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 Although disparaged by many programmers for being outdated, COBOL is still one of the most widely used programming languages in the world.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.Â 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|
|Time to complete||Varies by skill|
|Topics covered||Basic COBOL Structure
|Tasks tested||Accept and Display Statements
Basic SORT Statement
Control Break Occurrence
CR and DB
Decimal Point Printing
False Condition Branch
File Status Code
Hierarchy of Operation
OCCURS DEPENDING ON
Truncation or Padding
Understanding IF Structure
Use of Subprograms
|Supported languages||🇺🇸 English (en_US)