Tasks and Trainings for a Programmer Analyst Trainee in IT Company

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Programmer Analyst Trainee in Cognizant

CMM Level 5 IT Companies, say Cognizant Technology Solutions India Private Limited (“Cognizant”), will offer you the role of Programmer Analyst Trainee for Fresher.

Every fresher will be in the confusion that what does a Programmer Analyst Trainee in IT Company, say Cognizant? Will IT Company, say Cognizant offer me working on my passionate domain? What can I do if I am mapped to an unfamiliar domain?

If you are very new to a domain you are mapped, IT Company, say Cognizant will train you. But a common advice is get your hands fast in some Object Oriented language like Java, Dot.NET or C++ etc, before you’re allocated to a project or better even before joining. You’ll be well trained over the technology and you’ll eventually learn them irrespective of what you learnt before joining. Training is also the best part in CMM Level 5 IT Companies, say Cognizant where you can enjoy the training period.

You will not be given options to choose domain of yours. If you are mapped to some domains (say Dot.Net, Testing) but you still passionate about other domains which you have a sound knowledge in it (say Java), then don’t worry. The chances are high that you can possibly change domain after working one year and it won’t be a problem after a year.

Please keep in minds that there are lot of domains as many as 1500 being used by CMM Level 5 IT Companies, say Cognizant and if you don’t have any knowledge about those domains other than your passionate one, then don’t have preconceived ideas about a domain being good or not.

In case, you really do not like actual coding (considering this term as “coding from scratch”), then you are still in the right place. Don’t worry. All you need is to try working more on your logical and analytical skills, once you get a real project.

First day will be orientation, and on the first day itself you will know your domain, training location.

From the next day, you will report to your respective training. You will again sit in class just like college and the class size varies from 20-34 people. In the first training day, BO (batch owner) will tell about what you will do for the next few months.

Trainer will come (generally an outsider) to train (or teach) about the topics. After you learn, you will have to clear exit test based on each topic (depends on your domain). For Java and Dot.NET, one has to clear C, SQL, Java, C# summative exit tests. As far as coding is concerned, if you have done coding in your +2, or in your 1st semester of your college, it will be easy for you.

Don’t worry, they won’t ask tough questions in tests. Whatever the trainer teaches it will come. Being benched means you are not working in a project. Sometime it depends on your luck and domain to get a project immediately after training.

This Class room training is for three months. You will be put into a project as buffer for next 6 months and then they bill you. Mostly all trainees get confirmed after one year and will be made programmer analyst.

CMM Level 5 IT Companies, say Cognizant reserves the right to change the Training policy or related criteria to suit the needs of the organization or individual business units; and such changes shall be communicated within a reasonable timeframe.

Hope you have some idea now. Please visit for further more information Programmer Analyst Trainee and his salary? trainings? exit exams? food and transportation?

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49 comments

  1. Chayanika Chaudhury says:

    I am a non- cs & it student. I got placed in cts in january 2014 through a pool campus held at KIIT, Bhubaneswar. Is there a neccessity to some tranning in JAVA before joining? Please do reply. Thanks in advance.

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Chayanika Chaudhury,

      I hope you are now learning Cognizant e-learning modules through Skillport. So just get strong knowledge in those topics from various websites, apart from one that given in skillport ..

      It is not mandate to go for a JAVA training. But it is recommended to have atleast a little knowledge in any of the Object Oriented language like Java, Dot.NET or C++ etc so that you can move up faster in training ..

      1. Vishnu says:

        Sir,
        sir can u pls elaborate abt salary packages

        1. Andro Babu says:

          Hello Vishnu,

          I am not in Cognizant to elaborate your needs. All the terms and conditions are mentioned in the offer letter including your salary. Please refer ..

  2. navya says:

    hi sir iam navya this year only i complete my btech this traning only for joing to ur company or any others can also join plz inform me sir thanku

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Navya,

      Any other ..? What do you mean..? Please be clear ..

  3. sivakumar says:

    Hello,
    I have received the skillport login id and password on may 16.
    But i haven’t received the due date for any of the modules.
    What is the last date for finishing e-modules?

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Sivakumar,

      You need to complete your e-modules within 30 days from date of mail you received regarding e-modules get added for you ..

  4. Anitha says:

    Hello..!how will the training assesments be tough or it is quite easy to clear?? will they shortlist based on our performance??..

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Anitha,

      As per the details I collected for this post, they won’t ask tough questions in tests. Whatever the trainer teaches it will come ..

  5. tamila says:

    hello sir.
    now am finishing BCA. At January I placed in CTS and they recruited us for a testing domain. I finished 1c portal before a month. In my offer letter they mentioned 1c,c2c and modules are respectively will receive u soon like that. now itself I didn’t receive E-modules. I heard that for testing domain peoples doesn’t have any module like that.is it right or wrong sir and when they sent us doj. Please tell sir. Thanks in advance.

