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The following outline describes the content of the Cobol Programmer eCertifications.  To qualify as a Certified Cobol Programmer, you must pass the examination with a score of 60% or higher.  To be certified as a Master Cobol Programmer, you must obtain a score of 75% or higher.



Basics Architecture
Basics Elements Definition
Basics Arithmetic Statements
Basics Conditional Checking
Basics Basic Synytax
Basics Comments and Areas
Basics Compilation
Program Design Data Validation
Program Design Report Layout
Program Design Subprograms
Program Design File Section
Program Design Table Definition
Program Design Working Storage & Data Types
Program Design Decision Process
Program Design Data Validation
Advanced Features Data Division
Advanced Features Statement Evaluation
Advanced Features Conditional Statement (IF, Switch)
Advanced Features Input/Output
Advanced Features Sort, Merge
Processing Commands (Move, Set, String)
Processing Code Debugging
Security User Authentication and Validation

All eCertifications examinations are delivered through the web and use computer adaptive testing (CAT), in which the degree of complexity for questions areas based on previous answers.  Additionally, questions are selected from large question banks, so that it is not productive to memorize questions. 

The expected time to complete the Cobol eCertifications examination is 60 minutes.  In addition to registration with, all certified professionals may use one of the logos below on their resume followed by a professional certificate which is suitable for framing.


Cobol Programmer Cobol Programmer - Master



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