First Guide to Dashboards using IBM Cognos Analytics v11.1 R5 - Second Edition

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Combine a variety of data to gain meaningful insights, and visualize information using stunning dashboards.

About This Video

  • Learn how to upload your data, model it, and then create interactive dashboards to analyze and present information effectively to your audience
  • Familiarize yourself with the tools and terminologies of dashboard creation using IBM Cognos Analytics
  • Elaborate explanation of data modelling and building data modules from scratch
  • Learn advanced techniques like Maps, Predictive Forecasting, and Data Security

In Detail

Cognos Analytics v11.1 R5 is the latest version of IBM Cognos Analytics. Its cloud version is now within the reach of individuals and small enterprises. Cognos Analytics is popular with big organizations, such as banks and pharmaceutical companies, as their enterprise tool for reporting and analytics.

Since the launch of Cognos Analytics v11, IBM has added several important new features, this course aims to covers all the latest features added to v11.1 R5. It focuses on the Dashboard Tool, and is suitable for end-users (who are simply consumers of data and need to analyze it and create dashboards for consumption) to IT developers who deliver high-quality reporting solutions.

Cognos Analytics v11.1 R5 is a next-generation, sleek, unified tool that provides end-users, power-users, and IT professional with a fast, intent-driven dashboard and a report-authoring interface on top of the strong foundation that IBM Cognos has supplied over decades.


Whether you work in an organization where the Cognos On-Premise version is installed, or you are looking to use Cognos in the cloud for analytics, this course will quickly teach how to upload data, join it up coherently, and create interactive dashboards with stunning visualizations.

Accountants, business managers, controllers, and sales executives/managers will also find this course useful for their day-to-day work and career progression. Those who are already using Cognos BI v8 or v10 will also find this course useful as v11 is dramatically different from previous versions.

This course will prove to be your crash course to familiarize with new terminologies, functionalities and mainly to learn about the brand new dashboard building and Analytics viewer features.


  • Basic understanding of tabular data
  • Basic arithmeti
  • Any exposure of data-driven reports will be helpful, though not mandatory
  • Familiarity with visualizations will be helpful, though not mandatory

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Product information

  • Title: First Guide to Dashboards using IBM Cognos Analytics v11.1 R5 - Second Edition
  • Author(s): Abhishek Sanghani
  • Release date: May 2020
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781800203419