This two-day course gives report authors familiar with Cognos Analytics the strategies they need to have full command of the platform’s reporting functionality. We’ll show how you can deliver valuable insights into even the most detailed of use cases through multiple queries, interactivity, automation, dynamic exploration, and custom coding among other features. Through in-depth demos and hands-on workshops, you’ll become a Cognos Analytics expert ready to tackle any challenge.

Course Goals

Solve complex business questions with multiple queries.
Create highly interactive prompt pages for precise filtering.
Automatically deliver specific content for a department, group, or individual.
Allow dynamic report exploration with advanced drill down/drill through techniques.
Add custom functionality to reports with HTML, JavaScript, SQL, and XML modifications.

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, question and answer sessions and tips and techniques drawn from years of cross industry experience.


A solid background in Cognos Analytics or Cognos BI reporting is recommended.
A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and the Office suite is mandatory.

High-level Curriculum

Creating Query Models
Advanced Querying
Drill-Through Reports
Advanced Reporting Techniques
Customizing Prompts
Advanced Prompting
Enhanced User Interaction
Report Bursting
External Data
Additional Techniques