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IBM Cognos Security & Administration

Over the course of three days, administrators will be taught the fundamentals of managing servers and content in IBM Cognos. Topics will include implementing security, deploying and managing content, schedule administration and data source management.

IBM Cognos provides a rich tool-set with a view into critical metrics, allowing the administrator to monitor and manage environment agnostic installations including fail-over and load balancing capabilities. Even with this comprehensive administrative capability, maintaining complex installations without a proper understanding of the Cognos architecture can lead administrative resources to often become overwhelmed. Without diligent oversight, in time, the system itself may become fragile and resistant to change leading to service level agreements not being met.

Based on a proven training curriculum, Kinetek will provide instructor­‐led classes that highlight the key administrative capabilities available in the newest release of the IBM Cognos suite of BI tools.

Course Outline

This three day class is best suited for new system administrators who need the ability to manage both content and servers.

Through a combination of lectures and hands-­‐on exercises, students will set up the IBM Cognos BI system, implement security and manage the server components. Students will also learn to monitor and schedule tasks, create data sources, and manage deployment content. The exercises used in the class are based on techniques developed in the field by our consultants, and as such will not be found in any other classes.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, Q&A sessions and tips and techniques. 


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

Depending on the course location and a 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 24 CPE credits upon completion.


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

• An understanding of the standard IBM Cognos BI portal (Cognos Connection) is a benefit.

Course Schedule

  • 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • 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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