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iMocha's IMS DB/DC online test is the ideal pre-hire test for recruiters and hiring managers to assess candidates objectively. This test is useful for hiring IMS Mainframe Developers, IMS DB DC Developers, and Technology Analysts. Our test has helped our customers to reduce technical screening time by 80% and increase the interview-to-selection ratio by 62%.

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IMS DB/DC Online Skills Assessment Test

The IMS DB/DC online test helps employers & hiring managers to effectively assess the skills of IMS DB/DC developers before an interview.

IBM Information Management System (IMS) Database is a hierarchical database where data is stored at different levels, and each entity is dependent on higher-level entities. IMS DB/DC helps in improving customer and internal service by providing current and consistent information.

The IMS DB/DC skills test is designed to check the development and programming skills of IMS DB/DC developers per industry standards.

This test on IMS DB & DC Basics is designed by our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to gauge the knowledge of IBM IMS Mainframe developers before hiring. Using powerful reporting, you can have a detailed analysis of the test results to help you make a better hiring decision and predict the candidate's performance.

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Test Summary

The assessment provides adaptable customization, empowering talented professionals to fine-tune the difficulty level by handpicking questions from skill libraries. Additionally, they can seamlessly incorporate other relevant IBM assessments into a consolidated test, aligning them with the specific job role requirements.

The IMS DB/DC knowledge test enables employers and recruiters to evaluate the skills and job readiness of candidates. For this reason, emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience.

The IMS DB/DC assessment test may contain MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQs (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in the Blanks, Whiteboard Questions, Audio / Video Questions, AI-LogicBox (AI-based Pseudo-Coding Platform), Coding Simulators, True or False Questions, etc.

Useful for hiring
  • IMS Mainframe Developer
  • IMS DB DC Developer
  • Technology Analyst
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Error Handling

iMocha's IMS DB/DC online test helps recruiters and hiring managers to evaluate a candidate's understanding of error codes for error handling

Scratch Pad Area

This test assesses a candidate's knowledge of Scratch Pad Area (SPA), which helps to get or put data while working with IMS

Recovery Check Point

This assessment helps to check a candidate's ability to handle data failure by understanding data recovery checkpoints

IMS DC/Processing Methods/Batch Message Processing

This test validates an applicant's understanding of batch message processing, which helps to access the IMS message queue for input and output

IMS DC/MFS Facilities/ Paging

This test evaluates a candidate's knowledge of MFS in IMS, which translates the message and displays it on the terminal

IMS DB/Secondary Indexes

This test evaluates a candidate's understanding of secondary indexes, which provides additional access to the database
Sample Question
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Q 1. James has just written a new program following your advice to use checkpoints but is facing another problem. After issuing a checkpoint, the program seems to "forget" its last position in the database as it restarts from the beginning of the database.

You need to help James understand why this happens. Which of the following does he need to know in order for him to fully understand what is happening in the program?

I. When a checkpoint is issued, all database position is lost
II. IMS sets the position to the start of the database
III. After a checkpoint call, the program needs to reposition itself
IV. This repositioning can be done by issuing a GU Call to the last segment accessed before the checkpoint

II and III
I, II, III, and IV
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You can customize this test by

Setting the difficulty level of the test

Choose easy, medium, or tricky questions from our skill libraries to assess candidates of different experience levels.

Combining multiple skills into one test

Add multiple skills in a single test to create an effective assessment and assess multiple skills together.

Adding your own
questions to the test

Add, edit, or bulk upload your coding, MCQ, and whiteboard questions.

Requesting a tailor-made test

Receive a tailored assessment created by our subject matter experts to ensure adequate screening.