IBM Cognos 10.2 - Report Studio

Expert Authoring


This expert-level course is a one-day, instructor-led, online course. Students will expand their authoring skills using advanced features of IBM Cognos Report Studio by building dynamic, interactive and complex reports. A high-level of student participation is anticipated in this course. The course follows a rigid set of learning objectives, challenging the audience to test their authoring potential; however, some of the learning activities will be ad-hoc.

This is an experts-only, fully interactive course. Participants will have practice performing the skills in our online classroom. The instructor is able to see each student's computer screen and offer guidance. A full set of course materials is included and hard copies sent prior to the class.


Techniques learned in this course are relevant to all versions of IBM Cognos BI 10. If you're using Cognos Analytics (v11), you'll be interested in Advanced Authoring in v11.

Class Length

One Day



Suggested Attendees

Expert-level report authors: individuals that design and develop corporate standard reports

Class Outline
  • Use standard templates as a basis for complex reports
  • Create layout component references to re-use objects
  • Define reports to be used as templates
  • Learn conditional object and page rendering
  • Use a table of contents and bookmarks to consolidate reports
  • Use conditional statements and parameters to interactively display data items, control sorting and more
    • Use basic parameters to drive report layout and data behavior
    • Examine prompt macros
    • Restrict access to data based on user attributes
  • Use layout component references to define report templates
  • Use query macros to implement report-level security
    • Create reports with advanced expressions
    • Use query macros and session parameters
Registration Details

  • Senturus accepts payment by credit card, purchase order and invoice.
  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon payment receipt.
  • Each registered student will receive an email with the course confirmation and details on how to access the online classroom.
  • Students will receive electronic copies of the course materials and may print one hard copy for their personal use. The course materials are copyrighted and any other reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

We recommend that all attendees have two displays (monitors) so they can see the training presentation and their hands-on class work simultaneously.

Audio for attendees is via VoIP and a PC Headset is highly recommended. Audio is also available via teleconference using a TOLL number.

Cancellations made ten or more calendar days prior to the first day of the course receive a 100% refund.

Cancellations made between five and nine calendar days prior to the first day of the course, receive a 50% refund.

Registrants will be charged 100% of the enrollment fee if a cancellation request is not received at least five calendar days prior to the first day of the course.