Structured COBOL Workshop for Enterprise COBOL

Training Summary
Students who complete this course will be able to write or maintain COBOL programs that do not require advanced capabilities of the language. The emphasis here is learning the basics of the language, along with developing program design skills using pseudocode.
At the very least, the student entering this course should have background in using a text editor for keying in programs, and know how to run jobs and examine the output. Some introduction to data processing concepts is also recommended.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for experienced programmers needing to learn COBOL as a second language. Entry level programmers learning COBOL as their first programming language would also find this course beneficial.
Course Topics
The COBOL language
  • ANSI standards
  • EBCDIC / ASCII / Unicode Coding Schemes
  • Data descriptions
  • Sequential files
  • Major COBOL verbs
  • Pseudocode and program design
  • Working with print files
  • Intrinsic functions
  • Using File Status
  • The COPY statement
  • Advanced currency capabilities
  • Line Sequential files

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