Pre-employment Skills Assessment

Our comprehensive DevOps test is designed to identify top-tier talent in the field of software development and operations, by evaluating their expertise in key DevOps practices and tools. Covering advanced topics and requiring a thorough understanding of both theoretical concepts and practical applications, this test ensures candidates are well-versed in the essentials of DevOps culture, automation, CI/CD, monitoring, and infrastructure management. It serves employers looking to hire professionals capable of contributing to a culture of rapid development, deployment, and operational excellence.






10 min

Test type


About the test

The DevOps assessment crafted for pre-employment screening focuses on evaluating the advanced capabilities of candidates in the realms of collaboration, automation, continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD), monitoring, and infrastructure management. This meticulously designed test comprises 40 questions that delve into key areas of DevOps practices to ascertain an applicant's proficiency with modern software development and operational tactics. Questions cover a broad spectrum, from understanding the roles of specific tools and technologies (such as Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Terraform) to grasping complex methodologies (like microservices architecture, blue/green deployment, and canary releases). Additionally, the assessment gauges a candidate's ability to embrace the cultural philosophies underpinning DevOps, such as fostering team collaboration, leveraging automation to achieve efficiency, and adopting a continuous feedback loop for iterative improvement. The test serves as a barometer for identifying individuals who are not only technically adept but also align with the dynamic, integrative approach that is crucial for driving high-velocity development and operational success in today's fast-paced IT environments.

This test is relevant for

DevOps Engineer
Responsible for bridging between development and operations to ensure smooth deployment and operation of software.
Software Engineer
Focuses on designing and developing software applications with an understanding of DevOps practices.
System Administrator
Manages and automates the infrastructure, closely working with development teams to adapt DevOps methodologies.
Cloud Architect
Designs and manages cloud environments, leveraging DevOps tools for efficient deployment and scaling.
Automation Architect
Specializes in designing automation workflows and tools that integrate with DevOps practices for continuous delivery.
Infrastructure Engineer
Implements and manages the underlying infrastructure for development and deployment processes, incorporating IaC and DevOps tools.

Skills measured

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment
Understanding and implementing CI/CD pipelines to automate the software release process.
Containerization and Orchestration
Utilizing containers for application deployment and managing them with orchestration tools.
Monitoring and Alerting
Setting up monitoring systems to track application and infrastructure health, and configuring alerts for proactive issue resolution.
Infrastructure as Code
Automating infrastructure management through scripting, to achieve quick, consistent, and error-free provisioning.
Version Control
Using version control systems to manage code changes and collaborate on software development.
Security Integration
Embedding security practices into the development and operational processes for safer software delivery.

Sample questions

Preview a few questions that can be found in this test.
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Question 1/3
Which tool is used for automating software deployments?
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