Training, Education, & Mentoring

Expand your knowledge and stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace

Locus Solutions offers a full suite of IBM Cognos training options for Business Users and IT Organization. Locus can provide customized training materials designed based on your data and organization. IBM Cognos training purchased through Locus Solutions, whether on-site or in IBM facilities can be provided at discount to retail training prices offered elsewhere. In addition to delivering IBM Cognos published training Locus Solutions also delivers custom and on-site training.

Customized training courses use data from your source systems allowing you to navigate your own systems. Courses can be tailored for all user types: first time… advanced… business users.

On-site Training provides both technical expertise and flexibility to meet your teams scheduling needs. Why bring your team to the trainers, when we can bring the trainers to you. Whether you choose Customized training using your own data, or published IBM Cognos standard training your team will be equipped to meet the needs of your business.

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Standard classroom training on the latest Cognos products at IBM training centers around the world. Courses are delivered in many local languages using award-winning courseware that serves as handy reference material after the class.

Benefits of public classroom training include:

  • In-depth training on the latest product releases
  • Instruction from certified instructors with real-life experience
  • Intensive hands-on workshops
  • A dedicated training environment away from office distractions
  • Interaction and exchange of ideas with other participants facing similar business challenges
  • Convenient global locations

Cognos Education now offers courses in an exciting new learning format: IBM Cognos Instructor-led Online (ILO). Students are offered an experience similar to that of live classroom training, with the convenience of having it delivered directly to their desktop. ILO is ideal for upgrade training or training of globally dispersed audiences.

Why use Instructor-led Online?

  • Save on travel costs and travel time
  • Obtain full access to hands-on exercises that reinforce learning
  • Interact with instructors in real-time to ask questions or clarify material
  • Get the same high-quality content as the classroom version of the course
  • Connect from almost anywhere
  • Offer the same training course to users from multiple locations

Expert instructors can deliver training to your entire project team or user group at your site or at our classroom facilities. We can also tailor the content to meet your organization’s specific needs.

Benefits of onsite training include:

  • Elimination of travel time and travel costs
  • Personalization of content to fit your needs
  • Interaction with your project team for a consistent training experience

Cognos customized user training is all about enhancing your learning experience and that of your users, ensuring it reflects your business goals. It eliminates the ‘double learning curve’ that students can experience when training using generic data. Students learn how to use the solution in a course that is more relevant to their daily jobs and the result is a quicker path to productivity.

Since learning preferences differ among individuals, Cognos customization includes both instructor-led and self-paced courses as well as a business specific multimedia kit for those who just need a quick overview of their new or upgraded Cognos application.

You mix and match the options that best meet your needs and the needs of your organization. Cognos customization includes:

  • Your branding
  • Your scenarios
  • Your data
  • Your business application