IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced: Author Self-Service Reports (V10.1)


IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced: Author Self-Service Reports (V10.1)

Course ID: CLBI006

Course Overview

The IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced: Author Self-Service Reports (V10.1) course will be offered globally as a 2-day course. This course will develop the skills the participants will need to use IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced to create effective reports. This course is part of the customer education offerings timed for version 10.1 release of IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced (currently scheduled for October 19, 2010). This course will contain topics related to creating reports with IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced for the business author.

Who Needs to Attend

This intermediate course is for Business Authors.


  • Knowledge of their business requirements
  • Experience using basic Windows and Web functionality
  • Completion of IBM Cognos BI for Consumers (V10.1) or working knowledge of IBM Cognos Connection (recommended)
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access (recommended)

Follow-On Courses

There are no follow-ons for this course.

Course Content

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[accordion_item in="true" id_parent="faq" title="Overview of IBM Cognos BI"]

  • Describe IBM Cognos BI and FPM
  • Describe IBM Cognos BI components
  • Describe IBM Cognos architecture at a high level
  • Define IBM Cognos BI groups and roles
  • Explain how to extend IBM Cognos BI

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Examine Business Insight Advanced"]

  • Launch Business Insight Advanced through different methods
  • Identify the user interface components of Business Insight Advanced

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Introduction to the Great Outdoors Company"]

  • Describe The Great Outdoors Company organization, products and distribution channels
  • Identify the data available to satisfy report requirements

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Create a Report"]

  • Choose a report format
  • Build a report
  • use available query items
  • use calculated query items

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Explore Hierarchies"]

  • Recognize hierarchies
  • Use hierarchies to create effective reports
  • Interact with a report of hierarchical data to drill up and drill down
  • Identify sets

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Present Data Effectively"]

  • Sort data output
  • Summarize data
  • Group related rows
  • Suppress data
  • Filter data

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Highlight Report Data"]

  • Understand query item properties
  • Use formatting to improve the visual effectiveness of reports
  • Use conditional styles to highlight query items on a report

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Integrate External Data"]

  • Examine the use of external data in reports
  • Map query subject from an enterprise report to external data

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Analyze Your Data"]

  • Review multiple data analysis processes
  • Implement a report for each process

[accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Report Development Processes to Design Effective Reports"]

  • Discuss phases of report development for business authors
  • Discuss elements of effective reports
  • [/accordion_item]
    [accordion_item in="false" id_parent="faq" title="Extend Business Insight Advanced Reports with Report Studio"]

    • Identify Business Insight Advanced reports that can benefit from Report Studio capabilities
    • Create a report in Report Studio and open it in Business Insight Advanced
    • Create a report in Business Insight Advanced and extend it in Report Studio
    • [/accordion_item]

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