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IBM Certified Administrator - Cognos 10 BI

The Cognos 10 BI Administrator exam covers key concepts, technologies, and functionality of the Cognos products. The administrator is responsible to administer content and servers.


  • Knowledge of Web application server architectures and security systems administration
  • Experience using the Windows operating system and a web browser

Recommended Training and Required Exam(s)

 Required Exam Recommended Training 
COG-622 - IBM Cognos 10 BI Administrator  IBM Cognos BI Administration (V10.1) (B5155G)

Skills acquired during recommended training


  • Creating a data source
  • Deploy content from one Cognos 10 environment to another


  • Identify techniques to organize report content
  • Manage report content
  • Navigate from one report to another

Server Environment

  • Identify Cognos 10 architecture and components
  • Describe how Cognos 10 processes requests
  • Identify installation options and configurations
  • Identify load balancing options
  • Implement baseline configuration and performance tuning in Cognos 10
  • Manage dispatchers and services
  • Implement logging
  • Identify troubleshooting techniques and resources in the server environment


  • Implement authentication in Cognos 10
  • Implement authorization in Cognos 10