Cognos Analytics Training is Here!

Cognos Analytics Training is Here
Cognos Analytics Training is Here
Written by Mike Bernaiche, October 20th, 2023

Are you ready to revolutionize your Cognos Analytics expertise? We are thrilled to invite you and your team members to our exclusive 3-day Cognos Analytics training event.  This Cognos Analytics training is designed to empower you with the skills and knowledge essential for mastering Cognos Analytics.

Here are the details:

Dates: Coming in January! 
Classes: Cognos Analytics Reporting Fundamentals and Cognos Analytics Dashboarding Essentials
Location: Your venue / online
Instructor: Professional consultant and trainer with 20-plus years of experience.
Investment: $2,781 for the full 3-day training, environment, and training materials included.

Why Attend

Our Cognos Analytics training program is meticulously crafted for professionals like you, whether you are navigating the advanced features of Cognos 12 or working with earlier versions like Cognos 11.2.x or 11.1.7. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss this opportunity:

  1. Limited Seating - First Come, First Served: We have limited seats available, and they are filling up quickly! Secure your spot today to guarantee your place at this exclusive event. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from industry experts in an intimate setting.
  2. Expert Guidance - Learn from a seasoned 20-year professional consultant, not just a trainer. Gain insights from real-world scenarios and industry best practices, ensuring you’re equipped with practical skills.
  3. Comprehensive Curriculum - Dive deep into Cognos Analytics Reporting fundamentals during the first two days. Explore topics such as Report Creation, Filters, Parameters, Calculations, and Formatting. On the third day, master Cognos Analytics Dashboard 12 Essentials, covering Pins, Explorations, and Data Storytelling. This will help you plan your upgrade if you are not on 12 yet.
  4. Hands-On Experience - Immerse yourself in a real-world Cognos Analytics environment. Our interactive sessions provide hands-on experience, allowing you to apply your knowledge immediately.
  5. All-Inclusive Training - No need to worry about materials. We provide everything you need to succeed, including comprehensive training materials to support your learning journey.

What Will You Learn?

Cognos Analytics Training – Reporting Fundamentals, 2 days.

Tables, Crosstabs and Charts

List Reports, Crosstabs, Advanced Crosstabs, Legacy Charts, Visualizations, Create a Report with Multiple Displays


Filters – Defined, Model Filters, Custom Filters, Detail Filters, Summary Filters, Filter Options

Parameters and Prompts

Parameters – Defined, Global Parameters, My Parameters, Prompts – Defined, Why Use Prompts, Create Prompt Pages, The Prompt Button, Multiple Prompts, Cascading Prompts


Calculations – Defined, Subtotals, Insert Calculation Button, Query Calculations, Layout Calculations, Using Functions

Formatting and Conditional Formatting

Templates, Fonts and Styles, Styles, Alignment and Justification, Text Items, Headers and Footers, Blocks, Tables, Conditional Formatting Defined, Conditional Styles, Advanced Conditional Formatting, Define the Condition

Complex Reports

Dashboard Reports, Drill-Through Definitions, Create Drill-Through Definitions, Create Reports from a Dimensional Source, Member Tree View vs. Metadata Tree View, Add Levels, Members, and Sets

Saving and Scheduling

Schedule reports for distribution.

Cognos Analytics Training - Dashboard Essentials - 1 day

Now that you have learned the fundamentals of Reporting, join us for the last day to start mastering Dashboards in Cognos Analytics. Rookie or veteran, this class will teach you the essentials of building a dashboard in Cognos Analytics 12.


Cognos interface, Dashboard interface, Edit mode vs Preview mode

Basic Dashboard

Starting a new dashboard, Layouts, Data sources, Visualizations, and different methods of creating a visual, Saving a dashboard

Complex Dashboarding

Customize and filter dashboard objects, Filtering capabilities, Verify and modify filters, Modify dashboard object properties, Add an active visualization, Add insights, Customize dashboard for presentation, Share the dashboard


Pins and Explorations

Secure Your Spot Now!

