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The MS SQL Server 2005/2008 Assessment 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.


9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface MS SQL Server Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist candidates



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The MS SQL Server 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.

The Adaface MS SQL Server Online Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for MS SQL Server DBA/Developer roles:

  • Knowledge of Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), including the use of native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Knowledge of backup, restore, and recovery models
  • Understanding of SQL Server High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options
  • Previous experience with Windows servers, including Active Directory
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to arrange and plan work on one's own
  • The ability to multitask and transition between activities and teams efficiently
  • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications are advantageous

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for MS SQL Server DBA/Developer roles. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The MS SQL Server Online Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

Reason #2

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.

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.

Reason #4

1200+ 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

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment MS SQL Server 2005/2008 Assessment 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.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the MS SQL Server 2005/2008 Assessment 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.

Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

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.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


About MS SQL Server DBA/Developer Roles

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system that Microsoft created. It is a database server, a software product that stores and retrieves data as required by other software programmes. It may operate on the same computer or another computer over a network.

MS SQL Server database administrators manage all aspects of Microsoft SQL Server management, including installation and patching, database creation, and permissions that allow users to access the databases.

However, they are primarily accountable for data security and performance standards. They frequently serve as internal consultants on how to utilise SQL Server successfully. It is essential because if a database goes down or data is lost, the firm and its customers suffer quickly.

Typical MS SQL Server DBA/Developer responsibilities include:

  • Manage SQL Server databases across the product lifecycle, from development to mission-critical production systems
  • Set up and manage database servers and procedures, including system health and performance monitoring, to assure high performance, availability, and security
  • Use data modelling approaches to guarantee that development and implementation support activities fulfil integration and performance goals
  • Analyze, diagnose, and repair errors independently in real-time, offering end-to-end problem resolution
  • Improve and automate routine operations, keep track of concerns, and document changes
  • Assist developers with complex query tuning and schema refining
  • Support critical production systems 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • After hours, perform planned maintenance and assist in release deployment operations
  • Share domain and technical skills by mentoring and cross-training other peers and team members
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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.


85%
reduction in screening time

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.

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
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • 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?

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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