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E Course Descriptions

  1. 1. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IBM COGNOSIBM COGNOS TRAINING BY SENTURUS PARTIAL CLIENT LIST Biotechnology & PharmaceuticalsSeasoned, IBM-certified Experts with Extensive Experience Gilead Sciences, Inc.All Senturus instructors have many years of field experience outside the classroom Pfizerand many are former IBM Cognos senior education professionals. Business Services Equifax Canada IncSuperior Curriculum TriNet Group, Inc.Senturus has been a Premier IBM Cognos Business partner since 2001 and has over Communication Services500 training and consulting clients throughout the U.S. Based on our extensive Clearwire Corporationexperience in delivering implementation services, we have designed an effective McLeodUSA Inc.learning path centered around the most important elements that you will use on a Financial Servicesdaily basis. All students receive hard copies of the course materials. Visa U.S.A., Inc. JPMorgan Chase & Co.Condensed Learning Path Wells Fargo & CompanyBy focusing on fundamental techniques and leveraging years of hands-on experience, Educationthe Senturus approach allows our students to learn more material in less time. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Purdue UniversityPrivate, Custom, On-site or Online Computer, Technical & ElectronicsSenturus offers a variety of custom training formats to fit your needs. The Senturus’ Trimble Navigation Limitedprivate classroom training can be customized using your company’s data for an Extreme Networks, Inc.extremely relevant training experience. Senturus offers alternative learning solutions Governmentthat include informal mentoring based on the client’s specific challenges and using Clark County, Illinoisthe client’s existing environment. We also offer instructor-led, online learning solutions. Marine Corps Logistic Command HealthcareCourses offered include (click button for details): Sutter Health q 1. Cognos System Administration (1 day) Kaiser Permanente Vision Service Plan 2. Metadata Modeling Best Practices with Cognos Framework Manager (2 days) Consumer Products/Manufacturing q 3. OLAP Modeling with Cognos Transformer (2 days) Kelly-Moore Paints Diamond Foods, Inc. q 4. Multidimensional Analysis with Cognos Analysis Studio (1/2 day) E & J Gallo Winery q 5. Professional Authoring with Cognos Report Studio (3 days) Medical Equipment/Life Science 6. Dimensional Authoring with Cognos Report Studio (2 days) Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Medtronic, Inc. 7. Business Authoring with Cognos Query Studio (1/2 day) Oil & Gas Operations q 8. BI Consumer Training (1/2 day Informal Training, no course materials provided) Chevron Corporation q 9. Cognos Metric Studio Training (1 day) Printing & Publishing Shutterfly, Inc. 10. Cognos Metric Designer Training (1 day) Key Curriculum Press q 11. Self-service Authoring with Cognos 10 Business Insight (2 days) Real Estate q 12. Authoring Cognos 10 Active Reports (1 day) Fairfield Residential LLC Marriott Vacation Club Int’lAll of our offerings remain relevant for all versions of Cognos 8 and 10. Retail & Restaurants Sonic Corporation LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.Ten Years and Hundreds of Training ClientsSenturus has been a Cognos Premier Partner for over Semiconductors Integrated Device Technology10 years. We have done onsite training for hundreds of Intel Corporationclients in a variety of industries. Software, Internet & Programming Avexus Compuware Corp Transportation & Utilitieswww.senturus.com 1-888-601-6010 sales@senturus.com Avista Corporation
  2. 2. IBM COGNOS TRAINING BY SENTURUS1. Cognos System Administration (1 day)Suggested Attendees Administrators: Individuals responsible for on-going administration of the BI SystemClass Goals • Detailed Cognos system architecture overview • Hardware, software and network topologies • Capacity planning and scalability • Applications and services • Data flows, memory, processing and communication bandwidth implications • Security configuration • Audit logging • Common troubleshooting tips • Recommended maintenance • Performance tuningBack to top2. Metadata Modeling Best Practices with Cognos Framework Manager (2 days)Suggested Attendees Modelers: Individuals creating metadata models (relational and dimensionally modeled relational)Class Goals • Become proficient with the Framework Manager modeling tool following a best practices approach • Identify common data structures and reporting traps • Create a project and prepare metadata • Model for predictable results • Create business-friendly views of data • Secure metadata to allow appropriate access by users (row-level, object-level, and package-level) • Create and deploy custom packages for different audiences • Dimensionally model relational contentBack to top3. OLAP Modeling with Cognos Transformer (2 days)Suggested Attendees Modelers: Individuals creating metadata models (relational and OLAP)Class Goals • Transformer fundamentals • Discuss the basics of OLAP analysis • Discuss the importance of business requirements • Review PowerPlay components • Review Cognos BI components • Define a modelCourse Content 1. The Transformer Development Process • Describe the purpose of a Transformer model plan • Match business requirements to the model • Discuss an approach for creating a Transformer model plan • Review the relation of the model plan to the Transformer model 2. Data Sources in Transformer • Identify source data • Discuss the types of data used by Transformer • Create data source files • Connect the data source to the model • Define the data source and column properties in the model • Preview source data and SQL • Maintain and synchronize data sources with the modelContinued www.senturus.com 1-888-601-6010©SENTURUS, INC. 2011 sales@senturus.com
