COBOL Assessment Test

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The COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) Assessment Test evaluates candidates' proficiency in COBOL programming. It assesses their skills in file handling, data manipulation, program structure, and mainframe application development using COBOL. This assessment identifies candidates who are capable of working with COBOL to maintain and develop business-oriented applications, particularly in legacy mainframe environments.

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About Cobol Assessment Test

A COBOL Assessment Test evaluates candidates on their proficiency in COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language), a widely-used programming language in the business and financial sectors. This assessment covers key aspects of COBOL, including:

  1. COBOL Basics: Understanding the core syntax, structure, and basic concepts of COBOL programming.
  2. Data Division: Proficiency in defining data structures, variables, and records in the Data Division of COBOL programs.
  3. File Handling: Knowledge of file handling operations, including sequential and random access file processing in COBOL.
  4. Data Manipulation: Skills in manipulating data using COBOL verbs, such as MOVE, ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY, and DIVIDE.
  5. Conditional Statements: Proficiency in using conditional statements like IF, ELSE, and related constructs for program control flow.
  6. Looping Constructs: Understanding and using looping constructs like PERFORM and EVALUATE for repetitive tasks.
  7. Subprograms: Knowledge of working with subprograms, including procedures and functions, to modularize COBOL code.
  8. Database Connectivity: Skills in connecting COBOL programs to databases, especially in environments like IBM DB2 or SQL databases.
  9. COBOL Standards: Adherence to COBOL coding standards and best practices for writing clean and maintainable code.
  10. Error Handling: Implementing error-handling mechanisms and managing exceptions in COBOL programs.
  11. COBOL Compiler Directives: Understanding and using compiler directives to control the behavior of the COBOL compiler.
  12. Screen Handling: Proficiency in designing and handling input/output screens in COBOL programs, especially in interactive environments.
  13. COBOL Debugging Techniques: Skills in debugging COBOL code and using debugging tools for troubleshooting.
  14. COBOL and Mainframes: Knowledge of COBOL usage in mainframe environments, including JCL (Job Control Language) integration.
  15. COBOL and Microservices: Awareness of integrating COBOL applications with modern architectures, such as microservices.
  16. COBOL and Web Services: Understanding the use of COBOL in web services and service-oriented architectures (SOA).
  17. Legacy System Maintenance: Experience in maintaining and updating COBOL code in legacy systems.
  18. Integration with Other Languages: Knowledge of integrating COBOL programs with applications written in other languages.
  19. Documentation Skills: Ability to document COBOL code, program logic, and system processes for effective collaboration.
  20. Real-World Scenarios: Applying COBOL skills to real-world business scenarios, such as financial transactions or batch processing.

Our COBOL Assessment Test provides a comprehensive evaluation of candidates' skills in COBOL programming, ensuring their ability to develop and maintain business-critical applications in COBOL environments.

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Each request to a web server takes 40 ms to complete, and 35ms of that 40ms is database I/O that can be done asynchronously.

Which of the following operations will you use if you want that 35ms per request to get freed up to handle other requests?Options
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  4. Blocking synchronous operations

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