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Introduction to IBM Cognos

IBM Cognos provides one of the most comprehensive and feature-rich business analytics product suites available today. From data warehousing and data modeling, through report development and advanced visualizations, IBM Cognos BI provides the tools needed to turn mission-critical data into actionable information.

Course Outline

This one-day course is geared towards a business user who is new to IBM Cognos BI, or individuals looking for a refresher on the features and functionality of the current release.  Coverage includes an introduction to the concepts and processes around business intelligence and analytics, a review of the main IBM Cognos portal, Cognos Connection, and a review of the primary Cognos reporting tools, including Report Studio, Cognos Workspace Advanced.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, Q&A sessions, and tips and techniques are drawn from over 20 plus years of cross-industry experience.


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

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 as 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.

Higher Level Curriculum

  • IBM Cognos BI Overview
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Connection
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Reporting
  • Introduction to IBM Cognos Dashboards

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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