Expert Training for Cognos Analytics

Expert Training for Cognos Analytics

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Now that you have upgraded to Cognos Analytics, what's next?  How about expert training for Cognos Analytics?

Lodestar Solutions offers a number of different training options from self-paced to instructor led classroom and everything in between.  Below is an explanation of each type of training, ballpark costs and availability.

Self-Paced Training

Self-paced training is a good choice for entry level training or for those on a small budget.  The typical cost is around $350 per day of training per person.  This training includes an IBM image, workbook and is good for 30 days - once you start the course.  For a few dollars more, we can set this training up with 30 to 60 min of Q&A with a senior level consultant.

Instructor Led Training

Next on the training options list is instructor led training.  This training can be done virtually through web meetings or can be delivered onsite at your location or a local training facility.  Typical cost is approximately $700 per day per person.  A Lodestar Solutions Certified Instructor will guide you through the class material with slides, discussion and hands on work.  Each student has an IBM image and follows along with hands on the keyboard.  Again, like self-paced training and for a few dollars more, we can set this training up with 30 to 60 min of Q&A with a senior level consultant.

Online Education Programs

We are really excited about our newest training option, our Lodestar Solutions online education programs.  These programs are 100% created and owned by Lodestar Solutions or Heatherized, Inc (sister company).  Once you sign up for one of our programs, you will get access to a library of documents and a series of videos that take you step by step through the process.  Currently we offer a  comprehensive dashboard course that touches on the user interface, data and storytelling.  We also offer a software agnostic Destination Dashboard program that teaches you soft skills and techniques to produce killer dashboards that people actually​ use.    Check out this video to learn more and see pricing for the online programs.

One on One Training

Lodestar Solutions senior consultants can provide one on one training using your system and data.  Typically, we will meet with you ahead of time to plan out the training,  ensuring that we meet all of your needs.  Then we can come onsite and work in full day increments or plan virtual sessions from 2 to 4 hours at a time.   We find that when training virtually, smaller chunks of time provide a better environment in which to learn.  Please contact to discuss your one on one training needs in greater detail.

Small Project Services / Training

Is your task list overflowing with old work?  However, you are still given more and more assignments, reports and dashboards to add to your never ending list?  Do you have little budget but need to get things done? Lodestar Solutions offers small project services that includes help in all of these areas, including training.  Check out our small service webpage at

Upcoming Events

Bookmark this link for quick access to Lodestar Solutions upcoming events page. We have a lot of great things happening here!  Check them out, register and take your analytics game to the next level.       Upcoming Events

As you can see by all of the above options, we have your training needs covered.  When you think of expert training for Cognos Analytics, think Lodestar Solutions.  Contact for more information!