Cbe11mf004 Job Control Language Mock Test1

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  • 1. 
    What is the function of DD DISP parameter?
    • A. 

      Tells the system what to do with the dataset following normal termination of the step

    • B. 

      Describes the status of the dataset

    • C. 

      Tells the system what to do with the dataset following abnormal termination of the step

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    How is the record format of an output dataset specified?
    • A. 

      RECORG parameter

    • B. 

      STORCLAS parameter

    • C. 

      RECFM parameter

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What is the purpose of DD * statement in JCL?
    • A. 

      Begins an input data prompt at the system console

    • B. 

      Begins an in-stream dataset

    • C. 

      Marks the end of a command stream

    • D. 

      Includes all datasets within a naming pattern

  • 4. 
    A DD statement has 2 types of parameters. Name them?
    • A. 

      Positional, Keyword

    • B. 

      Keyword, Control

    • C. 

      Dynamic, Static

    • D. 

      Named, Dynamic

  • 5. 
    What is the function of JOB statement in JCL ?
    • A. 

      Marks the end of a job

    • B. 

      Marks the beginning of an instream procedure

    • C. 

      Marks the beginning of a job & assigns a name to the job

    • D. 

      Assigns an execution priority to a job

  • 6. 
    How can a job send a status message to a TSO user at the completion of a job ?
    • A. 

      STATUS

    • B. 

      NOTIFY

    • C. 

      ENDMSG

    • D. 

      USER

  • 7. 
    What is the function of a DD statement ?
    • A. 

      Identifies & describes a dataset

    • B. 

      Delimits a DO loop

    • C. 

      Marks the start of a declarative section

    • D. 

      Delimits the start of an inline include section

  • 8. 
    When output dataset space is required, what quantity categories are used ?
    • A. 

      Primary, Secondary, Directory

    • B. 

      Address, Units, CONTIG or ALS

    • C. 

      Displacement and length

    • D. 

      Megabytes, Kilobytes and Bytes

  • 9. 
    What statement marks the beginning of a job step; assigns a name to the step; identifies the program or catalogued or in-stream procedure to be executed in the step ?
    • A. 

      START

    • B. 

      RUN

    • C. 

      EXEC

    • D. 

      GO

  • 10. 
    How can unused space allocation be returned to the system when a dataset is closed ?
    • A. 

      RETURN

    • B. 

      RLSE

    • C. 

      CONTIG

    • D. 

      CLOSE

  • 11. 
    Can an individual step be restricted from using all the job’s allowed CPU time ?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only in Catalogued Procedure

    • D. 

      Through the STEPTIME parameter

  • 12. 
    Where can program checkpoints be stored for use in a restart ?
    • A. 

      CHCKPOINT DD statement

    • B. 

      SYSCHK DD statement

    • C. 

      CHKOUT DD statement

    • D. 

      CHECK or DD statement

  • 13. 
    How can the disposition of sysout datasets be set for an entire jobstream ?
    • A. 

      SYSOUT parameter

    • B. 

      OUTPUT parameter

    • C. 

      DEFAULT parameter

    • D. 

      DEST keyword

  • 14. 
    What statement marks the end of an in-stream procedure ?
    • A. 

      STREAM

    • B. 

      SET

    • C. 

      PROC

    • D. 

      PEND

  • 15. 
    What is the function of DD name parameter with a 2 part structure; Audit.Report ?
    • A. 

      Override the Audit DD statement in the report

    • B. 

      Override the Report DD statement in the Audit procedure

    • C. 

      Concatenate a dataset onto a DD statement in a called module

    • D. 

      Delete the Audit DD statement in the Report

  • 16. 
    Which DD parameters are required ?
    • A. 

      All parameters & Keywords are optional

    • B. 

      Dsname, SPACE, RECFM

    • C. 

      Dsname, SPACE, UNIT

    • D. 

      Dsname, DISP, SPACE

  • 17. 
    How can an in-stream dataset be terminated?
    • A. 

      //

    • B. 

      //*

    • C. 

      /*

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    What is the function of the DD DCB keyword?
    • A. 

      Begins the subparameters of the DCB

    • B. 

      Begins the DASD control block

    • C. 

      Marks the close of the DCB

    • D. 

      Modifies the record type parameters

  • 19. 
    What is the maximum length of a single line of JCL ?
    • A. 

      71 bytes

    • B. 

      60 bytes

    • C. 

      55 bytes

    • D. 

      80 bytes

  • 20. 
    What is the purpose of DD DUMMY statement ?
    • A. 

      Marks a deleted DD statement

    • B. 

      Begins an interpreted command stream

    • C. 

      Specifies no space allocation & no disposition processing

    • D. 

      Suppress command processing

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