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IBM Cognos BI Administration (V10.2) (B5255G)

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Introduction to IBM Cognos BI Administration

  • Describe the role of the Administrator in relation to the IBM Cognos BI administration workflow process.
  • Describe the role of IBM Cognos Administration and IBM Cognos Configuration user interface components

Identify IBM Cognos BI Architecture

  • Identify features of the IBM Cognos BI architecture
  • Examine Cognos BI servlets and services
  • Identify an example of Cognos BI request processing
  • Performance planning and installation options and configurations
  • Examine the Cognos Application Firewall
  • Perform a distributed installation and configuration of IBM Cognos BI

Secure the IBM Cognos BI Environment

  • Identify the IBM Cognos BI security model
  • Define authentication and authorization in IBM Cognos BI.
  • Identify security policies
  • Secure administrative capabilities (access to functionality)
  • Specify security settings after installation.
  • Implement security in IBM Cognos Framework Manager and IBM Cognos Transformer

Administer the IBM Cognos BI Server Environment

  • Overview of administrative tasks that can be performed in IBM Cognos Administration
  • Monitor system metrics
  • Manage dispatchers and services
  • Tune server performance
  • Audit IBM Cognos BI
  • Identify issues while troubleshooting the server environment
  • Formulate the IBM Cognos BI backup strategy

Manage Run Activities

  • Manage current, past, and upcoming run activities
  • Manage schedules

Manage Content in IBM Cognos Administration

  • Add and manage a data source
  • Distribute data and create a distribution list and contacts
  • Deploy IBM Cognos BI content
  • Maintain the IBM Cognos BI content store
  • Customize the appearance of IBM Cognos BI

Drill-Through Definitions

  • Enable users to navigate to related data in IBM Cognos BI
  • Parameter-driven drill through vs. dynamic drill through
  • Steps to enable drill-through access for a package
  • Limit the items that users can drill through from (set scope)
  • Set a measure as the scope
  • Drill Through Assistant

Additional Configuration and Customization of the Environment

  • Manage user profiles
  • Add objects to the toolbox tab
  • Create a custom template option
  • Manage packages in IBM Cognos Connection

End-to-End Workshop

  • Create roles
  • Add members and define access permissions
  • Set capabilities
  • Create folders
  • Define access to entries
  • Create an export
  • Create an import

IBM Cognos Map Manager (Optional)

Overview of IBM Cognos BI (Optional)

IBM Cognos BI for Consumers (Optional)

 

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