Mainframe: The Complete COBOL Course From Beginner To Expert
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Mainframe: The Complete COBOL Course From Beginner To Expert

Become an Expert on COBOL Programs by coding it. Run COBOL Programs with JCL. Basic TSO/ISPF operations are also covered
4.1 (537 ratings)
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Created by Sandeep Kumar
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Execute COBOL Program with confidence
  • Develop COBOL Programs along the way as you take the program
  • Build a strong knowledge base on COBOL from Scratch to Advanced level
  • To be able to clear the Job interviews on Cobol
  • Programmed to debug the program and to check for any errors for a program
  • Advance, boost and expand the skill set on COBOL if you have a fair understanding of COBOL
  • Redesign and code a Particular program in multiple ways
  • This course does not include VSAM.
  • This Course also include a section on COBOL-DB2 and I have coded some COBOL DB2 Programs as well.
Course content
Expand all 92 lectures 09:30:48
+ Introduction to COBOL
6 lectures 34:53

Students will be able to understand what is a COBOL and when we can use COBOL

Preview 02:36
Important Information about this Course
01:37

Students will be able to check the version of COBOL they are using in their project or in their machine. Students will understand the history and various versions of COBOL

Preview 03:28

Students will be able to code a simple structure of a COBOL Program.

Structure of a COBOL Program
08:11

Students will be able to code a small program. They can confidently align and examine various areas of COBOL.

Coding Rules in COBOL
06:28

Student will be able to code all the DIVISIONS in their COBOL Programs

Preview 12:33
+ Let us connect to Mainframe using our Personal computer
4 lectures 25:49

By the end of this lesson, students will understand the process background idea on how to connect to Mainframe from our local operating system.

Understand background connection between Local Operating system and Mainframe
09:15

By the end of this section, students will be able to connect to the older version of Mainframe computer which is MVS 3.8J

Let us connect to MVS 3.8 on our Local computer
12:32
Common Question which students ask about MVS 3.8J Tur(n)key
00:51

By the End of this lesson, students will be able to log on to a modern mainframe server using a proper IP address other than localhost. Sometimes, students might rent Mainframe server access and this lesson shows them on how to connect to that IP address.

Connect to Modern Mainframe server using an IP address other than localhost
03:11
+ Variables, Literals, Figurative Constants, Data Types, Levels and Much more.
9 lectures 01:14:12

Students will be able to define the variable, literals and Figurative constants in COBOL. They will be inspired to start coding the program.

Variables, Literals and Figurative Constants
07:37

Students will be able to code all data types in their COBOL Program.

Data Types in COBOL
17:31

The students will be able to master about the general level numbers in cobol

Lets understand about the General Level Numbers in COBOL
04:39

Students will be able to create a program with special level numbers in it.

Advance(Special) Level Numbers
03:46

Students will create a program with all the levels in it. They will understand the output in detail.

Explore a program with various level numbers in Detail
10:49

Students succeeds in moving a value to an identifier in COBOL. Students will master DISPLAY as well.

DISPLAY and MOVE in COBOL
14:37
ACCEPT in COBOL
01:08
Relation of ACCEPT statement with SYSIN and SYSOUT Parameter of JCL
06:07

Students will create their own 'HELLO WORLD' Program.

Preview 07:58
+ Basic commands, Creation of PS and PDS, SPOOL, DISPLAY, MOVE and ACCEPT
3 lectures 28:18

This lesson is for those students who does not have know the basic commands in TSO/ISPF. This need to understand these before coding a COBOL Program. Student will be able to explore the basic TSO commands to start with.

Basic commands to start with
08:11

This lesson is for those who does not know how to create a PS or PDS file.This empowers students to create a PS as well as PDS file easily

Let us create datasets (PS and PDS) - Optional
11:17

Students will be able to create a program and they will know where to see the output of the program and how to go to the SPOOL area. They will master various options in SPOOL

SPOOL - Analyse the process where you can see the output of your program
08:50
+ Arithmetic Operations in COBOL
8 lectures 37:35
Arithmetic Operations - ADD
05:00

Students will be able to code their own JCL with different types of ADD statements in it.

Lets code an Example of ADD statement
03:10

Students will be able to code the SUBTRACT operation with confidence.

Arithmetic Operation - SUBTRACT
04:29

Students will be able to perform the arithmetic operations - Multiply with ease and confidence.

Arithmetic Operation - MULTIPLY
05:53

Students will be able to code the Arithmetic Operations - DIVIDE with ease, confidence and analyse the output easily. Students now are in a position to debug the issue as well.

Arithmetic Operations - DIVIDE
03:20
Example of DIVIDE in COBOL
05:15
COMPUTE in COBOL
02:47

Students will be able to code a program with COMPUTE verb in it. They will be able to master all the arithmetic operation by this time.

Examples of COMPUTE in COBOL
07:41
+ Conditional Processing and Iterations
8 lectures 52:11
IF-ELSE Statement
04:55

In this lesson, students will be able to understand various types of IF- ELSE statements.

Example of IF-ELSE statement in COBOL
09:17

Students will be able to code the syntax of EVALUATE statement in the program.

Lets understand the EVALUATE statement in COBOL
02:20

Students will code different types of EVALUATE statements and will visualize the difference in the output.

