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COBOL Debugging
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. Introduction
      • How to capture errors and produce consistent error messages.
      • Restart and debug capabilities.
      • z/OS concepts: task, memory and data management.
    2. Data Representation and Conversion
      • Calculate using hexadecimal arithmetic.
      • Convert values between decimal and hexadecimal.
    3. Compiler / Linkage Editor Listing
      • Find debugging information in the source listing and the Linkage Editor listing.
    4. Dump Components
      • Trace the relationship between control blocks.
      • Generate dumps and review the control blocks and working memory: data exceptions, protection exceptions, and zero divide error.
    5. Debugging Techniques
      • Memory management techniques.
      • Generate dumps and analyze the control blocks and working memory.
      • Memory performance.
      • Exceeding the maximum allocated memory.
    6. COBOL Blocks
      • Data management techniques for QSAM datasets.
      • Generate dumps and review the control blocks and working memory in order to read an output dataset and access a VSAM dataset.
    7. Utilities
      • Interactive debugging tools.
      • Dump analysis tools.
    8. Common Completion Codes
      • Debug a program with multiple modules.

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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.