COBOL Programming Education with Certification

No Common People offer you a proven and proprietary training program that includes several modules. The modules are based on knowledge acquired in the previous module. We recommend that participants have a good opportunity at their own workplace to make use of their new skills before moving on to the next module.

Since a variety of knowledge areas is covered by this program, we use several instructors, each with the expertise and experience required for each part of the program. The overall responsibility for these specialists will be handled by a program coordinator from No Common People.

After completing the program, you can go through a certification per Mainframe Technology Professional Level 1 (Applications Developer) and get a diploma.


The proposed program consists of the following steps, the first two courses is held in Swedish, while the other in English:

1 – Mainframe Computing Environment (Swedish)                                                               1 day

2 – TSO / ISPF Workshop and Introduction to JCL and VSAM (Swedish)                         4 days

3 – COBOL-programming part 1 –  The basics (English)                                                      5 days

4 – COBOL- programming part 2 – Advanced (English)                                                        5 days


All our courses are held in cooperation with our education partner, Learning Tree.

In our calendar, you will find dates and signup information.


If you have any questions about the COBOL – program, Tommy is the person to talk to.


Tommy has extensive experience in mainframe and COBOL development, and has worked with IT mainly in banking and insurance sector. Tommy started NCP No Common People AB 1986 and is currently CEO and Head of Business Area.

Tommy Smidestam
Business Area Manager COBOL Development

+46 (0)703-9206100