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ISPF (z/OS) - TSO/ISPF Concepts Assessment 2.5


1 hour


This assessment measures the student's knowledge of basic TSO and ISPF functionality and tests skills associated with configuring and navigating ISPF.


This assessment is designed for data center or other IT specialist staff who use TSO and ISPF as part of their everyday duties.


A general knowledge covering the accessing of, and communication with TSO and ISPF. Some familiarization with ISPF screens and their purpose is also required.

The following courses have been used as reference for this assessment:

  • ISPF (z/OS) - TSO and ISPF Basics 2.5
  • ISPF (z/OS) - Configuring ISPF for General Use 2.5

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 covers the following topics:

  • TSO access and command syntax
  • ISPF navigation and settings
  • Data sets used by TSO and ISPF
  • General ISPF functionality

Assessment Detail

Questions have been created to z/OS 2.5 level. 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.

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