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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Test

About the test:

The GCP (Google Cloud Platform) test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their knowledge of GCP services, including compute, storage, networking, security, and IAM (Identity and Access Management). The test aims to evaluate a candidate's ability to design, implement and manage secure, scalable, and highly available GCP solutions.

Covered skills:

  • Google Compute Engine
  • Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Google Cloud Bigtable
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Cloud Functions
  • Google Cloud Networking
  • Google App Engine
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Google Cloud Spanner
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub
  • Google Cloud Identity and Access Management

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist GCP Cloud Architects



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 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:

  • Ability to provision and manage virtual machines using Google Compute Engine
  • Ability to deploy and scale applications on Google App Engine
  • Ability to deploy and manage containerized applications on Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Ability to store and retrieve data in Google Cloud Storage
  • Ability to design and manage NoSQL databases with Google Cloud Bigtable
  • Ability to design and manage globally distributed relational databases with Google Cloud Spanner
  • Ability to provision and manage relational databases with Google Cloud SQL
  • Ability to create and manage message queues with Google Cloud Pub/Sub
  • Ability to develop serverless functions with Google Cloud Functions
  • Ability to manage user access and permissions with Google Cloud Identity and Access Management
  • Ability to configure and manage virtual networks, firewalls, and load balancers with Google Cloud Networking
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 GCP Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Healthy Replica
Google Kubernetes Engine
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Sam Sankman works as Cloud Associate at FTXX Inc. FTXX’s core application is deployed in a Google Kubernetes Engine cluster. When a new version of the application is released, CI/CD tool updates the spec.template.spec.containers[0].image value to reference the Docker image of the new application version. When the Deployment object applies the change, Sam wants to deploy at least 1 replica of the new version and maintain the previous replicas until the new replica is healthy. Which change should Sam make to the Kubernetes Engine Deployment object shown below?
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A: Set the Deployment Strategy to Rolling Update
B: Set the Deployment Strategy to Recreate

C: Set maxSurge to 0
D: Set maxSurge to 1

E: Set maxUnavailable to 0
F: Set maxUnavailable to 1

Medium

Network Rules
Virtual Private Cloud
SSH
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Depp works as Google Cloud Architect at Amber Inc. Deep created an instance with following firewall rules:
NAME: ssh-allow
NETWORK: testnet
DIRECTION: INGRESS
PRIORITY: 100
ALLOW: tcp:22

NAME: deny-everything
NETWORK: testnet
DIRECTION: INGRESS
PRIORITY: 400
DENY: tcp:0-65535,udp:0-6553
What would happen if Depp tries SSH to the instance now?

A: SSH would be denied as the deny rule overrides the allow
B: SSH would be allowed as the allow rule overrides the deny
C: SSH would be denied and would need instance reboot for the to allow rule to take effect
D: SSH would be denied and would need gcloud firewall refresh command for the allow rule to take effect

Easy

Storage Costs
Cloud Storage
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Kloo is a social media platform similar to Twitter in the EU market and uses Google Cloud for their infrastructure requirements. Kloo generates multiple files per day. Owing to data regulations, Kloo has to store these files in the EU regional bucket. Kloo’s data team needs only the files of last 14 days for their algorithms and APIs but need to store every single file for safe keeping and regulatory purposes even though the past data is rarely accessed. Given these constraints, how can Kloo’s data team lower the storage costs?
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Medium

Storage in Compute Recovery
Cloud Storage
Backups
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You work as a data manager for a large e-commerce company that heavily relies on a PostgreSQL database running on a GCP Compute Engine instance. The company has a well-established backup policy, which includes:

1. Full database backup every Monday at 1:00 AM.
2. Differential backup every day at 1:00 AM, except Monday.
3. Transaction log backup every 30 minutes.

