IBM Cognos 11.0.7 - Cognos Analytics

Self-Service OLAP Data Exploration


Self-Service OLAP Data Exploration with IBM Cognos Analytics is a one-day, instructor-led, online course. Students will perform self-service authoring and analysis against multi-dimensional data such as Cubes and Dimensionally Modeled Relational (DMR) packages using Cognos Analytics (v11) authoring.

This is a fully interactive course. Participants will have practice performing the skills in our online 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 are sent prior to the class.


Techniques learned in this course are relevant to all versions of IBM Cognos Analytics (v11). If you are using Cognos BI 10, you'll be interested in Self-Service OLAP Authoring and Data Exploration.

Class Length

One Day



Suggested Attendees

Consumers of business intelligence information (business analysts)

Class Outline
  1. Explore data using drill, expand, nesting, stacking and other features
    1. Create and break sets
    2. Create advanced set definitions
    3. Sort and summarize data
  2. Review Cognos Analytics interface and navigation
    1. Highlight differences between Cognos BI 10 and Cognos Analytics
    2. Preview how to navigate the portal
    3. Preview how to create a new report
    4. Explore the data, toolbox and navigate areas
    5. Explore the properties pane
    6. Explore page views
    7. Explore the on-demand toolbars
    8. Create a basic report from OLAP package
  3. Analyze multidimensional data
    1. Create crosstabs and charts
    2. Work with dimensions, hierarchies, levels, sets and members
    3. Introduce data exploration features within Cognos Analytics
    4. Filter dimensional data using various techniques
  4. Create calculations
    1. Enhance reports with formatting and conditional styles
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.

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.