I am interested in learning and making a career in the domain of business analytical and intelligence tool, and knowledge/experience in IBM Cognos it seems to be an acceptable and sought out thing in job market. However I don't have any clue about where to start from.
I came across a blog on CIO (http://searchcio.techtarget.com/definition/Cognos) which says, "The software is designed to enable business users without technical knowledge to extract corporate data, analyze it and assemble reports.". This pre-requiste seems quite apt for me, as I am IT professional with 6 years of experience in service management (ITIL) and risk management (ISO 31000) areas and little less knowledge in the technical domain. Moreover, doing IBM Cognos, seems quite appropriate, as business analysis is the domain I want to grow into.
Having said all these, I am not sure where to start from, what all modules are there in IBM Cognos, what are the related certifications and pre-requisites required. I tried browsing for information online, but got confused with one IBM Cognos query, throwing out details about TMI, Report Studio and others.
Would request your suggestion in helping me make the correct decision.
What are the modules in IBM Cognos, which one can pursue/certify in, without the pre-requisite of having technical knowledge.?