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My top 6 places for you to learn more about Cognos Analytics, whether you’re a seasoned user or a newbie


It seems appropriate that there’s a lot of data available when it comes to a data-related product. But, if you’re new to Cognos Analytics you might be wondering where to start. Even if you’ve used Cognos Analytics for awhile, you might wonder where the hidden gems of information are. I used to think you could never have enough information. Now I know it’s too easy to be overwhelmed with information, so I did the searching for you. This resource guide lists my top 6 places for you to learn more about Cognos Analytics, whether you’re a seasoned user or a newbie.

Cognos Analytics community

This is the main portal for Cognos Analytics. You’ll find documentation, how-to guides, videos, samples, and more. New content is added regularly to this community. This is a great starting point.

Getting started with Cognos Analytics

If you’re looking for more information about what Cognos Analytics does, check out this page which delves product information such as analyst reports, features, trials, and more. This is where to start if you aren’t a current Cognos Analytics user.

Cognos Analytics playlist

You’ll want to bookmark this page. It’s all the published how-to videos for Cognos Analytics. Want to know how to create a dashboard? There’s a video for that. Want to know how to migrate reports? There’s a video for that, too. There are a lot of videos. If you need to know how-to do something with Cognos Analytics, check out this playlist.

New and changed features for Cognos Analytics

A one-page view of what’s new in the latest version of Cognos Analytics.

Download the latest version of Cognos Analytics

Cognos Analytics 11.0 is available for download. Installation instructions and prerequisites are also on this page. The main product page has a link to a free trial.