IBM Cognos Framework Manager Metadata Modeling



In this self-paced course, students will become proficient with the Framework Manager modeling tool following a best practices approach. Students will learn common challenges and mistakes in modeling, as well as how to model using a multi-tiered design leveraging dimensional practices to create and deploy maintainable, enterprise, analysis-ready metadata models.

The course includes video how-to demos and practice drills.


Cognos Analytics 11.0.x and 11.1.x


24 hours

  • 24/7 access to the class
  • Downloadable course manual that may be kept for future reference
  • Documentation on how to access and navigate the e-learning interface
  • Supplemental files and data sets, where applicable

30-day subscription: $199
90-day subscription: $229
6-month subscription: $249

Cost is per person. Subscriptions may not be shared. The subscription begins the day after purchase.

  • Become proficient with the Framework Manager modeling tool following a best practices approach
    • Examine Cognos components and introduce metadata concepts
    • Examine how report authors use the metadata model
    • Discover best practices for modeling with Framework Manager
    • Define cardinality, and examine how it is used by Cognos
    • Understand and control the use of determinants
  • Identify common data structures and modeling traps
  • Create a project and prepare metadata
    • Set properties to control query item behavior
    • Establish a multi-tiered model design using namespaces
    • Understand how cardinality and context impact query results
    • Compare model query subjects and data source query subjects
  • Learn to model for predictable results
    • Examine SQL types and the Cognos Query Engine (CQE)
    • Identify model design issues
    • Examine SQL generation
    • Merge query subjects and create a dimensional design
    • Populate business view
    • Enhance metadata with calculations, filters and parameterized SQL
    • Review each query subject’s determinants and modify as required
    • Create custom packages
    • Apply package and object-level security
  • Use a three-tiered design to organize metadata logically
  • Create business-friendly views of data
  • Use shortcuts and aliases to support role-playing dimensions, presentation objects and recursive hierarchies
  • Secure metadata to allow appropriate access by users (row-level, object-level and package-level)
  • Create and deploy custom packages for different audiences
  • Understand how to leverage Dynamic Query Mode (DQM) in packages
  • Examine project governors
  • Dimensionally model relational content
    • Create a dimensionally modeled relational model
    • Create regular dimensions
    • Define hierarchies
    • Create a measures dimension
    • Enable dynamic query mode
    • Analyze publish impact on existing reports
    • Create a model report

  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon payment receipt.
  • Student(s) will receive an email with details on how to access the online classroom approximately 1-2 business days after payment. 
  • The course materials are copyrighted and any reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

  • Students will need access to a compatible Cognos Analytics environment with the standard sample data sources and packages deployed to complete the exercises.
  • Students will need the appropriate permissions to access sources, packages, reports, data files and relevant capabilities in these environments. 

Cancel any time within 24 hours of registration for a full refund. There is a $15 fee for cancellation after 24 hours of registration. No cancellation after 15 days. Shared subscriptions will be immediately deactivated and no refund issued.