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Mindmajix IBM Cognos 11.x Certification Training makes you expert Cognos BI, shares data-driven insights in a governed environment, cognos framework manager, cognos report studio, query studio, cognos analytics, create compelling reports and dashboards etc... Enroll & Become Certified.
30 hours of Instructor Led IBM Cognos Training
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30 Hrs


Instructor-Guided Lessons and Activities

Learn key objectives through expert-led lectures, discussions, and exercises.

20 Sessions

Labs & Exercises

Hands-on practice on Tools

Practice new skills and dive deeper into the day’s key topics

15 Mins After Each Session

Doubts Clarifications

Q & A Session.

Wrap up the session with clarification on concepts and labs, if needed.

IBM Cognos Course Objectives

Mindmajix’s Cognos Training is designed to empower students with exploratory data analytics and self-service capabilities. Our industry-led instructors will enable you to create insightful reports, data analysis, monitor events and make result-oriented business decisions. 

Upon completion of Cognos Training, you will be able to:

  • Develop Multi-dimensional reports
  • Develop professional reports and dashboards using Cognos report studio
  • Design data models using Cognos metadata layer
  • Develop cubes, which provides ROLAP capability using Powerplay transformer
  • Identify problem SQL statements and tune SQL performance problems. Monitor performance instances using Enterprise Manager
  • Develop advanced reporting solutions using IBM Cognos workspace to allow users to perform complex tasks.
  • Develop offline interactive dashboards using Active report solution to deliver self-service BI.
  • Cognos is a cloud-enabled web-based application, which is free.
  • All of Fortune 100 companies are using Cognos, and many of Fortune 500 companies are using Cognos for data resolution needs.
  • The demand and usage of Cognos applications are Strong and growing. 
  • According to, the average salary of a Cognos professional is around $117, 399 per year.

The Cognos Certification Training course is designed for professionals with work experience in any of the below job profiles: 

  • Professionals from Analyst background.
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers
  • Freshers / Professionals from any field
  • Graduates who are looking for a career in Cognos.

The students or the professionals who want to excel in Cognos developing tools should possess the following:

  • Knowledge of SQL basics
  • Familiar with data warehouse concepts
  • Business Intelligence Administrators
  • BI Consultants
  • Framework Managers

The Cognos Certification training course from Mindmajix will help to complete the certification exams at first attempt itself. Our trainers enable you to leverage your expertise in creating and managing BI dashboards and reports. The major areas that the course covers include:

  • Fundamentals of Cognos Analytics 11
  • Cognos User Interface and its working
  • Deploying Cognos Data Modules
  • Objects, User Interface and Navigation
  • Find, Explore and Share insights
  • Manage Framework and Import Data
  • Multidimensional Analysis with Analysis Studio
  • Create Report with Report Studio
  • Cognos Connection Web-based portal

IBM Cognos Course Curriculum

Overview of Data warehousing Concepts
ETL Concepts
Business Intelligence Concepts
Reporting Concepts
Dimensional Modeling
SQL Joins
Introduction to Cognos
Cognos 10.2 BI Architecture

Cognos 10.2 BI Installation Procedure
Cognos 10.2 BI Configuration

Introduction to Framework Manager

Create a project
Create a Data Source
Create New Query Subject
Create New Query Item
Create Calculations
Create Filters
Create Relationships
Create Business View
Create Model based Query
Merging Query Subjects
Create Packages

Regular Dimension
Measure Dimension

Session Parameters
Parameter Maps

Object Security
Query Subject Security
Package Security
Data Security

Log on to Cognos Connection
Models and Packages
Create a URL
Create a shortcut
Properties of an Entry
Search for an Entry
Bookmark an Entry
Personalize the portal
Creating folders
Scheduling reports and jobs
Job Monitoring
Cognos Access Permissions Overview
Security Set up to Objects

Query Studio Overview
The basic functionality
Creating a new report
Data icons

Modifying and formatting your report
Grouping data; collapsing/expanding
your report; and sections
Creating a custom group
Page breaks; Page size
Sorting data
Drill up and drill down
Navigate to a new report
Best practices

Data selection
Combining filters
Data calculations

Crosstab reports

Report Studio Overview
Report Studio capabilities and basics
Report types and templates
Running reports

Defining the toolbars
Viewing a report
Explorer bars
Report structure
Adding report objects
Displaying data
Creating queries

Using lists and crosstabs
Report sections
Summarizing, Aggregation

Report functions
Stand alone, embedded
Detail and summary filters
Prompt objects
Prompt pages

Free standing objects
Alignment, spacing, object size
Headers and Footers
Page Sets

Masterb- Detail Reports
Conditional Blocks
Conditional Formatting Using Variables
Component Lay out Reference funtionality
Report blocks
Using tables
Aligning objects within containers
Object types; unlocking an object
Adding report pages
Report layouts/displaying standard report
Reusing objects
List page headers and overall header
Page sets

Distribute reports via E-Mail (Bursting)


Analysis Studio capabilities
Analysis Studio basics

Analysis Studio user interface
Searching for your data & moving your selections to the work area
Inserting data into the work area
Defining crosstabs with nested, stacked a other sets
Modifying your crosstab

Hiding / excluding a row or column
Specifying top or bottom values of a set
Suppressing zero totals and null values
Custom sets
Using context (in the overview area)
User-defined filters

Running a report with different output options
Sorting a report
Showing values as percentages
Report options
Drill down and drill up
Drill –through
Importing an Analysis Studio report into Report Studio

Adding tasks
Executing rules
Scheduling the agent

Work Space Interface
Work Space Tool Box Objects
Dashboard Creation

Doubts Clarification

Add and manage a data source
Distribute data and create a distribution list and contacts
Deploy IBM Cognos BI content
Maintain the IBM Cognos BI content store
Customize the appearance of IBM Cognos BI
Manage packages in IBM Cognos Connection
Create roles
Add members and define access permissions
Set capabilities
Create folders
Define access to entries
Create an export
Create an import

Mindmajix offers advanced Cognos interview questions and answers along with Cognos resume samples. Take a free sample practice test before appearing in the certification to improve your chances of scoring high.

