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IBM Cognos Query Studio

A one day class that explores the easy-to-use tool that is designed for non-technical and business users who want self-service reporting without having to understand relational database schemas and concepts.

Organizations can now allow end users the ability to easily create and share their own Web-based Ad Hoc reports! Query Studio the easy-to-use tool that is designed for non-technical and business users who want self-service reporting without having to understand relational database schemas and concepts. This type of reporting is essential in allowing consumers to define and write secure reports that target a specific need, while still having the ability to share them with the entire organization.

Based on a proven training curriculum, Kinetek will provide instructor-led classes that highlight the report development techniques associated with IBM Cognos Query Studio using your database or our training database.

Course Outline

This one-day instructor-led course is best fitted for the following audiences:

  • Report consumers wanting to learn how to construct, change and organize ad-hoc reports
  • Business authors

During this seminar, students will be introduced to the main Cognos portal, Cognos Connection, in which they will learn to navigate and operate its functions. This will be followed by an in-depth analysis of Query Studio that will go over the creation of different types of reports as well as charts.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth hands-on workshops, question and answer sessions and tips and techniques.


The curriculum is based on the most recent version of IBM Cognos Query Studio.

Depending on the course location and attendance, we can either use your database, our training database, or the sample data source included with IBM Cognos. For a more valuable experience, the course content can be entirely customized to any customer’s environment, by functional area, and/or data source(s), including, but not limited to the tutorials and workshops.

All our instructors are IBM Cognos certified report authors. In addition, they provide the benefit of having over 20 years of real-world as well hands-on experience implementing the software.

Our manuals are aimed at self-study. Students earn 8 CPE credits upon completion.


A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and the Office suite is mandatory.

High-level Curriculum

  • Introduction to the Cognos portal
  • Overview of the Query Studio Environment
  • Create Reports and Format Reports
  • Focus Queries with Prompts and Filters
  • Sort, Group and Summarize your Data
  • Enhance the Data Model with Custom Calculations
  • Create charts and crosstab reports (pivot tables)

Course Schedule

  • 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Register Today

Below is an upcoming schedule of public offerings for this specific course. Every public course is taught exclusively at our training facility located in Reston, Virginia. You can register now or if you would like to schedule an onsite delivery of this course at your organization, or inquire about a future public course offering, please contact us.

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