IBM COG-180 : IBM Cognos 8 BI Professional Exam
IBM is making the COG-180 (IBM Cognos 8 BI Professional) exam available to candidates who are on track to receive professional certification in the area of IBM Certified Solution Expert-Cognos BI. This exam, which is currently being administered in the English language only, is designed to test the candidate's understanding of the key technologies, concepts, and functionality of Cognos products. In addition to hands-on work experience with Cognost products, it is highly recommended, but not required, that candidates participate in the IBM Cognos 8 BI Professional Workshop and take the self-assessment prior to taking the exam.
The COG-180 exam has a time limit of 90-minutes and contains 66 questions that will require the examinee to describe, identify and explain multiple aspects of Cognos products. Exam topics will include concepts such as Iterative development and CSIM, dimensional design and key metrics, identifying the correct tool for a specific business needs, determining user requirements, common data stores, Cognos BI request flows and queues, design, build, and deployment considerations, and maintenance of the BI application. Other topics not mentioned here may also appear on the exam in the form of more specific items and may demand more explicit explanation.