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Learn COBOL in 1 Day

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There are 800 billion lines of COBOL code out there supporting today’s mission critical business applications. That means one terrific opportunity for you. Are you ready to learn this legendary programming language?

Get instructor-led videos, hands-on tutorials, and all the development tools you need--available for free. Follow the steps below to earn your Micro Focus™ COBOL Fundamentals certification.

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"Extremely important, very good!"

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Juan Manuel Castelo

28-SEP-2023 11:47 PM

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Sheldon Mall

08-SEP-2023 6:27 PM

"I had done extensive COBOL programming back from 1987 till 1990. This refreshed that memory and brought back all that I had learnt then. I look forward to getting back into COBOL programming again. Thanks to this course, I have been able to get a great refresher!"

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Sandeep Reddy

04-SEP-2023 12:18 PM

"Good introduction to Micro Focus COBOL. Informative course."

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Sunair Mohamed Ali

25-AUG-2023 2:17 AM

"Great. Expecting more such free training classes."

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Juan Urraburu

02-AUG-2023 4:03 PM

Great COBOL Course. Congratulations! It would be great to have it in Spanish

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Pravin Honamute

29-JUL-2023 4:19 AM

Perfect course for anyone who is working on MF Cobol

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Neil Mcdonald

27-JUL-2023 11:42 AM

Good introduction and pace was perfect for me, for completness I was a COBOL developer many years ago, however, a great primer. That said unless you have some prior programming experience (any language) you may struggle.

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Nataneil Demenick Pulido

14-JUL-2023 12:14 PM

Great course! Hopefully we get more of this free courses and certifications :D

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Jonathan White

13-JUL-2023 8:22 AM

Great course! really informative

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