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IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced: Author Self-Service Reports (V10.2.2) (B5A81G)

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Examine IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced

  • Identify the user interface components of IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • Launch IBM Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • Examine report templates
  • 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

  • Define Dimensional Data
  • Define Dimensionally-Modeled Relational (DMR) data
  • Explore hierarchies with drill down and drill up
  • Identify sets
  • Define a Financial Report layout

Sort and Group Your Data

  • Define sorting
  • Explain aggregated data
  • Discuss grouping data
  • Discuss dividing data into sections

Filter Your Data+B20

  •  Discuss suppression options
  • Discuss filtering data
  • Discuss filtering aggregated data

Highlight and Visualize Report Data

  • Explain query item properties
  • Discuss formatting objects
  • Discuss conditional styles
  • Explain RAVE visualizations

Integrate External Data

  • Define external data
  • Discuss security permissions for user access to external data capability
  • Discuss steps to integrate external data
  • Discuss mapping data
  • Explain how to link external data
  • Discuss data attributes  

Analyze Data Using Charts and Graphs

  • Discuss data analysis processes
  • Explain types of reports and best practice for report analysis

Integrate Cognos Workspace Advanced with other BI Tools

  • Discuss Report Studio functionality that can add additional value to meet business needs
  • Discuss integration of Cognos Workspace Advanced within Cognos Workspace

Appendix A.  Overview of IBM Cognos BI (Optional)

  • Describe IBM Cognos BI and Financial Performance Management
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI components
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI architecture at a high level
  • Define IBM Cognos  groups and roles
  • Explain how to extend IBM Cognos