Computer Based Training

Senturus computer based training (CBT) is a great option for companies that have more than 100 employees requiring training on the same business analytics topic. Our current CBT course offering and descriptions are listed below. If you don’t see the topic you need, let us know. We can develop the course for you.

IBM COGNOS ANALYTICS OVERVIEW AND NEW FEATURES 
IBM COGNOS SELF-SERVICE ANALYTICS WITH DASHBOARDS AND DATA MODULES 
IBM COGNOS ANALYTICS (V11) NEW FEATURES FOR EXPERIENCES AUTHORS 
DATA VISUALIZATION & DASHBOARDING FUNDAMENTALS WITH TABLEAU DESKTOP 

IBM Cognos Analytics Overview and New Features (Jumpstart)

Suggested attendees:  Consumers and Business Authors: Business Analysts new to IBM Cognos Analytics

Estimated time to complete course:  6-8 hours

Cost: $99 per person

Class outline:

Review IBM Cognos Analytics Interface and Navigation

    • Navigating the UI
      • Data, toolbox and navigate areas
        • Connecting to packages
        • Exploring report pages, queries and advanced conditions
      • Using the properties pane
      • On-demand toolbars
      • Design vs. preview
      • Right-click vs. […]
      • Subscriptions and preferences
      • Inserting Objects
        • Toolbox grouping
        • Pinning tools and reordering
    • Creating New Reports
      • Create a list report
      • Create a cross tab report
      • Creating calculations
      • Use prompts and parameters
      • Dynamically filter data
      • Examine and create visual displays of data
      • Customize reports with conditional formatting
    • Report Distributions and Automation
      • Scheduling a report
      • Emailing a report
      • Bursting a report
    • Upload Personal Data
      • Use local files for analysis and visualization
      • Upload a Microsoft Excel worksheet

  • Create Dashboards
    • Create a dashboard
    • Customize visualizations
    • Use media to enhance the dashboard
    • Enhance dashboards with filters and tabs
      • Add a tab to dashboard
      • Understand how filtering works within vs. between tabs
  • New Features of R7
    • Overview of new features available as of Release 7

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    IBM Cognos Self-Service Analytics with Dashboards and Data Modules (Jumpstart)

    Suggested attendees: Self-service consumers and others interested in learning how to perform light data modeling (data blending) and produce interactive visual displays and dashboards. Exercises are designed to be light and provide a basic proficiency with the relevant tools (not mastery).

    Estimated time to complete course: Half day

    Class outline:

    Upload Local Files for Analysis

    • Overview dashboarding and data modules in IBM Cognos Analytics
    • Use local files for analysis and visualization
    • Upload a Microsoft Excel worksheet

    Link Local Files and Packages with Data Modules

    • Create a data module combining a spreadsheet and a package
    • Understand and create joins

    Fundamentals of Data Modeling

    • Review fundamental data modeling concepts
    • Describe the different options for cardinality
    • Understand the benefit of a join filter

    Create Joins, Calculations and Custom Data Groupings

    • Review our join relationships and insure proper aggregation
    • Create a custom calculation
    • Create a custom group

    Create Dashboards Using Layout and Type

    • Create a dashboard from our data module
    • Use layout and a template

    Create and Customize Visualizations from Your Data Sources

    • Drag data onto the dashboard
    • Customize visualizations

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    IBM Cognos Analytics (v11) New Features for Experienced Authors (Jumpstart)

    Suggested attendees: Experienced professional authors familiar with building reports in either Report Studio or Cognos Workspace Advanced.  Exercises are designed to be light and provide a basic proficiency with the relevant tools (not mastery).

    Estimated time to complete course: Half day

    Class outline:

    Cognos Analytics Overview

    • Reports, dashboards and data modules (overview, no hands-on)

    Creating New Reports

    • New vs. legacy templates
    • Adding report data
    • Creating calculations

    Navigating the UI

    • Data, toolbox and navigate areas
      • Connecting to packages and data modules
      • Exploring report pages, queries and advanced conditions
    • Using the properties pane
    • On-demand toolbars
    • Where did my menus go?
    • Design vs. preview
    • Right-click vs. […]

    Inserting Objects

    • Toolbox grouping
    • Pinning tools and reordering

    Report Distributions and Automation

    • Navigating the portal
    • Using Cognos viewer
    • Subscriptions and preferences

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    Data Visualization and Dashboarding Fundamentals with Tableau Desktop (Jumpstart)

    Suggested attendees: Business analysts and consumers of business intelligence information.  Exercises are designed to be light and provide a basic proficiency with the relevant tools (not mastery).

    Estimated time to complete course: Half day

    Class outline:

    Review the Tableau Product Line

    • Understand the value of Tableau
    • Review Tableau Desktop, Server, Viewer and Public
    • Overview of the Tableau Desktop user interface
    • Introduce the Desktop product

    Create a Simple Worksheet

    • Discuss key terminology
    • Create views via drag and drop
    • Enhance views with sorting and filtering

    Introduction to Calculated Fields

    • Create calculated fields
    • Base calculations on formulas, fields and other calculations

    Format Visualizations for Best Practice Presentation

    • Use marks
    • Explore various visualization types

    Work with Maps

    • Display geographical results with map displays
    • Customize maps

    Create Dashboards

    • Add sheets to dashboards
    • Customize dashboards with visualizations and other features

    Put Views Together in a Story

    • Understand how stories can organize and present your results

    Publishing and Sharing

    • Understand how Tableau Server and Tableau Public can be used to share your results

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