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Tamila,

      If you have any questions or clarifications, you need to contact campus@cognizant.com

  6. gosh says:

    hello babu,
    I got a very helpful info’s from ur blog. Do u know the probable date of joining for a 2014 fresher

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Gosh,

      I hope it may be in July 2014. But I am not sure about this. It’s just the words I heard. Also I am not a employee in Cognizant. I am normal man like you ..

  7. Atindra says:

    This post was really helpful. I was quite apprehensive and equally unaware of the training period. Thank you Andro Babu.

    Btw can you tell me by which month the DOJ is usually given after completion of the E-modules?

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Atindra,

      I hope it may be in July 2014. But I am not sure about this. It’s just the words I heard. Also I am not a employee on Cognizant. I am normal man like you ..

  8. vaishnavi says:

    can u plz tell what is the inhand salary for pat in cognizant??

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Vaishnavi,

      All the terms and conditions are mentioned in the offer letter including your salary. Please refer ..

  9. ravi says:

    Sir
    My doj is about to come and today only I have applied for my birth certificate and it would take 1 month to get my birth certi after that only I could apply for my passport….would cts give me time for that if I dont get it by doj

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Ravi,

      First don’t call me “SIR” ..! All the documents will be verified only on the Date of Joining. If you don’t have any certificate at that time, then don’t worry Company will give you time.

  10. NAVYA VARGHESE says:

    good blog

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Thank you NAVYA VARGHESE

  11. ROOPA BHATTACHARYA says:

    Sir,
    If we haven’t completed e-learning modules within 30 days due to some problem or lack of knowledge about completion date, will it be a big problem or will it effect the joining in any respect.

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello ROOPA BHATTACHARYA,

      The e-learning modules need to be completed within 30 days from date of receipt. If not, then complete it as soon as possible. This is not such a big issue.
      As per conversation with Cognizant, the date of joining is related to the completion of the modules. But don’t worry it will never leave a huge impact on your date of joining.

  12. Deep says:

    Hello sir,
    When I got the message for the skillsoft e-learning, It did not mention the completion date with it. Besides this,It also doesn’t show any due date in actual skillsoft portal. I completed my skillsoft modules after 2 mths due to lack of knowledge regarding this issue. Will it cause any problem regarding DOJ or any thing else.

    Please Reply.

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Deep,

      First stop calling me sir as I’m also a common man like you ..

      Then comping to the point, as per the Company, it is recommended to complete the e-learning modules within 30 days from date of receipt. If not, then complete it as soon as possible. This is not such a big issue ..

      It will never leave a any impact on your date of joining. So be cool ..

  13. Asmihakkim says:

    Hi,
    I got selected in CTS on dec 21st and i received my offerletter on march 4th.I completed my e-learning modules.When DOJ will be provided

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Asmihakkim,

      All the question that everybody asks is about the date of joining. Don’t worry you will be called soon.

  14. smily singla says:

    Sir i have completed my e modules.Now i have to mail my result to Cognizant or they will come to know about my result by themselves.

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Smily Singla,

      You no need to mail the results. Company will track you and keeps a record of your activities which includes the completion of emodules ..

  15. shabin says:

    how can get started e learning?

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Shabin,

      All the details would have been emailed to you. Proceed with the link given in the mail address and also make sure that your system meets all the requirements ..

  16. shabin says:

    also is it needed to complete before joining?

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Shabin,

      You are recommended to complete the emodules before joining. But don’t worry it will never leave a huge impact on your date of joining.

  17. monika says:

    hi….thnx fr d valuable informations….u r doing a gr8 job…..cn u plz suggest a few gud buks fr c and java considering dat i wnt to learn these languages frm d very basics……thnx in advance.

    1. Andro Babu says:

      Hello Monica,

      Thanks for reading the blog. I have read neither “Programming in ANSI C” by Balagurusamy nor “Java: The Complete Reference” by Herbert Schildt. All the thing I followed is the stuff from internet and the practice.

      But don’t worry. Basics of Programming Fundamentals and C Programming are explained clearly during Training Session. But make sure that you know atleast a little of basics before you join.

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  23. krish says:

    hello andro babu,
    great and useful blog!! thank u for providing great info. i have a doubt regarding tests in training.will there be tests in training on E-Modules that were sent prior to joining?

  24. priya says:

    i got selected in cts on Dec 25,2014. i received offer letter but yet i didn’t receive any mail about test modules(e-learning)……… all my clg mates who r all got selected got test module mail….. what should i do?

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  26. Thotli Harish Babu says:

    I got selected for CTS my actual date of joining is 24/3/2016,but i don;t have PAN card on that time,on boarding team told that PAN card is mandatory without that we will not allow you like that they told,please advise am i lost my job or still it is there.when can i expect my next joining date.

    1. Don’t worry. They will give you time for the missing documents to get ready ..

  27. salini seenivasan says:

    hello sir,
    whether it is mandatory to complete the e-learning modules .Will it affect the date of joining.

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  29. Azra Khan says:

    i’m a pass out of 2015 batch and want to apply for programme analyst trainee. can you please guide me from were i can register.

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