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Following quiz provides Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to JCL 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

Answer : A

Explanation

Specifies the information required for SPOOLing of the job such as job id, priority of execution, user-id to be notified upon completion of the job.

Q 3 - Which of the parameters can be coded on both JOB and EXEC?

A - TIME

B - COND

C - ACCT

D - All of these

Answer : D

Explanation

All these parameters can be coded on JOB as well as EXEC. Some other examples are REGION & ADDRSPC

Q 4 - What will happen to Step2 if Step1 abend with some error?

//TXXXXXX JOB (XXXXX), ’XXXX’
//STEP1 EXEC PGM = PR1
//STEP2 EXEC PGM = PR2, COND = EVEN

A - Step2 will be bypassed

B - Step2 will be executed

C - None of these

Answer : B

Explanation

Step2 will be executed as we have coded EVEN which means this step will be executed even if all other steps abends or not. If you will code EVEN then step will be executed irrespective of results from other steps.

Answer : A

Explanation

The SPACE parameter specifies the space required for the dataset in the DASD (Direct Access Storage Disk). Syntax : SPACE=(spcunits, (pri, sec, dir), RLSE)

Q 6 - Which utility is used to create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets (other than PDS) and usually used to manage VSAM datasets?

A - IEBGENER

B - IEBCOPY

C - IEBCOMPR

D - IDCAMS

Answer : D

Explanation

IDCAMS is used to create, delete, rename, catalog, uncatalog datasets (other than PDS) and usually used to manage VSAM datasets.

Q 7 - The GDG versions can have same or different DCB parameters. An initial model DCB can be defined to be used by all versions, but it can be overridden when creating new versions. State whether true or false?

A - False

B - True

Answer : B

Explanation

This is self explanatory.

Q 8 - Can a Catalogued procedure call an In-stream procedure?

A - No

B - Yes

Answer : B

Explanation

Yes, a catalog procedure can call a in-stream procedure.

Q 9 - In order to execute step2 a job after a return code of 8 in step1, what condition you will code in step2?

A - COND=(12,GT,STEP1)

B - COND=(12,LT,STEP1)

C - COND=(8,EQ,STEP1)

D - RESTART

Answer : B

Explanation

COND=(12,LT,STEP1), it will read the condition as 12 less than 8, which is false, so this step will be executed.

Q 10 - What units are used for allocation of output dataset?

A - KB

B - Bytes

C - Cylinders, Tracks & Blocks

D - MB

Answer : C

Explanation

In mainframes, we use cylinders, tracks and blocks for allocation of datasets.


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