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  • Course Code COBOL-BA
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This course is designed for BAs who will be developing pseudo-code for COBOL developers.

Skills Gained

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the flow of control through an existing COBOL program
  • Describe the flow of data through an existing COBOL program
  • Describe the use of the basic COBOL statements, especially PERFORM, IF, EVALUATE, READ, WRITE, MOVE, COMPUTE ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY, DIVIDE.
  • Identify how control and data pass between COBOL programs, using CALL and LINKAGE SECTION.

Who Can Benefit

BAs at DMV


Experience using JCL and TSO/ISPF is required.

Course Details

Layout of a COBOL Program

  • Four Divisions
  • Sections in a DIVISION
  • Connection to JCL DD names

Defining Data in COBOL programs

  • Four sections in Data Division
  • PICTURE clauses
  • Filler
  • Variables
  • Elementary and Group items
  • Comparison to assembler (optional)
  • Numeric Edited
  • COPY

Flow of Control through a COBOL program

  • Periods in Procedure Division
  • Explicit Scope terminators
  • CALL to subprograms
  • Passing data, and Linkage Section

Basic I/O

  • Connecting files to datasets via the JCL


  • Transaction processing
  • CICS Architecture
  • Flow of control through a CICS application: XCTL; LINK; CALL; START; To/From Java programs
  • Flow of Data through a CICS application: DFHCOMMAREA; Other areas; VSAM I/O overview; Passing data
  • TS Queues

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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