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JCL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
What parameter of the job statement is to limit the CPU time
Question : What parameter of the job statement is used to limit the CPU time consumed by the job?

(1) RUNTIME

(2) TIME

(3) LIMIT

(4 ) EXECMAX

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What is the function of //JCLLIB statement?
Question : What is the function of //JCLLIB statement?

(1) Identifies the source of the JCL commands

(2) Points to the system software library

(3) Marks the beginning of the in-stream JCL

(4) Identifies the libraries that the system will search for include groups or procedures named in EXEC statements

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Must tape dataset definitions include VOL=SER specifications
Question : Must tape dataset definitions include VOL=SER specifications?

(1) Yes

(2) No

(3) Only for uncataloged datasets

(4) Only for cataloged datasets

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How can values be passed from the job stream to an program?
Question : How can values be passed from the job stream to an executable program?

(1) Through the PARM keyword

(2) Through the VALUE parameter

(3) Through the PGM parameter

(4) All of the above

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What is concatenating?
Question : What is concatenating?

(1) Overriding or adding procedures

(2) Logically connecting input datasets

(3) Overriding a called PROC dsname

(4) All of the above

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How can return codes be tested before execution of job step
Question : How can return codes be tested before execution of a job step?

(1) Through the RC keyword

(2) Through the CODE keyword

(3) Through the COND keyword

(4) Through the RETURNCD keyword

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

(1) Identify a library to be searched for programs named in the EXEC statement

(2) Identify a library containing executable job steps

(3) Override the system step library within a job stream

(4) All of the above

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What is the purpose of the DD KEYLEN parameter?
Question : What is the purpose of the ?DD KEYLEN? parameter?

(1) Specify the length of a data set key in bytes

(2) Override the key length of an SMS defined VSAM dataset

(3) Override the key length specified in the dataset label

(4) All of the above

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What DD statement is used to supply the name of a dataset ?
Question : What DD statement is used to supply the name of a dataset ?

(1) Name

(2) Dsname

(3) Label

(4) File

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A DD statement consists of 4 fields. Name them :-
Question : (1) Name, DD, Space, Device

(2) Format, Name, DD, Space

(3) DD, parameter, device, format

(4) Name, DD, parameter, comments

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