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Cognos Training Catalog

Virtual & In-Person Training Classes 

To get the most out of your Analytics software investment you need early adoption and continued optimization. We know that your Analytics & AI needs and challenges are as unique as your business. That’s why LPA’s training can be completely customized to your business. We offer on-site and online sessions.

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LPA Training Courses

LPA will put together a custom curriculum for your employees to provide training both on-site and on-line in the areas of Cognos Analytics, TM1 & Planning Analytics, and IBM Data Science and AI.

View our  Analytics Training Course Catalog below:

Training
Courses 

Class Length

Materials

LPA Course
Prerequisites

Class Size

Agenda

Cognos Analytics Workshop

1

Standard

None

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Report Authoring

1

Custom

None

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Advanced Report Authoring

2

Custom

Report Authoring

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Dimensional Report Authoring

1

Custom

Report Authoring

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Data Modules

1

Standard

None, Report Authoring preferred

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Dashboards 

1

Standard

None

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Stories

1

Standard

None

Min 5

Max 10

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Cognos Explorations

½

Standard

None

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Analytics New Reporting Features

1

Standard

None, but audience must have used Report Studio in Cognos 10 to create Standard reports. Active Report experience a plus.

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Analytics New Administration Features

1/2

Standard

None, but audience must be experienced Cognos 10 Administrators

Min 5
Max 10

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Cognos Modernization Workshop

1

Custom

None

Min 5
Max 10

View Agenda

SPSS/Predictive Analytics

SPSS Modeler Jumpstart

4 -5 

Standard

None

Min 5

Max 10

View Agenda

Watson Studio

Introduction Class

1

TBD

None

Min 5

Max 10

View Agenda

Watson AI

Getting Started Workshop

1 - 3

TBD

None

Min 5

Max 10

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Cognos Analytics Workshop

1 Day Course

 
For this 1-Day course, we cover the topics above in the morning, and in the afternoon, we perform a Workshop incorporating these features into the client’s own reports (Client must be prepared with reports they wish to write or enhance).      
  1. Navigation
    1. Getting Started
    2. Navigating the Cognos Analytics User Interface
    3. Using Smart Search
    4. Interacting with Reports
    5. Progressive Interaction through Graduated Interface
    6. Managing Subscriptions
  2. Creating a data module
    1. Uploading personal data files into Cognos Analytics
    2. Creating a Data Module
    3. Adding tables to a data module
    4. Creating Joins
    5. Creating Calculations
    6. Creating Custom Groups
    7. Refining the Data Module
    8. Cleaning Text Data
    9. Testing the Data Module
  3. Self-Service Data Discovery with Dashboards
    1. Working with Templates
    2. Assemble a Dashboard
    3. Using Cognitive Smart Search to find Data Sources
    4. Data Discovery from the Dashboard
    5. Adding filters to dashboards

 

 


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Cognos Analytics Dimensional Report Authoring

1 Day Course

  1. Dimensional Reporting: Introduction
    1. Describe the difference between Relational and Dimensional reporting styles
    2. Understand Dimensional Data Sources and OLAP
    3. Read a Dimensional Model
    4. Customize the Source Tree View
    5. Insert members and hierarchies on a report
    6. Drill up and down on a Member or Set

  2. Dimensional Reporting: Calculating & Filtering
    1. Create and use Member Sets
    2. Suppress empty cells
    3. Create Member Calculations
    4. Create Query Calculations
    5. Use Dimensional Calculations
    6. Filter dimensional data
    7. Create Page Layers


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Cognos Analytics Advanced Report Authoring

2 Day Course

Day 1 Day 2
  1. Review of Report Authoring Class
    1. Introduction
    2. Lists, Crosstabs and Charts
    3. Filters
  2. Repeaters and Repeater Tables
    1. Describe Repeaters and Repeater Tables
    2. Format Repeater and Repeater Table reports
  3. Advanced Visualizations and Maps
    1. Describe Visualizations (Legacy versus New Visualizations)
    2. Describe Maps (Part of New Visualizations Gallery)
  4. Focus Reports Using Summary Filters and Prompts
    1. Examine summary filters
    2. Determine when to apply filters on aggregate data
    3. Identify various prompt types
    4. Use parameters and prompts to focus data
    5. Navigate between pages
  5. Extend Reports Using Calculations
    1. Add run-time information to the reports
    2. Create expressions using macros
  6. Customize Reports with Advanced Conditional Formatting
    1. Create multi-lingual reports
    2. Show and hide data
    3. Understand conditional rendering and formatting
  1. Advanced Queries – Joins, Unions and SQL
    1. Joins and Cardinality
    2. Unions, Intersects and Excepts
    3. Adding SQL to a report
  2. View Related Information Using Drill Through
    1. Define Drill-Through Access
    2. Set up Drill-Through Access in a Report
    3. Identify some good Drill-Through Practices
  3. Bursting Reports
    1. Define Bursting
    2. Describe options for bursting source
    3. Describe bursting recipient options
    4. Describe the steps to enable bursting
    5. Describe the security considerations for bursting
  4. Global Parameters
    1. Define Global Parameters
    2. Create a Library of Parameters
    3. Use Global Parameters as an author
    4. Use Global Parameters as a user
  5. Interactive Performance Assistant
    1. Define the Interactive Performance Assistant
    2. Enable the Interactive Performance Assistant
    3. View the results
  6. Guided Report Layout and Recommended Visualizations
  7. Final Workshop


