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About the test:

The Hyperion Essbase Test evaluates a candidate's knowledge and skills in using Hyperion Essbase, a multidimensional online analytical processing (OLAP) tool. The test assesses the candidate's understanding of Essbase architecture, database creation, cube design, calculations, data loading, security, optimization, reporting, troubleshooting, and automation.

Covered skills:

  • Essbase architecture
  • Essbase cube design
  • Essbase data loading
  • Essbase optimization
  • Essbase troubleshooting
  • Essbase database creation
  • Essbase calculations
  • Essbase security
  • Essbase reporting
  • Essbase automation

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Hyperion Essbase Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Hyperion Administrators

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Hyperion Essbase 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:

  • Understanding Essbase architecture and its components
  • Creating Essbase databases and dimensions
  • Designing Essbase cubes for optimal performance
  • Implementing calculations and formulas in Essbase
  • Loading data into Essbase cubes
  • Setting up security and access controls in Essbase
  • Optimizing Essbase performance
  • Generating reports and analyzing Essbase data
  • Troubleshooting Essbase issues
  • Automating Essbase tasks
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
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

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 Hyperion Essbase 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 Hyperion Essbase 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.

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Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Hyperion Essbase Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Hyperion Essbase Test?

The Hyperion Essbase 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:

  • Understanding of Essbase architecture
  • Ability to create Essbase databases
  • Essbase cube design principles
  • Proficiency in Essbase calculations
  • Essbase data loading techniques
  • Essbase security implementation
  • Essbase optimization techniques
  • Essbase reporting tools
  • Troubleshoot Essbase performance issues
  • Essbase automation frameworks

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 Hyperion Essbase Test?

  • Essbase Architecture

    The skill of understanding and designing the overall structure and organization of Essbase, including the various components and their interrelationships. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to design scalable and efficient Essbase solutions.

  • Essbase Database Creation

    The skill of creating Essbase databases, which involves defining dimensions, attributes, and hierarchies to organize and structure data. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's proficiency in setting up the foundational database structures in Essbase.

  • Essbase Cube Design

    <p>The skill of designing Essbase cubes, which entails creating appropriate outline structures, consolidations, and calculations to enable efficient data analysis and reporting. This skill should be measured in the test to gauge the candidate's ability to design optimized cubes for specific analytical requirements.

  • Essbase Calculations

    The skill of developing and implementing Essbase calculations, which involves creating formulas, functions, and allocation methods for data manipulation and aggregation. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's proficiency in designing complex calculations to derive meaningful insights from Essbase data.

  • Essbase Data Loading

    The skill of loading and preparing data for ingestion into Essbase, encompassing data mapping, transformation, and loading techniques. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to efficiently load and integrate data from various sources into Essbase databases.

  • Essbase Security

    The skill of implementing security measures in Essbase to control access and ensure data confidentiality. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's capability in designing and implementing robust security models that safeguard sensitive Essbase data.

  • Essbase Optimization

    The skill of optimizing Essbase performance, including tuning cube structures, dimensions, calculations, and queries to enhance query response times. This skill should be measured in the test to gauge the candidate's competence in optimizing Essbase applications for faster and more efficient data analysis.

  • Essbase Reporting

    The skill of generating reports and dashboards from Essbase data using reporting tools and techniques. This skill should be measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's ability to extract and present insights from Essbase data in a clear and meaningful manner.

  • Essbase Troubleshooting

    The skill of identifying and resolving issues and errors in Essbase applications, including performance bottlenecks, data inconsistencies, and calculation discrepancies. This skill should be measured in the test to assess the candidate's troubleshooting capabilities and problem-solving skills in an Essbase environment.

  • Essbase Automation

    The skill of automating routine tasks and processes in Essbase using scripts and automation tools. This skill should be measured in the test to gauge the candidate's proficiency in streamlining Essbase operations and improving efficiency through the automation of repetitive tasks.

  • 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 Hyperion Essbase Test to be based on.

    Essbase architecture
    Application databases
    Outline creation
    Dimension types
    Member properties
    Attribute dimensions
    Data block creation
    Calculation scripts
    Formula creation
    Calculation functions
    Data load methods
    Data export methods
    Security provisions
    Native security
    Shared libraries
    Optimization techniques
    Hierarchies and aliases
    Attribute dimensions
    Member formulas
    Variances and consolidation
    Data integrity checks
    Attribute dimensions
    Aggregate storage options
    Smart view reporting
    MDX queries
    Essbase error handling
    Debugging techniques
    MaxL scripting
    Task automation
    Batch processing
    Integration with other Hyperion tools

What roles can I use the Hyperion Essbase Test for?

  • Hyperion Administrator
  • Hyperion Consultant
  • Hyperion Developer
  • Business Intelligence Developer

How is the Hyperion Essbase 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

  • Understanding of implementing Essbase security
  • Optimizing Essbase performance
  • Automating Essbase processes
  • Essbase database creation
  • Essbase cube design
  • Complex Essbase calculations
  • Essbase data loading techniques
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex Essbase issues
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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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Hyperion Essbase 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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