IBM Cognos Analytics: Enterprise Administration (v11.0)



This course provides training to administrators on the fundamental tasks of installing and configuring IBM Cognos BI and administering servers and content in the environment. In the course, you will install and configure the IBM Cognos BI software, implement security, and manage the server components. You will also monitor and schedule tasks, create data sources, manage and deploy content in IBM Cognos Connection and IBM Cognos Administration.


This intermediate course is for Administrators.


  • Knowledge of Web application server architectures
  • Security systems administration
  • Experience using basic Windows functionality
  • Experience using a Web browser
  • Knowledge of your business requirements

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of IBM Cognos BI administration
  • Architecture
  • Secure the environment
  • Administer the server environment
  • Manage run activities
  • Manage content
  • Drill-Throughs
  • Additional configuration and customization��

While class exercises are performed within a Cognos Analytics v11 environment, our expert instructors can provide guidance on all versions and their differences.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction to IBM Cognos Analytics Administration

  • IBM Cognos Analytics Enterprise Components
  • Role of the Administrator in relation to the IBM Cognos Analytics Administration Workflow Process
  • Role of IBM Cognos Administration and IBM Cognos Configuration

2. IBM Cognos Analytics Architecture

  • Features of the IBM Cognos Analytics Architecture
  • Three Architectural Tiers
  • IBM Cognos Analytics Servlets and Services
  • Default Servlet Container and Alternatives to Its Use
  • Example of IBM Cognos Analytics Request Processing
  • Installation Options
  • Load Balancing Mechanisms
  • Configuration Options
  • IBM Cognos Application Firewall

3. Secure the IBM Cognos Analytics Environment

  • Identify the IBM Cognos Analytics Security Model
  • Authentication in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Authorization in IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Security Policies
  • Secure the IBM Cognos Analytics Environment

4. Administer the IBM Cognos Analytics Server Environment

  • Tasks Required to Administer the IBM Cognos Analytics Server Environment
  • Perform Administrative Tasks using IBM Cognos Administration
  • Manage Dispatchers and Services
  • Examine the Log Message Facility
  • Tune Performance of Servers
  • Issues while Troubleshooting the Server Environment
  • IBM Cognos Analytics Backup Strategy
  • Administer Dynamic Cubes

5. Manage Run Activities

  • Manage Current, Upcoming, and Past Activities
  • Manage Schedules
  • Enable and Disable Schedules
  • Set Queue Priority for Schedules
  • Suspend a Schedule Until a Later Time

6. Manage Content in IBM Cognos Administration

  • Add a Data Source
  • Manage Visualizations in the Library
  • Plan and Perform a Deployment
  • How to Maintain the IBM Cognos Analytics Content Store
  • Other Content Management Considerations

7. Additional Configuration and Customization

  • Manage User Profiles
  • How to Manage Packages through the IBM Cognos Analytics Portal

8. Overview of IBM Cognos Analytics

  • IBM Cognos Analytics and its Position within an Analytics Solution
  • IBM Cognos Analytics Components
  • IBM Cognos Analytics at a High Level
  • IBM Cognos Analytics Security at a High Level
  • How to Extend IBM Cognos Analytics

9. IBM Cognos Analytics for Consumers

  • Use Published Reports
  • Run Reports with Options
  • Personalize How Content Appears
  • Manage Human Tasks
  • Collaborate with IBM Connections
  • Access Shared Content

10. Drill-Through Definitions

  • Parameter-Driven Drill Through
  • Dynamic Drill Through
  • Set Up Package-Based Drill-Through Definitions
  • Use the Drill Through Assistant

11. End-to-End Workshop

  • Major administrative Functionalities in the IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0