IBM Cognos System Administration - Senturus


IBM Cognos 11.1 -

System Administration


Cognos Analytics System Administration is a two-day, instructor-led, online course. Students will gain a deep understanding of fundamental IBM Cognos system administration concepts as well as perform critical configuration, optimization and troubleshooting tasks. Content migration and other upgrade considerations for teams moving from Cognos BI 10.x to Cognos Analytics will also be covered.

A fully interactive experience, our online classroom offers a unique opportunity to learn from and work with a subject matter expert. Participants get practice performing the skills and can ask questions of the instructor in real time.


Techniques learned in this course are relevant to all versions of Cognos Analytics 11.1.X. The core techniques learned in this course are also entirely relevant to the previous generation of Cognos BI 11.0.X and 10.x. Read details about similarities and differences between Cognos BI 10.x and Cognos Analytics 11.

Class Length

Two Days


Students receive a comprehensive set of learning materials, including all course notes and class examples.



Suggested Attendees

Administrators: Individuals responsible for on-going administration of the BI System

  • Understand the overall Cognos Analytics system architecture
    • Features of the Cognos Analytics architecture
    • Port use
    • Hardware installation options
    • Services available on a dispatcher
    • Content management components
    • Determining how and when to implement a 64-bit DQM dispatcher
  • Review installation options and configure a server
    • Configuring a Cognos installation
    • Firewall installation and configuration
    • Web server options and sample configurations
    • Application server architecture
    • Administering a dispatcher
  • Implement security
    • Setting up and configuring a security provider
    • Applying security to the portal and objects
    • Separating objects with multi-tenancy
    • Leveraging specific dispatchers with routing rules
  • Enhance configuration with portal administration
    • How to setup and create a default user profile
    • Best practices for folder and layout presentation
    • Changing the look and feel of the Cognos portal
  • Add on additional components and deploy new objects
    • Deploying and maintaining Dynamic Cubes
    • Using the Dynamic Query Analyzer
    • Implementing visualizations
    • Creating data server connections
    • Mobile configuration and settings
  • Learn how to maintain, grow and plan a system
    • Setting up, installing and configuration of the DB audit and reports
    • Planning for capacity
    • Adding a secondary dispatcher for scalability
    • Best practices for disaster recovery and availability
    • How to manage multiple dispatchers
    • What is affinity and how it impacts the system
    • Overall system tuning for peak hours, load balancing and growth
  • Troubleshoot common issues and look for solutions
    • Where to find answers to problems
    • Common errors and how to quickly find solutions
    • Third party utilities
  • Review the steps for migrating from Cognos BI 10.x to Cognos Analytics
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.