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About the test:

The Data Analytics in AWS test evaluates a candidate's knowledge in data analytics and AWS services. It includes multiple choice questions to assess their understanding of data analytics concepts and ability to use AWS services for data analysis.

Covered skills:

  • Data Analytics
  • Data Warehousing
  • AWS Bascis

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Data Analytics in AWS Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Data Analysts



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Data Analytics in AWS Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Able to perform data analysis using various techniques and tools
  • Able to design and implement data pipelines for data ingestion and transformation
  • Proficient in SQL and relational database concepts for data modeling and querying
  • Familiar with ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes and tools
  • Experience in working with Big Data technologies for processing and analyzing large datasets
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and data visualization techniques
  • Understanding of AWS services and their role in data analytics workflows
  • Ability to apply data warehousing principles and design efficient data schemas
  • Proficiency in using AWS analytics services such as Amazon Redshift and Amazon Athena
  • Skilled in data governance and ensuring data quality and integrity
  • Ability to create advanced analytics solutions using machine learning and AI technologies
  • Knowledge of cloud-native data analytics architectures and best practices
  • Familiarity with data privacy and security regulations and best practices
  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize data analytics processes for performance
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills in complex data scenarios
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick 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.

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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.

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Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

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.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Data Analytics in AWS Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Easy

Downtime and Workload
EC2
Solve
ChickTok is a dating app that runs on EC2 behind an ALB. The EC2 instances run in an EC2 Auto Scaling group across multiple AZ. On every Saturday night, the app becomes atleast 5 times slower. Upon investigation, it is found that the CPU utilization reaches 100% within a matter of seconds instead of being a gradual increment. This is happening due to a batch core dating algorithm update that happens on every Saturday 9PM. 
ChickTok wants a solution that

- Tackles the extra workload
- Avoids downtime
Which of the following would you recommend?
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Medium

EC2DataProcessing
EC2
S3
Security Groups
Network ACLs
Solve
You work as a Solutions Architect for a data analysis firm. The company stores large datasets on Amazon S3, and you've been tasked with setting up an Amazon EC2 instance to process this data. The EC2 instance will fetch data from S3, process it, and then write the results back to a different S3 bucket.

To ensure security, the EC2 instance should not have direct internet access, and it should only be able to communicate with the S3 buckets. You've decided to place the EC2 instance in a VPC private subnet with a CIDR block of 10.0.1.0/24. The associated security group is set to deny all inbound traffic and allow all outbound traffic.

Which additional configuration should you make to enable the EC2 instance to access the S3 buckets while complying with the security requirements?
A: Modify the Network ACL of the subnet to allow outbound connections to the IP range of the S3 service.
B: Assign a Public IP to the EC2 instance and update the security group to allow inbound and outbound traffic to S3.
C: Add a NAT Gateway in the private subnet and update the route tables to direct S3 traffic to the NAT Gateway.
D: Create an S3 VPC Gateway Endpoint and update the route tables for the private subnet to direct S3 traffic to the VPC Endpoint.
E: Create a VPN connection from the VPC to the S3 buckets.

Medium

Orderly Restoration of RDS with Transaction Logs
RDS
Transaction Logs
Point-in-time recovery
Solve
You work as a database manager for a fintech company that uses an AWS RDS PostgreSQL instance. The company abides by stringent data security standards, which require minimal data loss in the event of database failures or accidental data modifications.

Unexpectedly, an operation that updates a significant number of records in a crucial transaction table is mistakenly run. You discover that this operation occurred at 12:45 PM. Your RDS PostgreSQL instance is configured to perform automated backups every day at 1:00 AM, with transaction logs being backed up every 5 minutes. Furthermore, there is a manual DB snapshot taken at 11:00 AM on the same day. 

To restore the database with minimal data loss, considering the sequence and order of log application, which of the following steps should you execute?
A: Restore from the manual DB snapshot at 11:00 AM, then perform a point-in-time recovery to 12:45 PM.
B: Perform a point-in-time recovery to 12:45 PM.
C: Restore from the last automated backup at 1:00 AM, then apply all transaction logs until 12:45 PM.
D: Restore from the manual DB snapshot at 11:00 AM, then apply transaction logs from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM.
E: Perform a point-in-time recovery to 11:00 AM, then apply transaction logs from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM.

Medium

Push Notifications
Dynamic DB
AWS Mobile Push
Solve
Flowlife is a tips iOS app that is running on AWS with ~10 million users in the US. Users can post tips about a particular place (restaurants, businesses etc) and other users can search for the tips in the app. Flowlife wants to implement location based alerts on their iOS app. Users will receive relevant tips in proximity to their location. For maximum user engagement and relevant tips, the tips must be in the low minute count. Which of the following solutions is cost effective?
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Medium

SecureEC2Setup
EC2
Security Groups
VPC
Solve
As an AWS Cloud Engineer for a financial institution, you're setting up an EC2 instance in a VPC to host a web application that handles sensitive financial data. The EC2 instance is placed in a private subnet and associated with a security group that only allows inbound HTTPS (port 443) traffic from the internet. You have an Application Load Balancer (ALB) in a public subnet, which forwards incoming traffic to the EC2 instance.

