~ 40 mins
- 15 Sqoop MCQs
Available on request
About the test:
The Sqoop Online Test uses scenario-based multiple choice questions to evaluate candidates' proficiency in various aspects of Sqoop, including topics such as data ingestion, data export, data transformation, data validation, data integration and ETL (extract, transform, load) processes. The test aims to determine candidates' ability to use Sqoop to efficiently transfer data between Hadoop and relational databases, as well as their familiarity with Sqoop best practices, design patterns, and techniques.
~ 40 mins
Available on request
The Sqoop 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:
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 Big Data - Sqoop 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 Big Data - Sqoop 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 Big Data - Sqoop 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.
A Sqoop-Based Connector allows you to establish a connection between Sqoop, a data transfer tool for Hadoop, and other systems or databases. It enables you to efficiently import and export data between Hadoop and various data sources such as relational databases or mainframes. Measuring this skill in the test ensures that candidates have the knowledge to effectively utilize connectors to integrate Sqoop with different systems.
Disk I/O refers to the reading and writing of data to and from storage devices, while Network I/O involves the transmission of data over a network. Both skills are crucial in the context of Sqoop as they directly impact the performance and efficiency of data transfers. Measuring these skills ensures that candidates understand how to optimize the usage of disk and network resources when using Sqoop for importing and exporting data.
MySQL is a widely used open-source relational database management system. In the context of Sqoop, knowing how to work with MySQL databases is essential as it allows seamless integration between Hadoop and MySQL. Measuring this skill ensures that candidates can properly configure and interact with MySQL databases using Sqoop commands.
Database tables are structured sets of data organized into rows and columns. In the context of Sqoop, understanding how to interact with database tables is critical as it enables the import and export of data between Hadoop and relational databases. Measuring this skill ensures that candidates are proficient in handling various operations related to database tables using Sqoop.
Sqoop provides a set of import and export commands that allow for data transfer between Hadoop and external systems or databases. Knowing how to effectively use these commands is vital when working with Sqoop. Measuring this skill ensures that candidates have a solid understanding of the different import and export options provided by Sqoop, enabling them to efficiently move data in and out of Hadoop.
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 Big Data - Sqoop 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.
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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.