  3. 3. IBM COGNOS TRAINING BY SENTURUS3. OLAP Modeling with Cognos Transformer (2 days), cont’d 3. Building a Model • Create model structures using manual techniques and AutoDesign • Modify property sheets for dimensions, levels, and categories • Confirm the data source origin • Generate categories to populate the Transformer model • Modify the model using the dimension diagram • Verify the model • Create a default PowerCube 4. The Time Dimension • Discuss the purpose of a time dimension • Identify the specific properties of a time column • Define a regular time dimension • Discuss a nonstandard time dimension 5. Relative Time • Compare trends over time • Set the current period • Create relative time categories • Customize relative time categories 6. Use Multiple Data Sources • Discuss the use of multiple data sources • Plan the data source • Define data source types • Identify and resolve conflicts between data sources • Validate a multiple data source model • Discuss a unique move 7. Working with Measures • Discuss the purpose and uses of measures • Describe the differences between regular and calculated measures • Set measure properties • Compare rollup options • Create calculations before or after rollups • Create a category countBack to top4. Multidimensional Analysis with Cognos Analysis Studio (1/2 day)Suggested Attendees Analysts: End Users who need to create custom views and consume performance management informationClass Goals • Explore the Analysis Studio interface • Summarize data to define exact values in a report • Compare data using advanced crosstab layouts • Analyze performance by focusing on the best or worst results • Limit the data that displays in a report by creating user-defined filters • Determine relative importance using rank calculations • Understand and define a custom setBack to top5. Professional Authoring with Cognos Report Studio (3 days)Suggested Attendees Report Authors: Individuals that design and develop corporate standard reportsClass Goals • Examine Cognos Connection, personalize your portal, and manage your reporting environment • Explore Report Studio and different report types • Create and format reports using grouping, headers, footers, and other formatting options • Narrow the focus of reports by filtering dataContinued www.senturus.comwww.senturus.com 1-888-601-6010 sales @ senturus.com 1-888-601-6010©SENTURUS, INC. 2011 sales@senturus.com
  4. 4. IBM COGNOS TRAINING BY SENTURUS5. Professional Authoring with Cognos Report Studio (3 days), cont’dClass Goals, continued • Create interactive reports by building report prompts • Add value to your reports using calculations including advanced database and report functions • Enhance reports with advanced formatting and layout • Create complex reports using queries • Highlight exceptional data in your reports • Link reports to one another by setting up drill-through access • Understanding the query model • Adding and modifying elements of the query model (data items, aggregate properties, filters) • Creating relationships between queries (set operations, joins, query references) • Authoring complex reports • Designing effective prompts to determine report contents and/or format at runtime • Create dashboards in the Cognos Connection Portal using interactive Portal Pagesback to top6. Dimensional Authoring with Cognos Report Studio (2 days)Suggested Attendees Report Authors: Individuals that design and develop corporate standard reportsClass Goals • Fundamental Differences between dimensional reporting and relational reporting • Dimensional reporting vocabulary • Creating basic dimensional reports • Understanding members, member sets, and tuples • Using dimensional expressions to control report context • Using MDX (dimensional) functions in calculations • Relative and hierarchical functions • Controlling advanced drill-up and drill-down behavior • Defining report and package-level drill-throughback to top7. Business Authoring with Cognos Query Studio (1/2 day)Suggested Attendees Analysts: End Users who need to create custom views and consume performance management informationClass Goals • Create ad hoc reports in Query Studio • Add data to existing ad hoc reports • Customize ad hoc reports • View ad hoc reports in different formats • Create ad hoc reports with filters and calculations • Create ad hoc charts and crosstabs • Create ad hoc exception reports • Define custom groupsback to top8. BI Consumer Training (1/2 day – Informal Training, No Course Materials Provided)Suggested Attendees Consumers of business intelligence information (business users)Class Goals • Navigating in the C8 environment: running and saving reports • Create personal workspaces (folders, shortcuts) • Create personalized report views • Scheduling Report Studio reports • Saving Report Studio reports as xls, pdf, and other formats • View Report Studio run historyback to top www.senturus.com 1-888-601-6010©SENTURUS, INC. 2011 sales@senturus.com
  5. 5. IBM COGNOS TRAINING BY SENTURUS9. Cognos Metric Designer Training (1 day)Suggested Attendees Developers of business intelligence information (scorecard designers)Class Goals • Describe Metric Designer • Configure Metric Designer • Create objects extracts • Create metric extracts • Execute and publish extractsback to top10. Cognos Metric Studio Training (1 day)Suggested Attendees Consumers of business intelligence scorecarding information (business users)Class Goals • Use scorecards and metrics to monitor the performance of various parts of your organization • Examine the performance of a metric over time • Inform other users of how you plan to improve metric or scorecard performance • Gain further insight into performance using reports and diagrams • Quickly access metrics that are important to you • Create new scorecards and metrics • Customize metric studio to suit your needsback to top11. Self-service Authoring with Cognos 10 Business Insight (2 days)Suggested Attendees Consumers of business intelligence information (business users)Class Goals • Introduction to Business Insight • Leverage pre-existing content in a Business Insight dashboard • Modify content using basic Business Insight functionality: - Sorting output - Control display properties - Add basic calculations - Suppress and filter data - Add formatting • Extend your analysis with Advanced Business Insight functionality: - Apply conditional styles - Add advanced calculations - Create advanced filter definitions - Create advanced set definitions - Group and sort data - Extend reports with external databack to top12. Authoring Cognos 10 Active Reports (1 day)Suggested Attendees Experienced report authors: Individuals who design and develop corporate standard reportsClass Goals • Discuss the value of Active Reports • Examine an Active Report and its controls • Convert an existing report to an Active Report • Debug and save an Active Report • Explore interactive properties • Use filter and select in Active Reports • Examine decks and cards • Examine master-detail relationships and decks • Use advanced features with Active Reports • Drill up and down on an Active Report • Create cascading prompts in an Active Reportback to top Corporate Headquarters Senturus, Inc. 119 Newton Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010 www.senturus.com 1-888-601-6010©SENTURUS, INC. 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The Senturus logo is a trademark of Senturus, Inc. sales@senturus.comAll other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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