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z/OS Concepts


1 hour


A good general knowledge of z/OS terminology, system hardware and software components, and data processing concepts. The following courses have been used as reference for this assessment:

  • z/OS Concepts and Components
  • z/OS Architecture
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 responsible for the operation and monitoring of the z/OS system, or other IT specialists that are required to have a solid understanding of the z/OS environment.


This assessment covers the following topics:

  • z/OS terminology
  • Function of z/OS system hardware components and how they are integrated with each other
  • z/OS data processing concepts

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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