This course is for graduate and new entrants who will go on to work in applications development within a Fujitsu VME superNOVA environment.
Delegates are expected only to have an aptitude for computing. No understanding of COBOL or the VME superNOVA platform is expected.
15 days. Hands on.
This VME COBOL programming course provides new entrants to the IT industry with a solid foundation in the use of COBOL. Using structured methods, delegates will learn to design, code and test COBOL applications in a VME environment. In addition to providing delegates with the skills to utilise the full COBOL syntax, this event also provides them with a good grounding in a basic program design method based on Jackson like principles.
Delegates will acquire the knowledge and skills to:
- Use Jackson-based techniques to design programs.
- Write COBOL source programs.
- Write the SCL required to drive a suite of COBOL programs.
- Use the SCL/COBOL interface.
- Use the DDS for copying file definitions.
- Create a program test plan and the associated test data.
- Effectively use ITS (Interactive Testing System).
- Use VME utilities (to sort, merge, copy, list and match records).
- Design and code (called) modules and handle parameters.
An intensive, very practical event, which requires evening work most days and therefore residential booking is recommended, designed and delivered by experienced COBOL consultant lecturers. To consolidate the more formal sessions, extensive, supervised, hands-on practical work is integrated into the structure of the course. Tuition is supplemented by comprehensive Course Manuals.
Low volume input/output.
Work introduction commands.
More advanced data manipulation.
Handling variable length records.
VME screen editor.
Types of programming task.
Types of module.
Structured Program Design.
Data and program structures.
Other language Modules.
Fusion of data structures.
Comparison with flowcharts.
Production of a Testing Plan.
Introduction to COBOL.
COBOL debugging facilities.
Use and structure of language.
ITS (Interactive Testing System).
Language specification and coding conventions.
Optional use of Program Master.
Identification and Environment Divisions.
Structure and layout.
File and record descriptions.
Redefining data areas.
Initialising data areas.
Moving data in store.
Editing fields for printed output.
Arithmetic verbs and expressions.
Dealing with errors.
Performing paragraphs and sections.
Internal Data Formats.
Data Dictionary System.
Copy DDS file descriptions.
Viewing using DISPLAY and LIST.
Single and multi-level tables.
File structures and manipulation.
Use of System Control Language.
Create and assign files and libraries.
Compile, run and edit COBOL programs.