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PowerShell Online Test

About the test:

The PowerShell 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.

Covered skills:

  • CredSSP
  • Find-Commands
  • Remoting
  • Changing states
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface PowerShell Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist PowerShell Developers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The PowerShell Online test helps recruiters and hiring managers to 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 PowerShell test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for in a PowerShell Developer:

  • Extensive experience with Powershell Script and automation using C#
  • Strong .NET fundamentals
  • Working experience in DevOps processes and tools
  • Ability to work on Azure PowerShell and VSTS

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 PowerShell developer test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the technical 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.

Why we started Adaface ->
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.

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

🧐 Question

Easy

Resetting to empty hashtable
Solve
                        We have declared the following Powershell hashtable:
                        
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                        Which of the following methods resets $person to an empty hashtable?
                        
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Options:

  • A B
  • A C
  • A D
  • B C
  • B D
  • C D
  • A B C
  • A C D
  • A B D
  • B C D
  • A B C D

Easy

Get-Service command
Solve
                        What does this PowerShell command do?
                        
                        Get-Service -Name w32time | Format-List
                        
                        A: Shows all aliases of w32time
B: Shows the final output in a table formatted from list
C: Shows the final output in a list format
D: Returns properties of w32time service

Options:

  • A B
  • A C
  • A D
  • C D
  • B D
  • A C D
  • A B D
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Easy

Resetting to empty hashtable
2 mins
PowerShell
Solve

Easy

Get-Service command
2 mins
PowerShell
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Resetting to empty hashtable
PowerShell
Easy2 mins
Solve
Get-Service command
PowerShell
Easy2 mins
Solve
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

1 click candidate invites

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

Reason #6

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

Reason #7

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment PowerShell 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.

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 the PowerShell Developer Role

Windows PowerShell from Microsoft is a task automation and configuration management framework that consists of a command-line shell and an associated scripting language. It is the most helpful for IT administrators to configure systems and automate administrative tasks.

Typical PowerShell Developer responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for automating the server setup and configurations across a distributed infrastructure
  • Developing and supporting PowerShell DSC resources
  • Decommissioning old script – remove networking, storage, run final checks, etc for EOL hosts
  • Scripting and automation of manual processes
  • Auditing the existing scripts to make them more optimized
  • Working closely with the development and testing teams to evolve the cloud infrastructure

What roles can I use the PowerShell Online Test for?

  • PowerShell Developer
  • PowerShell Engineer
  • Devops Engineer
  • BI Analyst- PowerShell
  • Microsoft Exchange Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Windows System Administrator
  • Build and Release Engineer

What topics are covered in the PowerShell Online Test?

Interactive Powershell
Conditions, Loops & functions
Text & Regular Expressions
WMI and User Management
Variables, Arrays & Hashtables
Scripts
XML, File System
Remoting
Powershell Pipeline
Error Handling
Windows Registry
CredSSP
Working with Objects
Managing Scope
Process, Services & Event Logs
C# fundamentals
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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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