These backups are stored in Google Cloud Storage. Today is Thursday, and a data corruption incident occurred at 4:15 PM. You have the following backup files available:

1. Full backup: Full_Backup_Mon.bak taken on Monday 1:00 AM.
2. Differential backups: Diff_Backup_Tue.bak, Diff_Backup_Wed.bak, Diff_Backup_Thu.bak taken at 1:00 AM on their respective days.
3. Transaction log backups: 30-minute interval backups from Monday 1:30 AM until Thursday 4:00 PM, like TLog_Backup_Thu_1530.bak, TLog_Backup_Thu_1600.bak.

Given the RPO (Recovery Point Objective) of 30 minutes, which of the following sequences of restore operations would ensure minimal data loss?
A: Full_Backup_Mon.bak, Diff_Backup_Thu.bak, then Transaction Log backups from Thursday 1:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
B: Full_Backup_Mon.bak, Diff_Backup_Wed.bak, then all Transaction Log backups from Wednesday and Thursday.
C: Full_Backup_Mon.bak, Diff_Backup_Thu.bak, then all Transaction Log backups from Thursday.
D: Full_Backup_Mon.bak, then all Transaction Log backups from Monday to Thursday 4:00 PM.
E: Full_Backup_Mon.bak, Diff_Backup_Tue.bak, Diff_Backup_Wed.bak, Diff_Backup_Thu.bak, then Transaction Log backups from Thursday 1:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Healthy Replica
Google Kubernetes Engine

2 mins

Google Cloud Platform
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Medium

Network Rules
Virtual Private Cloud
SSH

3 mins

Google Cloud Platform
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Easy

Storage Costs
Cloud Storage

2 mins

Google Cloud Platform
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Medium

Storage in Compute Recovery
Cloud Storage
Backups

3 mins

Google Cloud Platform
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🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Healthy Replica
Google Kubernetes Engine
Google Cloud Platform
Medium2 mins
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Network Rules
Virtual Private Cloud
SSH
Google Cloud Platform
Medium3 mins
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Storage Costs
Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Platform
Easy2 mins
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Storage in Compute Recovery
Cloud Storage
Backups
Google Cloud Platform
Medium3 mins
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Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries
Brandon

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

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment GCP 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.

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Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the GCP 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.

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Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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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 Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Test?

The GCP 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:

  • Implementing and managing Google Compute Engine
  • Deploying and scaling applications on Google App Engine
  • Managing and orchestrating containerized applications with Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Storing and accessing data in Google Cloud Storage
  • Designing and implementing database solutions using Google Cloud Bigtable

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 Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Test?

  • Google Compute Engine

    Google Compute Engine is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering that allows users to create and manage virtual machines in the cloud. It provides scalable computing resources for running applications and enables users to customize their virtual machine instances with CPU, memory, and storage options. This skill should be measured in the test to assess candidates' ability to provision and manage virtual machines in a cloud environment.

  • Google App Engine

    Google App Engine is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering that enables developers to build and host web applications on Google's infrastructure. It simplifies the process of deploying and scaling applications by automatically managing the underlying infrastructure. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate candidates' proficiency in developing and deploying scalable web applications on Google Cloud Platform.

  • Google Kubernetes Engine

    Google Kubernetes Engine is a managed environment for deploying, managing, and scaling containerized applications using Kubernetes. It provides a reliable and efficient way to orchestrate the deployment of containers across multiple nodes, ensuring high availability and scalability. This skill should be measured in the test to gauge candidates' knowledge of containerization and their ability to deploy and manage containerized applications using Kubernetes.

  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an object storage service that allows users to store and retrieve data in the cloud. It provides secure, durable, and scalable storage for various types of data, including unstructured data. This skill should be measured in the test to assess candidates' familiarity with cloud storage concepts and their ability to use Google Cloud Storage effectively.

  • Google Cloud Bigtable

    Google Cloud Bigtable is a distributed NoSQL database service designed for handling massive amounts of data with low latency. It is used for storing and analyzing large datasets, such as time series data and multimedia content. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate candidates' knowledge and experience in working with Bigtable and their ability to design and implement data storage solutions for large-scale applications.

