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How can unused space allocation be returned to the system
Question : How can unused space allocation be returned to the system when a dataset is closed ?

(1) RETURN

(2) RLSE

(3) CONTIG

(4) CLOSE

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What statement marks the beginning of a job step
Question : What statement marks the beginning of a job step; assigns a name to the step; identifies the program or catalogued or in-stream procedure to be executed in the step ?

(1) START

(2) RUN

(3) EXEC

(4) GO

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When output dataset space is required, what quantity categor
Question : When output dataset space is required, what quantity categories are used ?

(1) Primary, Secondary, Directory

(2) Address, Units, CONTIG or ALS

(3) Displacement and length

(4) Megabytes, Kilobytes and Bytes

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What is the function of a DD statement ?
Question : What is the function of a DD statement ?

(1) Identifies & describes a dataset

(2) Delimits a DO loop

(3) Marks the start of a declarative section

(4) Delimits the start of an inline include section

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How can a job send a status message to a TSO user
Question : How can a job send a status message to a TSO user at the completion of a job ?


(1) STATUS

(2) NOTIFY

(3) ENDMSG

(4) USER

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What is the function of JOB statement in JCL ?
Question : What is the function of JOB statement in JCL ?

(1) Marks the end of a job

(2) Marks the beginning of an instream procedure

(3) Marks the beginning of a job & assigns a name to the job

(4) Assigns an execution priority to a job

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A DD statement has 2 types of parameters. Name them ?
Question : A DD statement has 2 types of parameters. Name them ?

(1) Positional, Keyword

(2) Keyword, Control

(3) Dynamic, Static

(4) Named, Dynamic

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What is the purpose of DD * statement in JCL?
Question : What is the purpose of DD * statement in JCL?

(1) Begins an input data prompt at the system console

(2) Begins an in-stream dataset

(3) Marks the end of a command stream

(4) Includes all datasets within a naming pattern

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How is the record format of an output dataset specified?
Question : How is the record format of an output dataset specified?

(1) RECORG parameter

(2) STORCLAS parameter

(3) RECFM parameter

(4) None of the above

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What is the function of DD DISP parameter?
Question : What is the function of DD DISP parameter?

(1) Tells the system what to do with the dataset following normal termination of the step

(2) Describes the status of the dataset

(3) Tells the system what to do with the dataset following abnormal termination of the step

(4) All of the above

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