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Gear up your skills with real-life industry-based IBM Cognos projects !

Work on real time IBM Cognos projects - The primary goal of this project work is to to gear up the skill set required and amplify individual competencies, experience, exposure which align with the current job market to addresses real world business challenges.

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Helps you to learn all critical skills required
Opportunity to work on live projects with real life scenarios
Extensive hands-on practice

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The cost of Cognos Certification is USD 200.

  • Cognos BI market is growing strongly all over the world.
  • Cognos capability of providing enriched deployment and valuable business insights made it stood at top among all BI tools with huge demand.
  • Due to increased demand, the certified professionals are having numerous job opportunities with best payouts around the globe.
  • With proper training and earning certification, you will get hands-on experience in Cognos BI helping you grab the best jobs in the domain.
  • Cognos is the top-rated and extensively used BI tool with high demand all over the world. 
  • Cognos certification and expertise will enable you to receive an engaging position with higher salaries.
  • According to Gartner- the Worldwide Business Intelligence and Analytics Market to grow to $22.8 billion by 2020.
  • Gartner also stated that" Cognos is the leading Quadrant among BI and Analytics tools".
  • According to the average salary of an IBM Cognos BI developer is $115,399 per annum.

Some among the significant career opportunities available for Cognos developers with Cognos certification are listed as follows:

  • Cognos Administrator
  • Cognos Developer
  • Business Data Analyst
  • Application Administrator
  • Data Warehouse Analyst
  • Program Manager

The major companies constantly hiring Cognos certified professionals are

  • Oracle
  • Experian
  • Jamendo
  • KnowWho
  • The Response Group
  • Fiserv, Inc.
  • Magellan Health Inc
  • MGM Resorts International
  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

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Our trainers have relevant experience in implementing real-time solutions on different queries related to different topics. Mindmajix verifies their technical background and expertise.

We record each LIVE class session you undergo through and we will share the recordings of each session/class.

Trainer will provide the Environment/Server Access to the students and we ensure practical real-time experience and training by providing all the utilities required for the in-depth understanding of the course.

If you are enrolled in classes and/or have paid fees, but want to cancel the registration for certain reason, it can be attained within 48 hours of initial registration. Please make a note that refunds will be processed within 30 days of prior request.

The Training itself is Real-time Project Oriented & covers both Cognos 10 training and Cognos 11 training contents.

There are some Group discounts available if the participants are more than 2.

As we are one of the leading providers of Live Instructor LED training, We have customers from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, UAE, Qatar, NZ, Singapore, Malaysia, India and other parts of the world. We are located in USA. Offering Online Training in Cities like

New York, New jersey, Dallas, Seattle, Baltimore, Houston, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Washington DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Edison, Jacksonville, Towson, Salt Lake City, Davidson, Murfreesboro, Atlanta, Alexandria, Sunnyvale, Santa clara, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Franklin, Tacoma, California, Bellevue, Austin, Charlotte, Garland, Raleigh-Cary, Boston, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Gilbert, Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale, Peoria, Honolulu, Columbus, Raleigh, Nashville, Plano, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Saint John, Vancouver, Richmond, Mississauga, Saskatoon, Kingston, Kelowna, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Dubbai, Doha, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Wellington, Auckland etc…

Cognos software is a Business intelligence and performance management platform that enables organizations to drive efficient analytics. Cognos online course enables you to efficiently scale the enterprise analytics to derive evolving business needs. We also cover advanced concepts of cognos analytics latest release 11.0.6.

Here are the course objectives of cognos training:

Overview of Data warehousing
ETL, Business Intelligence & Reporting Concepts
Dimensional Modeling
SQL Joins
Cognos Connection
Query studio
Related Jobs and Positions in the Industry

MindMajix Online Cognos certification course makes you an expert in using all the offerings and reports to build applications in the emerging tool of Business Intelligence. Its unique design aids everyone in the enterprise make quick and efficient outcomes, adaptable deployment options, and to ensure analytics meet changing business needs.

As such there are no prerequisites for learning Cognos. However, with a number of opportunities in the field, people in the following job roles will get benefited from this cognos 11 training :

Framework Manager
End users
Data Engineers and Statisticians
Aspirants aiming for a career in the prospective field.

An in-depth knowledge of a Cognos project ensures all the critical components are well-covered. With this knowledge, you can increase your visibility and enhance your efficiency in drawing real connections among different components of Cognos. We will also provide the complete material covering all the aspects of this project. Cognos training videos and ibm cognos training pdf materials will be shared with the candidates.

The certification exams validate your skills development that will help you distinguish yourself to colleagues, employers, and potential clients. Some of such exams include:

IBM Certified Solution Expert - Cognos BI
IBM Certified Designer - Cognos 10 BI Reports
IBM Certified Developer - Cognos 10 BI OLAP Models
IBM Certified Developer - Cognos 10 BI Scorecards

These certifications can help candidates aspire for their rewarding job positions. By opting for our well-structured training at Mindmajix, candidates can gain knowledge to enter the lucrative domain of Cognos and earn the certification.

For more information regarding various types of certification available, please go through the Cognos Certification.

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