COBOL Assessment

$16.00

COBOL Assessment

$16.00
description

COBOL is an acronym for Common Business Oriented Language. Developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, COBOL is the second-oldest high-level programming language (FORTRAN is the oldest). It is particularly popular for business applications to maintain, develop and distribute COBOL programs in mid-size and PC environments. Although disparaged by many programmers for being outdated, COBOL is still one of the most widely used programming languages in the world.

The COBOL assessment includes questions regarding to Basic COBOL Structure, COBOL Syntax, Control Breaks, Data Declaration, Data Manipulation, File Processing, Sorting, Subprograms, and Tables.  This test is non-version specific and is appropriate to administer to COBOL programmers.

Tests for COBOL 400 and COBOL II are also available.

 

Total Questions 53
Question Types Multiple Choice
Competencies Tested Basic COBOL Structure
COBOL Syntax
Data Declaration
Data Manipulation
File Processing
Control Breaks
Tables
Sorting
Subprograms
Tasks Tested Paragraph Names
Screen Display
COBOL Divisions
Scope Terminators
Environment Division
COBOL Logic
File Names
Data Hierarchy
Level Numbers
Area B
IF Statement
Character Replacement
OCCURS DEPENDING ON
Accept and Display Statements
False Condition Branch
Understanding IF Structure
Variable Declaration
Mathematical Symbols
Nested IF
COBOL-85
Valid Syntax
Dates
Site Specifics
Evaluation Hierarchy
Hierarchy of Operation
Area A
Elementary Items
Zero Suppressing
Picture Clauses
Decimal Point Printing
CR and DB
Edit Characters
Truncation or Padding
File Status Code
READ/WRITE
Control Break Occurrence
Loop Termination
PERFORM VARYING
Accumulating Totals
Table Searching
Table Sizes
Table Depth
Table Declaration
Table Lookups
Subscripts
Basic SORT Statement
INPUT PROCEDURE
SD Cause
Sorting Keys
COBOL-74 Standard
Use of Subprograms
LINKAGE SECTION