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Cognos Analytics Report Authoring

1 Day Course

  1. Introduction
    1. Understand the importance of the Framework Model and Packages
    2. Describe the types of reports supported
    3. Describe the User Interface
    4. Describe the steps to follow in creating a report
  2. List Reports
    1. Describe List Reports
    2. Group, format and sort list reports
    3. Describe options for aggregating data
  3. Crosstab Reports
    1. Describe Crosstab Reports
    2. Format and sort crosstab reports
    3. Create complex crosstabs
    4. Create crosstabs using unrelated data items
  4. Present Data graphically
    1. Understand different chart types
    2. Create charts containing peer and nested columns
    3. Add context to charts
    4. Create and reuse custom chart palettes
    5. Present key data in a single dashboard report
  5. Focus Reports with Detail Filters
    1. Create detail filters to narrow the focus of reports
    2. Examine Before Auto-aggregation and After Auto-aggregation filters
    3. Examine Combined filters
    4. Use generated prompts to add user interactivity
  6. Extend Reports Using Calculations
    1. Create calculations based on data in your report objects and in the data source
    2. Create expressions using operators, summaries and functions
  7. Customize Reports With Conditional Styles
    1. Use a Conditional Style to highlight exceptional data
    2. Reuse an existing Conditional Style


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Cognos Analytics Dashboards 

1 Day Class

  1. What is a Dashboard?
  2. Modes
    1. Edit mode
    2. View mode
    3. Full Screen mode
  3. Full Screen Mode
  4. Setting a Dashboard as your Home page
  5. Reset a Dashboard to Last Saved Version
  6. Converting a Dashboard to a Story
  7. Visualization to Visualization Communication
  8. Assembling a New Dashboard
    1. Getting Started
    2. The Dashboard Interface
    3. Dashboard Properties
    4. Dashboard Layouts
    5. Data Sources
    6. Linking to a Replacement Data Source
    7. Creating a Dashboard using the Assistant
  9. Visualizations
    1. Adding Visualizations
    2. Visualization Requirements
    3. Adding Data to a Visualization or the Canvas
    4. Intent-based Visualizations using the Assistant
    5. Ask the Assistant for Questions
    6. Dashboards based on Intent-based Visualizations
    7. Visualization Properties
    8. Creating a Custom Palette
    9. Refreshing data automatically in a Visualization
    10. Changing the Visualization Type
    11. Changing the Visualization Layout
    12. Exploring Specific Values in a Visualization
    13. Visualization Insights
    14. Forecasting in Time-based Visualizations
    15. Map Visualizations
    16. Binning Numeric Data
    17. Crosstab and Table Visualizations
    18. Conditional Formatting
    19. Customize How Null Values are Displayed
    20. View Widget Details
    21. Adding Widgets: Media, Web Pages, Images, Shapes and Text
    22. Custom Visualizations using JavaScript
  10. Filtering
    1. Highlighting and Filtering by Selecting Values in a Visualization
    2. Changing and Breaking Links between Visualizations
    3. Filtering Visualizations using the Filter Dock
    4. Using the Data Tray
    5. Filtering a single Visualization
    6. Options using More in the Expanded View
    7. Top/Bottom Filters
  11. Adding Simple and Complex Calculations
  12. Formatting Numeric Data
  13. Creating & Using a Navigation Path
  14. Pinning a Visualization
  15. Copying and Pasting Assets
  16. Drilling Through from a Dashboard to a Report
  17. Drilling Through from a Dashboard to a Dashboard
  18. Exporting a Dashboard to PDF
  19. Sharing a Dashboard via Email or Slack
  20. Create a Complex Dashboard (exercise)


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Cognos Analytics New Administration Features

½ Day Course

  • Day to Day Management
    • People
    • Licenses
    • Activities
  • System Health and Periodic Management
    • Content
    • Data Server Connections
  • Installation and Configuration
    • Configuration
    • Customization
    • Multi-tenancy
    • Collaboration
    • Storage



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Cognos Analytics Explorations

½ Day Course

  1. Introduction
    1. The Exploration Interface
    2. Cognitive Capabilities
    3. Smart Data Discovery
    4. Use Cases
  2. Load and Refine Data
    1. Starting a new exploration
    2. Add calculations and navigation paths
    3. The Relationship Diagram
  3. Discover Insights
    1. Suggested Starting Points
    2. Visualization Details
    3. Comparisons
    4. The Analytics AI Assistant
  4. Display Insights using Dashboards


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Cognos Analytics Data Modules

