This course will cover I/O processing, conditional testing, arithmetic operations, table handling, subprogram concepts and linkage conventions. The course will cover structured programming using the new COBOL for MVS constructs for Do groups (inline performs), Dowhile, Dountil, Selection (IF THEN ELSE) and Case (evaluate). This course is current to the latest release of Enterprise COBOL but can be taught for any predecessors.
Students should have a basic familiarity with TSO/ISPF (or equivalent) for editing programs and submitting jobs. Knowledge of another programming language is helpful but not required.
5 Days/Lecuture & Lab
This course is designed for application programmers and systems analysts who are or will be using the COBOL 85 standard from COBOL for MVS thru Enterprise COBOL.