COBOL Programming Training Course

Course Code



14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • Basic programming experience


  • Programmers


COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) is a legacy programming language used in business and administrative systems for enterprise operations. COBOL is a programming solution to business system challenges.

This instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote) is aimed at web developers who wish to program in COBOL.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Write COBOL code for projects.
  • Retrieve and save data with COBOL.
  • Develop business-orientated applications in COBOL.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


COBOL Fundamentals

  • What is COBOL?
  • Syntax overview
  • Data types

Preparing the Development Environment

  • Installing and configuring GnuCOBOL
  • Installing and configuring Cygwin

COBOL Programming

  • Working with verbs in COBOL
  • Branching in COBOL
  • Applying statements and functions

Loops and Conditionals

  • Working with conditional statements
  • Using loops

Files in COBOL

  • Reading, processing, and writing to files
  • Checking for file errors
  • Working with master data files
  • Merging and sorting records

Tables in COBOL

  • Creating and searching tables

Data Handling

  • Filtering output and sanitizing input

Summary and Conclusion



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