How-to Demos Using Cognos Analytics: Data Modules, Data Sets & Data Servers


Data Acquisition & Storytelling in Cognos Analytics

January 26, 2017

Cognos, Data Prep & Modeling

How-To Demos: Data Modules, Data Sets and Data Servers

Learn self-service reporting features in Cognos Analytics: data modules, data sets and data servers. In this demo-packed session, we review the differences – and benefits – of each feature and provide how-to guidance for data acquisition and storytelling with these powerful visualization features.

This wall-to-wall Cognos Analytics demo bonanza teaches you how to:

  • Upload your personal data
  • Connect to centralized data assets like SQL Server
  • Link data sources using lightweight modeling tools
  • Use existing packages to tell stories using dashboards and intuitive visualizations

This 45-minute session is 100% demos: no PowerPoint.


Cognos Analytics v11, Dashboarding, Data Modules, Data Sets, Data Servers


BI Report Consumers, BI Power Users (Developers, Support Staff), BI Managers, IT Managers, Financial Analysts, Marketing Analysts, Marketing Managers / Directors, Business Analysts


Albert Valdez
Vice-President of Learning Solutions
Senturus, Inc.

Albert has spent the last 15 years as a technical trainer focused on business analytics and performance management. Before joining Senturus, he was a Senior Education Specialist at Cognos. He is an IBM Cognos Certified Trainer and has his lifetime CTT and certification from CompTIA. Albert has served as a Senior Consultant, Solutions Architect and Director of Education for Senturus.