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IBM Cognos Workspace & Cognos Workspace Advanced- Online (Instructor-led)

Ironside Training & Education

Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM - Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EST)

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IBM Cognos Workspace and Workspace Advanced


Course Overview

One of the key markers of a successful business analytics environment is a quick time to insight. End users want the ability to instantaneously reach into the data resources at their disposal and retrieve answers to the different analysis questions that they encounter in their daily lives. IBM Cognos Workspace and Workspace Advanced empower non-technical business users to get these kinds of answers, allowing them to author rich reports in both tabular and graphical formats without needing to dive into complex underlying technology.

Ironside’s two-day Workspace & Workspace Advanced course gives business users the skills they need to leverage the existing reports available in their environment and create actionable, intelligent views into their high priority data on the fly. By the end of this course, users will feel comfortable with maneuvering through their data infrastructure and will be well on their way to a truly effective self-service reporting methodology.

Course Goals

  • Introduce the Workspace and Workspace Advanced interfaces and see how they relate to Cognos
  • Explore the wide variety of report structures available and understand what works where
  • Get hands-on experience using proven report design strategies that clarify and enhance desired data

Each topic will be highlighted with in-depth workshops, Q&A sessions and tips and techniques drawn from over 15 plus years of cross industry experience.


The curriculum is based on the most recent version of IBM Cognos 10 CW/CWA, and uses the sample data sources included in the IBM Cognos BI 10.2.2 Samples package. For an even more enriching experience, the course content can be entirely customized to any customer’s environment, including, but not limited to the tutorials and workshops.

All our instructors are IBM Cognos certified. In addition, they provide the benefit of having up to fifteen years of real-world experience.

Our manuals are aimed at self-study.


A good comprehension of Microsoft Windows and the Office suite is mandatory.

An understanding of the standard IBM Cognos 10.2.1 BI portal (Cognos Connection) and is beneficial.


High-level Topics

  • CW/CWA environment overview
  • Creating a report through existing and calculated query items
  • Working with hierarchies
  • Refining your reports
  • Highlighting report data
  • Incorporating external data sets
  • Diving into the data
  • Designing and producing more robust reports
  • Utilizing Report Studio to extend Business Insight Capabilities


Transportation, Lodging and Dining

Please contact us for additional information regarding transportation to and from Ironside as well as nearby dining and lodging accommodations.


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.


Have questions about IBM Cognos Workspace & Cognos Workspace Advanced- Online (Instructor-led)? Contact Ironside Training & Education


Monday, December 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM - Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM (EST)

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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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