Texas Tech Double T

Introduction to Cognos

Course Description

This class is designed to introduce the user to Cognos system, providing the learner information about how we use Cognos to access data and introducing the folder structure we use for housing reports in Cognos. Also presented are the various types of parameters and how they are used. This class provides a hands-on instruction in how to set “my preferences” for the user, how to use the “My Folders” section of Cognos and provides the opportunity to execute a report while learning some of the navigation options. The class ends with a discussion of how to trouble-shoot problems experienced with Cognos. The class does not provide instruction on specific reports or how to use the reports to make business decisions. This class is a requirement to other Cognos Reporting classes, whether for Finance or Human Resources reporting classes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an overview of the structure of the reporting system
  • Understand how to access various report folders
  • Provide an overview of the various parameter page options and how to use them
  • Provide hands-on basic navigation training to set users up for future Cognos classes

Training Aids

Below you will find a list of tools and resources that will be referenced during class. You will receive an email prior to class with instructions on what to print and bring with you.


Data Management for Financial Resources