6X137G - IBM Cognos Analytics on IBM Cloud Pak for Data v2.1.x Dashboarding and Reporting e

This offering provides analysts with an introduction to create dashboards with Cloud Pak for Data, and create dashboards and reports using the Cognos Analytics add-on.

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  • Overview of the Cloud Pak for Data Analytics Dashboard
  • Create a basic Analytics Dashboard
  • Customize and modify a dashboard
  • Dashboards in the Cognos Analytics Add-on
  • Create basic dashboards using the Add-on
  • Advanced dashboarding using the Add-on
  • Create a Story
  • Create an exploration
  • Introduction to Reporting
  • Create List reports
  • Create Crosstab reports
  • Present data graphically


1. Overview of the Cloud Pak for Data Analytics Dashboard 

  • Overview of Cloud Pak for Data 
  • Use dashboards in Cloud Pak for Data 
  • The Analytics Dashboard 
  • What is the dashboard? 

2. Create a basic Analytics Dashboard 

  • Projects: Containers of the dashboard 
  • Add data to a project 
  • Select a template 
  • Dashboard Edit mode 
  • Dashboard data Usage types 

3. Customize and modify a dashboard 

  • Access a previously created project and dashboard 
  • Add additional columns to an existing chart 
  • Modify the visualization type and its properties 
  • Add multiple charts to an existing dashboard 
  • Add custom calculations to dashboards 
  • Explore dashboard filtering methods 

4. Dashboards in the Cognos Analytics Add-on 

  • Add-on overview 
  • Navigate Cognos Analytics dashboarding 
  • Edit mode versus View mode 
  • Work with an existing dashboard 
  • Edit a dashboard 

5. Create basic dashboards using the Add-on 

  • Create a new dashboard 
  • Select a Dashboard Type and Layout 
  • Add Data Sources and Visualizations 
  • Save and view a Dashboard 

6. Advanced dashboarding using the Add-on 

  • Create a tabbed dashboard 
  • Add data items and visualizations 
  • Add objects using the Assistant 
  • Add an active visualization 
  • Customize and filter dashboard objects 
  • Share the dashboard 

7. Create a Story 

  • Identify a story 
  • Assemble a story 
  • Change the timeline of a scene 
  • Add animation 
  • Highlight data 
  • Looping your Story 

8. Create an exploration 

  • Identify an exploration 
  • Start exploring from a dashboard or a story 
  • Start exploring from the New menu 
  • Explore from a data asset 
  • Explore relationships in your data 
  • Suggested starting points 

9. Introduction to Reporting 

  • Identify the basics of IBM Cognos Analytics Reporting 
  • Create a new report 
  • Navigate the report 

10. Create List reports 

  • Identify list reports 
  • Group data in a list 
  • Sort data 
  • Format list columns 
  • Include list headers and footers 
  • Aggregate data 

11. Create Crosstab reports 

  • Create a crosstab 
  • Add measures to a crosstab 
  • Data sources for crosstabs 
  • Crosstab peers 

12. Present data graphically 

  • Create chart reports 
  • Work with gauge charts and pie charts 
  • Customize charts 
  • Display visualizations in reports 




  • IBM Cloud Pak for Data - Foundations (V2.1.x)



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