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  • 1. 

    Valid scroll values are   a) Data b) Page c) Csr d) Half

    • A.

      A & b alone

    • B.

      A

    • C.

      A , b & c

    • D.

      A,b,c & d

    Correct Answer
    D. A,b,c & d
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a,b,c & d. This means that all the options a, b, c, and d are valid scroll values. The question is asking which scroll values are valid, and the correct answer states that all of them are valid.

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  • 2. 

    ISPF is __________ interface

    • A.

      MENU DRIVEN

    • B.

      COMMAND DRIVEN

    • C.

      LINE MODE

    • D.

      COMMAND MODE

    Correct Answer
    A. MENU DRIVEN
    Explanation
    ISPF stands for Interactive System Productivity Facility, which is a software utility used in mainframe computers. It provides a user-friendly interface for interacting with the mainframe system. The correct answer, "MENU DRIVEN," indicates that ISPF uses a menu-based interface, where users can navigate through various options and select the desired actions from a list of choices presented in menus. This allows users to easily access and execute different functions without the need to remember specific commands or syntax.

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  • 3. 

    The command FIND P'$' does

    • A.

      Find special character

    • B.

      Find numeric character

    • C.

      Find all character

    • D.

      Find $

    Correct Answer
    A. Find special character
    Explanation
    The command FIND P'$' is used to find special characters.

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  • 4. 

    Secondary Extent is allocated when the dataset is allocated

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Secondary extent is not allocated when the dataset is allocated. In mainframe systems, primary extent is allocated when a dataset is created, and additional secondary extents are allocated only when the primary extent is filled. This allows for efficient use of storage space, as secondary extents are only allocated as needed. Therefore, the given statement is false.

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  • 5. 

    The OWNER column in the ST screen indicates

    • A.

      User id who has run the job

    • B.

      User id who has written the job

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. User id who has run the job
    Explanation
    The OWNER column in the ST screen indicates the user id who has run the job. This means that the user identified in the OWNER column is the one responsible for initiating and executing the job. The owner may not necessarily be the one who has written the job, as it could have been created by someone else but executed by the owner.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the text handling command and its corresponding functionis incorrect  ?

    • A.

      UC –to change text from lower case to upper case

    • B.

      TE-To format the screen for power typing one or more text paragraphs

    • C.

      TI-to split a text line at the cursor to allow insertion

    • D.

      TF-to flow text to the end of the paragraph

    Correct Answer
    C. TI-to split a text line at the cursor to allow insertion
    Explanation
    The command "TI-to split a text line at the cursor to allow insertion" is incorrect because the correct command for splitting a text line at the cursor to allow insertion is "TS" and not "TI".

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  • 7. 

    .....................is the name of the program that is executed to create a TSO environment.

    • A.

      IKJEFT01

    • B.

      ISPF

    • C.

      IEBGENER

    • D.

      IJKEFT

    Correct Answer
    A. IKJEFT01
    Explanation
    IKJEFT01 is the correct answer because it is the name of the program that is commonly used to execute TSO (Time Sharing Option) commands and create a TSO environment. TSO is an interactive time-sharing operating system used on IBM mainframe computers. IKJEFT01 is responsible for initializing the TSO environment and providing a command prompt where users can enter TSO commands to interact with the system.

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  • 8. 

    SET DISPLAY is used for show setting for -----,-------- and ------?

    • A.

      HOLD

    • B.

      PREFIX

    • C.

      DEST

    • D.

      FIND

    • E.

      SORT

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. PREFIX
    C. DEST
    E. SORT
    Explanation
    The SET DISPLAY command is used to show the settings for the PREFIX, DEST, and SORT options.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is related to word comparison?

    • A.

      MC

    • B.

      DC

    • C.

      IM

    • D.

      IC

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. MC
    B. DC
    D. IC
    Explanation
    MC, DC, and IC are all abbreviations related to word comparison. It is likely that each abbreviation represents a different method or approach to comparing words. Without further context, it is difficult to determine the specific meaning of each abbreviation. However, it can be inferred that these abbreviations are commonly used in the field of linguistics or computational linguistics to refer to different techniques or algorithms for comparing words.

