The latest version of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is Cognos Analytics and it brings IBM right back into the game against new–age competitors such as QlikView and Tableau. This sleek, next–generation, unified tool provides you with a fast, intent–driven dashboard and report–authoring interface on top of the strong foundation that IBM Cognos has provided over decades.
Packt s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it. The highlights of this Learning Path are:
Let s take a look at your learning journey. Here, you will strongly focus on the new analytics dashboard tool, that is not only the future of reporting authoring but also appeals much wider audience right from end users who are simply consumers of data, to power–users who analyze data and create dashboards for consumption, and IT developers who deliver high quality reporting solutions. In addition to analytics dashboarding, which is the completely new feature in v11, you will also learn about what users and author gain by upgrading from older v10 or v8 (why upgrade, and why not). You will get a hang of the completely new connection portal interface. You’ll also know the limitations of the dashboarding tool and shows how to mitigate them in the report development tool as it is completely dedicated to Cognos Analytics Reporting, the advanced report authoring tool. Going further, you will master the Report Tool interface and learn how to create a report dashboard l using simple objects (for beginners). Finally, you ll go through advanced topics to overcome the limitations of a dashboard tool such as drill–through, prompt manipulation, advanced data formatting, making the dashboards printable, conditional highlighting, and more.
Specification: Learning Path: The Roadway to IBM Cognos Analytics