~ 35 mins
- 15 Penetration Testing MCQs
Available on request
About the test:
The Penetration Testing Test evaluates a candidate's knowledge and skills in the field of penetration testing, network security, vulnerability assessment, ethical hacking, and web application security. It assesses the ability to identify vulnerabilities, exploit them ethically, and provide recommendations for improving the security posture of systems and applications.
~ 35 mins
Available on request
The Penetration Testing 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:
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.Why we started Adaface
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
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
The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Penetration Testing 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
Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Penetration Testing 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.
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.
The Penetration Testing 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:
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.
Penetration testing is a method of assessing the security of computer systems or networks by actively simulating an attacker's techniques and identifying vulnerabilities. This skill should be measured in this test to ensure candidates possess the ability to identify and exploit weaknesses in a system's defenses, allowing organizations to proactively address security risks.
Network security refers to measures taken to protect a computer network from unauthorized access, misuse, or disruption. Measuring this skill in the test ensures candidates have a strong understanding of network security protocols, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and various encryption methods.
Vulnerability assessment involves identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing potential weaknesses in a system or network. Measuring this skill in the test allows recruiters to evaluate a candidate's ability to proactively scan and assess systems for vulnerabilities, enabling organizations to mitigate potential risks before they can be exploited.
Web application security focuses on securing websites and web applications from unauthorized access, code injection attacks, and data breaches. Measuring this skill in the test ensures candidates possess knowledge of web vulnerabilities, secure coding practices, and protection against common threats, thus helping organizations safeguard their online presence and sensitive information.
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 Penetration Testing Test to be based on.
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
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.
We have the following anti-cheating features in place:
Read more about the proctoring features.
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.
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.
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.
No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.
You can check out our pricing plans.
Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.
Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.