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Essentials for IBM Cognos BI (V10.2) (B5270G)

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Overview of IBM Cognos BI
  • discuss IBM Cognos BI and Performance Management
  • describe IBM Cognos BI components
  • describe IBM Cognos BI architecture at a high level
  • define IBM Cognos BI groups and roles
  • explain how to extend IBM Cognos BI
Identify Common Data Structures
  • Define the metadata modeling role in IBM Cognos BI
  • examine the characteristics of operational databases and databases designed for reporting
  • examine dimensional data sources (OLAP, ROLAP, DMR)
Gather Requirements
  • examine key modeling recommendations
  • define reporting requirements
  • explore data sources t identify data access strategies
Create a Baseline Project
  • examine the IBM Cognos BI workflow processes
  • define a project and its structure
  • describe the Framework Manager environment
  • create a baseline project
  • enhance the model with additional metadata
Prepare Reusable Metadata
  • identify facts and dimensions
  • examine relationships, and data traps
  • verify relationships and query item properties
  • ensure efficient filters by configuring prompt properties
Model for Predictable Results: Identify Reporting Issues
  • describe multi-fact queries and when full outer joins are appropriate
  • describe how IBM Cognos BI uses cardinality
  • identify reporting traps
  • use tools to analyze the model
Model for Predictable Results: Virtual Star Schemas
  • identify the advantages of modeling metadata as a star schema
  • model in layers
  • create aliases to avoid ambiguous joins
  • merge query subjects to create as view behavior
Model for Predictable Results: Consolidate Metadata
  • create virtual facts to simplify writing queries
  • create virtual dimensions to resolve fact-to-fact joins
  • create a consolidated modeling layer for presentation purposes
  • consolidate snowflake dimensions with model query subjects
  • simplify facts by hiding unnecessary codes
Calculations and Filters
  • use calculations to create commonly-needed query items for authors
  • use static filters to reduce the data returned
  • use macros and parameters in calculations and filters to dynamically control the data returned
Implement a Time Dimension
  • make time-based queries simple to author by implementing a time dimension
  • resolve confusion caused by multiple relationships between a time dimension and another table
Specify Determinants
  • use determinants to specify multiple levels of granularity and prevent double-counting
Create the Presentation View
  • identify the dimensions associated with a fact table
  • identify conformed vs. non-conformed dimensions
  • create star schema groupings to provide authors with logical groupings of query subjects
  • Rapidly create a model using the Model Design Accelerator
Create Analysis Objects
  • Define dimensionally modeled relational (DMR) metadata
  • apply dimensional information to relational metadata to enable OLAP-style queries
  • define members and member unique names
Introduction to the Reporting Application
  • Examine Report Studio and its interface
  • Explore different report types
  • Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report
  • Explore how data items are added to queries
Create List Reports
  • Format, group, and sort list reports
  • Describe options for aggregating data
  • Create a multi-fact query
  • Create a report with repeated data
Focus Reports Using Filters
  • Create filters t narrow the focus of reports
  • Examine detail and summary filters
  • Determine when t apply filters on aggregate data
Create Crosstab Reports
  • Format and sort crosstab reports
  • Convert a list to a crosstab
  • Create crosstabs using unrelated data items
  • Create complex crosstabs using drag and drop functionality
Present Data Graphically
  • Create charts containing peer and nested items
  • Present data using different chart type options
  • Add context to charts
  • Create and reuse custom chart palettes
  • Present key data in a single dashboard report
Focus Reports Using Prompts
  • Identify various prompt types
  • Use parameters and prompts to focus data
  • Search for prompt items
  • Navigate between pages
Extend Reports Using Calculations
  • Create calculations based on data in the data source
  • Add run-time information to the reports
  • Create expressions using functions
  • Highlight exceptional data
  • Show and hide data
  • Conditionally render objects in reports
  • Conditionally format one crosstab measure based on another
  • identify changes that impact a MUN
  • sort members for presentation and predictability
Customize Reports with Conditional Formatting
  • Create multi-lingual reports
  • Highlight Exceptional Data
  • Create a Conditionally Rendered Column
  • Conditionally Format One Crosstab Measure Based on Another
Drill-Through From One Report t Another
  • Let users navigate from a specific report t a target report
  • Pass parameter values t filter the data in drill-through targets
  • Navigate through multiple reports
Create Reports using Relational Data
  • Define Relational Data
  • Define report layouts
  • Build a report
  • Explain how to add data query items
  • Use calculations
Introduction t IBM 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.
Identify IBM Cognos BI Architecture

Identify and explain:

  • the features of the IBM Cognos BI architecture
  • the three architectural tiers
  • IBM Cognos BI servlets and services
  • the default servlet container and alternatives t its use
  • an example of IBM Cognos BI request processing
  • installation options
  • load balancing mechanisms
  • configuration options
  • the IBM Cognos Application Firewall
Secure the IBM Cognos BI Environment
  • Identify the IBM Cognos BI security model
  • Define authentication and authorization in IBM Cognos BI.
  • Identify security policies
  • Secure the IBM Cognos BI environment
Manage Run Activities
  • Manage current, upcoming and past activities
  • Manage schedules
Manage Content in IBM Cognos Administration
  • View Data Sources Associated with a Package and Add a Data Source
  • Add Multiple Connections for a Single Data Source
  • Create a Distribution List
  • Create an Export and Import Archive
  • Save Content t the File System
Post class e-Learning:
  • IBM Cognos for Microsoft Office: Integrate with Microsoft Office (V10.1/10.2) (B5130)
  • IBM Cognos BI Event Studio: Create and Manage Agents (V8.4/10.1) (B5131)
  • IBM Cognos Transformer: Create PowerCubes (V10.1) (B5169)
  • IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced: Introduction (V10.2) (B5283)
  • IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced: Intermediate (V10.2) (B5284)
  • IBM Cognos BI for Consumers (V10.2) (B5288)
  • IBM Cognos Workspace: Create Workspaces (V10.2) (B5217)