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Can I shift to IBM COGNOS TM1?

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I am in my early 30s and a C++ programmer by profession. I have beginner-moderate SQL knowledge. I normally find it interesting to write SQL queries and have been contemplating to shift my career to datawarehousing / BI. I do not have any previous experience in this area and am ready to start as a fresher. Please let me know what are the prerequisites to start a career in TM1.

Thanks.
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Thank you experts for your inputs. In addition to SQL, do I also need to be familiar with Microsoft Excel?
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also, just adding to mlmcc's comments

Both TM1 and BO contain elements known, respectively, as Cubes and Universes. They aren't exactly the same things but in essence these require specialist design skills - requiring in-depth understanding of data and their relationships. The basic aim of these items is to simplify reporting, but to get to that point you really do need the experience mlmcc indicates.  

In the BO world (which I'm more familiar with) a person who is capable of Universe design/build is worth a great deal more than someone who just does the final reports.
I have a better picture now. If anymore clarifications, I will post another question. Thanks for your time and efforts :)