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Linux Online Test

The Linux Online Test is preferred by recruiters to assess on-the-job skills of candidates before an interview. It reduces technical screening time by 80% by enabling employers to identify qualified candidates.

Customized Based On:

  • Experience/ difficulty level
  • Multiple skills in 1 assessment
  • Job description/ role requirements

Covered Topics:

Linux basics
Bash
Shell scripting
files
permissions
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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.


Human Resources Manager

Singapore Government

85%
reduction in screening time

Sample Linux Online Test Questions

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

🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Fork mellow yellow
How many times will the following code will print "Mellow Yellow"?
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LinuxMedium2 min
Remote server connection
Our software engineering intern, Wu is looking to use port 4545 on localhost to connect to a remote server called woot.bananas.com on port 80. Which command would you recommend for this?
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SSH
LinuxMedium2 min
Commands
Which of the following unix commands change the case of first three lines of file “classified” from lowercase to uppercase
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Shell ScriptingEasy2 min
Expressions
What does this shell script output?
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Shell ScriptingEasy2 min
Loops
What are fourth and sixth lines output by this script:
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Shell ScriptingEasy2 min

How to use the Adaface Linux Online Test

Start screening candidates within minutes with the ready-to-go Linux Online Test

1. Choose the most appropriate test for your role

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assessment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Customize the Adaface Linux Online Test according to your job description

1. Get a custom assessment from our library of 500+ skills within 48 hours

2. Start inviting candidates to complete the assesment

3. Receive real time notifications and shortlist the best candidates

Adaface Linux Online Test is trusted by enterprises worldwide

amazon
PayPal
Morgan Stanley
Adidas
SG Government
Neilsen
UCLA
Ernst and Young
Microsoft
WeWork
Bosch
Optimum Solutions
SAP
Doubtnut
Deloitte
HCL
FusionCharts
United Nations
Sokrati
Love Bonito
ZiMetrics
MTM

About the Adaface Linux Assessment Test

Evaluate Linux technical and coding skills with Adaface skills assessment platform powered by an intelligent chatbot

Topics:

Linux
Permissions
Text Manipulation
Bash
Network Diagnostics
Navigation
Scripting
Shell scripting
Data Storage
Files
Package Management
Security Basics

Recommended Roles:

Linux system administrator
Network administrator
Backend Developer

Why You Should Use This Linux Online Assessment Test

The Linux 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 expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface tests screen candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for in a Linux expert:

  • Linux knowledge
  • Bash scripting experience
  • Experience with Structured Query Language SQL (optional)
  • Familiarity with network routers and firewalls

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for the role. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Linux system administrator test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the technical skills to do well on the job.

The idea behind this online Linux quiz is to help you assess on-the-job Linux concepts, Core Linux knowledge, bash scripting, coding and debugging skills with just one test.

About Linux Administrator Job Roles

Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware.

The job of a Linux systems administrator is to manage the operations of a computer system like maintain, enhance, create user account/report, taking backups using Linux tools and command-line interface tools.

Linux administration covers backups, file restores, disaster recovery, new system builds, hardware maintenance, automation, user maintenance, filesystem housekeeping, application installation and configuration, system security management, and storage management.

Typical Linux administrator responsibilities include:

  • Proactively maintain and develop all Linux infrastructure technology to maintain a 24x7x365 uptime service
  • Create tools to help teams make the most out of the available infrastructure
  • Research ways to improve the stability, efficiency, security and scalability of the environment
  • Design and develop infrastructure monitoring and reporting tools

Distribution Of Test Scores

The actual score distribution will vary based on your candidate pipeline quality, but you should typically expect ~20% of the candidates to do well on Adaface assessments.

The score distribution for our assessments follow the normal curve. This is a good sign- standardized tests like SAT and GRE follow the normal distribution (bell curve).

Status quo assessments typically have the exact opposite of the bell curve (too many candidates getting close to 0, too many candidates getting close to 100 and too few candidates in the middle). This is typically because they focus on theoretical questions or trick questions, which are very binary in nature- either you know the trick/ theory or you don’t.

How Adaface Is Different

Adaface conversational assessments are reflective of on-the-job skills and see an 86% completion rate as compared to ~50% for traditional assessment platforms.

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TRADITIONAL TESTS

Theoretical questions/ puzzles

Feels like a test

One-size-fits-all assessments

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NEW WAY

ADAFACE ASSESSMENTS

Questions for on-the-job skills

Conversational

Customized
assessments

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FAQs

What is a custom assessment?

Every role is different and requires a custom assessment to identify top candidates efficiently. Adaface subject matter experts understand your job description/ role requirements and pick the most relevant questions from our library of 10000+ questions to create a technical assessment that helps you find the qualified candidates in your candidate pipeline quickly. All custom assessments are set up based on the job description, role requirements, must-have skills, experience level and salary range within a maximum of 48 hours and you will get an email notification once it goes live.

Check out a sample assessment here (no credit card required).

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.

How is Adaface different from other assessment tools?

We believe that status quo tech assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate engineers because they focus on trick questions/ puzzles/ niche algorithms. We started Adaface to help companies find great engineers by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role. Read more about why we started Adaface.

Here's what's different with Adaface:

  • High quality non-googleable questions that test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge.
  • A friendly conversational assessment with a chatbot, instead of sending a "test" to a candidate. This translates to a higher completion rate. Adaface assessments (86% candidate completion rate), as opposed to traditional tests (40-50% candidate completion rate)
  • Customized assessments for 700+ skills at different experience levels.

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

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagairism detection
  • Non-googleable questions
  • Secure browser

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?

The platform is completely self-serve, so here's one way to proceed:

  • You can sign up for free to get a feel for how it works.
  • The free trial includes one sample assessment (Java/ JavaScript) that you will find in your dashboard when you sign up. You can use it to review the quality of questions, and the candidate experience of a conversational test on Adaface.
  • To review the quality of questions, you can also review our public questions for 50+ skills here.
  • Once you're convinced that you want to try it out with real assessments and candidates, you can pick a plan according to your requirements.

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.

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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