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  • 10. 

    CMPCOLM 30:60,75                                                            

    • A.

      Compares columns 30 through 60 and column 75 in both data sets

    • B.

      Compares columns 30 through 60 and column 75 in new data set

    • C.

      Compares columns 30 through 60 and column 75 in old data set

    • D.

      Compares columns 30 through 60 in new dataset and column 75 in old data set

    Correct Answer
    A. Compares columns 30 through 60 and column 75 in both data sets
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Compares columns 30 through 60 and column 75 in both data sets" because the given statement clearly states that the comparison is being made in both data sets.

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  • 11. 

    Unexclude a data set:....

    • A.

      Ux

    • B.

      Xn

    • C.

      Nx

    • D.

      Un

    Correct Answer
    C. Nx
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nx" because it is the only option that starts with the letter "N" and is a valid term in the context of unexcluding a data set. The other options do not make sense in this context.

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  • 12. 

    C ALL 1 60 P ’=’ “  “

    • A.

      Change all special characters in 1 60 to blank

    • B.

      Change all special characters in 1 60 to NULL

    • C.

      Change all characters in 1 60 to NULL

    • D.

      Change all characters in 1 60 to BLANK

    Correct Answer
    D. Change all characters in 1 60 to BLANK
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Change all characters in 1 60 to BLANK". This is because the given code "’=’ “  “" represents a blank space and the instruction is to change all characters in the range 1 to 60 to this blank space.

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  • 13. 

    Commands in primary option menu of SDSF a) DA b) END c) HO

    • A.

      A b and c

    • B.

      A and b

    • C.

      A and c

    • D.

      B and c

    Correct Answer
    B. A and b
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a and b". This means that the primary option menu in SDSF includes the commands "DA" and "END". These commands are used for different purposes in SDSF. "DA" stands for Display Active and is used to display the status of active jobs and tasks. "END" is used to end a job or task. Therefore, both "DA" and "END" are included in the primary option menu of SDSF.

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  • 14. 

    SuperC compare is an extended compare utility

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    SuperC compare is not an extended compare utility.

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  • 15. 

    What is the total number of secondary extents available per data set

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    D. 16
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 16. This means that there are a total of 16 secondary extents available per data set. Secondary extents are additional storage space allocated to a data set when the primary extent is full. Having a larger number of secondary extents allows for more data to be stored in the data set.

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  • 16. 

    The value to be given in DIRECTORY BLOCKS to create a PS is

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      Greater than 1

    Correct Answer
    A. 0
    Explanation
    The value to be given in DIRECTORY BLOCKS to create a PS is 0. This means that no directory blocks are needed to create a PS. This could be because the PS does not require any separate directory structure to organize its files, or it may use a different method to manage its files without the need for directory blocks.

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  • 17. 

    If autosave is on ,changes are made to a dataset but not explicitly saved and exited,  then the changes are not saved.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If autosave is on and changes are made to a dataset but not explicitly saved and exited, then the changes are automatically saved. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 18. 

    A PS file can be compressed

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A PS file, also known as a PostScript file, is a type of file format used for printing and document exchange. PS files are already compressed by default, using a compression algorithm called LZW (Lempel-Ziv-Welch). Therefore, it is not necessary to compress a PS file further. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 19. 

    The FLIP command is used to

    • A.

      Revert the excluded and unexcluded lines

    • B.

      Exclude all the lines

    • C.

      Unexclude all the lines

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Revert the excluded and unexcluded lines
    Explanation
    The FLIP command is used to revert the excluded and unexcluded lines. This means that it allows the user to switch between displaying the lines that have been excluded and displaying the lines that have been unexcluded. It provides a way to toggle the visibility of these lines, making it easier to analyze and manipulate the data.

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  • 20. 

    All the rexx commands & tso commands can be executed in _____ option of ISPF primary menu screen

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
    Explanation
    All the rexx commands & tso commands can be executed in option 6 of the ISPF primary menu screen. This option is typically labeled as "Command" or "Command Shell" and allows users to enter and execute various commands directly. It provides a command-line interface where users can interact with the system and perform tasks using rexx and tso commands.

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  • 21. 

