JCL And VSAM Mocktest 2

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The following quiz deals with JCL (Job Control Language) and VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method). JCL is a scripting language used for describing jobs to the MVS, OS/390 and VSE operating systems. VSAM is a file storage access method which uses most of the same operating systems. What do you know about these two applications? Take the quiz right now to find out!


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  • 1. 
    JCL stands for  
    • A. 

      Job Common Language

    • B. 

      Job Control Language

    • C. 

      Job Completion Language

    • D. 

      Job Creation Language

  • 2. 
    To ensure that a step will always be executed irrespective of any previous step ABENDS, COND parameter of JOB statement should be coded as:  
    • A. 

      COND= ONLY

    • B. 

      COND= (4, LT)

    • C. 

      COND= EVEN

    • D. 

      COND= (4,GT)

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is designed for Multiprocessor environment:  
    • A. 

      JES1

    • B. 

      JES2

    • C. 

      JES3

    • D. 

      JES4

  • 4. 
    In JCL statements:       
    • A. 

      All Keyword Parameters should appear before any Positional Parameters

    • B. 

      They can appear in any order

    • C. 

      We can’t have Positional and Keyword Parameters in same statement

    • D. 

      All Positional Parameters should appear before any Keyword Parameters

  • 5. 
    The RESTART parameter of JOB statement requests:     
    • A. 

      To restart a job unconditionally

    • B. 

      That a job begins execution with a step other than the first one

    • C. 

      To restart a job abased on COND parameter

    • D. 

      To restart a job in case of ABEND

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statement is TRUE about concatenation of datasets?    
    • A. 

      Disk as well as Tape datasets can be concatenated

    • B. 

      Only disk datasets can be concatenated

    • C. 

      Only Tape datasets can be concatenated

    • D. 

      None of the Disk or Tape datasets can be concatenated

  • 7. 
    DISP=  (OLD, DELETE, KEEP) will:  
    • A. 

      Retain the dataset if the job doesn’t ABENDs in this step

    • B. 

      Will never retain the dataset

    • C. 

      Retain the dataset if the job ABENDs in this step

    • D. 

      Will always retain the dataset.

  • 8. 
    BLOCKSIZE subparameter  of DCB:  
    • A. 

      Should always be exact multiple of recordsize

    • B. 

      Need not be exact multiple of recordsize.

    • C. 

      Is always equal to 1

    • D. 

      Is equal to Recordsize * Number of Records in the dataset

  • 9. 
    IEBGENER utility can be used  
    • A. 

      To allocate a PDS

    • B. 

      To delete a PSDS

    • C. 

      To create a PDS

    • D. 

      To copy a PSDS

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements are not true about the TIME parameter in JOB & EXEC statements:  
    • A. 

      Time parameter must be coded for every job

    • B. 

      Time parameter of step overrides that of job

    • C. 

      A time-out abend will occur if job exceeds time specified in Time parameter

    • D. 

      Time is specified in terms of Hours & minutes (Time= (9.30))

  • 11. 
    VSAM files are called _____________.  
    • A. 

      Datasets

    • B. 

      DSCB sets

    • C. 

      Clusters

    • D. 

      KSDS

  • 12. 
    VSAM stores record in the data component in units called _____________.         
    • A. 

      Control intervals

    • B. 

      Control area

    • C. 

      Blocks

    • D. 

      Buffers

  • 13. 
    An ESDS cluster consists of the following components  
    • A. 

      Data component

    • B. 

      Index component

    • C. 

      Both

  • 14. 
    _____________ contains the condition code of the most recently executed IDCAMS command.   .  
    • A. 

      PREVCC

    • B. 

      LASTCC

    • C. 

      MAXCC

    • D. 

      Both- MAXCC & LASTCC

  • 15. 
    The following parameter establishes the relationship between the base cluster and the alternate index.  
    • A. 

      Data

    • B. 

      Volumes

    • C. 

      Name

    • D. 

      Relate

  • 16. 
    The following parameter of the Define cluster command is a positional mandatory parameter  
    • A. 

      Relate

    • B. 

      Upgrade

    • C. 

      Path

  • 17. 
    Which of the following functions are performed by the REPRO command?                                                                                                                                              
    • A. 

      Loads empty VSAM cluster with records

    • B. 

      Creates backup of a VSAM dataset on physical sequential dataset

    • C. 

      Merge data from two VSAM datasets

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    If an AIX has to be build on a cluster then the base cluster has to be defined as  
    • A. 

      Reusable

    • B. 

      Nonreusable

    • C. 

      Upgrade

  • 19. 
    _____________ command is used to ensure the data integrity of the VSAM cluster.  
    • A. 

      Repro

    • B. 

      Alter

    • C. 

      Verify

    • D. 

      None

  • 20. 
     How do you skip a particular step in procedure or job.            
    • A. 

      COND

    • B. 

      SKIP

    • C. 

      IGNORE

    • D. 

      NONE