However, during the testing phase, you find that the web application on the EC2 instance is not reachable from the internet, but works fine from within the VPC. 

What could be the reason for this?
A: The security group should allow inbound traffic from the ALB's security group, not the internet.
B: The ALB should be in the private subnet, not the public subnet.
C: EC2 instances hosting sensitive data cannot be reached through an ALB.
D: The ALB and EC2 instance must be in the same subnet.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Easy

Downtime and Workload
EC2

2 mins

AWS
Solve

Medium

EC2DataProcessing
EC2
S3
Security Groups
Network ACLs

2 mins

AWS
Solve

Medium

Orderly Restoration of RDS with Transaction Logs
RDS
Transaction Logs
Point-in-time recovery

3 mins

AWS
Solve

Medium

Push Notifications
Dynamic DB
AWS Mobile Push

3 mins

AWS
Solve

Medium

SecureEC2Setup
EC2
Security Groups
VPC

2 mins

AWS
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Downtime and Workload
EC2
AWS
Easy2 mins
Solve
EC2DataProcessing
EC2
S3
Security Groups
Network ACLs
AWS
Medium2 mins
Solve
Orderly Restoration of RDS with Transaction Logs
RDS
Transaction Logs
Point-in-time recovery
AWS
Medium3 mins
Solve
Push Notifications
Dynamic DB
AWS Mobile Push
AWS
Medium3 mins
Solve
SecureEC2Setup
EC2
Security Groups
VPC
AWS
Medium2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

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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

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Data Analytics in AWS 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.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Data Analytics in AWS 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.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

Reason #8

High completion rate

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.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


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About the Data Analytics in AWS Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Data Analytics in AWS Online Test?

The Data Analytics in AWS Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Using Data Analytics tools effectively
  • Implementing AWS services for data analysis
  • Designing and developing data pipelines
  • Performing data cleansing and preprocessing
  • Applying statistical analysis techniques
  • Creating and interpreting data visualizations
  • Optimizing data storage and retrieval in AWS
  • Implementing data governance and security
  • Troubleshooting data analytics workflows
  • Designing and implementing data warehousing solutions

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Data Analytics in AWS Online Test?

  • Data Analytics:

    Data Analytics refers to the practice of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting raw data to derive valuable insights and make informed business decisions. It involves using various techniques, tools, and algorithms to process large datasets, identify patterns, trends, and correlations, and extract meaningful information.

  • AWS Basics:

    AWS Basics encompasses a foundational understanding of Amazon Web Services, a cloud computing platform offered by Amazon. It covers the essential components, services, and functionalities of AWS, including compute, storage, databases, networking, and security. Having knowledge of AWS Basics is crucial for leveraging AWS services effectively and efficiently.

  • Data Warehousing:

    Data Warehousing refers to the process of collecting, organizing, and managing large volumes of structured and semi-structured data from various sources into a unified, central repository. It involves designing and implementing data models, creating efficient data structures, and enabling powerful data querying and analysis capabilities. Data Warehousing is essential for optimizing data storage, retrieval, and analysis, enabling organizations to make informed data-driven decisions.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Data Analytics in AWS Test to be based on.

    Data modeling
    Relational databases
    SQL
    ETL
    Big Data
    Statistical analysis
    Data visualization
    AWS services
    Data warehousing
    Amazon Redshift
    Amazon Athena
    Data governance
    Data quality
    Machine learning
    AI technologies
    Cloud-native architecture
    Data privacy
    Data security
    Performance optimization
    Problem-solving
    Critical thinking
    Data ingestion
    Data transformation
    Data pipelines
    Data analysis techniques
    Big Data technologies
    Data analytics workflows
    Data schemas
    Advanced analytics solutions
    Data scenarios
    Data privacy regulations

What roles can I use the Data Analytics in AWS Online Test for?

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Developer

How is the Data Analytics in AWS Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Building ETL processes for data integration
  • Understanding data modeling and schema design
  • Utilizing AWS Glue for data transformations
  • Implementing data lakes and data warehouses in AWS
  • Applying machine learning algorithms for data analysis
  • Integrating AWS analytics services with third-party tools
  • Implementing real-time data streaming and processing
  • Working with big data frameworks like Apache Spark
  • Optimizing query performance in Athena and Redshift
  • Implementing data governance and compliance frameworks
  • Performing advanced analytics with AWS Machine Learning
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.


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reduction in screening time

Data Analytics in AWS Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

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.

What experience level can I use this test for?

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.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

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.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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