    In the utility option,option 14 refers to

    • A.

      SuperC

    • B.

      SuperCE

    • C.

      SearchFor

    • D.

      SearchForE

    Correct Answer
    C. SearchFor
  • 22. 

    The possible editing options available in SuperC

    • A.

      View

    • B.

      Browse

    • C.

      Edit

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. View
    B. Browse
    Explanation
    In SuperC, the possible editing options available are "view" and "browse". These options allow the user to view and browse through the content without making any edits. The "view" option allows the user to simply view the content, while the "browse" option allows the user to navigate through the content and explore different sections. These options are useful when the user wants to review the content or gather information without making any changes to the original document.

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  • 23. 

    Changes can be made to a PS/PDS member when opened in browse mode

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Changes cannot be made to a PS/PDS member when opened in browse mode. Browse mode is a read-only mode that allows users to view the content of a member without making any modifications. To make changes to a member, it needs to be opened in edit mode. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 24. 

    In the PREFIX command of ST panel If it was coded as TCOM069

    • A.

      It displays only one job that starts with TCOM069

    • B.

      It displays all jobs that starts with TCOM069

    • C.

      It displays the job with the name TCOM069

    • D.

      It displays all the jobs

    Correct Answer
    C. It displays the job with the name TCOM069
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "it displays the job with the name TCOM069". This is because the PREFIX command in the ST panel is used to filter and display only the job with the specified name.

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  • 25. 

    When files are transferred between pc to mainframe using emulator , pc data is converted

    • A.

      From ASCII to EBCDIC

    • B.

      EDCDIC

    • C.

      From byte format to block format

    • D.

      From EBCDIC to ASCII

    Correct Answer
    A. From ASCII to EBCDIC
    Explanation
    When files are transferred between a PC and a mainframe using an emulator, the data from the PC, which is typically in ASCII format, needs to be converted to EBCDIC format, which is the character encoding used by mainframes. This conversion ensures that the data can be properly understood and processed by the mainframe system.

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  • 26. 

    MVS does not provide address space for user

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    MVS does provide address space for user.

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  • 27. 

    SELECT PROG1,NEWPROG2:OLDPROG2,PROG3 which of the following was true?

    • A.

      Compares PROG1 of new dataset with PROG1 of new dataset

    • B.

      Compares PROG1 of new dataset with PROG1 of old dataset

    • C.

      Compares PROG1 of old dataset with PROG1 of old dataset

    • D.

      Compares PROG3 of new dataset with PROG3 of new dataset

    Correct Answer
    B. Compares PROG1 of new dataset with PROG1 of old dataset
    Explanation
    The given query is comparing the value of PROG1 in the new dataset with the value of PROG1 in the old dataset. This can be inferred from the syntax "NEWPROG2:OLDPROG2" which indicates that the value of PROG2 in the new dataset is being compared with the value of PROG2 in the old dataset. Therefore, the correct answer is "compares PROG1 of new dataset with PROG1 of old dataset".

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  • 28. 

    The default comparison done thru option 3.12 does the comparison of the cols up to

    • A.

      1:72

    • B.

      1:80

    • C.

      7:72

    • D.

      7:78

    Correct Answer
    A. 1:72
    Explanation
    The default comparison done through option 3.12 compares the columns up to 1:72.

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  • 29. 

    What is the command to see what is the MAINFRAME USERID?

    • A.

      I

    • B.

      TSO

    • C.

      WHO

    • D.

      WHOM

    Correct Answer
    C. WHO
    Explanation
    The command "WHO" is used to see the MAINFRAME USERID. This command displays the user ID of the currently logged in user on the mainframe system.

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  • 30. 

    What is the process option to be given to exclude cobol comment lines during SuperCE?

    • A.

      EXCLUDE

    • B.

      DPLINE

    • C.

      DPCBCMT

    • D.

      DPPSCMT

    Correct Answer
    C. DPCBCMT
    Explanation
    The correct answer is DPCBCMT. In SuperCE, DPCBCMT is the process option that can be used to exclude COBOL comment lines. This option allows users to filter out any lines in the input file that are identified as COBOL comment lines, ensuring that only the desired lines are processed.

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