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Recommended Duration:
2 Days
COBOL for OS/390 and VM
Also appropriate for shops running COBOL for MVS & VM, COBOL/370, VS COBOL II, COBOL for VSE, or any ANSI 85 COBOL.
Students who complete this course will be able to use the major facilities of the latest COBOL compiler from IBM in any of its releases (COBOL/370, COBOL for MVS & VM, COBOL for OS/390 & VM, or COBOL for VSE), and will be able to use facilities of Language Environment (LE) to solve some of the issues surrounding Year 2000 concerns.
Application programmers with experience using VS COBOL II who need to learn the features of the new IBM COBOL. Application programmers in shops moving to any of the follow-on compilers to VS COBOL II and programmers who need to address Year 2000 (Y2K) issues using COBOL or LE services.
The course is designed for experienced VS COBOL II programmers who need to learn about the new IBM COBOL and its features. The student should have 6 months recent experience programming COBOL with at least 3 months experience using ISPF/PDF especially the text editor and should be able to code JCL to run simple batch jobs.
Major Topics
  • COBOL II changes recap
  • COBOL/370 (Version 1 Release 1)
  • COBOL intrinsic functions
  • Introduction to Language Environment for OS/390 & VM (LE)
  • LE Date and Time services
  • CICS and IMS considerations
  • Conversion and Migration
  • COBOL for MVS & VM (Version 1 Release 2)
  • Introduction to Object Oriented COBOL
  • COBOL for OS/390 & VM (Version 2, Release 1)
  • New intrinsic functions and new formats of ACCEPT
There are two standard and two optional machine exercises. The labs can be run using any version of LE on MVS, OS/390, or VSE.
People using Enterprise COBOL on z/OS should attend Enterprise COBOL Update I: Essentials rather than this course.