Most important Cognos Interview Questions and Answers

Here is a list of 60 important and commonly asked interview questions for Cognos ( A reporting tool developed by IBM ). Download Complete Cognos Interview Questions PDF file. Cognos is one of the great tools to analyze the data from data warehouse. If you looking for the resources to learn online refer our Cognos Tutorials and PDF guides. Now let us look into those questions.

  1. Prepare for the first interview question anout the Cognos Tool. They will ask what is that tools or tell the tool in a few words like that
    2_What is Cognos Reporting tool
  2. What is called a Cognos Connection
  3. What is called a report item in Cognos
  4. What is called a filter. For which purpose you are going to use that
  5. What is meant by a query subject.
  6. Tell me about different types of prompt
  7. Have you header about Drill Through? What is that?
  8. Name the Report Net components
  9. Difference between Content store and content manager
  10. What is Embedded filter and stand alone filter. What are the differences ?
  11. Have you header about Cognos 8 BI
  12. Tell me about folfer types in Cognos
  13. What is a standalone folder
  14. What is a package folder
  15. What is a metrics folder
  16. What is macros and promot? what are the difference between them?
  17. What is called a transformer in Cognos?
  18. Tell me about catalog and various types of catalogs
  19. Expect a question about Cardinality
  20. Question about Security Module
  21. Generating cubers procedure
  22. Snapshot in Cognos
  23. Expect questions about Datastores
  24. Question about Metric store database
  25. Tell me about View and materialized view.
  26. Question about Data Mart and Data warehouse ( One of the important question )
  27. DTM
  28. Have you used repository manager in Cognos ? What are the uses ?
  29. Cascading Prompts

4 thoughts on “Most important Cognos Interview Questions and Answers”

  1. Last week I have an interview with IBM. Now only I see this post. It contains most of the questions they asked that time. I failed to pass the interview, anyway now I started to prepare more. Hope this material will be really useful for me.

  2. I am looking for a job in Cognos. Basically I am Computer Science Graduate and fresher. Is there any course or certification available for Cognos . Please give me some good advice. What is the scope and salary slab for jobs with Cognos. Which are the main companies in India recruiting freshers in Cognos . Thanks in advance.

    1. Most of the main IT companies in India working with this ETL tool . Wipro, TCS, Mindtree, Infosys, CTS, Accenture etc . Its difficult to get start as a fresher, but you can keep try. I will find about the institutes which providing the cognos training and will update the site with that.

  3. Its really a great collection of interview questions. I have downloaded all the images and saved as a PDF document in my system. It very easy for my reference now. If you require I am willing to send that PDF file. Hope you will add more questions with answers.

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