Course Overview

Recommended duration: 4 Days

Skill level: Intermediate

IBM Cognos ICM: Building the Model (v8.1) teaches clients the foundation of IBM Cognos Incentive Compensation Manager 8.1. During the 4-day instructor led course, clients will learn to customize an ICM model by creating tables, calculations, components and data stores. Training demos and workshops simulate a real-world implementation in an effort to enable students to apply concepts learned to their own IBM Cognos ICM implementations. The last day of class is spent working on a case study, where students will work in groups of 3-4 to design and build model objects that will calculate commissions earned for two fictional groups of employees. At the end of this course, clients should be able to use all the basic functions of the software.

Training Paths that reference this course are:

  • IBM Cognos ICM 8.1 – Administrator Role
  • IBM Cognos ICM 8.1 – Implementer Role

Who Should Attend

This course is for customer Compensation Administrators and IT staff who will be involved with the implementation of IBM Cognos ICM.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


You should have experience with:

  • basic Windows functionality
  • Microsoft Excel

Course Objectives

Please refer to the Course Overview for description information.

Course Content

  • Introduction to ICM Cognos ICM
  • Sample Outdoors Company Overview
  • Designing and Creating Tables
  • Populating and Maintaining Tables
  • Introduction to Calculations
  • Designing Restrictions
  • Multi-Source Calculations
  • Deconstructing the Requirements
  • Time Shift Calculations
  • Unions
  • Components
  • Data Stores
  • Publishing Data From Views
  • Case Study