IBM Cognos 11 - Cognos Analytics

V11 New Features for Experienced Authors


This one-day, instructor-led, online course provides the quickest path to mastering the user experience (UX) introduced with Cognos Analytics, v11, for users with experience developing reports with IBM Cognos BI v10 in either Report Studio or Cognos Workspace Advanced. The UX merges functionality and interface features found in the current 10.2 versions of both Report Studio and Cognos Workspace Advanced.

This course is conducted at an accelerated pace and is not intended for users new to professional authoring. This course guides experienced authors through the new graphical user interface (GUI). Although the new GUI has significant benefits, the change is drastic enough that it can potentially decelerate adoption of the new release and delay report development tasks. We provide a map of the v10.2 user interface to v11 so you can create reports quickly.


One day


Professional authors with experience developing reports with IBM Cognos BI v10 in either Report Studio or Cognos Workspace Advanced

  1. Cognos Analytics Overview
    1. Reports, dashboards and data modules
    2. Gotcha’s – What to look out for before migrating
      1. Browser, OS, mobile and data source support
      2. JavaScript
      3. Portal Pages
      4. Workspaces
  2. Creating New Reports
    1. New vs. legacy templates
    2. Adding report data
      1. Creating calculations
  3. Navigating the UI
    1. Data, toolbox, and navigate areas
      1. Connecting to packages and data modules
      2. Exploring report pages, queries and advanced conditions
    2. Using the properties pane
    3. On-demand toolbars
    4. Where did my menus go?
    5. Navigating around the portal
    6. Design vs. preview
    7. Right-click vs. […]
  4. Inserting Objects
    1. Toolbox grouping
    2. Pinning tools and reordering
  5. Advanced Layout Features
    1. Modifying table layouts
    2. Conditional styles
    3. Layout component references
    4. Shared set references
  6. Exploring Dimensional Data
    1. Drilling-up, drilling-down
    2. Discovering the explore features
  7. Migrating Content
    1. Large-scale migration
    2. Migrating a single report using copy-paste
  8. Report Distributions and Automation
    1. Navigating the portal
    2. Using Cognos viewer
    3. Subscriptions and preferences
  9. Managing the Environment
    1. Accounts, activities, content, data servers, configuration