COBOL Assessment

  • $10.00


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 Although disparaged by many programmers for being outdated, COBOL is still one of the most widely used programming languages in the world.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.ร‚ย  This assessment is non-version specific and is appropriate to administer to COBOL programmers.

Assessments for COBOL 400 and COBOL II are also available.

Number of questions 53
Test format Multiple-Choice
Time to complete Varies by skill
Topics covered Basic COBOL Structure
COBOL Syntax
Control Breaks
Data Declaration
Data Manipulation
File Processing
Sorting
Subprograms
Tables
Tasks tested Accept and Display Statements
Accumulating Totals
Area A
Area B
Basic SORT Statement
Character Replacement
COBOL Divisions
COBOL Logic
COBOL-74 Standard
COBOL-85
Control Break Occurrence
CR and DB
Data Hierarchy
Dates
Decimal Point Printing
Edit Characters
Elementary Items
Environment Division
Evaluation Hierarchy
False Condition Branch
File Names
File Status Code
Hierarchy of Operation
IF Statement
INPUT PROCEDURE
Level Numbers
LINKAGE SECTION
Loop Termination
Mathematical Symbols
Nested IF
OCCURS DEPENDING ON
Paragraph Names
PERFORM VARYING
Picture Clauses
READ/WRITE
Scope Terminators
Screen Display
SD Cause
Site Specifics
Sorting Keys
Subscripts
Table Declaration
Table Depth
Table Lookups
Table Searching
Table Sizes
Truncation or Padding
Understanding IF Structure
Use of Subprograms
Valid Syntax
Variable Declaration
Zero Suppressing
Supported languages ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ English (en_US)