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 Cognos, Tableau, and IGC.  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 Analytics 11.1.3 for Report Viewers

Audience: Report Viewers  (Data Consumers0

Description: These sessions are for report viewers and will take place over 1 half day. Cognos Analytics 11.1.3 offers an updated user interface in which the screen layout is much cleaner and functionality is exposed only on demand. This session shows the report viewer the new functionality, and how to navigate the updated tool to run, view and schedule their reports.  

Cognos Analytics 11.1.3 for New Report Writers

Audience: Report Writers Only

Description: These sessions are strictly for report authors and will take place over 2 half days or 1 full day. Cognos Analytics 11.1.3 offers the updated user interface. The screen layout is cleaner with functionality exposed on demand. This session offers a blend of introductory and advanced report writing techniques, as well as new functionality. 


Cognos Analytics 11.1.3:  Visualizations for Report Writers

Audience: New and Current Report Writers

Description: These sessions are an introduction to visualization creation for both current and prospective Cognos report writers/authors. This is a 1/2-day session.

You will learn:

  • How to navigate within the reporting tool, view and interact with content.
  • Create and modify visualizations including, yet not limited to: bar and pie charts, location and heat maps, cluster charts, box & whisker plots, bubble charts & word clouds.
  • We'll also explore using trend lines, minimum/maximum indicators.

Cognos Analytics: The Role of a Package Custodian

Audience: Package Custodians Only

Description: 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

Information Governance Catalog (IGC)

The Information Governance Catalog (IGC) is an interactive, web-based tool that allows users to explore, understand and analyze metadata and information within a central catalog, including categories, terms and collections.

The business glossary is designed to help users understand and adopt a common business language and business meaning of information assets found within BI reports. 

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Navigate categories and understand hierarchy structure to access terms and definitions
  • Create queries to search categories for terms and definitions
  • Create collections to manage your terms and definitions
  • Explore metadata assets 

Tableau Desktop - Create & Publish Dynamic Visualizations

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.

Introduction to Tableau for Interactors (Data Consumers)

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

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

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