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JCL Concepts


1 hour


A good general knowledge of JCL and input and output data set requirements. The following Interskill courses have been used as reference for this assessment:

  • JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL
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 is designed for data center staff that require a basic understanding of the function of JCL and how it is created and invoked.


This assessment covers the following topics:

  • Basic use of JCL
  • Commonly used JCL statements
  • Creating and storing JCL
  • Data set types.

Assessment Detail

The types of questions in this assessment are mainly simulation, multiple choice, drag and drop, and true or false. The questions displayed are different for every examinee because a number of core questions are always selected along with a number that are taken from a pool. All questions are then randomized to produce your customized assessment.

No internal or external manuals or references can be used during this assessment.

Pass Mark

The pass mark for this assessment is 70%.

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