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PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby ckalai12 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:55 am

HI All,

I'm working in mainframe platform for a year. I'm planning to do PL/1 certification.

I'm new to PL/I. Can you please suggest some good centers in chennai to do the certification, its cost and books that is needed. :D

Thanks a lot

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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby prino » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:26 pm

After using it for over 25 years, I've never even heard of PL/I certification. In general, I consider any kind of certification CV fodder, only real-life experience counts, you cannot learn a language, especially one as simple and complex as PL/I from a book.

And by the way, the language is called PL/I, not PL/1.
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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby BillyBoyo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:30 pm

prino wrote:And by the way, the language is called PL/I, not PL/1.


Well, we do live and learn. You're right and I never knew that. In the UK it was always written "PL/1" whenever I saw it (never saw any manuals, though). Still today, in UK job adverts it is PL/1. I never even noticed the title of this forum properly, just saw the PL/ and mentally read the I as 1.

I hope it is not the same with DL/1. Or DB/2. Or half-past-four? I feel the world slipping from under my feet...
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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby NicC » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:37 pm

It is, actually, Programming Language One so PL/1 is correct.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby BillyBoyo » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:57 pm

I'm with you NicC, but I is a Roman Numeral for 1. And it seems to be the original "spelling". Funny. Looks more Roman with a top and tail to the I but I can't get a font on this post. So, DL/I, DBII and half-past-IV.
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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby ckalai12 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:18 pm

HI,

thanks for the clarification on the language name.

I'm working on cobol,cics,vsam &jcl for a year
If i want to do a cerification which one can i prefer....

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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby prino » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:35 pm

NicC wrote:It is, actually, Programming Language One so PL/1 is correct.

No it is not, it is PL/I.
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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby NicC » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:47 am

Roman one (I) or arabic one (1) it is still Pee Ell / One
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby BillyBoyo » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:22 am

Sorry for continuing off-topic.

I stand confused. DL/I (letter), DL/I (Roman numeral) and DL/1 (Arabic numeral) all seem to be in use. Historically, as developed for the NASA Apollo space programme's Bill of Materials processing, there was Data Language Interface (DL/I). Subsequently became Data Language One (DL/I) and IBM also accepts it written as DL/1.

DB2 is "2". Though apparently it is "2" because IMS was DB1 (not DB/1, or DB/I). Still checking on half-past-four.
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Re: PL/1 certification-- Best centers in chennai

Postby Akatsukami » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:46 pm

Actually, IBM offers certifications in PL/I (can I put a hot link to the IBM web site on this board)? I would definitely go with IBM, rather than some "mainframe institute" whose speciality is separating rubes from rupees.

As Mr. Prins says, however, PL/I is a deep and complex subject. Do not expect to crib a list of bad answers to stupid questions, as is too often done for interviews, and be able to pass the exams.
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