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IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced: Author Self-Service Reports (v10.2) (B5281G)

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Overview of IBM Cognos BI
  • describe IBM Cognos BI and 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
Examine IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • identify the user interface components of IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • launch IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced through different methods
  • determine browser options
Create a Report using Relational Data
  • explain Relational Data
  • explain object types
  • define report layouts
  • add data query items
  • Use calculations
Create a Report using Dimensional Data
  • explain Dimensional Data
  • explore drill down and drill up with hierarchies
  • identify sets
  • define Financial reports
Group and Sort Your Data
  • define sorting (relational and dimensional)
  • explain aggregated data
  • explore grouping data
  • explore dividing data into sections
Filter Your Data
  • understand suppression options
  • explore filtering data (relational and dimensional)
  • explore filtering aggregated data
Highlight Report Data
  • explain query item properties
  • use formatting to improve the visual effectiveness of reports
  • use conditional styles to highlight query items on a report
Integrate External Data
  • examine the use of external data in reports
  • map query subject from an enterprise report to external data
Analyze Data Using Charts and Graphs
  • review multiple data analysis processes
  • implement a report for each process
Extend IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced Reports with Report Studio
  • identify IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced reports that can benefit from Report Studio capabilities
  • create a report in Report Studio and open it in IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • create a report in IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced and extend it in Report Studio
Report Development Processes to Design Effective Reports
  • discuss phases of report development for business authors
  • discuss elements of effective reports