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Hello and Welcome to our IBM Cognos Analytics free tutorial series for beginners. These tutorial series are available in text and video. In this tutorial series, we are going to learn all about the basics of IBM Cognos Analytics and How to use it for reporting, modeling, analysis, dashboards, stories, and event management. During the Tutorial, we are sharing useful Tips and Tricks which helps you to became a master in IBM Cognos Analytics.

During this tutorial series, we are going to use the following legends

Best Practice: Always use it.

Note: Points to remember.

Quick Tip: A way to improve productivity.

How To: Refer other articles.

What these tutorial series cover: 

This tutorial is designed for beginners. We are going to cover from basic to advance topic. After completing this tutorial series you can know everything about IBM Cognos Analytics. 

What you need for this tutorial series: 

  • Desktop and PC with Windows, Mac or Linux.
  • Any Supported Browser. Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge
  • Internet connection.
  • Mouse and Keyboard.
  • Our IBM Cognos Tutorial Android App or vLemonn.com account. It is required to download upload the required tutorial files.
  • IBM ID

Who this tutorial series is for: 

This tutorial is designed for beginners who want to learn everything about IBM Cognos Analytics.

How to use this tutorial series:

Simple start reading the articles in the given sequence by using Index. You may skip some articles if you think your concepts are clear about that section. We recommended to read all the articles, it helps us and you to revise everything. Also, we recommended practicing everything we shared during the tutorial series. At the end of the day only, you are responsible for your learning.

No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education. - John Carolus S. J


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Ok so let’s start with the basics of IBM Cognos Analytics. First, we need to register for a trial account.


If you want to use IBM Cloud for IBM Cognos Analytics then you need to first create an account on IBM Website. Then you can use your IBM ID for IBM Cognos Analytics Trial. Let’s move to our next article. Register for a free trial.