IBM Cognos: Overview of Creating Dashboards

IBM Cognos: Overview of Creating Dashboards


Users who need to create and develop dashboards that will provide meaningful insights into their organizations data. Users will gain knowledge on a variety of different visualizations and have the opportunity to build the required interactions between Tabs and charts on their dashboard.


None, however it would be beneficial to be familiar with a web browser and comfortable with using laptops/PC’s and a mouse.


1 day.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are:

  • To obtain an overview of dashboard best practice
  • To build a dashboard from scratch
  • To explore and interact with data and become familiar with the dashboard interface
  • To utilise visualizations and build interaction to obtain insights into the data available
  • To be able to add various data sources and effectively explore the data
  • To build a Story and add narratives to their story based on data content

Course Content

Discuss and provide an overview of IBM Cognos Dashboards

Review best practice techniques

Decide what is it that you wish to highlight and consider the options available for this

Overview of the Dashboard Interface

Making available data by using Data sources

Building a dashboard from scratch and editing an existing dashboard

Overview of the different Layouts and Visualizations

Understanding “Pins”

Carrying out exploration from a dashboard

Overview of a Story and demo of creating a story

Course Review and Feedback, including recap and Q/A session

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