- 20 Cyber Security MCQs
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The Cyber Security Assessment Test evaluates candidates on Cyber Security basics (operating systems, computer networks, and cloud concepts), their ability to detect security risks in existing systems (SQL injections, malware, virus, trojans), setup guards against future cyber attacks (DDoS, proxy servers, VPNs, firewalls) and use cryptography techniques (hashing, digital signatures).
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The Cyber Security Test reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.
The Adaface Cyber Security Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for in a cybersecurity professional:
Additionally, if the role requires candidates to have hands-on programming experience, the test will have coding questions.
Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.
The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.Why we started Adaface ->
We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.
These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Cyber Security Assessment Test will be non-googleable.
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With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!
Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito
The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Cyber Security Assessment Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.
Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Cyber Security Assessment Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.
Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.
API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.
Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.
This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.
The questions used for Senior Cyber Security professionals will be based on advanced topics and the difficulty level of the questions will be higher.
Typical topics assessed in Senior Cyber Security tests are:
Additionally, if the role requires the candidate to have hands-on programming knowledge, coding questions of higher difficulty levels will be included in the test.
Yes. Our standard Cyber Security test evaluates candidates on Network fundamentals. You can also get a custom test to get more questions focused on Computer Networks. You can review our Computer Networks test to get a sense of what kind of questions will be used to evaluate Computer Networks concepts.
The test will have easier questions and the topics will be focused on basics of Cyber security attacks, Networks and defenses. The test can also include questions to assess basic technical aptitude skills depending on your job description.
Yes. Our standard Cyber Security test does not include coding questions, but if your job description requires the candidate to have hands-on coding skills, you can get a customised test with coding questions.
The Cybersecurity aptitude test screens candidates for their knowledge and ability to apply basic cybersecurity principles. The test covers topics such as network security, computer security, and information security. It also measures a candidate's ability to think critically about cybersecurity issues and to identify and solve problems.
Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify.
We have the following anti-cheating features in place:
Read more about the proctoring features.
The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.
Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.
Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.
No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.
You can check out our pricing plans.
Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.
Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.