CeDAR Sponsored Trainings

For training sessions specific to CeDAR's "Data Analytics and Reporting" topics, please visit the Princeton Employee LearningCenter.

Training is available for both COGNOS and Tableau.  For different business needs, please feel free to contact a specific Package Custodian, as they can arrange for a customized training for a central office, using a specific set of data, for either report writers or report viewers.


Cognos (Information Warehouse) Upgrade - Information Session:  What's New & Different for Report Viewers


Purpose/Audience: Demonstrative sessions for Report Viewers (or anyone who would like information on the tool's new user interface and functionality unrelated to writing reports)
Description: If you run reports from the Information Warehouse, this is for you!  An upgrade is underway and the interface you are used to running your reports from will be changing drastically.  Come see what's new and different as CeDAR takes you on a tour of this new user interface.


Cognos Analytics: Exploring the New User Interface (For Report Viewers)


Purpose/Audience: Instructor-Led, hands-on training sessions for Report Viewers (or anyone who would like information on the tool's new user interface and functionality unrelated to writing reports)
Description: This hands-on session will prepare you to hit the ground running after exploring the user interface of the latest version of Cognos. We'll take a tour of the new user interface and incorporate exercises designed to help you navigate with ease and precision, as well as view and interact with content in the new tool.


Cognos Analytics: The New Reporting Tool (For Report Writers)


Purpose/Audience: Instructor-led, hands-on training sessions for Report Writers (only)
Description: These sessions are strictly for report authors.  Report Studio is a thing of the past.  Reporting in Cognos Analytics adopts a completely new/redesigned user interface in which "Report Studio" and "Workspace Advanced" have been integrated. The screen layout is much cleaner and functionality is exposed only on demand. This session will begin to get you acclimated with the tool and introduce you to new functionality. Come see what's new and different in ‘Reporting’ (formerly known as Report Studio)!


Reporting in Cognos Analytics

Attention Report Studio users and NEW report writers:  These sessions are strictly for report authors and will take place over 2 half days or 1 full day. Cognos Analytics adopts a completely new/redesigned user interface in which the screen layout is much cleaner and functionality is exposed only on demand. This session offers a blend of introductory and advanced report writing techniques as well as some new functionality, which will begin to get you acclimated with the new authoring tool.  


Cognos Analytics: The Role of a Package Custodian

These sessions are strictly for Package Custodians.  We will take a tour of the tool walk through a typical role of a Package Custodian.

*Sessions will be offered on an "as needed" basis.
*An eLearning video will be made available to cover this content ASAP
*A QRC is available


Cognos: Data Fanalytics

CeDAR offers a series of 60-90 minute workshops that provide a closer look at some of the data visualization features in Cognos. In these, we’ll focus on specific topics which will introduce you to tips and tricks of the tool to help spice up your reports and dashboards. 

*Also offered for Tableau


Tableau: An Introduction

Connect to your data and perform queries without writing a single line of code. Stay in the flow as you shift between views with drag-and-drop technology. Drive decisions using data. Combine multiple views into interactive dashboards. Highlight and filter data to show relationships. String together specific insights into a guided story to explain the ‘why’ behind your data.

This course is designed for the beginner. It is for anyone who works with Princeton data, whether it be from a technical or analytical standpoint. It’s designed to help you understand and use the concepts and techniques in Tableau to move from simple to complex visualizations and learn how to combine them in interactive dashboards.


Tableau: For Interactors

Tableau Interactor classes are available to data consumers who wish to learn more about interacting with Tableau visualizations published on a Tableau site, including visualizations published with an underlying data set. These classes are not intended to teach creating new visualizations using Tableau Desktop, only interacting with published visualizations on a Tableau site.


Tableau: Data Fanalytics

CeDAR offers a series of 60-90 minute workshops that provide a closer look at some of Tableau’s data visualization features. In these, we’ll focus on specific topics, moving beyond the introductory material and introducing you to tips and tricks of the tool to help spice up your dashboards.

*Also offered for Cognos