This three day course introduces the Cognos Analytics reporting interface to report authors starting out with the platform, building the skills needed to comfortably move through it and leverage its core functionality.  We’ll explore where all the key components are located, how and when each one is used, and what proven practices exist around them. You’ll get comprehensive hands-on experience every step of the way, preparing you to perform the activities expected of you in your day-to-day work.

Course Goals

Introduce the Cognos 11 interface and its elements.
Examine the report types available and understand how and when to use each one.
Manipulate and fine tune package data and data modules through filters and calculations.
Utilize complex formatting techniques like prompts, conditions, and layout references.

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

High-level Curriculum

Introduction to IBM Cognos Analytics
Cognos Analytics Navigation
List Reports
Crosstab Reports
Report Formatting Techniques
Map Reports
Repeater Tables and Repeaters
Report Formatting Techniques
Additional Report Building Techniques
Conditional Formatting