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IBM Certified Developer - Cognos 10 BI OLAP Models

The Cognos 10 BI OLAP Developer exam covers key concepts, technologies, and functionality of the Cognos products. The OLAP modeler is responsible to design, build, and maintain PowerCubes.


  • Experience gathering requirements and analyzing data

Recommended Training and Required Exam(s)

 Required Exam Recommended Training 
COG-635: IBM Cognos 10 BI OLAP Developer
  • IBM Cognos Transformer: Design OLAP Models (V10.1) (B5182G)
  • IBM Cognos Transformer: Design OLAP Models (V10.2) (B5282G)

Skills acquired during recommended training

Transformer Basics

  • Describe the Transformer development process

Data Sources

  • Identify data sources for use in Transformer
  • Use multiple data sources
  • Describe uniqueness

Model Creation

  • Build a basic Transformer model
  • Implement a time dimension
  • Make data available in the Cognos 10 studios

Model Key Performance Measures

  • Differentiate between measures
  • Describe the use of measures


  • Describe the IBM Cognos 10 security environment
  • Secure a PowerCube

PowerCube Content Customization

  • Customize dimensions
  • Customize PowerCube content
  • Maintenance and Advanced Techniques
  • Model maintenance
  • Update published PowerCubes and PowerCube connections
  • Troubleshoot issues
  • Considerations for optimization
  • Changes that impact MUNs