IBM COG-105 : IBM Cognos 8 BI Technical Specialist Exam
The IBM COG-105 (IBM Cognos 8 BI Technical Specialist) test is a one-hour exam that is a requirement for earning the IBM Certified Specialist-Cognos 8 BI and IBM Certified Solution Expert-Cognos BI professional certification categories. The purpose of this assessment is to test the candidate's understanding and readiness level for tasks that involve the installation and configuration of Cognos 8 BI products. This exam is currently being offered in English only. Prior to registering for COG-105 exam, it is recommended that candidates participate in IBM's Cognos 8 Business Intelligence learning resources that correspond to this exam.
Exam participants will answer 56 questions that are divided into five main topic categories. Exam topics will address Cognost 8BI architecture (e.g. describing a variety of features and processes), Installation (e.g. describing multi-server installations, set-up, configuration, and test samples), describing configuration processes, description of tuning and testing procedures, and being able to identify various troubleshooting strategies. This non-exhaustive list of topics is only intended to guide the candidates in their preparation. Other topics and objectives covered in training and educational course material may also appear on the exam and require explanation from the candidate.