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IBM Certified Solution Expert - Cognos BI

Job Role Description / Target Audience

The BI Solution Expert (Professional) is responsible to analyze, plan, design, deploy, and operate Cognos  applications using an appropriate methodology and development approach.

To achieve the IBM Certified Solution Expert - Cognos BI  certification, candidates must possess the skills identified under Recommended Prerequisite Skills, if any, and pass four (4) exams. 

Click the test link below to see the overview, objectives, and test preparation recommendations.

Recommended Prerequisite Skills

Prior to your preparation for this professional-level certification, the following knowledge and skills are recommended and assumed:

  • Knowledge of the Cognos Solutions Implementation Methodology
  • Technical proficiency in features of the Cognos  Managers and Studios


This certification requires 4 test(s).

Test(s) required:
Click on the link(s) below to see test details, test objectives, suggested training and sample tests. 

  1. Test C2090-620 - IBM Cognos 10 BI Author  OR Test COG-112 - IBM Cognos 8 BI Author
  2. Test C2090-632 - IBM Cognos 10 BI Metadata Model Developer OR Test COG-132 IBM Cognos 8 BI Metadata Model Developer
  3. Test C2090-180 - IBM Cognos BI Professional
  4. Any 1 of the following tests:
    1. Test C2090-622 - IBM Cognos 10 BI Administrator  OR Test COG-122 - IBM Cognos 8 BI Administrator
    2. Test C2090-625 - IBM Cognos 10 BI Data Warehouse Developer  OR Test COG-125 - IBM Cognos 8 BI Data Warehouse Developer
    3. Test C2090-635 - IBM Cognos 10 BI OLAP Developer  OR Test COG-135 - IBM Cognos 8 BI OLAP Developer
    4. Test C2090-642 - IBM Cognos 10 BI Scorecard Developer  OR Test COG-142 - IBM Cognos 8 BI Scorecard Developer
    5. Test C2090-645 - IBM Cognos 10 BI Multidimensional Author  OR Test COG-145 - IBM Cognos 8 Multidimensional Author
    6. Test C2020-615 - IBM Cognos Real Time Monitor  
    7. Test  C2020-105 IBM Cognos 8 BI Technical Specialist


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