Professional IT Skills Assessments

These tests are tailor made for IT support functions or technology service providers, assessing ability across professional skillsets such as Java 6, Technical Support and Technical Help Desk, Data Warehousing, Windows Server 2008 and Software Quality Assurance.

Time

Varies per test

acceditation

No formal training required however a knowledge of assessments is beneficial

target group

Experienced IT candidates

high quality

Conforms to BPS and American Psychological Association guidelines

These online assessments quickly and accurately assess a candidates technical ability via our online assessment platform. These assessments, many of which are adaptive, provide the candidate with a variety of questions and problems to which the the candidate must demonstrate the correct response. 

 

NameProduct Description
.NET Framework 3.5The .NET Framework 3.5 assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of .NET environment. Designed for experienced users, this test covers the following topics: .NET Architectural Overview, .NET Framework Class Library, .NET Metadata and Windows Workflow Foundation, .NET Programming, Assemblies, CLS, CTS and LINQ, Common Language Runtime (CLR), Data Service Components, and Presentation Layer.
ASP.NET 2.0The ASP.NET 2.0 assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of programming in the .NET environment. Designed for experienced developers this test includes the following topics: .Net Framework, Architecture, Data Integration, Events, Troubleshooting, Web Applications, Web Controls, Web Forms, and Web Services.
CThe C assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of programming in the C language. It focuses on the most commonly used skills required to proficiently program using the C language. It is designed for experienced programmers and focuses on the following topics: Arrays, Basics, C Expressions, Functions, Input/Output, Pointers, Program Statements, and Strings.
C# 3.0The C# 3.0 test measures the candidate’s knowledge of programming in the .NET environment using C# 3.0. Designed for experienced programmers, this test includes the following topics: Arrays and Collections, Class Members, Delegates and Events, Exception Handling, Expressions, Grammar and Logic, Reference and Value Types, and Unmanaged and Unsafe Access.
Computer Technical SupportThe Computer Technical Support assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of how to set up and maintain a PC. It is designed for technicians with hands-on experience and covers the following topics: Boot Problems, General Hardware Basics, General Hardware Identification and Requirements, I/O Basics, Motherboard, Operating Systems, Specific Hardware, Storage Devices, and Troubleshooting.
Data Modeling ConceptsThe Data Modeling Concepts is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of the most important aspects of data modelling. Designed specifically for both administrators and developers, this test covers the following topics: Attributes and Keys, Entities, Implementation and Model Notations, Normalization, Relationships, and Uses and Benefits.
Data Warehousing ConceptsThe Data Warehousing Concepts is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of the most important aspects of data warehousing including designing, building, and maintaining a data warehouse system. Designed for both programmers and administrators, this test covers the following topics: Applications, Architecture, Data Extraction, Data Mining, Data Transformation and Cleansing, Databases, Design, Implementation Techniques, OLAP, Performance, and the role of Data Warehousing.
Java 6The Java 6 assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s advanced knowledge of programming in Java 6. It is designed for experienced programmers and covers the following topics: Class Definition, Core Libraries, Integration Libraries, Practical Software Engineering, Support Libraries, Syntax, Tools, Virtual Machine, Visual Libraries. This test covers J2SE 1.2 through Java 6.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 AdministrationThe MS SQL Server 2008 Administration assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of administering Structured Query Language Server 2008 databases. Designed for experienced administrators, but an average performer in this role should pass this test. This test covers the following topics: Administrative Tools and Utilities, Architecture, Backup and Restore, High Availability Functions, Index Management, Replication, Security, and Troubleshooting.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ProgrammingThe MS SQL Server 2008 Programming assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of MS SQL Server 2008 Programming. Designed for experienced programmers, but an average performer in this role should pass this test. This test covers the following topics: Architecture, Beyond Relational, Data Modification, Database Design, Performance and Optimization, SQL Queries, Tools, Transact-SQL, Triggers, User-Defined Functions.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 AdministrationThe MS Windows Server 2008 Administrationassessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of administering a server running Microsoft’s Windows Server 2008 operating system. Designed for experienced network administrators, this test covers the following topics: Active Directory, Configuration and Management, Design and Installation, Networking, Providing Network Services, Security, Sharing Resources, Storage and Troubleshooting.
Microsoft Windows XP Desktop AdministrationThe Microsoft Windows XP Desktop Administration assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s ability to administer a desktop computer running Microsoft Windows XP. Designed for experienced system administrators, this test covers the following topics: Control Panel, Desktop, File Systems, Installation, Internet, Management, Networking, Security, System Maintenance and Optimization, and Troubleshooting.
