IBM Cognos Framework Manager Fundamentals and Advanced
The single element that makes or breaks any IBM Cognos reporting effort is the package those reports use as a source. A clear, strategically sound data architecture is the foundation upon which all effective business analyses rest. To organize your data in a concise, consistent manner that performs well with end users, you need a firm grasp of the metadata modeling tools that craft mission critical metrics into accessible, intuitive structures. One of the cornerstone tools that Cognos employs to manage these structures is Framework Manager.
Ironside’s week-long Framework Manager curriculum provides a comprehensive look into the entire Framework Manager lifecycle from planning to publishing, allowing you to make sense of complex raw data and mold it into highly efficient and usable packages that direct users to the answers they seek. After the first three days when you have these essential processes under your belt, you will spend the rest of the week diving deep into the functionality that professional metadata modelers need to know to be at the forefront of their business analytics implementation. From detailed publishing techniques all the way through to direct manipulation of the syntax used to query data, this knowledge will ensure the success of your analysis efforts.
- Introduce the Cognos infrastructure and metadata modeling methodologies
- Translate raw information from a database into a format optimized for reporting
- Manipulate and fine tune models into refined, secure data views with strong relationships and targeted results
- Refine package publishing methods
- Implement complex model definition strategies
- Analyze and optimize queries
- Maintain models and ensure consistently high performance
The curriculum is based on the most recent version of IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager, and uses the sample data sources included in the IBM Cognos BI 10.2.2 Samples package.
All our instructors are IBM Cognos certified relational data modelers. They also provide the benefit of having up to 15 years of real-world experience.
Our manuals are aimed at self-study.
This original Ironside course is similar to the following IBM course: IBM Cognos Framework Manager: Design Metadata Models (B5252G).
Framework Manager Fundamentals High-level Topics
- Framework Manager Overview
- Access your Data
- Framework Manager Objects and Terminology
- Create Packages Organize your Projects
- Generating and Creating Relationships
- Work with Dimensionally Modeled Data
- Extra Features
A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows is mandatory in order to navigate. An understanding of the standard IBM Cognos 10 BI portal (Cognos Connection) is a benefit.
Framework Manager Advanced High-level Topics
- Query generation architecture overview
- Cognos SQL vs. Native SQL
- Aggregation rules
- Multi-fact/multi-grain queries
- Common data trap overview
- Leveraging session and custom parameters
- Use of macros
- Extra Features
A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows is mandatory in order to navigate. Prior IBM Cognos 10 Framework Manager knowledge is required.
Ironside's Commitment to Excellence
At Ironside, we firmly believe that a solid understanding of the technology is only part of the puzzle. Listening, and partnering with you, our customer is the most critical part of any project. Because our educators have a varied background, they can look at problems with a different perspective, and often provide specific examples and exercises on the fly. Our goal is to make students independent by allowing them to provide concepts and methods to improve business decisions on a daily basis.
When & Where
Ironside Training & Education
At Ironside, we dive deep into clients’ core business challenges, emerging with new insights into how we can leverage the power of business analytics to help move companies further and faster toward their goals.
Our expertise in business intelligence, performance management, predictive analytics, information management, big data, and more only becomes meaningful when brought into careful alignment with where a business stands today and where it means to be tomorrow.
Our goal is to use the power of business analytics to propel businesses forward and upward, until they break through to a new way of looking at their industry, the world, and their place in both. It’s a lofty way of thinking. One that has helped us make new inroads in our industry, and our clients in theirs.
Ironside is headquartered in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, with regional offices in New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Austin.
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