Twenty years ago these are the kind of things you had to know to work on the old AS400 systems. I found these on an old dusty corner of my homeserver. Enjoy the trip down memory lane or to use old RPG lingo AS400NERD CABEQ ‘1’ START
What is the Configuration of the AS/400 system on which you have worked?
System E35(Model 9406), 24MB main memory, 3.2GB of HD and supports 49 terminals (7 Port).
How many terminals can be connected to a port?
What do the terms CUA and SAA stand for?
Common User Access Systems Application Architecture
What are the communication protocols supported by AS/400?
What are the different ways of connecting a terminal to a system?
Twinnax, Workstation, ASCII and OS/2 Workstation.
Why AS/400 is called an Object Oriented Machine?
Everything on the AS/400 system that can be stored or retrieved is contained in an Object. Object exist to make users independent of the implementation techniques used in the machine.
What is SAA ?
Systems Application Architecture (SAA) is a collection of selected software Interfaces, Conventions and Protocols that will provide a consistent framework
across the System/370, AS/400 and PS/2.
What are the different AS/400 rack models supplied by IBM?
9402, 9404 and 9406.
What are the different high-level languages available on AS/400?
RPG/400, CL/400, BASIC, PL/1, C/400, PASCAL, FORTRAN/400 and RM/COBOL-85, COBOL/400 etc..
What are all the IBM Mid range machines prior to AS/400?
S/38, S/36, S/34, S/32 &S/3.
What is the Operating System on AS/400?
What are office tasks available on AS/400?
Office Vision/400 & PC Support/400.
What are the graphic utilities available on AS/400?
BGU & GDDM.
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