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This is a two-day, instructor-led course that is designed to provide participants with introductory to advanced knowledge of how to model metadata for predictable reporting and analysis results using IBM Cognos Cube Designer.


 
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IBM Cognos Cube Designer: Design Dynamic Cubes (V10.2) is a two-day, instructor-led course that is designed to provide participants with introductory to advanced knowledge of how to model metadata for predictable reporting and analysis results using IBM Cognos Cube Designer. Participants will learn the full scope of the metadata modeling process, from initial project creation, to publishing dynamic cubes and enabling end users to easily author reports and analyze data.

Course Objectives

Please refer to the Course Overview for description information.

Audience

This intermediate course is intended for Data Modelers and Administrators who design dynamic cubes that are used to develop applications in the IBM Cognos environment.

Course Outline

Overview of IBM Cognos BI

  • Describe the IBM Cognos Family
  • Identify the positioning of each component and studio in IBM Cognos BI
  • Examine the high level IBM Cognos BI architecture
  • Describe Cognos BI groups and roles

Introduction to IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes

  • Overview of Dynamic Cubes
  • Identify the challenges of large data volumes that are resolved by dynamic cubes
  • Examine dynamic cube characteristics and requirements
  • Explore the related components, tools, and high-level architecture
  • Describe the dynamic cube lifecycle, from business requirements to application
  • Examine how dynamic cubes use caching

Create and Design a Dynamic Cube

  • Explore the IBM Cognos Cube Designer interface
  • Review the automatic and manual processes to create a cube
  • Extend the metadata in an existing cube

Deploy and Configure a Dynamic Cube

  • Deploy and publish a dynamic cube
  • Configuration and management of a published cube
  • Examine query service administrative tasks
  • Explore dynamic cube properties
  • Configure a dynamic cube to trigger a report

Advanced Dynamic Cube Modeling

  • Identify advanced modeling techniques and caveats
  • Examine calculated members and measures
  • Model a relative time dimension
  • Explore multi-lingual support
  • Define parent-child dimensions in dynamic cubes

Optimize Performance with Aggregates

  • Examine aggregation in dynamic cubes
  • Identify types of aggregates (database and in-memory)
  • Allocate memory for cache and aggregates
  • Explore the aggregate workflow
  • Explore Aggregate Advisor
  • Use an aggregate slicer to properly route data

Define Security

  • Overview of dynamic cube security
  • Identify existing roles and capability requirements
  • Use security filters to define hierarchy security views
  • Assign users and groups to security views

Model a Virtual Cube

  • Examine the benefits, requirements, and build process of virtual cubes
  • Explore virtual cube objects: dimensions and hierarchies
  • Examine virtual levels in merged hierarchies
  • Apply security to virtual cubes
  • Publish a virtual cube

Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

You should have:

  • Knowledge of common industry standard data structures and design, and experience gathering requirements and analyzing data.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Participation


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You will be charged the full price of a public class if you do not cancel or reschedule your enrollment at least 11 business days prior to the scheduled start date or if you do not show up for the class. However, you may cancel your class enrollment at any time within the three calendar days following your initial registration or any LearnQuest rescheduled enrollment date without charge. Cancellations must be notified in writing to info@learnquest.com. Substitution of class participants may be made free of charge at any time prior to class commencement by notifying your Account Manager or info@learnquest.com.
LearnQuest reserves the right to change dates, courses and fees without notice. LearnQuest assumes no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets or other expenses incurred due to course cancellations.
All refunds will be issued within ten business days from cancellation notice.

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