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DURATION: 3 days

FEE: $1,785

Based upon a class size of six students.

Scheduling can be adjusted to employee work hours and incorporate client assignments.

There is a surcharge associated with training two or fewer students.


  • Programmer
  • System Analyst
  • IT Professional


    1. REXX Syntax
      • Code a short data entry and display program.
    2. Variables
      • Calculate a temperature conversion program.
      • Modify the temperature conversion program to include an explicit execution of a procedure.
      • Store the data into a set of compound variables.
    3. Expressions
      • Given a department code, determine whether the code is valid.
      • Reformat a date into several different formats.
    4. Programming Techniques
      • Code and test a data entry program for editing each of the entered data items.
      • Given a nested IF program, convert the IF to a SELECT statement.
      • Use loops to create a multiplication table.
      • Modify the multiplication table program in order that it will call subroutines.
    5. Functions
      • Code a subroutine to accept and return calculated data.
    6. Procedures
      • Demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of sharing data.
    7. Built-in Functions
      • Use string manipulation and built-in functions to read a comma delimited file and reformat it into a fixed position file.
    8. Advanced Topics
      • Given a REXX program provided by the instructor, use the Interactive DEBUG Facility to determine the problems and fix the code.
    9. XEDIT Subcommands and Macros
      • Code a macro to display information in the editing area.
    10. Input and Output
      • Read a file, reformat the content, and write the reformatted data.

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Effective February 27, 2012, the course dates listed on the SYS-ED schedules only will be available based upon approved and authorized user ID.

Copyright Acknowledgement: The software product(s) listed in this outline are owned and copyrighted by their respective companies. SYS-ED makes no representation regarding ownership in any of the software products that we train on.

SYS-ED courses are not intended for or open to the general public. They are intended for employees of Fortune 1000 companies, government municipalities, consulting companies, software, companies, healthcare providers. and mid-sized businesses. Individuals attending such courses will be required to execute a statement acknowledging that the employer will be paying for the SYS-ED course and that the employer has a licensed version of the software.