Course Overview

IBM Cognos BI Overview (V10.1) is a one-day, instructor-led course that provides participants with a high level overview of the IBM Cognos BI suite of products. Through lectures and hands-on experience, participants will be introduced to the elements of IBM Cognos BI and the underlying architecture. They will examine each BI component and understand the comprehensive corporate performance management solution. Participants will be shown a range of resources to provide additional information on each product.

Who Should Attend

This course is for multi-role (consumers, business authors, professional authors, developers, administrators, modelers, project managers).

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


You should have:
  • An understanding of your organization’s business intelligence process and reporting needs
  • Experience using the Windows operating system
  • Experience using a web browser

Course Content

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence
  • Describe IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) and Financial Performance Management (FPM)
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI components
  • Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level
  • Define IBM Cognos groups and roles
  • Explain how to extend IBM Cognos BI
Consume Content in IBM Cognos BI
  • Identify the advantages of using IBM Cognos Connection
  • Schedule and manage reports
  • Personalize and organize content
Create Reports in IBM Cognos BI
  • Create ad hoc queries in Query Studio
  • Create reports in Report Studio
  • Analyze data using Analysis Studio
  • Work with IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
Create 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
Create Metadata Models in IBM Cognos BI
  • Define Framework Manager and its purpose
  • Describe the Framework Manager environment
  • Describe Transformer capabilities and its role in IBM Cognos BI
  • Describe Transformer components
Extend IBM Cognos BI
  • Describe IBM Cognos Mobile
  • Explain IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office
  • Describe IBM Cognos Event Studio
  • Explain IBM Cognos Metric Studio