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COBOL Programming - Review
DURATION: 2 days

FEE: $1,190

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. COBOL Structure
      • Compile and run a program.
      • Read and locate error messages.
      • Examine code with subtle errors; repair the errors.
      • Use a COPY command to insert COBOL source at compile time.
      • Code a program to display date, character, and numeric data.
    2. Basic Statements I
      • The use of conditional statements for changing report output.
      • Code a simple I/O report program.
      • Given an input dataset, read the data, and print a simple multi-page report.
    3. Basic Statements II
      • Use the EVALUATE statement.
      • Given a program with associated values, the program will execute logic for each valid value, and error logic for an invalid value.
      • Code the new INITIALIZE statement.
      • Reformat the data from an input dataset into an output dataset.
    4. Table Handling
      • Create a table accessed from a subscript.
      • Create a table accessed from an index.
      • Search a table with the SEARCH and SEARCH ALL commands.
      • Code the SORT COBOL verb to sort a dataset.
      • Code the SORT COBOL verb to sort a dataset using procedures.
    6. Subprograms
      • Code and test subroutines.
      • Given an algorithm, code the routines, and pass data to and from the routine.
    7. COBOL and VSAM
      • Process data in a VSAM KSDS.
      • Handle exceptions in processing.
    8. Intrinsic functions
      • Use system and character manipulation functions.
      • Formatting dates and Social Security numbers.

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