A Mainframe Programmer encodes, tests, and debugs large-scale mainframe computer systems. They also develop online and batch application programs. They also create new programs using COBOL, and translate logical database design into physical designs. The need for Mainframe Programmers continues to grow and workers in this field are in high demand.
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Introduction to COBOL
Some Topics You’ll Cover: COBOL Overview, Intrinsic Functions, Lab Exercises, VSAM File Handling, Data Set Organization, File Operation on ESDS
COBOL, DB2 Fundamentals
Some Topics You’ll Cover: String Handling Verbs, Linkage with PARM, Compiler Options, DB2 Conversation for COBOL Datatypes, Introduction to QMF, Embedded DB2 Programming to Retrieve Data
DB2 & File Management, Project
Some Topics You’ll Cover: Embedded DB2 Programming to Modify Data, File Handling – File Manager, Review of Topics, Final Evaluation
WEEKLY LESSONS & TRAININGS
Soft Skills and Interview Prep
This is training that GenSpark employees receive on a weekly basis. We believe in not only preparing you with technical knowledge, but also in the soft skills that will help you land a job.
Some Topics You’ll Cover:
- Soft Skills: Communication, Professionalism, Time Management, Decision Making, Working in a Team, Continuous Learning
- Interview Prep: Technical Interviews, Behavioral Interviews, Independent Interview Prep, Mock Interview with Internal and External Experts, Interview Best Practices and Tips
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Before you join GenSpark, you will have a technical interview to ensure your ability to succeed at GenSpark. The technical interview is approximately 45 min and administered online.
As the final stage in the recruiting process, you may get an online technical assessment through https://glider.ai/. This assessment may not be given to every candidate, but it serves as another checkpoint on your ability to succeed at GenSpark. The assessment will be of your current knowledge, so you are not required to learn new material for the assessment, but it would help to study up on what you already know. Your recruiter will share more information on the assessment through the interview process.
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