JCL Programming: VSAM Cluster Quiz

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VSAM Quizzes & Trivia

VSAM is a high-performance access method used to organize data in the form of files in Mainframes that was introduced in the 1970s. Job Control Language, as discussed in class, is the command language of which is the commonly used Operating System in the IBM Mainframe computers. Take this ultimate quiz on JCL and VSAM in preparation for the mock test to see how ready you are.


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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the default time for time parameter if it is not coded on Exec statement.   
    • A. 

      15min

    • B. 

      20min

    • C. 

      30min

    • D. 

      10min

  • 2. 
    The  Utility used to delete dataset, find databset, cataloged & uncataloged dataset        
    • A. 

      IEBGENER

    • B. 

      IEBCOPY

    • C. 

      IEFBR14

    • D. 

      IEHLIST

  • 3. 
    How many instream procedures can be coded in single job    
    • A. 

      16

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      32

  • 4. 
    Maximum number of DD statements in a job      
    • A. 

      3276

    • B. 

      3273

    • C. 

      3723

    • D. 

      3237

  • 5. 
     MSG LEVEL = (1,1) means print
    • A. 

      All JCL statement will be printed including allocation message

    • B. 

      Print only JCL Statements

    • C. 

      © Print only JOB statement

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Maximum number of steps in a JOB are     
    • A. 

      255

    • B. 

      256

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      15

  • 7. 
    Which is not a keyword parameter    
    • A. 

      CLASS

    • B. 

      PGM

    • C. 

      MSGLEVEL

    • D. 

      PRTY

  • 8. 
     Instream procedure begins with PROC and ends with PEND statement
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    SCRATCH specifies entry of dataset should not physically deleted        from the volume                                      
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    IEFBR14 use to check the syntax of JCL  without affecting any dataset
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    TSO is a program executed by MVS to get your program and JCL       into machine code
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    JOB Accounting information and TYPERUN is a positional parameter
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    JES3 is environment is centralized
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    All available storage is assigned to a job or jobstep, if region is coded as            
    • A. 

      0K

    • B. 

      0M

    • C. 

      0K or 0M

    • D. 

      1K

  • 15. 
    Which statement is correct-
    • A. 

      Job-Region will override Exec-Region

    • B. 

      JOB-CONDITION will overwrite EXEC-COND

    • C. 

      EXEC-TIME will override JOB-TIME

    • D. 

      All of the above