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IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification guide

James D. Miller

Preparing for your COG-310 certification is more engaging and enjoyable with this tutorial because it takes a hands-on approach and teaches through examples. There are also self-test sections for each exam topic.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849684903
Paperback240 pages

About This Book

  • Successfully clear COG-310 certification.
  • Master the major components that make up Cognos TM1 and learn the function of each.
  • Understand the advantages of using Rules versus Turbo Integrator
  • This book provides a perfect study outline and self-test for each exam topic

Who This Book Is For

If you are a beginner to intermediate level Cognos TM1 developer looking to add an important IBM certification to your resume but don’t know where to start, this book is for you!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Components of TM1
The components of TM1
Chapter 2: Dimensions and Cubes
Introduction to cubes and dimensions
Consolidating using dimension hierarchies
Creating dimensions using the Dimension Editor window
Cube replication
Chapter 3: TurboIntegrator (TI)
Data sources available with TurboIntegrator
Chapter 4: Rules
Dissection of Cognos TM1 Rules
Rules performance
Rule feeders
Chapter 5: Advanced Techniques for TI Scripting
TM1 TurboIntergrator review
Order of operations within a TurboIntegrator process
Aliases in TurboIntegrator functions
More on data sources
Revisiting variable types
TurboIntegrator sections
Chapter 6: Drill-through
What is drill-through?
Drill process
Drill rules
Conditional drill rules
Drilling from an Excel Slice
Drilling from an Active Form
Drill-through performance
Chapter 7: Virtual and Lookup Cubes
TM1 cube types
Virtual cubes
Intercube feeders
Submitting a forecast to a virtual cube
Unmatched dimensionality
Conditional rules
Consolidating data with a virtual cube
Reporting with virtual cubes
Other advantages of virtual cubes
Additional reporting options
Lookup cubes
Chapter 8: Time Considerations
The importance of time
Granularity—the lowest level of time detail required
Time dimension maintenance
Date and time Rules functions
Chapter 9: Data Presentation and Reporting
Basic data browsing in TM1
Modifying your view of data
Saving the view
Formatting view cells
Active Forms
TM1 reports
TM1 Web
Custom display formats

What You Will Learn

  • Learn the two most basic objects in TM1 - Dimensions and Cubes, along with instructions on their purpose, manual construction methods, and use
  • Master the purpose and uses of Cognos TM1 Turbo Integrator
  • Get to grips with the different types of data that can be drilled into and learn the steps to create a drill-through process and rule
  • Identify the advanced tabs in Turbo Integrator and how they are used
  • Comprehend the definition and purpose of virtual and lookup cubes in Cognos TM1
  • Understand the importance of the time dimension in Cognos TM1
  • Focus on techniques for presentation and reporting of data in Cognos TM1

In Detail

IBM Cognos TM1 is enterprise planning software that provides a complete, dynamic environment for developing timely, reliable and personalized forecasts and budgets. It is a real time, in memory tool that helps any sized business perform planning, budgeting and forecasting as well as other financial exercises.

This book prepares you to master COG-310 certification using an example-driven method that is easy to understand.

The IBM Cognos TM1 Developer's Certification guide provides key technical details and background to clear the current IBM Cognos TM1 Developer (test COG-310) certification exam.

This certification book covers all the modules of the certification clearly and in depth.

The initial chapters cover in detail the components that make up Cognos TM1 and designing and creating dimensions and cubes. The book then dives deep into basic and advanced scripting using TurboIntegrator and then we learn to understand and write basic Rules. We then learn about the drill-through functionality of TM1, virtual and lookup cubes and lastly Time, and presenting and reporting data


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