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COBOL Programming - Intermediate
DURATION: 5 days

FEE: $2,475

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. VSAM File Access
      • Load data into a KSDS from a sequential file.
      • Access a record based on its primary key.
      • Review the statistics of a VSAM cluster.
    2. SORT Utility
      • Sort a file into a temporary dataset based on multiple keys.
      • Sort only selected records of a dataset.
      • Create a summary file of input data with control breaks.
    3. Advanced Table Processing
      • Use looping to control the printing of a histogram with an x and y axis.
      • Create a two-dimensional table and access the data in row/column order and column/row order.
      • Code a specialized search of a multidimensional table using the index technique.
      • Dynamically load a table from a dataset; ensure that table overflow does not occur.
      • Code a sequential search without the SEARCH command.
      • Code a sequential search without and with the SEARCH command.
      • Sort data and dynamically load it into a table.
      • Use the SEARCH ALL command to search the data for a value.
    4. Language Environment
      • Terminate a program with a dump.
    5. Subprograms
      • Code a multi module application passing and getting data from the subprograms.
      • Share files logic with a common I/O routine.
    6. XML Processing
      • Parse XML into a VSAM record.
      • Generate XML from a COBOL structure.
    7. String Processing
      • Concatenate and parse strings based on position and delimiters.
    8. Performance
      • Initialize a table by redefining values over the table.
    9. Debugging
      • Use DISPLAY statements to debug a program.

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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.

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