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IBM Cognos Analytics: Dashboard Essentials

Course Description:

This course provides authors with fundamentals for building dashboards in Cognos Analytics to allow end-users to easily explore/interact with their data and gain valuable insights. You will learn the best practices of starting a dashboard project. Attendees will learn how to add data sources, create visualizations and other interactions within a dashboard. In addition to dashboards, you will also learn how to explore data in Explorations and create effective narratives by using Stories. Activities will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.

Recommended Audience: 

Dashboard Authors

Course Outline:

• Overview of dashboarding in IBM Cognos Analytics
• Best practices for starting a new dashboard project
• Introduction to dashboards
• Basic dashboard creation
• Design layouts
• Data sources
• Different methods of creating data visualizations
• Introduction to Pins
• Introduction to Explorations
• Introduction to Stories


• An understanding of your organization’s dashboarding and reporting needs
• IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers experience or equivalent 
• A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and Office is mandatory


• This curriculum is based on the most recent version of IBM Cognos Analytics (v11.x)
• All our instructors are IBM Cognos Analytics certified
• Our training courses are aimed at self-study
• CPE credits available upon completion

The Bottom Line:

Our IBM Cognos Analytics consultants can create a more valuable, tailored training experience to work for any environment, by functional area, and/or data source(s), including, but not limited to the ILT tutorials and exercises. Contact our training team below to learn more:

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