Course Description

Enterprise COBOL Update

Course Code: D-704
Recommended Duration: 2 Days


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 & VMCOBOL for OS/390 & VM, or Enterprise COBOL for z/OS), creating code that is more efficient and interfaces better with programs written in other languages, with z/OS UNIX, and with newer applications features. This course also provides a survey of new COBOL features as they are introduced for each new version / release.


COBOL programmers who need to quickly get up to date with modern COBOL, including using intrinsic functions, what's available as Language Environment services (including dynamic storage management and an introduction to condition handling) and dynamic file allocation techniques.


At the very least, the student entering this course should have a strong programming background in COBOL.

Related IBM Materials

This course is drawn from these and other IBM manuals; access to these publications in the classroom is desirable but not required:

SA22-7561 - LE Programming Guide
SC27-1408 - COBOL Language Reference
SC27-1412 - COBOL Programming Guide

Major Topics Include



There are five standard and one optional hands-on exercises.


Special Note

More detailed information and hands on labs for Unicode, XML, and Java interoperability are available in other courses from Hunter's Training Associates.



Course Objectives
Topical Outline
COBOL curriculum
LE curriculum
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