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Advanced COBOL Assessment

1.5 hours



This assessment measures your general knowledge of basic COBOL programming and processes. It contains 35 questions that will take approximately 150 minutes to complete, with the pass-mark set at 70%.


The assessment is designed for IT staff who work or plan to work with the COBOL programming language in a z/OS environment.


A solid understanding of COBOL concepts, COBOL programming syntax, and the statements associated with data declarations and program flow. The user should also have experience working with COBOL code problem identification and resolution.

The following Interskill courses have been used as reference for this assessment:

  • COBOL Programming - Basics
  • COBOL Data and Datafile Definitions
  • COBOL Programming - Manipulating Data
  • COBOL Programming - Advanced
  • COBOL for z/OS

Additional on-the-job training in the areas above should also be undertaken to prepare you for scenario based questions that have been included in this assessment.


This assessment covers the following topics:

  • File Sorting and Merging
  • Searching Files and Tables
  • Error Identification and Debugging
  • Inspect Statement
  • Pointers
  • COBOL for Web Services
  • Sharing Data
  • Advanced Intrinsic Functions
  • Advanced Table Handling

Questions have been created to Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.1 level.

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Advanced COBOL Assessment

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