- 2 hours
This assessment measures your general knowledge of the IBM z/OS hardware and software environment.
The assessment is designed for IT staff who work with z/OS or the mainframe, and those preparing to take the IBM System z Entry Level for z/OS System Programmer Mastery Test.
A good knowledge of the various hardware and software used within the mainframe environment. A familiarization with TSO and ISPF is required including how data is accessed and manipulated using these products. An understanding of the types of data sets used in a mainframe environment is required along with how they are processed in a JES batch environment using JCL and SDSF.
This assessment covers the following topics:
- Mainframe Hardware and Operating System Software
- Online and Batch Workloads
- TSO, ISPF, and z/OS UNIX Mainframe Interfaces
- Using JCL, JES, and SDSF to Submit, Process, and Monitor Batch Jobs