- 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 and z/OS Fundamentals 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.
The individual will need to answer 36 questions within the allotted 70 minute period. Reference to any related IBM manuals is permitted. The pass mark for this assessment is 70%.
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