Getting Started with IBM Cognos

Learn Business Analytics tool IBM Cognos
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ETL and Reporting Tools
Creating your first Report
Creating your first active Report
Setting Preferences for Active Report


  • You should be familiar with the fundamentals of running and viewing reports or manage schedules, portal layouts, and other users' permissions before starting with this course.


IBM Cognos Business intelligence is a web based reporting and analytic tool. It is used to perform data aggregation and create user friendly detailed reports. Cognos also provides you an option to export the report in XML or PDF format or you can view the reports in XML format. 

IBM Cognos provides a wide range of features and can be considered as an enterprise software to provide flexible reporting environment and can be used for large and medium enterprises. It meets the needs of Power Users, Analysts, Business Managers and Company Executives.

Power users and analysts want to create ad-hoc reports and can create multiple views of the same data. Business Executives want to see summarize data in dashboard styles, cross tabs and visualizations. Cognos allows both the options for all set of users.

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is an advanced topic. Even though the content has been prepared keeping in mind the requirements of a beginner.

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Who this course is for:

  • Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Company Executives

Course content

1 section8 lectures30m total length
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Course
  • Overview of Data Warehouse
  • Overview of Data Warehouse Schemas
  • ETL and Reporting Tools
  • Creating My first Report
  • Creating My first report Part-2
  • Creating My First active Report
  • Setting my Preferences for Active Report


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