IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Advanced Training

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IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Advanced training is an extension to the fundamentals course that both collectively helps in writing the C2020-612: IBM Cognos 10 BI Author exam. During this IBM Business Intelligence advanced reporting course, the participants will learn how to apply advanced report building techniques for managing, customizing, enhancing the professional reports. How to use this product in the most efficient way is illustrated through demos and hands-on practical sessions. The professional report authors will become proficient in using relational data models for generating different types of optimized reports.

On the completion of the training, the participants can exhibit the following skillset:

  • Build query model, add filters and prompts to author and customize reports
  • Create reports by applying relationship on the queries and applying dynamic headers
  • Display reports in the customized format focusing on summarized report information
  • Examine the report specification structure and add custom template options
  • Distribute reports using bursting, email, and IBM Cognos Connection
  • Analyze Data Using Statistical Reports
Target audience

Professional Report Authors


The professional report authors with the skills outlined below can be ideal participants for this course:

  • Knowledge of their business requirements
  • Knowledge of SQL and XML
  • Completed IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals (V10.2) course

Candidates must appear and pass the Test C2020-612: IBM Cognos 10 BI Author to attain the IBM Certified Designer - Cognos 10 BI Reports certification.

1. Create Query Models

  • Build query models and then connect them to the report layout
  • Edit an SQL statement to author custom queries
  • Add filters and prompts to a report using the query model

2. Create Query Reports Based on Relationships

  • Create reports by merging query results
  • Create reports by joining queries
  • Combine data containers based on relationships from different queries

3. Create Advanced Dynamic Reports

  • Filter reports on session parameter values
  • Navigate a briefing book using a table of contents
  • Create dynamic headers and title that reflect report data
  • Let users navigate to specific locations in reports
  • Create a customer invoice report

4. Design Effective Prompts

  • Control report displays using prompts
  • Specify conditional formatting values using prompts
  • Specify conditional rendering of objects based on prompt selection
  • Create sorted and filtered reports based on prompt selection

5. Create Additional Advanced Reports

  • Create a report that displays summarized data before detailed data
  • Highlight alternate rows in a list report
  • Create a report using an external data file
  • Use single data items to summarize report information

6. Examine the Report Specification

  • Examine the report specification structure
  • Modify a report specification
  • Add custom toolbox objects and custom template options

7. Distribute Reports Through Bursting

  • Distribute reports using bursting
  • Create burst keys
  • Identify report recipients and data items using burst tables
  • Distribute reports using email and IBM Cognos Connection

8. Enhance User Interaction with HTML

  • Create tooltips that clarify report data
  • Send emails using links in a report

9. Analyze Data Using Statistical Reports

  • Discuss statistical report types
  • Examine descriptive statistics
  • Explore statistical charts

10. End-to-End Workshop (Optional)

  • Various managers have requested that you create reports to answer business questions pertaining to their areas of interest

11. Explore the Prompt API (Optional)

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