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About the test:

The Oracle DBA Online Test evaluates a candidate's knowledge and skills in managing Oracle databases. It assesses proficiency in areas such as database management, data integrity, SQL optimization, performance tuning, backup and recovery, high availability, data security, data modeling, and troubleshooting.

Covered skills:

  • Oracle DBA
  • Data integrity
  • Performance tuning
  • High availability
  • Data modeling
  • Database management
  • SQL optimization
  • Backup and recovery
  • Data security
  • Troubleshooting

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Oracle DBA Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Oracle DBAs

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Oracle DBA 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:

  • Proficient in Oracle DBA tasks and responsibilities
  • Skilled in managing and maintaining databases
  • Knowledge of ensuring data integrity and consistency
  • Able to optimize SQL queries for better performance
  • Experience in performance tuning of Oracle databases
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery procedures
  • Understanding of high availability solutions
  • Ability to implement data security measures
  • Proficient in data modeling techniques
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and resolving database issues
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 Oracle DBA Online Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Sales Table
Here's a proposal for SALES table in Oracle SQL:
Of the following statements about creating SALES table and storing data, which are true?
A: The CUST_STATUS column would store exactly one character
B: The SALE_VALIDITY column would have a maximum size of one character
C: The CUST_CREDIT column would be able to store decimal values
D: The SALE_VALIDITY column would give an error


Users Table
Of the following CREATE ORACLE SQL queries, which all would create "users" table with columns user_id and login_id as unique and not null?
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ Skill


Sales Table

3 mins

Oracle SQL


Users Table

3 mins

Oracle SQL
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ SkillπŸ’ͺ DifficultyβŒ› Time
Sales Table
Oracle SQL
Medium3 mins
Users Table
Oracle SQL
Medium3 mins
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 Oracle DBA 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.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

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

invite candidates
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 Oracle DBA Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Oracle DBA Online Test?

The Oracle DBA 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:

  • Oracle relational database administration
  • Database management and maintenance
  • Data integrity and consistency
  • SQL optimization and performance tuning
  • Backup and recovery procedures
  • High availability strategies and solutions
  • Data security implementation and management
  • Data modeling and database schema design
  • Troubleshooting database issues
  • User management and access control

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 Oracle DBA Online Test?

  • Oracle DBA

    Oracle DBA refers to the role of a database administrator specifically for Oracle database systems. They are responsible for tasks such as database installation, configuration, performance monitoring, backup and recovery, and security management. This skill is important to measure in the test as Oracle DBAs play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient and reliable operation of Oracle databases.

  • Database management

    Database management involves tasks related to organizing, storing, and retrieving data in a database system. It includes activities such as database design, creating and modifying database structures, managing database users and permissions, and performing regular maintenance tasks. Measuring this skill in the test is important as it assesses a candidate's ability to efficiently manage and maintain large-scale databases.

  • Data integrity

    Data integrity refers to the accuracy, consistency, and reliability of data stored in a database. It is crucial to ensure that data is not corrupted or compromised during operations such as data insertion, deletion, or updates. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate a candidate's understanding of techniques and practices to maintain data integrity, such as the use of constraints, data validation, and error handling mechanisms.

  • SQL optimization

    SQL optimization pertains to improving the performance and efficiency of SQL queries for faster data retrieval. It involves techniques such as optimizing query execution plans, using appropriate indexes, minimizing resource consumption, and understanding query optimization tools and techniques provided by the database management system. Measuring this skill in the test is essential to ensure that candidates possess the ability to optimize SQL queries, which directly impacts the overall performance of the database system.

  • Performance tuning

    Performance tuning involves analyzing and enhancing the overall performance of a database system. It includes tasks such as identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks, optimizing system resources, improving query response times, and fine-tuning database configurations. This skill should be measured in the test as performance tuning is critical for maintaining the optimal performance of a database system, particularly in high-demand scenarios with large datasets and complex queries.

  • Backup and recovery

    Backup and recovery refers to the process of creating copies of database files and implementing strategies to restore them in the event of data loss, system failures, or disasters. It involves tasks such as scheduling regular backups, implementing backup and recovery procedures, testing and verifying backups, and ensuring data integrity during the recovery process. This skill is important to measure in the test as it ensures that candidates demonstrate proficiency in safeguarding data and ensuring its availability in case of unforeseen events.

  • High availability

    High availability focuses on ensuring that a database system remains accessible and operational even in the face of hardware failures, network outages, or other disruptions. It involves implementing redundancy, clustering, and failover mechanisms to minimize downtime and ensure continuous data availability. Assessing this skill in the test is crucial as high availability is a critical requirement for many enterprise-level database systems to support uninterrupted business operations.

  • Data security

    Data security encompasses measures and practices adopted to protect sensitive data from unauthorized access, misuse, or breaches. It includes aspects such as user authentication, role-based access control, encryption, auditing, and implementing security best practices. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's understanding of securing databases and implementing necessary controls to safeguard sensitive information.

  • Data modeling

    Data modeling involves creating logical and physical representations of data structures and relationships in a database system. It includes techniques such as entity-relationship modeling, normalization, and designing efficient schema structures. Measuring this skill in the test is important as it evaluates a candidate's ability to design well-structured databases that support efficient data storage, retrieval, and manipulation.

  • Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting refers to the process of identifying and resolving issues or errors in a database system. It involves analyzing error messages, diagnosing system problems, identifying root causes, and applying appropriate solutions. This skill should be measured in the test as troubleshooting skills are vital for timely resolution of database-related issues, ensuring minimal disruption to business operations.

  • 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 Oracle DBA Online Test to be based on.

    Database creation
    Tablespaces and datafiles
    Managing schema objects
    User and security management
    Oracle architecture and memory structures
    Database monitoring and diagnostics
    Oracle Instance and database startup and shutdown
    Schema and database refresh
    Database backups and restore
    Data pump export and import
    SQL optimization techniques
    Indexing and partitioning
    Table and index statistics
    Execution plans
    Materialized views
    Query optimization
    Data compression
    Oracle Automatic Storage Management (ASM)
    Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
    High availability solutions (RAC, Data Guard)
    Database Services
    Disaster recovery planning
    Database performance tuning
    Backup and recovery strategies
    Data security and encryption
    Database auditing
    Database locks and concurrency
    Data integrity constraints
    Data modeling concepts
    Database troubleshooting techniques

What roles can I use the Oracle DBA Online Test for?

  • Oracle DBA
  • Oracle Database Administrator
  • Database Architect

How is the Oracle DBA 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

  • Capacity planning and resource allocation
  • Database patching and upgrades
  • Monitoring and performance analysis
  • Database replication and synchronization
  • Tablespace management and optimization
  • Oracle database architecture knowledge
  • Indexing and query optimization techniques
  • Database performance tuning and optimization
  • Database backup and recovery strategies
  • Oracle Data Guard configuration and management
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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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Oracle DBA 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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