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About the test:

The Splunk test helps recruiters assess candidates’ knowledge of Splunk & on-the-job skills before an interview to identify and hire top talents.

Covered skills:

  • Data Format
  • Running Splunk
  • Events Searching
  • Indexing
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Splunk Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Splunk Administrators

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Splunk 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 Splunk Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for Splunk Administrator/Consultant roles:

  • Experience with Linux
  • Familiarity with server monitoring tools
  • Hands on Splunk administration
  • Experience with ALM and ADO tool
  • Experience analyzing data
  • Experience building alerts and dashboards
  • Ability to effectively document solution deployments and train colleagues

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

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.

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 Splunk Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Indexer Failure
Broadwausical has an indexer cluster supporting search needs like- scheduled search, data model acceleration and summary indexing. Can you recommend a strategy for Broadwausical that represents the minimum and least disruptive change necessary to protect the searchability of the indexer cluster in case of indexer failure? Here's an excerpt from the cluster masters server.conf:


Indexing Ready
Sankman Fried works as Splunk developer at Binnance Inc. Binnance’s new single-site three indexer cluster is being stood up with replication_factor = 2 and search_factor = 2. At which step would the Indexer Cluster be classed as ‘Indexing Ready’ and be able to ingest new data?
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Indexer Failure
2 mins


Indexing Ready
3 mins
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Indexer Failure
Medium2 mins
Indexing Ready
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!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Splunk 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 Splunk 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

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

About Splunk Administrator/Consultant Roles

Splunk is a tool for monitoring and searching through large amounts of data. It indexes and correlates information in a container, making it searchable, and allows for the generation of alerts, reports, and visualizations.

A Splunk Administrator will be in charge of indexes, indexers, and indexer clusters. Scaling platform installations, protecting Splunk Enterprise, troubleshooting, and documenting are some of their responsibilities.

Typical Splunk Administrator/Consultant responsibilities include:

  • Building and optimizing large-scale Splunk infrastructure
  • Administering Splunk and Splunk Apps to include developing new or extending existing Apps to perform specialized functionality
  • Designing and implementing solutions to address business problems understanding the Splunk architecture requirements for scalability, security, and performance
  • Implementing and administering Splunk
  • Managing Splunk Users accounts
  • Building and maintaining Splunk components
  • Integrating with Guidewire and other platforms
  • Integrating Splunk best practices

What roles can I use the Splunk Test for?

  • Splunk Administrator
  • Splunk Developer
  • Splunk Implementation
  • Splunk Cloud Services Engineer Splunk Administration Application Developer

What topics are covered in the Splunk Test?

Common Port Numbers
Splunk Web Port
Splunk Management Port
Splunk Indexing Port
Splunk Index Replication Port
Splunk Network Port
KV Store
Splunk Architecture
Configuration Files
Splunk App
Splunk App
License Master
Summary Index
DB Connect
Eventstats Commands
Transaction Commands
Splunk Add-on
Dispatch Directory
Search Head Pooling
Search Head Clustering
MapReduce Algorithm
Splunk SDK
Splunk Framework

a command used to search the contents of a Splunk lookup table


a command used to write the search results to a static lookup table

Workflow Actions
Search Factor
Replication Factor
Time Zone Property
Search Commands
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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.

reduction in screening time


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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