VSAM MCQ Quiz With Answers

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Do you understand all concepts of VSAM well? To see if you know everything or not, take this VSAM Quiz. VSAM is basically the Virtual Storage Access Method which is widely used for high performance of the mainframe data. This is the quiz mainly for Mainframe and CICS professionals. Here, you can test your knowledge as well as enhance it by learning new things. All the best for a perfect score on this quiz! Do not forget to share the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the Record format for VSAM file?
    • A. 

      VB

    • B. 

      FBA

    • C. 

      FB

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    RLS stands for Record Level Sharing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Can we Query on VSAM file like DB2?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      VSAM is not RDBMS

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    VSAM has four file types KSDS, RRDS, ESDS, and LDS. Out of that, which one is being used, DB2 underlying tables?
    • A. 

      RRDS

    • B. 

      KSDS

    • C. 

      LDS

    • D. 

      ESDS

  • 5. 
    Which command do we use to see the VSAM file in CICS?
    • A. 

      CEBR

    • B. 

      CEMT I

    • C. 

      CEDA

    • D. 

      None

  • 6. 
    Broadly how many parts of a VSAM data set can be classified?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      None

  • 7. 
    KSDS Load process is carried with Sequential access instead of Direct access.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    ESDS records can not be deleted. How can this be done by the programmer when logic wants to delete a record?
    • A. 

      Programmer helpless

    • B. 

      Can delete a record.Only flag sets as inactive record

    • C. 

      None

  • 9. 
    In ESDS, the first record RBA is '0'. The record length is '80' bytes. So what is RBA for 2nd record?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      None

  • 10. 
    For the RRDS cluster, what is the keyword we define in the IDCAMS DEFINE command?
  • 11. 
    One difference between KSDS and (RRDS, ESDS, LDS). KSDS= Contains both RDF/CIDF RRDS,ESDS,LDS=All are data components
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Is DITTO one of the tools used to work with VSAM files?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      I never heard

    • D. 

      None

  • 13. 
    HFS- Hierarchical file system on Unix. ZFS-Z series file system on Unix Both are ESDS VSAM files. But ZFS files have metadata log. So when a disaster occurs, ZFS files are recoverable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Can VSAM files be accessed by both Batch and CICS?
    • A. 

      Yes in CICS transaction server

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      I never heard

    • D. 

      None

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