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About the test:

The IBM AIX Online Test evaluates a candidate's knowledge and skills in administering and managing IBM AIX operating system. The test covers topics such as installation and configuration, system administration, file systems management, networking and security, performance tuning, backup and recovery, scripting and automation, user and group management, troubleshooting, virtualization, and high availability.

Covered skills:

  • AIX Installation and Configuration
  • AIX File Systems and Management
  • AIX Performance and Tuning
  • AIX Scripting and Automation
  • AIX Troubleshooting
  • AIX High Availability
  • AIX System Administration
  • AIX Networking and Security
  • AIX Backup and Recovery
  • AIX User and Group Management
  • AIX Virtualization

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface IBM AIX Test is the most accurate way to shortlist AIX System Administrators

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The IBM AIX 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:

  • Understanding of IBM AIX operating system
  • Proficiency in AIX installation and configuration
  • Effective AIX system administration skills
  • Knowledge of AIX file systems and management
  • Understanding of AIX networking and security
  • Ability to optimize AIX performance and tuning
  • Competency in AIX backup and recovery
  • Proficiency in AIX scripting and automation
  • Understanding of AIX user and group management
  • Capability in AIX troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of AIX virtualization
  • Expertise in AIX high availability
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.

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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!

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment AIX Online 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 AIX Online 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 IBM AIX Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment IBM AIX Online Test?

The AIX Online 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:

  • Installation and configuration of IBM AIX
  • Administration and management of IBM AIX systems
  • Management of AIX file systems and storage
  • Configuring network settings and ensuring security on IBM AIX
  • Performance monitoring and tuning of IBM AIX systems
  • Implementation of backup and recovery strategies for IBM AIX
  • Scripting and automation using IBM AIX
  • Managing users and groups on IBM AIX
  • Troubleshooting issues on IBM AIX systems

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 IBM AIX Online Test?

  • AIX Installation and Configuration

    This skill focuses on the process of installing and configuring AIX on hardware, including system preparation, disk partitioning, software installation, and system customization. It is essential to assess this skill to ensure the candidate can successfully set up an AIX environment and optimize system resources as per requirements.

  • AIX System Administration

    AIX System Administration involves managing and maintaining AIX systems, including user management, software updates, system monitoring, and performance optimization. Assessing this skill is crucial to evaluate the candidate's ability to effectively administer AIX systems for smooth operation and troubleshooting.

  • AIX File Systems and Management

    This skill covers the configuration and management of file systems in AIX, including creating, mounting, and managing different file system types. Measuring this skill allows recruiters to assess the candidate's expertise in organizing and maintaining data storage on AIX systems for efficient data access and storage management.

  • AIX Networking and Security

    AIX Networking and Security involves configuring and managing network settings, protocols, and security measures in AIX systems. This skill is important to evaluate as it ensures the candidate can establish secure network connections, implement firewall rules, and safeguard AIX systems against potential threats.

  • AIX Performance and Tuning

    This skill focuses on optimizing the performance of AIX systems by monitoring system resources, tuning kernel parameters, and identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks. Assessing this skill helps recruiters identify candidates who can enhance the overall performance and stability of AIX systems for optimal efficiency.

  • AIX Backup and Recovery

    AIX Backup and Recovery involves implementing backup strategies, scheduling backups, and restoring data in case of system failures or data loss. Measuring this skill is crucial as it ensures the candidate can protect vital data and restore system functionality in critical situations, ensuring continuity of operations.

  • AIX Scripting and Automation

    This skill covers the ability to automate repetitive tasks and create scripts using shell scripting languages, such as Korn shell (ksh) or Bourne Again shell (bash). Assessing this skill is important as it allows recruiters to evaluate the candidate's proficiency in streamlining administrative tasks and improving operational efficiency through automation.

  • AIX User and Group Management

    AIX User and Group Management involves creating, modifying, and managing user accounts, groups, and their permissions on AIX systems. Assessing this skill is necessary to ensure the candidate can effectively manage user access, permissions, and security settings, maintaining a secure and organized user management system.

  • AIX Troubleshooting

    This skill involves diagnosing and resolving system issues, including hardware and software failures, performance degradation, and network connectivity problems. Measuring this skill is vital to identify candidates who possess strong troubleshooting abilities and can quickly resolve technical issues, minimizing system downtime.

  • AIX Virtualization

    AIX Virtualization focuses on creating and managing virtualized environments using technologies like IBM PowerVM and Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). Evaluating this skill helps recruiters identify candidates who possess expertise in virtualization and can efficiently utilize AIX virtualization technologies to optimize system resources and enhance flexibility.

  • AIX High Availability

    This skill covers the implementation of high availability solutions, such as PowerHA (formerly HACMP) clusters, to ensure continuous availability of critical applications and services on AIX systems. Assessing this skill is essential to gauge the candidate's ability to design and manage highly available AIX environments, minimizing service disruptions and ensuring business continuity.

  • 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 AIX Online Test to be based on.

    AIX installation
    AIX configuration
    AIX system administration
    AIX file systems
    AIX disk management
    AIX volume groups
    AIX network configuration
    AIX security
    AIX performance tuning
    AIX backup methods
    AIX recovery techniques
    AIX shell scripting
    AIX automation tools
    AIX user management
    AIX group management
    AIX system troubleshooting
    AIX error logs
    AIX virtualization concepts
    AIX LPAR management
    AIX high availability
    AIX cluster management
    AIX resource groups
    AIX failover methods
    AIX problem determination
    AIX hardware diagnostics
    AIX firmware updates
    AIX security hardening
    AIX network protocols
    AIX NFS configuration
    AIX DNS configuration
    AIX SSH setup
    AIX performance monitoring
    AIX workload management
    AIX memory management
    AIX disk I/O tuning
    AIX file system maintenance
    AIX backup strategies
    AIX backup scheduling
    AIX data recovery
    AIX tape management
    AIX tape drives
    AIX shell scripting techniques
    AIX shell variables
    AIX shell loops
    AIX shell conditions
    AIX automation with Ansible
    AIX automation with Puppet
    AIX automation with Chef
    AIX user account creation
    AIX user password management
    AIX user access control
    AIX user privilege escalation
    AIX group creation
    AIX group membership management
    AIX group access control
    AIX system performance analysis
    AIX system error diagnosis
    AIX system resource monitoring
    AIX system kernel parameters
    AIX system crash analysis
    AIX logical partitioning
    AIX virtual I/O setup
    AIX virtual SCSI setup
    AIX PowerHA cluster configuration
    AIX PowerHA failover testing
    AIX PowerHA resource monitoring
    AIX PowerHA troubleshooting
    AIX NIM server configuration
    AIX NIM client setup
    AIX NIM resource management

What roles can I use the IBM AIX Online Test for?

  • AIX System Administrator
  • AIX Support Specialist
  • AIX Network Administrator
  • AIX Security Specialist
  • AIX Performance Analyst
  • AIX Backup and Recovery Specialist

How is the IBM AIX 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

  • Virtualization techniques and concepts on IBM AIX
  • Implementing high availability solutions on IBM AIX
  • Advanced AIX system administration and tuning
  • Enhancing security measures on IBM AIX
  • Monitoring and analyzing AIX file system performance
  • Implementing resilient backup and recovery solutions for AIX
  • Automating system tasks and processes using AIX scripting
  • Managing advanced user and group configurations on AIX
  • Diagnosing and resolving complex issues on AIX systems
  • Implementing virtualization technologies for improved AIX performance
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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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IBM AIX 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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