1 Day Course

  1. Introduction
    1. Definition
    2. Data Sources
    3. Uploading Files
    4. Data Sets
    5. The Data Modules interface
  2. Creating Tables
    1. Organizing your Model
    2. Creating Tables from existing tables
    3. Creating Tables using SQL
    4. Caching Data
    5. Column Usage and Icons
  3. Adding Relationships
    1. From Database Metadata
    2. Adding by Hand
    3. Join Types and Cardinality
    4. Bridge Tables
    5. Summary Tables
  4. Layout, Calculations and Filters
    1. Laying out a Data Module using Folders
    2. Properties
    3. Basic Calculations
    4. Advanced Calculations using the Calculation Editor
    5. Grouping data
    6. Cleaning data
    7. Splitting data
    8. Hiding Objects
    9. Fixed Filters
    10. Stand-alone Filters
  5. Navigation Paths and Relative Time
    1. Creating a Navigation Path
    2. Using a Navigation Path
    3. Defining Relative Time
    4. Using Relative Time on a Date Column
    5. Using Relative Time on a Measure column
  6. Additional topics
    1. Data Security
    2. Relinking Data Sources
    3. Defining Column Dependencies
    4. Validating your Data Module
    5. Using the Try it Button


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Cognos Analytics New Reporting Features

1 Day Training

  1. Overall Cognos 10 to Cognos 11 Reporting Changes
  2. Functionality Mapping from Cognos 10 Report Studio interface to Cognos 11.1 Reporting Interface
  3. The Interactive Viewer
  4. New Features Introduced in Cognos 11.0.3
    1. Multi-package Reports
    2. Data Lists in active Reports
    3. Filter Text Tool
  5. New Features Introduced in Cognos 11.0.4
    1. JavaScript in Interactive Reports
  6. New Features introduced in Cognos 11.0.5
    1. Dimensional Lists in the Interactive Viewer
    2. Updated Visualizations (RAVE2)
    3. Lineage in Authoring
  7. New Features introduced in Cognos 11.0.6
    1. Full query support for Data Module sources
    2. Freeze List Column Headings in the Interactive Viewer
  8. New Features introduced in Cognos 11.0.7
    1. Interactive Map Visualization
    2. Interactive Filtering in HTML Reports using Interactive Viewer
    3. Setting Parameters using My Parameters panel
    4. Using Navigation Groups
  9. New Features introduced in 11.0.8
    1. Latitude/Longitude Layer in Maps
    2. Create a Custom Image Library
  10. New Features introduced in 11.1
    1. Guided Report Layout
    2. Smart Visualizations Recommender
    3. New Visualization Library
    4. Client-Side Filtering
    5. Custom Palettes
    6. Enhanced mapping support
    7. Reusable Styles
    8. Copy/Paste
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Cognos Modernization Workshop

1 Day Course

LPA’s New Administration Features class is a “what’s new” class for Cognos Administrators who have recently moved to Cognos Analytics version 11.1.x.  The course will cover the new administrative features in the application, including where they are and how to take advantage of them.  Topics range from customization of the portal, configuration (including cloud storage for report objects), coverage of various logging settings, email domain whitelisting, and more!  This is the perfect investment of just a half day to brush up on the latest and greatest things you can do behind the scenes to maintain (and even improve) your Cognos Analytics environment.

 

Day to Day Management

  • People
  • Licenses
  • Activities

System Health and Periodic Management

  • Content
  • Data Server Connections

Installation and Configuration

  • Configuration
  • Customization
  • Multitenancy
  • Collaboration
  • Storage

 



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Cognos Analytics Stories

½ Day Class

  1. What is a Story?
  2. Storytelling in a Business Setting
  3. Assembling a Story
  4. Slide Shows and Guided Journeys
  5. Story Timelines
  6. Adding Entrance and Exit Animation
  7. Highlighting Data
  8. Playing all Scenes to the end and/or in a continuous loop
  9. Exporting a Story to PDF

SPSS Modeler jumpstart

Day 1 – Predictive Modeling Overview

  • Navigating SPSS Modeler
  • Building a Classification Model
  • Association Modeling
  • Building a Segmentation Model
  • Deploying a Model

Day 2 – Data Understanding

  • Importing Source Files
  • SPSS Modeler System settings
  • Exploring Data I – Missing Data
  • Exploring Data II – Outliers and Extreme Values
  • Exploring Data III – Analytically Explore Graphs
  • Exploring Data IV – Customizing graphs
  • Looking for Anomalies

Day 3 – Data Preparation

  • Examining Relationships in Data
  • Manipulating Fields
  • Manipulating Records
  • Combining Data Files
  • Preparing Fields & Records together

Day 4 – Modeling

  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Regression Analysis
  • Decision Trees
  • Logistic Regression

 Day 5 – Text Analytics

  • Overview of Text Analytics and NLP
  • Text Analytics nodes and workbench
  • Reading Text Data sources
  • Categorization Techniques
  • Extraction, Text Link Analysis, Co-word Clusters
  • Resource Templates and Text Analysis Packages
  • Creating Categories
  • Concepts and Types
  • Managing Linguistic Resources 
  • Editing dictionaries, templates, and libraries
  • Using Text Analytics in a stream
  • Demo and Hands-on Workshop

At the end of the 5 days, the CLIENT will have an initial understanding of how to use SPSS Modeler to build a predictive model leveraging the CRISP-DM process. 

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