CICS Online Quiz


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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to CICS Framework. You will have to read all the given answers and click over the correct answer. If you are not sure about the answer then you can check the answer using Show Answer button. You can use Next Quiz button to check new set of questions in the quiz.

Questions and Answers

Q 1 - Which component in CICS interfaces with telecommunication access methods such as BTAM, VTAM and TCAM for handling data communication requests from application programs?

A - System Services

B - Data Communication Services

C - Data Handling Services

D - Application Programming Services

Answer : B

Explanation

Data Communication Services interfaces with telecommunication access methods such as BTAM, VTAM and TCAM for handling data communication requests from application programs.

Q 2 - What is the length of transaction identifier in CICS?

A - 1 to 4 characters

B - 1 to 8 characters

C - 1 to 6 characters

D - 1 to 10 characters

Answer : A

Explanation

Transaction identifier which is 1 to 4 character long is used to do the identify the transaction which user want to do.

Q 3 - Which CICS program is used to provide application programs with services like read, insert, update or delete records in a file?

A - Terminal Control Program

B - Task Control Program

C - Program Control Program

D - File Control Program

Answer : D

Explanation

FCP is known as File Control Program. FCP is used to provide application programs with services like read, insert, update or delete records in a file. FCP manages exclusive control over the records in order to maintain data integrity during record updates.

Q 4 - Which command is used to find the explanation and reasons for CICS Abend Codes?

A - CEDF

B - CMAC

C - CESF

D - CEBR

Answer : B

Explanation

CMAC is known as CICS Messages for Abend Codes.

Q 5 - What type of program system sends a message to the screen and waits for the user's response?

A - Non Conversion Programs

B - Conversion Programs

C - Pseudo-conversion Programs

D - None of these

Answer : B

Explanation

In Conversion Programs, the system sends a message to the screen and waits for the user's response. The time taken by user to respond is known as Think Time. This time is considerably high, so this is a major drawback of conversion programs. The user provides the necessary input and presses a AID key

Q 6 - What option to use when we do not know the complete key to read a record in CICS?

A - GENERIC

B - KEYLENGTH

C - SINGLE

D - None of these

Answer : A

Explanation

GENERIC is used when we does not know the complete key value. For example, we want a record whose primary key starts with '10' and the rest of the key can be anything. Although the key length is 3 characters, we are mentioning only 2. It is important to mention the key-length which gives the length for which it needs to do the matching. The first record that satisfies the criteria will get picked up.

Q 7 - What error code you will get for File is not open?

A - AEI0

B - AEIS

C - AEI9

D - APCT

Answer : B

Explanation

File is not open and you are using it then you will get AEIS error cpde.

Q 8 - CICS transaction is a collection of logically related programs in an application. The whole application could be logically divided into several transactions. State whether true or false?

A - False

B - True

Answer : B

Explanation

This is self explanatory.

Q 9 - The TCT defines the characteristics of each terminal with which CICS can communicate. State whether true or false?

A - False

B - True

Answer : B

Explanation

This is self explanatory.

Q 10 - What error code you will get if specified map is not found?

A - ABM0

B - AICA

C - ASRA

D - None of these

Answer : A

Explanation

When specified map is not found, you will get ABM0 error code.


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