Relationship reports
» Cascading Prompt
» Set Operators
» Setting Burst Options
» Drill through reports
» HTML Items & Hyperlinks
» Drill up & Drill down
» Setting Variables
» Report Functions
» Report Validation
» Bookmark
» Bursting
» Reports Run with Options
» Different types of Reports with various functionalities
» Unions
» Joins
» Components and there properties.

ANALYSIS STUDIO

» Insert Data
» Change the number of Visible Items
» Analyze data using Analysis Studio
» Nest Data
» Replace Data
» Sort Data
» Explore Data
» Change the measure
» Drill up & Drill down on reports
» Drill down for Details
» Hide Items
» Insert a calculation
» Save a custom set
» Define a filter
» Compare sets of data
» Using Dynamic Context
» EVENT STUDIO
» Creating Agents
» Adding Event conditions
» Task and Task execution rules
» Scheduling Agents

METRIC STUDIO

» Identify scorecards, metrics, and metric types
» Organize metrics with strategies
» Track initiatives with projects
» View metric history
» Address problems with actions
» Monitor status visually with diagrams
» Verify metric details
» Quickly access important metrics
» Create a scorecard
» Create metrics
» Enter metric values
» Customize Metric Studio
» Report on Metric Studio data

FRAMEWORK MANAGER

» About Framework Manager
» Framework Manager, Metadata Modeling
» Creation of Interface and Usage
» Create a Project
» » Creating the data source connection
» Creating Model & Namespace (Layers)
» Importing Metadata
» » Work with dimensions and Modify properties of Query Items
» » Naming convention for objects in a project
» Creating Query Subjects & Query Items
» Merging Query Subjects
» Creating Relationships & Setting Cardinalities
» Creating Parameter Maps & Macros
» Creating of Model Filters, Prompts & Calculations
» Parameter Map
» Loop
» Usage property, regular aggregate properties
» Add Business Rules and Set Governors
» Assigning package level security,Object Level security and Data Level security
» Improving performance
» Describe Transformer capabilities and its role in IBM Cognos BI
» Describe Transformer components
» Organize the model
» Publishing Package

DASHBOARDS in IBM Cognos BI

» Describe IBM Cognos Business Insight
» Explore navigation and general functionality
» Create a dashboard from existing content
» Modify an existing dashboard
» Collaborate on a dashboard
» Extend IBM Cognos BI
» Describe IBM Cognos Go Mobile
» Explain IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office

INTRODUCTION TO POWERPLAY TRANSFORMER CUBES

» Cognos 10 Cube Creation using Transformer
» Different aspects of cognos cube
» Levels, categories, dimension and measures in Transformer
» Viewing the cube data in Powerplay reports

COGNOS BI ADMINISTRATION

» Describe the role of the Administrator in relation to the IBM Cognos BI administration workflow process
» Describe the role of IBM Cognos Administration and IBM Cognos Configuration user interface components
» Manage dispatchers and services
» Tune server performance
» Identify issues while troubleshooting the server environment
» Formulate the IBM Cognos BI backup strategy
» Configure IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office
» Manage user profiles
» Enable users to navigate to related data in IBM Cognos BI

COGNOS TM1

» Review financial performance management
» Describe the architecture and components of TM1
» Create Dimensions
» » Review cubes and dimensions
» » Create dimensions manually
» » Edit dimensions
» » Create dimensions using Turbo Integrator
» Build Cubes and Views
» Discuss cubes and data points
» » Create cubes
» » Construct views of data in cubes
» » Create and use a pick list
» Load and Maintain Data
» » Create processes to load data
» » Create a process to delete data in a cube
» » Create processes to update the model
» Add Business Rules
» » Discuss a rule
» » Construct rules for elements or consolidations
» » Use functions in rules
» » Optimize rule performance
» » Discuss rules in a Rule Worksheet
» Optimize Rule Performance
» » Optimize rule performance
» » Use Skipcheck and Feeders
» » Employ tools to enhance rules and feeders
» Transfer Data into Your Model Using Scripts
» » Review Advanced tabs in Turbo Integrator
» » Add a subset to a dimension
» » Use logic in scripts
» » Move data between versions
» » Construct chores
» Customize Drill Paths
» » Create a Drill Process
» » Create a Drill Assignment Rule
» Using Rules for Advanced Modeling
» » Discuss virtual cubes
» » List uses for lookup cubes
» » Create and use a spread profile cube
» » Move data between versions
» » Implement moving balances in a cube
» Convert Currencies
» » Discuss currency challenges
» » Create currency dimension
» » Create currency cube
» » Create rules for currency conversion
» Model for Different Fiscal Requirements
» » Discuss time considerations
» » Use discrete time dimensions
» » Implement a continuous time dimension model
» Introduction to Managed Planning Applications
» » Review the purposes and benefits of a managed planning application
» » Review supported platforms
» Contribute Data to Managed Planning Applications
» » Access a Managed Planning Applications
» » Identify user roles and workflow states
» » Enter data using shortcuts and spreading
» » Submit and reject data

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