Mock Test 2 Created On 05-6-2011

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  • 1. 
    Many JCL statements contain specific values designed to direct & control the execution of the statement. What are these fields called ?
    • A. 

      Linkage Variables

    • B. 

      Parameters

    • C. 

      Control Libraries

    • D. 

      Includes

  • 2. 
    When space is allocated for an output dataset, what units can be used?
    • A. 

      Disks

    • B. 

      Megabytes

    • C. 

      Cylinders, Tracks, Blocks

    • D. 

      Bytes

  • 3. 
    What is the format of comment statement ?
    • A. 

      //

    • B. 

      //*

    • C. 

      /*

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    DD statement consists of 4 fields. Name them :-
    • A. 

      Name, DD, Space, Device

    • B. 

      Format, Name, DD, Space

    • C. 

      DD, parameter, device, format

    • D. 

      Name, DD, parameter, comments

  • 5. 
    What DD statement is used to supply the name of a dataset ?
    • A. 

      Name

    • B. 

      Dsname

    • C. 

      Label

    • D. 

      File

  • 6. 
    What is the purpose of the ‘DD KEYLEN’ parameter?
    • A. 

      Specify the length of a data set key in bytes

    • B. 

      Override the key length of an SMS defined VSAM dataset

    • C. 

      Override the key length specified in the dataset label

    • D. 

      All of the above

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

      Identify a library to be searched for programs named in the EXEC statement

    • B. 

      Identify a library containing executable job steps

    • C. 

      Override the system step library within a job stream

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    How can return codes be tested before execution of a job step?
    • A. 

      Through the RC keyword

    • B. 

      Through the CODE keyword

    • C. 

      Through the COND keyword

    • D. 

      Through the RETURNCD keyword

  • 9. 
    What is concatenating?
    • A. 

      Overriding or adding procedures

    • B. 

      Logically connecting input datasets

    • C. 

      Overriding a called PROC dsname

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    How can values be passed from the job stream to an executable program?
    • A. 

      Through the PARM keyword

    • B. 

      Through the VALUE parameter

    • C. 

      Through the PGM parameter

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Must tape dataset definitions include VOL=SER specifications?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Only for uncataloged datasets

    • D. 

      Only for cataloged datasets

  • 12. 
    What is the function of //JCLLIB statement?
    • A. 

      Identifies the source of the JCL commands

    • B. 

      Points to the system software library

    • C. 

      Marks the beginning of the in-stream JCL

    • D. 

      Identifies the libraries that the system will search for include groups or procedures named in EXEC statements

  • 13. 
     What parameter of the job statement is used to limit the CPU time consumed by the job?
    • A. 

      RUNTIME

    • B. 

      TIME

    • C. 

      LIMIT

    • D. 

      EXECMAX

  • 14. 
    What statement marks the beginning of an in-stream or cataloged procedure in JCL and assigns default values to parameters defined in the procedure
    • A. 

      STREAM

    • B. 

      SET

    • C. 

      PROC

    • D. 

      PEND

  • 15. 
    How can a stopped job be started again? - JCL
    • A. 

      Through the RETURN parameter

    • B. 

      Through the STARTUP parameter

    • C. 

      Through the RESTART parameter

    • D. 

      Through the CHECKPNT keyword

  • 16. 
    In order to continue a job after a return code of 12 in step1, what the step2 EXEC statement include?
    • A. 

      CONTINUE

    • B. 

      COND = (12,NE)

    • C. 

      COND = (12,GE)

    • D. 

      COND = (12,EQ)

  • 17. 
    In SMS datasets, what is the function of the ‘DD MGMTCLAS’ keyword?
    • A. 

      Specify a management class for a new dataset

    • B. 

      Lookup a storage profile from the class library

    • C. 

      Begin a storage class definition block

    • D. 

      Alters the default storage profile for the dataset

  • 18. 
    How can the submitting user’s RACF authority be overridden in a job stream?
    • A. 

      Through the USER parameter

    • B. 

      Through the USER and PASSWORD parameter

    • C. 

      By notifying the console operation to override the authority

    • D. 

      Through the RACF parameter

  • 19. 
    What parameters can be used to limit the number of records written to a SYSOUT dataset ?
    • A. 

      LIMIT

    • B. 

      OUTLIM

    • C. 

      SIZE

    • D. 

      MAX

  • 20. 
    What statement can be used to send data to another MVS JES3 node ?
    • A. 

      LINK

    • B. 

      CONNECT

    • C. 

      XMIT

    • D. 

      SEND