C9050-548 IBM Certified System Programmer – IBM IMS

Number of questions: 63
Number of questions to pass: 44
Time allowed: 90 mins
Status: Live

This certification exam certifies that the successful candidate has important knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to describe the architecture and administer the processes required to plan, install, manage, tune and secure an IMS environment.

Section 1 – Architecture 9.5%
Demonstrate an understanding of multiple address space architecture
Demonstrate an understanding of the differenty types of control region
Demonstrate an understanding of z/OS environment

Section 2 – Installation and Configuration 30%
Demonstrate an understanding of system definitions
Demonstrate an understanding of SMP
Demonstrate an understanding of IMS SYSGEN process
Demonstrate an understanding of dynamic resource definition (DRD)
Demonstrate an understanding of online change process
Demonstrate an understanding of z/OS preparation
Demonstrate an understanding of base primitive environment (BPE)
Demonstrate an understanding of creation of common service layer (CSL) address spaces
Demonstrate an understanding of CICS
Demonstrate an understanding of configuration of application program regions
Demonstrate an understanding of WLM
Demonstrate an understanding of DB2 Attach
Demonstrate an understanding of user exits

Section 3 – Connectivity and Networking 14.5%
Demonstrate an understanding of VTAM/SNA
Demonstrate an understanding of intersystem connections (ISC, MSC)
Demonstrate an understanding of TM
Demonstrate an understanding of extended recovery facility
Demonstrate an understanding of OTMA
Demonstrate an understanding of IMS connect (ICON)
Demonstrate an understanding of ODBA

Section 4 – Utilities 9.5%
Demonstrate an understanding of log utilities
Demonstrate an understanding of IMS monitor
Demonstrate an understanding of DBD, PSB, ACB Gen
Demonstrate an understanding of MFS utilities
Demonstrate an understanding of performance utilities
Demonstrate an understanding of backup and recovery utilities

Section 5 – Security 9.5%
Demonstrate an understanding of RACF and the interface (SAF)
Demonstrate an understanding of SSL
Demonstrate an understanding of dependant region security Demonstrate an understanding of terminal security
Demonstrate an understanding of transaction security
Demonstrate an understanding of command security

Section 6 – Operations and Commands 9.5%
Demonstrate an understanding of dynamic resource definition
Demonstrate an understanding of IMS environment restart (failover/restart system/cold start)
Demonstrate an understanding of starting and stopping IMS environments
Demonstrate an understanding of IMS resources
Demonstrate an understanding of replication
Demonstrate an understanding of type1 and type2 commands

Section 7 – sysplex 9.5%
Demonstrate an understanding of shared queues
Demonstrate an understanding of CSL, RM, and OM
Demonstrate an understanding of how to set up a coupling facility structure of IMS
Demonstrate an understanding of IMS restart/recovery in a sysplex environment
Demonstrate an understanding of issuing operating commands in a sysplex environment

Section 8 – Troubleshooting 8%
Demonstrate an understanding of capturing appropriate diagnostic information
How to capture dumps and traces
How to capture dumps and traces
Demonstrate an understanding of what traces should be running
Demonstrate an understanding of RRS trace
Demonstrate an understanding of ability to search for known problems using IBM knowledge databases

The sample test is designed to give the candidate an idea of the content and format of the questions that will be on the certification exam. Performance on the sample test is NOT an indicator of performance on the certification exam. This should not be considered an assessment too

Courses and publications are offered to help you prepare for the certification tests. The courses are recommended, but not required, before taking a certification test.
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IMS InfoCenter
Welcome to the IBM® Information Management Software for z/OS® Solutions Information Center, where you can find all the information that you need to install, configure, maintain, and use the following IBM products for managing your information on z/OS: DB2® for z/OS, IBM DB2 Tools, DB2 QMF™, IMS™, IBM IMS Tools, IMS Enterprise Suite, InfoSphere™ IMS Replication for z/OS, InfoSphere Warehouse, InfoSphere Replication Server for z/OS, and InfoSphere Data Event Publisher for z/OS.

Overview
Please note the certification is withdrawing on Sep 30, 2017

PartnerWorld Code: 08005101
Replaces PW Code: 08005100

Status: Live
This certification exam certifies that the successful candidate has important knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to describe the architecture and administer the processes required to plan, install, manage, tune and secure an IMS environment.


QUESTION: No : 1
How can you verify that a DB2 installation was successful?

A. Verification is performed by running the VERIFY INSTALL command.
B. Verification is completed by the DBA using the database verification toolkit.
C. Verification is automatically performed by the AUTQ_CONFIGURE feature.
D. Verification can be done by successfully creating a SAMPLE database and running SQL commands to
retrieve sample data.

Answer: D


QUESTION: No : 2
What does the table partitioning feature in DB2 allow you to do?

A. Table partitioning allows you to make smaller tables automatically from large tables, therebyincreasing
the performance of your DB2 database.
B. Table partitioning allows you to create very large tables that are divided across multiplestorage objects
and attach/detach large quantities of data quickly.
C. Table partitioning allows you to create result set tables from a join query, which automaticallysplits the
data into smaller chucks, thereby increasing the performance of your DB2 database.
D. Table partitioning is not a feature in DB2.

Answer: B


QUESTION: No : 3
Which of the following is required when implementing the IMS Data Capture Exit?

A. Modify PSBs.
B. Modify DBDs.
C. Change online and batch applications.
D. Start an MVS address space to catch the changes.

Answer: B


QUESTION: No : 4
What is the purpose of the XQuery builder tool included in DB2?

A. The XQuery builder tool allows you to query and retrieve data from external XML documents.
B. The XQuery builder tool builds well-formed XML documents that can be stored in a hierarchical form
within columns of a table.
C. The XQuery builder tool allows you to create queries against XML data.
D. The XQuery builder tool does not exist in DB2.

Answer: C


QUESTION: No : 5
What is the output of the Call Image Capture utility (DFSDLTRO)?

A. Trace of module entry/exit during call.
B. Database records retrieved by the program.
C. DFSDDLT0 control statements written to the log.
D. Call counts by type written in x’45’ statistics log records.

Answer: C

 

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