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IBM Certified Solution Designer - Cognos 10 Planning

The Cognos 10 Planning solution designer is responsible for building and maintaining models and applications for business planning using IBM Cognos 10 Planning Analyst and Contributor products.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Recommended Training and Required Exam(s)

 Required Exam Recommended Training 
COG-700: IBM Cognos 10 Planning Application Consultant

IBM Cognos Planning Analyst: Build Models (V10.1) (P8101G)

Skills acquired during recommended training

Libraries and Common Objects

  • Create and manage libraries

Create D-Lists and D-Cubes

  • Set practices for creating D-Lists
  • Create D-List items from key sources
  • Create timescale D-Lists
  • Create D-Cubes
  • Change the perspective of a D-Cube
  • Saved selections
  • Enter data
  • Control the display of D-Cube data
  • Control the display of Contributor data
  • Identify D-list sizing best practices

Load and Distribute Data using D-Links

  • Create a D-Link
  • Pair source and target dimensions
  • Create A-Tables
  • Determine how data will populate target
  • Define import data using a File Map
  • Use a D-Cube to allocate data
  • Use D-Links
  • Import Data from an external database

Enhance D-Lists and D-Cubes

  • Create calculations manually
  • Format D-List items
  • Use Calc Options on D-Lists
  • Restructure D-Cubes

Built-in Functions (BiFs)

  • Explain purpose of Built-in Functions

Automate Processes in Analyst

  • Update D-List items
  • Create and maintain Analyst macros

Object Maintenance and Administration

  • Maintain objects using Library Functions

Setup Planning Administrator

  • Setup Planning Administrator
  • Add job servers and clusters

Create Contributor Applications

  • Identify Analyst library considerations
  • Create and configure an application
  • Import and manage e.Lists
  • Configure settings for attached documents
  • Link to and deploy applications
  • Validate data in Contributor applications

Workflow and Web Activities

  • Specify web grid behavior
  • Use the web grid

Saved Selections and Access Tables

  • Create and manage saved selections
  • Create and manage access tables

Administer Contributor Applications

  • Understand the implications of GTP and reconcile
  • Manage jobs

Security in Contributor

  • Assign administrative access rights in the console
  • Understand the Cognos 8 Security Model

Data Management in Contributor

  • Create Admin, System, and Local links
  • Import data using the console
  • Publish data

Automate Processes in Contributor

  • Create and utilize a macro

Common Extensions

  • Describe the use of the Generate Framework Manager Model extension

Translate an Application

  • Describe translation functionality

Cognos 10 Functionality

  • Describe the benefits of using Event Studio in conjunction with Planning
  • Describe the benefits of having the Framework Manager functionality