About this Professional Certificate

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Gain the job-ready skills for an entry-level mainframe programming role. Mainframe computers continue to power many mission-critical, financial, banking, and government agency systems. There are 220 billion lines of COBOL in use today. 43% of banking systems are built on COBOL, and 95% percent of ATM swipes rely on COBOL code.¹ COBOL is scalable, mature, and self-documenting. You'll learn about COBOL from its birth and through its evolution. You'll learn new features and aspects of the language, while also getting hands-on experience to increase your knowledge and abilities with COBOL as a whole. You’ll work with a variety of IBM, COBOL, and mainframe assets, project scenarios, including COBOL programming basics, TSO, ISPF, gaining practical experience with mainframe data management and software development techniques. This Professional Certificate does not require any prior programming skills and is suitable for learners without college degrees. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll have analyzed the real-world mainframe environment, reviewed mainframe assets and data, and presented and created a software development plan, giving you the confidence and the portfolio to begin a career as a mainframe programmer. ¹Reuters Graphics: COBOL Blues
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Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 6 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English

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There are 7 Courses in this Professional Certificate

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Enterprise Computing

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Course2

Course 2

IBM COBOL Basics

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15 ratings
Course3

Course 3

IBM COBOL Core

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10 ratings
Course4

Course 4

IBM COBOL Software Development Practices

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13 ratings

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