The COBOL Programming Basics course introduces the COBOL language and its basic structure. It describes the syntax and use of program logic statements in the procedure division of a COBOL program. It examines the standard loop and conditional statements, and the available arithmetic operations. It also describes the use of basic screen and printing instructions.
COBOL programmers are in demand as states, cities, and federal agencies in the U.S. scramble to find developers who can ensure the aging mainframes that run mission-critical applications, like many states' unemployment systems, can process the stimulus funds provided by $2 trillion coronavirus relief law. Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, companies and governments need people with COBOL programming skill to help them maintain or transition legacy systems running COBOL applications to more modern programming languages. According to a 2017 Reuters report, there are 220 billion lines of COBOL code still in use and 43% of banking systems run COBOL code. IBM and the Linux Foundation's Open Mainframe Project are working to address the need for COBOL jobs.
Whether you're new to the 60-year-old programming language or looking to refresh your skills, these online COBOL training tools can help you learn both basic and advanced techniques for COBOL programming.
This COBOL training course is designed for programmers who need to code, maintain or debug COBOL programs. It covers the COBOL coding required for typical commercial programming. Client feedback shows that delegates on our courses will best engage when they can relate course topics to their own day-to-day practices and requirements. Where possible, we run this course as a consultative, workshop-style event, in which discussion of relevant topics takes place in relation to the delegates' own applications and scenarios.
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option. One on one training can be delivered too, at reasonable rates.
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Our clients have included prestigious national organisations such as Oxford University Press, multi-national private corporations such as JP Morgan and HSBC, as well
as public sector institutions such as the Department of Defence and the Department of Health.