Network Technical SupportThe Network Technical Support assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of setup, configuration and maintenance of a local area network. It is primarily designed for technicians with hands on-experience and covers the following topics: Administration, Desktop Software, Hardware/Media, Internetworking, Support, and TCP/IP.
Networking ConceptsThe Networking Concepts assessment is adaptive and measures a candidate’s knowledge of the core aspects of local area networks, whether Windows NT or Novell. Designed for experienced network administrators, this test covers the following topics: Administration, Design, LAN Topologies, Network Devices, Network OS, Network Standards, Protocol Stacks, Routing Protocols, Troubleshooting, and WAN Topologies.
OO ConceptsThe OO Concepts assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of the most important aspects of object-oriented programming. It is an adaptive test and is designed for both programmers and administrators. It covers the following topics: Architectures/Programming, Classes and Objects, Design, GUIs and Class Libraries, Languages, Persistence and Concurrency, and Process and Practices.
Perl 5.8The Perl 5.8 assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of programming in Practical Extraction and Reporting Language. It is designed primarily for more experienced programmers and covers the following topics: Data Manipulation, Data Structures, Input/Output, Modules, Object Oriented Programming, Programming Methodologies, Statements, Subroutines, and Variables. This is a more advanced version than the PERL 5 test.
PHP 5The PHP 5 assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of scripting in PHP Hypertext Preprocessor 5. It is designed for experienced programmers and covers the following topics: Communication Functions, Databases, General Functions, HTML, Language Functions, Language Structure, and Object Oriented PHP
Programmer/Analyst AptitudeThe Programmer/Analyst Aptitude assessment is adaptive and measures candidate’s skills that are typically found in successful programmers and business analysts. This test covers the following topics: Abstract Thinking, Analytical Reasoning, Attention to Detail, Mathematical Problem-Solving, and Process Mapping.
Programming ConceptsThe Programming Concepts assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of the core aspects of good computer science programming that are valid across programming languages. Designed for all programmers, this test covers the following topics: Planning and Syntax, Profiling and Optimization, Code Reuse, Debugging, and Interpreters and Compilers.
RDBMS ConceptsThe Relational Database Management System Concepts assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of the most important aspects of RDBMS. Designed for both programmers and administrators, this test covers the following topics: Data Modelling, Design, Normalization, Performance, Procedures and Transactions, and SQL.
Software Quality AssuranceThe Software Quality Assurance assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of maintaining software quality throughout the development lifecycle. It is well suited for individuals working in software quality control or software development and covers the following topics: Analysis, Configuration Management, Managing SQA Projects, Philosophy Behind SQA, Processes, Standards and Metrics, Testing, Verification and Validation.
Software TestingThe Software Testing assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of the process used to test the security and quality of developed computer software. Designed for experienced software testers, this test covers the following topics: Problem-Based Approach, Person-Based Approach, Management, Coverage-Based Approach, Automated Techniques, Process, History and Background, Methods, Relationships, and Measures.
SQL (ANSI)The SQL (ANSI) assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of SQL (ANSI). Designed for experienced users, this test covers the following topics: Aggregated Queries, Data Definition Language, Data Modification, Multi-Table Queries, Queries, Set-Based Queries, Subqueries, and Transaction Control.
Storage Area Networks (SAN) ConceptsThe Storage Area Networks Concepts assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of implementing, maintaining, and architecting storage area networks. Designed for experienced system administrators, storage administrators and system architects/engineers who are responsible for storage of information data, this test includes the following topics: Clusters, Data Transports, Disaster Recovery, Management, Network Considerations, Replication, Security, and Troubleshooting.
Technical Help DeskThe Technical Help Desk assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of core end-user problems using common office software in the Windows NT and Novell platforms. Designed for experienced help desk professionals, this test covers the following topics: Connectivity, Desktop Installation and Troubleshooting, Groupware, Internet Access, Network Printing, Network Protocols and Clients, Peer-to-Peer Networking, Using Server Resources, and Virus/Data Protection.
Technical Help Desk (Microsoft)The Technical Help Desk (Microsoft) assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of troubleshooting core end-user problems using common office software specifically in the Windows platform. Designed for experienced help desk professionals, this test covers the following topics: Common Office Application Problems, Data Protection, Groupware Applications, Hardware Problems, Internet Access, Networking, Office Suite, Operating System Problems, and Printing.
Web Design ConceptsThe Web Design Concepts assessment is adaptive and measures the candidate’s knowledge of the core areas of web design. Designed for experienced web designers, this test includes the following topics: web page design, internet architecture and protocols, HTML 4.0, cascading style sheets, and browsers.



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