Cognos BI Training Overview

Cognos BI Reporting Course Outline

The 1-day Cognos BI Reporting course will give delegates the understanding and awareness of the advanced analytical platform.

The following topics will be taught during this course:

Module 1: Cognos BI Reporting Fundamentals

  • Types of Data
  • Data Processing
    • Introduction and Stages of Data Processing
  • Business Intelligence
    • Introduction and Trends in Business Intelligence
    • Business Intelligence Advantages
  • Reporting Fundamentals
  • Report Objects
    • Objects
    • Objects as Containers
    • Locking and Unlocking Objects
    • Hierarchy of Objects

Module 2: Creating a Dashboard or Story

  • General Workflow Steps to Create a View

Module 3: Report Components

  • Toolbox Tab
  • Source Tab
  • Toolbar and Menu
    • On-Demand Toolbar
    • Navigation Menu
  • User Interface

Module 4: Creating Reports

  • Introduction to Active Report
  • Two Types of Objects
    • Active Report Controls
    • Active Report Variables
  • Summary Functions
  • Combined Filters
  • Custom Filters
  • External Data

Module 5: Creating Charts

  • Column Charts
  • Line Charts
  • Scatter Charts
  • Pie Charts
  • Column-Line Charts
  • XML Specification
  • Access Permissions

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Who should attend this Cognos BI Reporting Training Course?

The Cognos BI Reporting is a comprehensive training course designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively use Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) for creating insightful and interactive reports and dashboards. The course is suitable for the following professionals:

  • Business Analysts
  • Report Designers
  • Data Analysts
  • Managers
  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Data Scientists
  • Team Leaders

Prerequisites of the Cognos BI Reporting Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for the Cognos BI Reporting Training. However, a basic understanding of business analytics and report making can be beneficial.

Cognos BI Reporting Course Overview

The Cognos BI Reporting Course introduces delegates to Cognos Business Intelligence, a robust platform designed for reporting, analysis, and data visualisation. Cognos BI is a vital tool for organisations aiming to transform raw data into actionable insights. This course explores the fundamentals of the platform and its relevance in the context of modern business intelligence.

Professionals involved in data analysis, reporting, and decision-making should aim to master Cognos BI. This platform is essential for business analysts, data scientists, and professionals seeking to harness the power of data for strategic decision-making. Cognos BI proficiency allows users to create dynamic reports, analyse trends, and gain valuable insights from their data.

This 1-day training provided by The Knowledge Academy delves into Cognos BI Reporting, covering key aspects such as report creation, data visualisation, and interactive dashboards. Delegates engage in hands-on exercises, gaining practical experience leveraging Cognos BI for effective reporting. The training equips delegates with the skills needed to utilise Cognos BI to its full potential.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the fundamentals of Cognos Business Intelligence
  • To create dynamic and visually appealing reports
  • To utilise interactive dashboards for data presentation
  • To analyse and interpret data effectively using Cognos BI
  • To employ advanced features for enhanced reporting
  • To apply Cognos BI for data-driven decision-making

Upon course completion, delegates will possess the skills to navigate and utilise Cognos BI for creating impactful reports, analysing data trends, and contributing to more informed decision-making processes within their organisations.

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What’s included in this Cognos BI Reporting Training Course

  • World-class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Cognos BI Reporting Training Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Cognos BI Training. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Cognos BI Training, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Cognos BI Training. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Cognos BI Training sessions.


Highly experienced trainers

Boost your skills with our expert trainers, boasting 10+ years of real-world experience, ensuring an engaging and informative training experience


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


Great value for money

Achieve certification without breaking the bank. Find a lower price elsewhere? We'll match it to guarantee you the best value

Streamline large-scale training requirements with The Knowledge Academy’s In-house/Onsite Cognos BI Training at your business premises. Experience expert-led classroom learning from the comfort of your workplace and engage professional development.


Tailored learning experience

Leverage benefits offered from a certification that fits your unique business or project needs


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

Our Cognos BI Training offers a unique chance for your team to bond and engage in discussions, enriching the learning experience beyond traditional classroom settings


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The course know-how will help you track and evaluate your employees' progression and performance with relative ease

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Cognos BI Training FAQs

Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) is an advanced analytics software by IBM designed for data exploration, reporting, and analysis. It enables users to extract insights from complex datasets, create comprehensive reports, and visualise data effectively, aiding informed decision-making processes within businesses.
Cognos BI holds significance as it empowers businesses to derive meaningful insights from data. It enables compelling data exploration, robust reporting, and streamlined analysis, fostering informed decision-making essential for driving organisational growth and staying competitive in today's data-driven business landscape.
This Cognos BI Course offers mastery in navigating tools, creating detailed reports, and visualising data effectively. It enhances strategic decision-making through data interpretation and immediate application of acquired skills in real-world scenarios. Completing this course elevates career prospects by fostering proficiency in Cognos BI, benefiting individuals and their organisations.
This Cognos BI Course is ideal for Data Analysts, Business Intelligence Professionals, IT Specialists, and anyone aiming to master data analysis, reporting, and visualisation using Cognos BI tools.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, basic knowledge of business analytics and report making will be beneficial for delegates.
Should you encounter any difficulties accessing course materials, our customer support team is available to assist and promptly resolve any issues you may encounter
In this course, delegates will have 4-day intensive training with our experienced instructors, a digital delegate pack consisting of important notes related to this course, and a certificate after course completion.
The duration of this course spans across 1 day.
The training fees for Cognos BI Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Cognos BI Training.
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Best price in the industry

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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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