IBM Cognos 11.0.7 - System Administration

System Administration


IBM Cognos Analytics System Administration is a two-day, instructor-led, online course. Students will gain a deep understanding of fundamental IBM Cognos system administration concepts as well as perform critical configuration, optimization and troubleshooting tasks. Content migration and other upgrade considerations for teams moving from IBM Cognos BI 10.x to Cognos Analytics 11.0.0 will also be covered.

This is a fully interactive course. Participants will have practice performing the skills in our online (Windows environment) classroom. The instructor is able to see each student's computer screen and offer guidance. A full set of course materials is included and hard copies sent prior to the class.


Techniques learned in this course are relevant to all versions of Cognos Analytics 11.0.0. The core techniques learned in this course are also entirely relevant to the previous generation of Cognos BI 10.x. Read details about similarities and differences between Cognos BI 10.x and Cognos Analytics 11.

Class Length

Two Days



Suggested Attendees

Administrators: Individuals responsible for on-going administration of the BI System

  1. Understand the Overall IBM Cognos Analytics system architecture
    1. Features of the Cognos Analytics architecture
    2. Port use
    3. Hardware installation options
    4. Services available on a dispatcher
    5. Content management components
    6. Determining how and when to implement a 64-bit DQM dispatcher
  2. Review installation options and configure a server
    1. Configuring a Cognos installation
    2. Firewall installation and configuration
    3. Web server options and sample configurations
    4. Application server architecture
    5. Administering a dispatcher
  3. Implement security
    1. Setting up and configuring a security provider
    2. Applying security to the portal and objects
    3. Separating objects with multi-tenancy
    4. Leveraging specific dispatchers with routing rules
  4. Enhance configuration with portal administration
    1. How to setup and create a default user profile
    2. Best practices for folder and layout presentation
    3. Changing the look and feel of the Cognos portal
  5. Add on additional components and deploy new objects
    1. Deploying and maintaining Dynamic Cubes
    2. Using the Dynamic Query Analyzer
    3. Implementing visualizations
    4. Creating data server connections
    5. Mobile configuration and settings
  6. Learn how to maintain, grow and plan a system
    1. Setting up, installing and configuration of the DB Audit and reports
    2. Planning for capacity
    3. Adding a secondary dispatcher for scalability
    4. Best practices for disaster recovery and availability
    5. How to manage multiple dispatchers
    6. What is affinity and how it impacts the system
    7. Overall system tuning for peak hours, load balancing and growth
  7. Troubleshoot common issues and look for solutions
    1. Where to find answers to problems
    2. Common errors and how to quickly find solutions
    3. Third party utilities
  8. Review the steps for migrating from Cognos BI 10.x to Cognos Analytics
Registration Details

  • Senturus accepts payment by credit card, purchase order and invoice.
  • Paying party will receive a payment confirmation email upon payment receipt.
  • Each registered student will receive an email with the course confirmation and details on how to access the online classroom.
  • A full, hard copy set of course materials is shipped to each United States based student a few days prior to the start of class.
  • *International students will receive electronic copies of the course guide in place of a hard copy. These students may print one hard copy of the guide for their own personal use during the course. The course materials are copyrighted and any other reproduction or distribution of these materials is strictly prohibited.

We recommend that all attendees have two displays (monitors) so they can see the training presentation and their hands-on class work simultaneously.

Audio for attendees is via VoIP and a PC Headset is highly recommended. Audio is also available via teleconference using a TOLL number.

For this course, attendees will need to connect to the demonstration environment via Remote Desktop. Instructions will be provided in the registration confirmation.

Cancellations made ten or more calendar days prior to the first day of the course receive a 100% refund.

Cancellations made between five and nine calendar days prior to the first day of the course, receive a 50% refund.

Registrants will be charged 100% of the enrollment fee if a cancellation request is not received at least five calendar days prior to the first day of the course.