IBM Cognos Cube Designer - Design Dynamic Cubes (v11.0)






Please refer to course overview

Data Modelers

• Knowledge of dimensional modeling and design. Experience using the IBM Cognos Analytics portal and Administration.

1: Introduction to IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes
• Define and differentiate Dynamic Cubes
• Dynamic Cubes characteristics
• Examine Dynamic Cube requirements
• Examine Dynamic Cube components
• Examine high level architecture
• IBM Cognos Dynamic Query
• Review Dimensional Data Structures
• Dynamic Cubes caching

2: Create and design a Dynamic Cube
• Explore the IBM Cognos Cube Designer
• Review the cube development process
• Examine the Automatic Cube Generation
• Manual development overview
• Create dimensions
• Model the cube
• Best practice for effective modeling

3: Deploy and configure a Dynamic Cube
• Deploy a cube
• Explore the Estimate Hardware Requirements
• Identify cube management tasks
• Examine Query Service administration
• Explore Dynamic Cube properties
• Schedule cube actions
• Use the DCAdmin comment line tool

4: Advanced Dynamic Cube modeling
• Examine advanced modeling concepts
• Explore modeling caveats
• Calculated measures and members
• Model Relative Time
• Explore the Current Period property
• Define period aggregation rules for measures

5:Advanced features of Cube Designer
• Examine multilingual support
• Examine ragged hierarchies and padding members
• Define Parent-Child Dimensions
• Refresh Metadata
• Import Framework Manager packages
• Filter measures and dimensions
6: Optimize performance with aggregates
• Identify aggregates and aggregate tables
• In-memory aggregates
• Use Aggregate Advisor to identify aggregates
• User defined in-memory aggregates
• Optimize In-Memory Aggregates automatically
• Aggregate Advisor recommendations
• Monitor Dynamic Cube performance
• Model aggregates (automatically vs manually)
• Use Slicers to define aggregation partitions

7: Define Security
• Overview of Dynamic Cube security
• Identify security filters
• The Security process - Three steps
• Examine security scope
• Identify scope rules
• Identify roles
• Capabilities and access permissions
• Cube security deep dive

8: Model a virtual cube
• Explore virtual  cubes
• Create the virtual cube
• Explore virtual cube objects
• Examine virtual measures and calculated members
• Currency conversion using virtual cubes
• Security on virtual cubes

A: Introduction to IBM Cognos Analytics (Optional)
• Define IBM Cognos Analytics
• Redefined Business Intelligence
• Self-service
• Navigate to content in IBM Cognos Analytics
• Interact with the user interface
• Model data with IBM Cognos Analytics
• IBM Cognos Analytics components
• Create reports
• Perform self-service with analysis and Dashboards
• IBM Cognos Analytics architecture (high level)
• IBM Cognos Analytics security
• Package / data source relationship
• Create Data modules
• Upload files

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