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Course Catalog » Assessment Curriculum » Programming Assessment Series

PL/I Basics Assessment

1.5 hours



This assessment measures your general knowledge of basic PL/I programming and processes. It contains 40 questions that will take approximately 90 minutes to complete, with the pass-mark set at 70%.


The assessment is designed for IT staff who work or plan to work with the PL/I programming language in a z/OS environment.


A good general knowledge of PL/I concepts, PL/I programming syntax, and the statements associated with data declarations and program flow.

The following Interskill courses have been used as reference for this assessment:

  • PL/1 Fundamentals and Data Representation
  • PL/1 Accessing Data in Files

Additional on-the-job training in the areas above should also be undertaken to prepare you for scenario based questions that have been included in this assessment.


This assessment covers the following topics:

  • PL/I Syntax
  • Data Declarations
  • Conditions
  • Stream and Record Data Transmission
  • Program Structure
  • Arithmetic and Arithmetic Functions
  • Managing Strings
  • Flow Control

Questions have been created to Enterprise PL/I for z/OS 5.1 level.

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PL/I Basics Assessment

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