  • Google Cloud Spanner

    Google Cloud Spanner is a globally distributed relational database service that provides horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and high availability. It is suitable for mission-critical applications that require low-latency transactions and global data replication. This skill should be measured in the test to assess candidates' understanding of distributed databases and their ability to design and manage scalable relational database solutions using Spanner.

  • Google Cloud SQL

    Google Cloud SQL is a fully managed relational database service that makes it easy to set up, manage, and administer MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases in the cloud. It provides automatic backups, scale-out capabilities, and built-in security features. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate candidates' proficiency in working with managed relational databases and their ability to leverage Cloud SQL for building scalable and secure applications.

  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub

    Google Cloud Pub/Sub is a messaging service that allows applications to exchange messages in real-time. It provides reliable, scalable, and asynchronous communication between distributed systems and applications. This skill should be measured in the test to assess candidates' knowledge of event-driven architectures and their ability to implement real-time messaging solutions using Pub/Sub.

  • Google Cloud Functions

    Google Cloud Functions is a serverless compute service that allows users to run event-driven code in the cloud. It enables developers to build and deploy small, single-purpose functions that respond to events and can be automatically scaled. This skill should be measured in the test to gauge candidates' familiarity with serverless computing concepts and their ability to develop and deploy serverless applications using Cloud Functions.

  • Google Cloud Identity and Access Management

    Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a centralized security management system that enables administrators to manage access control and permissions for Google Cloud resources. It provides fine-grained control over who can access specific resources and what actions they can perform. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate candidates' understanding of IAM concepts and their ability to implement secure access control policies for Google Cloud resources.

  • Google Cloud Networking

    Google Cloud Networking encompasses a range of networking services and technologies offered by Google Cloud Platform. It includes virtual private cloud (VPC) for creating isolated network environments, load balancing for distributing traffic across multiple instances, DNS for domain name management, and VPN for securely connecting on-premises networks to the cloud. This skill should be measured in the test to assess candidates' knowledge of networking fundamentals and their ability to design and configure networking solutions on Google Cloud Platform.

  • 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 GCP Test to be based on.

    Virtual machines
    Instance types
    Auto scaling
    Managed instance groups
    Load balancing
    Deployment strategies
    Scaling strategies
    Environments
    Services
    Configuration files
    Infrastructure as code
    Docker containers
    Kubernetes
    Pods
    Services
    Ingress
    Persistent volumes
    Object storage
    Buckets
    Lifecycle management
    Access control
    Versioning
    IAM Policies
    IAM Roles
    Access control lists
    Table design
    Data modeling
    Consistency
    Transactions
    Indexed columns
    Secondary indexes
    Sharding
    High availability
    Monitoring
    Backups
    Replication
    Geo-replication
    Backup and restore
    Instance creation
    Configuration
    Database migration
    Querying and filtering
    ML-based API
    Message publishing
    Message delivery
    Message consumption
    Message ordering
    Event-driven architecture
    Triggers
    Authentication
    Authorization
    Cloud roles
    Policy binding
    Custom roles
    Networking concepts
    Virtual private clouds
    Subnets
    Firewalls
    VPN
    Cloud routers
    IP forwarding
    Packet routing
    Load balancing
    Serverless architecture
    Functions as a Service
    Event triggers
    Data processing
    Pub/Sub integration
    Logging and monitoring
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What roles can I use the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Test for?

  • GCP Cloud Architect
  • GCP Cloud Engineer
  • GCP Data Engineer
  • Principal Data Engineer (GCP)
  • GCP Cloud Network Administrator

How is the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 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

  • Creating globally consistent distributed databases with Google Cloud Spanner
  • Developing and managing relational databases using Google Cloud SQL
  • Building event-driven systems with Google Cloud Pub/Sub
  • Writing and deploying serverless functions with Google Cloud Functions
  • Securing and controlling access to resources through Google Cloud Identity and Access Management
  • Designing and implementing network architectures using Google Cloud Networking
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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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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) 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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