Basic COBOL
5 to 10 Days

Learn COBOL structured programming basics. Covering date & time FUNCTIONs and the Language Environment (LE) CALLable services.
AUDIENCE People in Systems Analysis or Application Programming.
PREREQUISITES Basic knowledge of program logic flow.
GOALS
  • Understand how COBOL works, and how to write basic programs.
  • Know where to look for additional information about COBOL.
  • Identify the steps in structured program development.
  • Implement the structures and coding rules to develop detailed, and summary reports.
  • Understand the compile, link, and execution process.
SESSION CONTENT Structured Programming and Top-Down Approach
  • Source and Load Libraries and Compilation Procedures
  • COBOL Divisions and Syntax
  • Data Definition Statements: Picture Clauses and Fds, OCCURS, REDEFINES
  • File Processing: OPEN, READ, MOVE, WRITE, CLOSE
  • Conditional Statements: IF/ELSE/END-IF, PERFORM UNTIL
  • COBOL Arithmetic: ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY, DIVIDE, and COMPUTE
  • Structured Walk-Throughs
  • Report Preparation: Terminology, and Control Break Logic
  • Data Validation Techniques
  • Elements that Support Structured Programming

Covering COBOL Date & Time FUNCTIONs & LE Callable Services (OPTIONAL)

WORKSTATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS SESSION.

Our expert instructors can cover any and all topics on this
subject. Topics can be added or deleted per Customer's needs.


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