Mainframe Assessment Test

The Mainframe Assessment Test evaluates candidates' proficiency in mainframe computing technologies, including hardware, software, and related skills. It assesses their knowledge in areas such as mainframe architecture, COBOL programming, JCL (Job Control Language), VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method), CICS (Customer Information Control System), DB2, and mainframe tools and utilities. This assessment covers topics like batch processing, online transaction processing (OLTP), data management, mainframe security, debugging techniques, and mainframe performance tuning. It identifies candidates who are capable of effectively working with mainframe systems and applications, maintaining mainframe infrastructure, and developing mainframe software solutions.

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Test Duration

30, 45, 60, 90, 120 Mins (Customizable)

Question Type

Projects, Programming, MCQs and 10 others

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Over 200K+ unique questions covering 2000+ skills.

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About Mainframe Assessment Test

A Mainframe Assessment Test evaluates candidates for their proficiency in working with mainframe systems, which are large-scale computers primarily used by organizations for critical business applications and data processing. Mainframes are known for their reliability, security, and processing power, making them essential in industries such as finance, healthcare, and government.

A Mainframe Assessment Test evaluates candidates for:

  1. Mainframe Basics: Understanding of mainframe architecture, components (CPU, memory, storage), operating systems (IBM z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE), and subsystems (CICS, IMS, DB2).
  2. COBOL Programming: Proficiency in COBOL programming language for developing and maintaining mainframe applications, including file handling, data manipulation, and batch processing.
  3. JCL (Job Control Language): Knowledge of JCL syntax and usage for submitting and managing batch jobs, executing programs, defining job steps, and specifying job parameters.
  4. VSAM (Virtual Storage Access Method): Working with VSAM files and datasets in mainframe environments for data organization, access methods, record handling, and file management.
  5. DB2 Database: Understanding DB2 database concepts, SQL querying, data definition (DDL), data manipulation (DML), database administration, performance tuning, and optimization.
  6. CICS (Customer Information Control System): Developing CICS applications for online transaction processing (OLTP), screen-based user interfaces, program communication, transaction management, and resource handling.
  7. IMS (Information Management System): Working with IMS database and transaction management system for hierarchical data storage, data integrity, data retrieval, and application development.
  8. Mainframe Tools: Proficiency in using mainframe tools and utilities such as TSO/ISPF, SDSF, File-AID, QMF, SPUFI, JES2/JES3, IDCAMS, SORT, and IDCAMS for job management, dataset manipulation, debugging, and system administration.
  9. Batch Processing: Designing, debugging, and executing batch jobs in mainframe environments using job control languages (JCL), job schedulers (CA-7, Control-M), and batch processing tools.
  10. Mainframe Security: Understanding mainframe security principles, RACF (Resource Access Control Facility), SAF (System Authorization Facility), encryption, access control, auditing, and compliance with security policies.
  11. Data Compression and Storage: Implementing data compression techniques (DFSORT, IDCAMS) and managing storage resources (DASD, tape) efficiently in mainframe systems.
  12. Job Monitoring and Performance Analysis: Monitoring job executions, analyzing system performance metrics (CPU usage, I/O throughput, response times), identifying bottlenecks, and optimizing job performance.
  13. Mainframe Networking: Understanding mainframe networking protocols (TCP/IP, SNA), connectivity options, data communication, network configurations, and integration with distributed systems.
  14. Mainframe Development Lifecycle: Familiarity with mainframe development lifecycle processes, version control (Endevor, Changeman), testing methodologies, code promotion, and release management.
  15. Mainframe Modernization: Knowledge of mainframe modernization approaches, tools, and techniques such as migration to cloud platforms, integration with web services, legacy system integration, and application reengineering.
  16. Problem Diagnosis and Troubleshooting: Identifying and resolving mainframe system issues, program errors, abends (abnormal ends), system crashes, memory leaks, and performance problems.
  17. Documentation and Compliance: Creating technical documentation, design specifications, user manuals, and compliance documentation for mainframe applications, processes, and systems.

Overall, our Mainframe Assessment Test evaluates candidates' knowledge, skills, and experience in mainframe development, programming, administration, data management, security, networking, performance tuning, and system maintenance, providing valuable insights into their capabilities as mainframe professionals.

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Harvey F.
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Ganesh Kuppuswamy
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"Superefficient"

With WeCP, our technical hiring is now efficient, saving our managers from wasting time on.

Erich Raldmann
jhon carter avatar image
“Narrowed to best talent”

Amazing software for improving quality of hire. Helped us in a big way.

Kashi
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The full-stack project and coding labs are so helpful for assigning tasks to learners.

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