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IBM Cognos Analytics - Author Reports Fundamentals (v11.0) (B6058G)

Detailed Course Outline

Unit 1 - Introduction to the Reporting Application  * Examine Author Reports and its interface  * Explore different report types  * Create a simple, sorted, and formatted report  * Explore how data items are added queries

Unit 2 - 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

Unit 3 - Focus Reports Using Filters  * Create filters to narrow the focus of reports  * Examine detail and summary filters  * Determine when to apply filters on aggregated data

Unit 4 - Create Corsstab Reports  * Format and sort crosstab reports  * Convert a list to a crosstab  * Create crosstabs using unrelated data items

Unit 5 - Present Data Graphically  * Create charts containing peer and nested columns  * Present data using different chart type options  * Add context to charts  * Create and reuse custom chart palettes  * Introduction to visualization  * Present key data in a single dashboard report   Unit 6 - Focus Reports Using Prompts  * Identified various prompt types  * Use parameters and prompts to focus data  * Search for prompt types  * Navigate between pages

Unit 7 - Extend Reports Using Calculations  * Create expressions using functions  * Add run-time information to the reports  * Create expressions using functions

Unit 8 - Use Additional Report Building Techniques  * Enhance report design with report objects  * Reuse objects within the same report  * Share layout components among separate reports  * Discuss report templates  * Choose options to handle reports with no available data

Unit 9 - Customize Conditional Formatting  * Create multi-lingual reports  * Highlight exceptional data  * Show and hide data  * Conditionally render objects in reports  * Conditionally format one crosstab measure based on another

Unit 10 - Drill-Through from One Report to Another  * Let users navigate from a specific report to a target report  * Pass parameter values to filter the data in drill-through targets  * Navigate through multiple reports

Unit 11 - Drill Through Defininitions  * Discuss parameter-driven drill through  * Discuss dynamic drill through  * Setup package-based drill through definitions  * Step scope  * Use the Drill-Through Assistant

Unit 12 - Enhance Report Layout  * Force page breaks in reports  * Modify existing reports structures  * Apply horizontal formatting  * Specify print options for PDF reports  * Format data and report objects

Appendix A - Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics (Shared module)  * Describe IBM Cognos Analytics and Financial Performance Management (FPM)  * Describe IBM Cognos Analytics components  * Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level  * Define IBM Cognos groups and roles  * Explain how to extend IBM Cognos Analytics