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Home > Training > Mainframe > Java for Mainframe Programmers Training

Java for Mainframe Programmers Training

Course#: WA2112

This course give the student a strong foundation to the Java language with the emphasis on comparing Java to the COBOL language. Through hands-on exercises on any platform, the student will become familiar with the Java syntax and the object oriented approach that this language utilizes


This course is intended for mainframe developers who will be transitioning into the Java development environment, or someone starting in Java.

What you will learn

By the end of the course, you will be able to...

  • Understand the Java language syntax
  • Understand object orientation and its utilization in Java
  • Create, compile and run Java applications
  • Understand Java versus COBOL
  • Understand Scope
  • Understand for loops, do while loops, while loops, if else, switch and case statements
  • Create methods and Objects
  • Understand Object-Oriented programming
  • Understand and use Inheritance, interfaces
  • Use Exception Handling


The student should have experience programming with COBOL and/or another procedural language.

  • REXX Programming Workshop


5 Days

Outline of WA2112 Java for Mainframe Programmers Training

  • Introduction to Java
  • Java syntax (data types, operators, control statements)
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented programming in Java
  • Flow Control
  • Arrays, Vectors and Collections
  • Navigating Sun’s API documentation
  • Advanced Object-Oriented Programming
  • Using and creating Objects (Classes), extends (inheritance), implements (interfaces)
  • Exception Handling
  • Common Java API Classes
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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