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Knowledge of and ability to use the Abend-Aid family of tools to detect, analyze and correct faults in IT applications.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Explains application debugging concepts and principles.

Describes major Abend-Aid functions, features and capabilities.

Describes Abend-Aid hardware, software and licensing requirements.

Discusses where and how to find answers to testing and debugging questions.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Uses Abend-Aid to analyze faults in applications.

Tracks faults and errors related to mainframe applications.

Reads and interprets the real-time and historical reports and graphs produced by Abend-Aid.

Performs hexadecimal arithmetic without a calculator.

Tackles basic faults by using components and facilities of Abend-Aid.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Evaluates the compatibility of the operating system environment and stability of Abend-aid.

Defines and implements procedures to ensure that the same error won't happen again.

Monitor the achievement of service level agreement thresholds in the use of Abend-Aid.

Optimizes Abend-Aid's operational processes to increase productivity.

Shows others how to combine Abend-Aid with other tools for complete problem analysis.

Oversees errors that Abend-Aid will not catch and ensures that they are diagnosed.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs processes for the use of multiple Abend-Aid tools in diverse environments.

Develops Abend-Aid implementation strategies and tradeoffs among other debugging tools, from a technical perspective.

Shows others how to troubleshoot, diagnose and correct complex technical problems.

Reads pure memory dumps and diagnoses errors that are beyond the scope of Abend-Aid.

Makes a valid business case for upgrading to the most current release of Abend-Aid.

Monitors Abend-Aid trends; assesses implications for the in-house production environment.

Interview Questions

  • Explain the key strengths and weaknesses of Abend-Aid versus other debugging tools.
  • How did you use Abend-Aid to avoid the same errors in IT applications from happening repeatedly?
  • How did you combine Abend-Aid with other tools for complete problem analysis?
  • What kinds of problems did you encounter when interpreting the real-time reports produced by Abend-Aid?
  • Tell me about your previous experience in using Abend-Aid tools to detect, analyze and correct faults in IT applications.

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