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SAP PowerDesigner Online Test

About the test:

The SAP PowerDesigner Online Test uses scenario-based multiple-choice questions to evaluate candidates on data modeling techniques, database design, metadata management, data integration, data governance, and reverse engineering. It also measures their ability to use PowerDesigner to design, document, and communicate complex data structures and relationships, their understanding of industry standards and best practices, and their familiarity with related SAP products and technologies.

Covered skills:

  • PDM
  • Merging Model
  • Conceptual Data Model
  • Logical Data Model
  • Generation Template Language (GTL)
  • Power Designer CDM
  • Physical Data Model

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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface SAP PowerDesigner Test is the most accurate way to shortlist SAP PowerDesigner Professionals

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The SAP PowerDesigner 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:

  • Ability to create and manipulate Physical Data Models
  • Proficiency in Conceptual Data Modeling
  • Skill in creating and modifying Logical Data Models
  • Knowledge of PDM, GTL, and Merging Model
  • Experience with Generation Template Language (GTL)
  • Understanding of Power Designer CDM
  • Ability to accurately merge models
  • Expertise in managing exceptions and errors
  • Skill in handling complex data structures
  • Proficiency in data transformation and mapping
  • Knowledge of database design principles
  • Ability to implement data integrity constraints
  • Experience with reverse engineering database schemas
  • Understanding of data modeling best practices
  • Proficiency in managing database metadata
  • Skill in generating entity relationship diagrams
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.

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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!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

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Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment SAP PowerDesigner 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.

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Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

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

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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.

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Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the SAP PowerDesigner Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment SAP PowerDesigner Online Test?

The SAP PowerDesigner 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:

  • Designing and implementing Physical Data Models using SAP PowerDesigner
  • Developing Conceptual Data Models in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Creating and managing Logical Data Models in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Understanding and utilizing Power Designer CDM functionalities
  • Using Generation Template Language (GTL) to generate code from models in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Proficiency in PDM tools and techniques
  • Applying best practices in PDM design and development
  • Analyzing and merging models in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Creating and managing data dictionaries in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Understanding and implementing relationships and associations in SAP PowerDesigner

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 SAP PowerDesigner Online Test?

  • PDM

    PDM stands for Physical Data Model. It is a visual representation of the database structure that defines how data is stored, organized, and accessed. Measuring PDM skills in this test helps assess the candidate's ability to design and optimize database models.

  • Generation Template Language (GTL)

    GTL is a scripting language used in PowerDesigner to automatically generate documents, code, or other artifacts based on the model. Evaluating GTL skills in this test helps gauge the candidate's proficiency in creating customized templates and automating repetitive tasks.

  • Merging Model

    Merging models in PowerDesigner involves combining multiple data models into a single model while resolving conflicts and maintaining data integrity. Assessing merging model skills in this test ensures that the candidate can effectively consolidate and integrate data models from different sources.

  • Power Designer CDM

    Power Designer CDM refers to the Conceptual Data Model, which is an abstract representation of the high-level business concepts and relationships in a database. Measuring Power Designer CDM skills in this test assesses the candidate's ability to translate business requirements into a conceptualized database design.

  • Logical Data Model

    The Logical Data Model (LDM) represents the logical structure of data independent of any specific database management system. Evaluating LDM skills in this test helps determine the candidate's proficiency in designing the architecture and relationships of a database at a logical level.

  • Physical Data Model

    The Physical Data Model (PDM) describes how data is stored and structured within a specific database management system. Assessing PDM skills in this test ensures that the candidate can effectively translate the logical data model into an efficient and optimized physical implementation.

  • 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 SAP PowerDesigner Test to be based on.

    Generation Template Language (GTL)
    Merging Model
    Power Designer CDM
    Conceptual Data Model
    Physical Data Model
    Logical Data Model
    Data transformation
    Database design principles
    Data integrity constraints
    Database schema reverse engineering
    Data modeling best practices
    Database metadata management
    Entity relationship diagrams
    Data modeling notation
    Database object modeling
    Normalization techniques
    Reverse engineering tools
    Relational database concepts
    Data modeling considerations
    Data type mapping
    Data modeling patterns
    Database schema synchronization
    Forward engineering
    Data modeling tools
    Relationship types
    Entity types
    Attribute types
    Primary and foreign keys
    Cardinality and optionality
    Aggregation and composition
    Inheritance and specialization
    Data model documentation
    Data modeling standards
    Data modeling languages
    Data modeling lifecycle
    Model version control
    Data model governance
    Data model reviews
    Data model validation
    Data migration strategies
    Database naming conventions
    Indexing and partitioning
    Data model optimization
    Data warehouse modeling
    Architectural patterns
    Data modeling in agile
    Big data modeling
    Data modeling in cloud environments
    Semantics and data modeling
    Data modeling for analytics
    Data modeling for OLTP systems
    Data lineage and data profiling
    Data modeling security best practices
    Metadata management
    Data virtualization
    Data modeling performance considerations
    Data modeling for data lakes
    Data cataloging
    Data modeling for NoSQL databases
    Data modeling for XML and JSON
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What roles can I use the SAP PowerDesigner Online Test for?

  • SAP PowerDesigner Professional
  • Senior SAP PowerDesigner Professional

How is the SAP PowerDesigner 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

  • Optimizing performance and efficiency of PDM designs
  • Using reverse-engineering techniques to generate data models
  • Implementing data validation rules in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Applying data modeling standards and conventions in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Collaborating with team members to develop data models
  • Resolving conflicts and issues related to model merging in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Performing impact analysis on data models
  • Implementing data security and access control measures in SAP PowerDesigner
  • Configuring and customizing SAP PowerDesigner according to project requirements
  • Supporting and maintaining data models throughout the development lifecycle
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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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SAP PowerDesigner 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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