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IBM Certified Designer - Cognos 10 BI Reports

The Cognos 10 BI Author exam covers key concepts, technologies, and functionality of the Cognos products.


  • Experience using Windows operating system and a web browser
  • Knowledge of XML

Recommended Training and Required Exam(s)

 Required Exam Recommended Training 
 COG-612: IBM Cognos 10 BI Author IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports (V10.2) (B5260G)

Skills acquired during recommended training

Create reports

  • Create list, crosstab, and repeater reports
  • Present data graphically

Focus reports

  • Focus reports using filters
  • Focus reports using prompts

Enhance reports

  • Use calculations in reports
  • Enhance layout and content
  • Customize reports with conditional formatting
  • Set-up Drill-through Access

Create reports using the query model

  • Identify the purpose and components of the query model
  • Create the query model
  • Aggregate data in the query model
  • Create a master/detail relationship in the report layout

Setup reports for bursting

  • Distribute reports through bursting

Manage events using agents

  • Use Event Studio in Cognos 8 BI

Follow-on Certification

IBM Certified Designer - Cognos 10 BI Multidimensional Reports