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Basic programming

Approx. 16 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Summarize the key features of COBOL program

  • Recognize the hardware (IBM Z) and software (z/OS) layers that go hand in hand with Enterprise COBOL 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic programming fundamentals 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the modern tooling interface (VSCode w/ ZOWE & Z Open Editor)

Skills you will gain

VSCodeZOWECommon Business Oriented Language (COBOL)Computer ProgrammingIBM Z
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Basic programming

Approx. 16 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

COBOL Basics

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
VSCode and Extensions2m
What does COBOL syntax look like?4m
What are COBOL Divisions?3m
COBOL Variables5m
3 readings
Lab Exercise Guide for Week 1. Time to do Lab 1!1h
Additional information10m
Week 1, Lab 21h
6 practice exercises
Welcome to COBOL5m
VSCode and Extensions10m
Basic COBOL Syntax10m
COBOL Divisions10m
COBOL Variables10m
Week 1 graded quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

COBOL Structure and Cross-Program Communication

6 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 33 min), 4 readings, 8 quizzes
7 videos
File Handling6m
Procedure Division3m
Program Structure6m
What are paragraphs and how do we use them?5m
How do we call another program?2m
File Output and Reports6m
4 readings
Week 2 lab guide. Do proceed to 3.1h
Additional information10m
Week 2, lab 41h
Week 2, lab 51h 10m
8 practice exercises
Data Division10m
File Handling10m
Procedure Division10m
Program Structure10m
Paragraphs30m
Program Linkage10m
File Output and Reports10m
Week 2 graded quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

Defining and Manipulating COBOL Data Names/Types

6 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 25 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Arithmetic Expressions5m
Data Types4m
Intrinsic Functions5m
Closing1m
5 readings
Time for lab 6!1h 10m
Additional information10m
Lab 71h
Lab 81h
Lab 91h
5 practice exercises
Conditional Expressions10m
Arithmetic Expressions10m
Data Types10m
Intrinsic Functions10m
Week 3 graded quiz30m

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