Quiz Answer

Mainframe management All-in-one-guide quiz answers

1. According to Wayne Kernochan, Infostructure Associates recommends implementing web services in what order in a typical n-tier application?

c. The interface to the database is Web-servicized first, then the server/business-logic side of the application, then the client/presentation side.

Source articles:
Web services development needs the mainframe

2. Wayne Kernochan describes the IBM Federated Records Management as "the most outstanding business-compliance offering for System z9." What does this tool do?

a. It allows users to manage records throughout their lifecycle without moving them from their existing content stores.

Source articles:
IBM system z9 and business compliance

How do local identity, SSO and federated identity management models differ?

3. SOLA, or service-oriented legacy architecture, is a product that does what?

a. It enables mainframes to expose and consume Web services from CICS applications.

Source articles:
Bringing the mainframe into the SOA fold

SOLA update gives COBOL apps more Web services features

4. With the IBM's smaller z9 business class mainframe, customers have the option to install specialized processors that are designed for specific workloads. Which of the following accurately is an accurate pairing of processor and task?

b. zIIP for database applicatons

Source articles:
University uses smaller mainframe to ease bogged down enrollment system

Defining the mainframe's role in next-gen application workloads

5. According to Gartner conference attendees, what is the major inhibitor to mainframe growth?

a. third-party software costs

Source articles:
Third-party software costs killing mainframe growth

6. Chiphopper is IBM's service that helps independent software vendors test, port and support their existing x86-based Linux applications across IBM systems. What is the base price for this service?

a. It's free – IBM will benefit from this service in other ways.

Source articles:
IBM offers a free server "hop" for Linux apps

7. True/False: According to Ken Milberg, Linux has been running on IBM mainframes for years, but IBM's push on the POWER5 series targets the midrange and makes available on Linux nearly all of the Advanced Power Virtualization (APV) tools from its proprietary Unix.

a. true

Source articles:
Linux on POWER5 architecture

8. Analyst Joe Clabby sites what doesn't agree with the predictions informing Gartner's recommendation to migrate off of the mainframe to "more modern applications." What findings are Mr. Clabby's findings?

a. None of the above.

Source articles:
Is there a mainframe skills shortage?

9. What security model allows a user to log on to different systems across different domains?

a. Federated identity management

Source articles:
How do local identity, SSO and federated identity management models differ?

10. True/false: According to CA's senior marketing manager for identity and access management products Matthew Gardiner, security silos are at risk of being reestablished and reinvigorated with the steady uptake of XML-based Web services and SOA architectures.

a. true

Source articles:
SOA security: Don't forget identity and access management

This was first published in April 2007

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