Training and Knowledge Management

Tailored training solutions and off-the-shelf courses, delivered to address your specific business needs.

Building and retaining a professional workforce is critical for success in today’s competitive environment and an important component for any organisation wanting to get the most from their Business Analytics and Business Intelligence investment.

Training is also a valuable investment in your people, assisting employees with their career development and promoting engagement and greater job satisfaction.

Tailored Training Solutions

Cornerstone has specialist trainers who can design and deliver customised IBM software and IBM Planning Analytics (TM1) training programs, tailored to address specific skills gaps, or to up-skill users as new versions of software are released, for greater ROI. Our training programs are structured to support an organisation’s end-goal, but delivered in a format that is non-confrontational and designed with the end user in mind.

Extensive course materials, including demonstrations and exercises, are provided, and with the content structured around your specific business requirements, the programs are targeted yet flexible.

The training programs, generally run over a few days, can be held at your own premises or off-site, whichever is more convenient, and can be scheduled to suit your timeframes and business deliverables.

Cornerstone Packaged Training

Packaged Training

Cornerstone has developed two packaged training programs; An Introduction to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence that runs over five days, and IBM Cognos TM1 Training for a Power End-User with TM1web, an intensive two day course.

The courses have been designed based on feedback from clients looking for structured training that can be delivered privately, and with complete flexibility in the when, where and how.

Read more on the cost-effective Cornerstone packaged training.

Discounted IBM Training Courses

If you’re not quite ready for a customised training program, Cornerstone can provide discounted rates on IBM Planning Analytics (TM1) training and other Business Analytics courses, with enrolments suitable for either individuals or a whole team.

These courses are scheduled and run by IBM global training providers, and cover a broad spectrum of disciplines with flexible delivery and budget options available.

Find a selection of the most popular choices below, or contact us for a full list of available courses.

Category Course Name Delivery
Cognos IBM Cognos Framework Manager: Design Metadata Models (V10.2) Classroom, Virtual
Cognos IBM Cognos BI Administration (V10.2) Classroom, Virtual
Cognos IBM Cognos Data Manager: Build Data Marts with Enterprise Data (V10.2) Classroom, Virtual
Cognos IBM Cognos Cube Designer: Design Dynamic Cubes (V10.2) Classroom, Virtual
Cognos IBM Cognos Report Studio: Author Professional Reports Fundamentals Classroom, Virtual
Cognos IBM Cognos BI Analysis Studio: Analyse Data (V8.4/10.2) Classroom, Virtual
SPSS Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics (V22) Classroom, Virtual
SPSS Data Management and Manipulation with IBM SPSS Statistics (V21) Classroom, Virtual
SPSS Introduction to IBM SPSS Modeler and Data Mining (V15) Classroom, Virtual
SPSS Market Segmentation Using IBM SPSS Statistics Classroom

Cornerstone Workshops

Cornerstone conduct a number of workshops throughout the year, the most well-known of which are our popular Business Analytics Experience Workshop and an introduction to Predictive Analytics using SPSS.

Business Analytics Experience Workshop

Discover how Business Analytics lets everyone in your organisation make smarter decisions to optimise business performance.

This is a two-hour interactive workshop designed to give you a better understanding of the IBM Business Analytics solutions set. We use a fictitious company in a simulated business experience, where attendees get to make business decisions utilising IBM Cognos and TM1 solutions. You set your targets, analyse the opportunities and risks, identify what steps need to be taken, and plan the actions. We guide you in the analysis and decision-making and help you work hands-on with the solution. As you progress through the activities, you will find you quickly become familiar with the functionality of IBM Business Analytics tools in a meaningful way.

Predictive Analytics Workshop

Understand data, identify trends and uncover customer sentiment.

This a three-hour hands-on workshop utilising IBM SPSS software, focusing on using customer analytics to understand common predictive modelling techniques, including association, classification and segmentation. The workshop provides:

  • Experience using the intuitive, interactive IBM SPSS Modeler interface, featuring expert nodes for experienced analysts and automated modelling capabilities for novices.
  • Automated data preparation that incorporates structured and unstructured data from a variety of data sources, so you can focus on analysis rather than preparation.
  • Knowledge of how to deploy a predictive model within your organisation.

These workshops are complimentary events, however places are limited. Contact Vanessa Ross for more details and upcoming workshops in your state.

Cornerstone Packaged Training – Maximum Benefit for Minimum Investment

These courses have been developed by Cornerstone’s experienced consultants, and were designed based on feedback from clients looking for structured training that can be delivered privately, and with complete flexibility to suit their needs.

An introduction to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

This 5-day course is targeted towards the business user new to IBM Cognos BI, or individuals looking to discover “what’s new” in the current release. This course includes an introduction to the concepts and methods around business intelligence and analytics, a review of the main IBM Cognos portal and an exploration of the primary Cognos reporting tools, including Report Studio, Framework Manager, Active Reports, Cognos Workspace Advanced for reporting and creating dashboards, and reporting from Multidimensional Sources (MDX).

Each topic will be emphasised with in-depth workshops Q&A sessions, and tips and techniques drawn from over 20 years of cross-industry experience.

Course topics will include:

Day 1 – Report Studio

Day 2 – Create Reports from Multidimensional Sources (MDX)

Day 3 & 4 – Framework Manager

Day 5 – What’s New

  • Introduction to Active Reports
  • Developing and Administration Dynamic Cubes
  • Introduction to TM1
  • Advance Reporting using Workspace Advance
  • Creating Dashboards with Workspace

IBM Cognos TM1 Power End-User with TM1web

In this 2-day instructor-led course, learn how to rapidly analyse data, model business requirements and use the results to budget and forecast with confidence.

On completion of this course you will have learned how to enter data in Microsoft Excel/Perspectives and on the Web using TM1web Applications, create custom views of the data, build reports and forms in Microsoft Excel that communicate directly with TM1.

Course topics will include:

  • Server Explorer
  • Cubes/Cube Viewer
  • Dimensions
  • Subsets
  • Subsets – Rollup
  • Dynamic Subsets
  • Views
  • Slices/Snap-shots

The courses are delivered at Cliftons’ training centres, so all hardware and software requirements are taken care of.

Contact us to register your interest for either of these courses, or for any further information on Cornerstone customised or packaged training courses.