Introduction to Enterprise Computing Coursera Quiz Answers

Introduction to Enterprise Computing Week 01 Quiz Answers

Q1. Which of these provides a common set of methods for performing functions which the operating system is going to utilize?

  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Firmware
  • Operating System

Q2. Architecture is comprised of:

  • Hardware and firmware
  • Hardware and operating systems
  • Software and firmware
  • Software and hardware

Q3. What takes source code and compiles it into machine language?

  • Compilers
  • Programming
  • Language code
  • Object code

Q4. Which of the following are examples of application software?

  • Memory components
  • Inventory jobs
  • Operating Systems
  • Program products

Q5. What is the best definition of an address space?

  • Is the actual physical memory
  • Appears to exist as main storage, although most of it is held in secondary storage
  • A map of storage available to applications and users
  • Is addressable data storage not currently in a computer’s main memory

Q6. What term is used when the operating system moves data from auxiliary storage to central storage?

  • Relocating
  • Paging
  • Retrieving
  • Passing

Q7. A processor unit (PU) is an un-characterized processor in a mainframe. Which characterized processor executes commands?

  • SAP (System assistance processor)
  • zIIP (Integrated information processor)
  • zAAP (z Application assist processor)
  • CP (Central processor)

Q8. In TSO/ISPF, what is the name of a data set which contains multiple members, each of which holds a sub-data set?

  • Sequential data set
  • Partitioned data set
  • Sub data set
  • Member data set

Q9. What is the name of software that enables hardware on a mainframe?

  • LMC (Licensed machine code)
  • PR/SM (Processor resource/system manager)
  • LIC (Licensed internal code)
  • PDF (Program development facility)

Q10. What is the status of the management process state when a process is waiting on the processor to handle the request?

  • Holding
  • New
  • Running
  • Ready

Introduction to Enterprise Computing Week 02 Quiz Answers

Q1. Applications running on an operating system through a simplified series of interfaces is referred to as APIs

  • True
  • False

Q2. What is the minimum number of LPARs in a Sysplex?

  • 16
  • 1
  • 2
  • 32

Q3. Which z/OS component manages communications between applications in a Parallel Sysplex?

  • VTAM
  • TCP/IP
  • Cross-system coupling facility
  • Hipersockets

Q4. Which z/OS component is used for managing workload distribution, workload balancing, and distributing resources to competing workloads?

  • Workload manager
  • Resource control
  • Workload distribution
  • Resource balancing

Q5. What’s the most accurate definition of a Network Interface Card (NIC)?

  • A NIC controls the flow of information from the IP to the TCP, over hardware and software.
  • A NIC is a computer hardware component that connects a computer to a network.
  • A NIC moves information directly from the computer to computers on the internet.
  • A NIC comprises of the hardware and software components that connects the RJ-15 cable to the RJ-45

Q6. What does VSAM stand for?

  • Virtual Storage Access Method
  • Virtually Stored Accessories Methodology
  • Virtual Safe Access Method

Q7. Which is the best definition of a console as it pertains to Mainframe?

  • A collection of optional software features, with a web-browser interface, that is used for configuring, managing, and monitoring data-copy functions.
  • A​ screen that resides within the computer.
  • A user interface to a server, for example, the interface provided on a personal computer.

Q8. What’s the best definition of an LDAP?

  • Defines a standard method to access and update information in a directory.
  • A semiconductor chip that displays visible or infrared light when activated.
  • A set of system commands, library routines, and other tools that allow the user to establish and control logical volume storage.

Q9. W​hat does GDPS stand for?

  • Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex
  • Graphic DiPlo Sysplex
  • G​eomegric Duplicity Parallel Sysplex

Introduction to Enterprise Computing Week 03 Quiz Answers

Q1. Which of the following are considered “computer resources”?

  • Channels
  • Storage
  • Data sets
  • All of the above

Q2. Which PCIe hardware component improves security by performing cryptographic functions?

  • Cybersecurity
  • Hardware security module
  • Crypto graphic processor
  • Data-centric security

Q3. Which CNTLUNIT keyword specifies the address or addresses to which the control unit is attached?

  • Link control
  • Link address
  • Link cssid
  • Link director

Q4. Which channel type provides 3270 sessions to serve as a vehicle for an operating system?

  • OSD
  • CFR
  • CFS
  • OSC

Q5. Which of the following IOCP statements are optional?

  • All of these options

Q6. Which statement defines the LPARs and the logical channel subsystems?

  • ID
  • Resource

Q7. The Image activation order is defined in which profile?

  • Image
  • Load
  • Group
  • Reset

Q8. What is the name of the process that loads the IOCDS in HSA?

  • POR
  • CPC
  • Activate
  • IPL

Q9. During an initial program load, what is the name of the device which contains the operating system?

  • CPC
  • DASD

Q10. Where can activation profiles be initiated from?

  • HMC
  • HMC and SE
  • DASD console
  • Operating system console
  • DASD console and Operating system console

Q11. Scenario: The mainframe is powered on and all 85 LPARs are IPL’ed.

Which activation profile, when activated, will crash all 85 LPARs along with their operating systems?

  • Group
  • Load
  • Image
  • Reset

Q12. Which position(s) in the Load Parameter contains the information on what messages are to be displayed during IPL time?

  • 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • 5 and 7
  • 7 and 8
  • 7
  • 6

Q13. What is the name of the process that loads operating system from the SYSRES device and loads it into main storage?  

  • Load
  • IPL
  • POR
  • CPC

Q14. Which file or data set is used during an IPL and contains the hardware and software definitions of the system?

  • IODF
  • IOCP
  • IOSM

Q15. What allows data to be decrypted the moment it is needed?

  • Prevalent encryption
  • Pervading encryption
  • Encryption key
  • Pervasive encryption

Q16. What is another name for asymmetric encryption?

  • Tokenization
  • Mainframe encryption
  • Data security encryption
  • Public key encryption

Q17. What is the name of the high performance cryptographic engine which exists for every IBM Z processor?

  • LDAP
  • HSM
  • PCIe
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