Different Types of EVALUATE statements
04:19
Example of EVALUATE Statement - Part 1
06:11
Example of EVALUATE Statement - Part 2
07:44
Different Types of PERFORM statements
06:17
Examples of PERFORM Statements
11:08
+ Internal Table in COBOL - ARRAYS
6 lectures 43:36
Lets understand what is Internal Table in COBOL-ARRAYS
09:50
Lets create a 1-Dimensional Array with confidence.
06:23
Lets create a 2-Dimensional Array with confidence.
12:00

Students will be able to master the usage of INDEXED BY in COBOL.

INDEXED BY in Arrays
08:24
SUBSCRIPT in Arrays
05:23
Difference between INDEX and SUBSCRIPT
01:36
+ Searching for Records in table - Using SEARCH and SEARCH-ALL
2 lectures 09:18
Understanding SEARCH and SEARCH-ALL
02:21
Lets code a Program to execute SEARCH-ALL Operation
06:57
+ String Handling in COBOL
10 lectures 40:23
What is String operations in COBOL
01:20
Lets understand STRING operation in detail
03:47
Lets Code a Program to perform STRING Operation
06:24
Lets Explore STRING operation further
02:23
Lets Understand UNSTRING Operation
04:15

Lets take a program to analyse the UNSTRING.

Lets analyse a sample UNSTRING Program
02:26
Lets Explore UNSTRING Operation further
09:35
Analyse the output of the UNSTRING Operation
03:36

Students will understand how INSPECT is coded in COBOL

INSPECT in COBOL
01:23

Students will master INSPECT TALLYING and INSPECT REPLACING option in COBOL.

Lets Code a PROGRAM to execute INSPECT
05:14
+ CALL - Inter Program Communication
4 lectures 26:15
Lets master the different Types of Control passing
04:45

Students will understand what is CALL. They will understand different types of CALL Operations and which type of CALL is preferred.

What is CALL and Different types of CALL.
05:58
Lets code a CALLING program and a CALLED Program
12:42

Students will code a program with call by content.

CALL by Content
02:50
Requirements
  • You should have a PC with internet connection
  • If you have a mainframe id then it will be beneficial but it is not necessary
  • You should know at least the basics of TSO/ISPF and JCL. I have provided few basic TSO/ISPF commands and some amount of JCL as well. If you are not comfortable, you can take my courses on TSO/ISPF and JCL first before taking this course.
  • The Course also contains COBOL DB2 programs towards the end of the course and to code this, you should have basic idea of the DDL and DML operations in DB2.
Description

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Join this course which is the best COBOL course on UDEMY. I will Code everything along the way!!!

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Some of the Reviews from my students!!!!

"After taking the full Course, I guess it has all the necessary information. Really appreciate the hard work put in by the Instructor. I never thought that Mainframes will be easy."

"Sandeep, I really enjoyed the trainings offered: - TSO - JCL - Cobol Congratulations on the work, I have recommended the courses to several colleagues who are also starting on mainframes. Thank you"

"perfect course for COBOL"


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Do you want to start on COBOL but have no experience on COBOL? 

If you have some prior knowledge on COBOL or if are a complete fresher, you are at the right place. The Course teaches you COBOL right from Scratch to Advanced level.

What makes this Course unique and Best Seller?

Well, the course have everything you need to master COBOL Programming. If you want to build a career in Mainframe, then COBOL is a 'MUST TO HAVE' skill.

There’s no risk involved in taking this Course!

This course comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee. I am sure that this is the best course on COBOL and you can compare the content which is provided in this course against any COBOL Course and I guarantee you that you will not get such a good structured content anywhere. Still, if you are not completely satisfied with the course, please let us know and we will provide the refund without asking any question.

What if you are stuck?

I personally answer all the questions which is asked here. If you are stuck anywhere, ask a question or you can message me directly and i will answer all your doubts.

Are you getting updated content?

Yes, I keep updating the content always to make sure, i provide all the information to my students.

Is CICS Included in this course?

No, this course does not include CICS at this point of time.


The Course is a complete COBOL course -

  1. The course starts from Introduction of COBOL, history and versions of COBOL

  2. Data types, Structure and various level clause are covered in detail

  3. Complete demonstration of executing a program is shown

  4. How to compile and execute a program is covered with ease.

  5. All 4 DIVISIONS of COBOL are illustrated, edited, documented and defined.

  6. Most of the programs are coded while explanation and tested and debugged in front of you.

  7. The Quality ad Quantity of the course is great. It covers all the topics in COBOL starting from Scratch.

  8. Basic details of TSO/ISPF and JCL is also included along with COBOL.

  9. Multiple programs have been coded, assembled and aligned to suit the theory part which we covered.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to master COBOL can take up this course. This teaches COBOL from Scratch to Advanced level
  • If you have knowledge on Mainframe then it will be beneficial but if you don't know what are Mainframe, i have explained about mainframes at the beginning of the course.
  • Basic TSO/ISPF commands and basic knowledge of JCL will be useful but is not necessary
  • The Course also contains COBOL DB2 programs towards the end of the course and to code this, you should have basic idea of the DDL and DML operations in DB2.