Ready to elevate your Cognos Analytics game? Don’t miss this chance to boost your career opportunities and enhance your organization’s capabilities. Secure your spot today by emailing now.

For any inquiries to determine if this is a good fit for you, contact Lodestar at Act swiftly as seats are limited, and this transformative learning experience awaits you.

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Take Advantage of Lodestar’s FREE Educational Workshops!


It is time to start thinking about investing in your company's continued education. Lodestar's FREE Educational Workshops are a great investment of your time and allow you to make pragmatic changes for your company without spending a dime.

Lodestar has developed a ton of awesome education that your company won't want to miss out on before year end! From webinars to live workshops in your city or a city near you, we have worked with our clients to listen to what their largest business challenges are and have built educational content that will help your business succeed! Our events will take place virtually as well as in Chicago and Tampa. As winter approaches, it is a great time to get down to sunny Florida to take advantage of the amazing, warm weather! 

Tampa Event! 

First, we are holding our "Why BI and Analytics Fail in the Office of Finance & How to Succeed", in Tampa, FL on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 sponsored by Financial Executives International (FEI) Tampa Chapter. It will be held from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET at The Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park.

FREE Educational Workshops

What You Will Learn:

The Executive's Guide to Why BI Fails and How to Succeed!
  • Why BI Fails in Many Organization (a candid discussion)
  • The Financial Executive's Role in Business Intelligence Projects
  • How to Increase the Productivity of the Office of Finance
  • Dealing with the​​​​ Generational Gaps
  • Requirements Discovery: Getting to the A’ha Sooner
  • Fielding the Best Team
  • How to Find Gold in the Data
  • Implementation Strategy for Success
  • Pragmatic Solutions You Can Implement Today

Register HERE and to find out more!

One Attendee Will Be a Winner! (A $497 value)

One randomly drawn winner will receive access to one of our online programs for 1 year.  Winner will be able to select either our Destination Dashboard Online Course (software agnostic) or our Cognos Analytics C11 Online Training Program.  

Chicago Event! 

Next, for those located in the Midwest as well as Chicago, we are hosting a "Why BI and Analytics Fail in the Office of Finance & How to Succeed" workshop in Chicago! This workshop will be on Thursday, November 16th, 2017. It will start at 9:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM CT at 71 S Wacker Drive, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL. 

FREE Educational Workshops
  • Executives and Managers that need a better understanding of BI & Analytics
  • Department heads who are challenged with the solutions IT provides
  • IT Professionals who are frustrated with users not communicating requirements
  • Project Managers who want to learn the secret to delivering "Faster, Cheaper Analytics" 
  • CFO's and Directors of Finance who want to increase the productivity of their teams

Register HERE and to find out more!

One Attendee Will Be a Winner at The Chicago Event as well! (A $497 value)

Cognos Analytics Summit!

FREE Educational Workshops

Lastly, if you weren't able to make the Analytics University in New Orleans and are in the Tampa area you will not want to miss the Cognos Analytics Summit. Even if you are not in the Tampa area, it's a great time to head down to sunny Florida to escape the cold! This event is a technical deep dive and your chance to ask the experts and your peers about the latest and greatest regarding Cognos Analytics.  Additionally, we'll be hosting a live, two day Destination Dashboard workshop following the Summit. 

The great part about this event is that it's a FREE all day event sponsored by IBM Analytics Lab Services and Lodestar Solutions!

It will be held on December 5th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM ET at:

​​Jabil, Inc.

10560 Dr M.L.K. Jr St

St. Petersburg, FL 33716

Register HERE and to find out more about this event! 

If you are looking to better your analytics education you will not want to miss out on these events! If you cannot make these events, we will also be holding various webinars the rest of the year that are packed full of useful information to take your analytics initiatives to the next level. Due to limited seating in these workshops, please register as soon as possible to be sure to secure a seat. After all, you don't want to miss out on FREE educational workshops! See you there!

If you have additional questions relating to attending these events, please reach out to