The latest version of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is Cognos Analytics and it brings IBM right back into the game against new-age competitors such as QlikView and Tableau. This sleek, next-generation, unified tool provides you with a fast, intent-driven dashboard and report-authoring interface on top of the strong foundation that IBM Cognos has provided over decades. Packts Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it. The highlights of this Learning Path are: Explore Cognos and its high level architecture Augment enterprise data with your offline data to produce stunning dashboards and presentations without IT costs Learn to secure your data with advanced filters Lets take a look at your learning journey. Here, you will strongly focus on the new analytics dashboard tool, that is not only the future of reporting authoring but also appeals much wider audience right from end users who are simply consumers of data, to power-users who analyze data and create dashboards for consumption, and IT developers who deliver high quality reporting solutions. In addition to analytics dashboarding, which is the completely new feature in v11, you will also learn about what users and author gain by upgrading from older v10 or v8 (why upgrade, and why not). You will get a hang of the completely new connection portal interface. You’ll also know the limitations of the dashboarding tool and shows how to mitigate them in the report development tool as it is completely dedicated to Cognos Analytics Reporting, the advanced report authoring tool. Going further, you will master the Report Tool interface and learn how to create a report dashboard l using simple objects (for beginners). Finally, youll go through advanced topics to overcome the limitations of a dashboard tool such as drill-through, prompt manipulation, advanced data formatting, making the dashboards printable, conditional highlighting, and more. On completion of this Learning Path, youll master the art of dashboard creation with advanced report authoring using IBM Cognos Analytics. Meet Your Expert: We have the best works of the following esteemed author to ensure that your learning journey is smooth: Abhishek Sanghani worked with Cognos 8.x and 10.x for 12 years and delivered countless reporting solutions; he is thoroughly excited to see Cognos 11.x taking a big leap in self-service authoring and dashboard reporting. Currently, he leads a team of software developers, in a large global financial services company, to deliver analytical applications with dashboards and self-service capabilities. Version 11.x being fairly recent, he is involved in testing it from all aspects to assess when and where to use it in the deliveries. He also tries other products such as QlikView, Tableau, and Micro strategy. He believes such experiences with other products make ones viewpoint wider, and understanding deeper. The other technology that interests Abhishek is Micro strategy. He possess advanced skills in TM1, Oracle, Micro strategy, SQL Server, and SSAS. He also has a book written on IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio, followed by a video course for Cognos 10 Report Studio Fundamentals. Both have been very fulfilling experiences. He believes this could be a natural and organic update of those Report Studio works. Note that this course focuses on the brand new Dashboarding tool.