IBM Cognos Course Overview:
In this training, participants acquire the skills needed to develop activity, modeling and some admin works. Each and every concept is supported by documents and real-time scenarios. Hands-on practice adds to the training benefits.
What Is IBM Cognos BI?
Cognos is IBM’s business intelligence (BI) and performance management software suite. The software is designed to enable business users without technical knowledge to extract corporate data, analyze it and assemble reports. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) provides reports, analysis to help support the way people think and work when they are trying to understand business performance. You can freely explore information, analyze key facts and quickly collaborate to align decisions with key stakeholders.
What is Data Warehouse?
The Data Warehouse is Subject-oriented, Integrated, Time-variant, Non-volatile. The collection of data in support of management decision processes.
Subject-oriented: e.g. customers, patients, students, products
Integrated: Consistent naming conventions, formats, encoding structures; from multiple data sources
Time-variant: Can study trends and changes
Non-volatile: Read-only, periodically refreshed
What is the difference between Data Warehouse and Operational Systems Data Warehouse (OLAP)?
- Data Added regularly, but loaded data are rarely changed directly
- Does not mean the data warehouse is never updated or never changes
- Generally concerned with historical data
- High analytical capability
- Historical data only
Operational Systems (OLTP):
- Data updated constantly
- Data changes according to by need, not as a fixed schedule
- Primarily concerned with current data
What are the Benefits Of Data Warehouse for a Business?
- Understand business trends
- Better forecasting decisions
- Analyze daily sales information and make quick decisions
- A solution for maintaining your company’s competitive edge
- High degree of scalability
- Strategic enterprise-level decision support
What is Cognos 10 BI?
Cognos 10 is a Web-based product which provides a platform for viewing and creating reports, analyzes data and monitoring events thus enabling the users to take effective business decisions.
What are the Components of Cognos 10 BI?
Cognos Connection: -Publishing, managing, and viewing content
Query Studio: -Ad hoc querying
Report Studio:- Managed to report
Event Studio:- Event management and alerting
Framework Manager: -Modelling the data
Analysis Studio:- Analyzing data
Multi-tiered Cognos Architecture:
Web communication in Cognos 8 takes place through gateways which reside on one or more Web servers. Types of gateways supported are CGI, ISAPI, apache_mod, servlet. When a Cognos 8 gateway receives a request, it encrypts the password and extracts information needed to submit the request to a Cognos 8 server. It then adds a default namespace to the request and passes the request to the dispatcher for processing.
Application tier contains one or more Cognos 8 servers. A Cognos 8 server runs requests forwarded by a dispatcher.
Dispatcher: Starts Cognos 8 services configured and routes requests. It can route requests to a local service (report service, presentation service, job service and so on). It can also route requests to a specific dispatcher to run a given request.
Content manager: Content Manager is the Cognos 8 service that manages the storage of application data, including security, configuration data, models, metrics, report specifications, and report output. Content Manager stores information in a content store database, which is typically located in Tier 3 of the architecture.
Tier 3: This contains Content store, data sources, and the metric store. Content Store is a relational
DB which contains information like as follows:
- Report specifications
- Published models and packages
- Data source connection information
- Namespace info
- Scheduling and bursting information
- Supported types are Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, and Sybase
What are the Benefits of IBM Cognos BI Training?
- Scenario Oriented Training
- Materials and Certification Guidance
- Access For Hands-On
- Customized Course Agenda for IBM Cognos BI
- Course Material Prepared By Experts
- Flexible training formats
- Teaching style is entirely hands-on
What are the Prerequisites to learn Cognos?
Our Experienced trainers will teach from basics, if you have a basic idea of Data Warehouse concepts is an added advantage for this course.
Scheduling Demo With Trainer:
If you would like to take the online demo for Cognos trainer can you please make an inquiry or fill the form for demo registration, one of our executives will arrange a meeting with the expert trainer.
Course Finished Certificate :
After finish, the course we provide Cognos course finished certificate of kits technologies looks like