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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.

Covered skills:

  • Sqoop-Based Connector
  • MySQL Databases
  • Disk I/O and Network I/O
  • Database Tables
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Sqoop Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Big Data Engineers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Sqoop 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 Adaface Sqoop Online Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for Hadoop/Big Data Developer roles:

  • Experience as a hadoop developer or big data engineer
  • Knowledge of the hadoop ecosystem and its components
  • Familiarity with Hive, HBase, and Pig
  • Familiarity with MapReduce and Pig Latin Scripts
  • Knowledge of back-end programming languages including JavaScript, Node.js, and OOAD
  • Familiarity with data loading tools including Squoop and Flume

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for Hadoop/Big Data Developer roles. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Sqoop Online 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.

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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.

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 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.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

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.

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 Hadoop/Big Data Developer Roles

Apache Sqoop is a large data solution that allows you to transport data between Hadoop and relational database servers. Sqoop is used to move data from relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as MySQL and Oracle to HDFS (Hadoop Distributed File System).

The function of a Hadoop Developer is comparable to that of a software developer, but in the big data area. A Hadoop Developer is a professional who is in charge of designing Hadoop applications and is familiar with all of the Hadoop Ecosystem's components. They understand how the Hadoop components work together and can pick which Hadoop component is ideal for a certain task.

Typical Hadoop Developer responsibilities include:

  • Creating and developing Hadoop apps to examine data sets
  • Developing frameworks for data processing
  • Extracting data and isolating data cluste
  • Testing script and data analysis
  • Identifying and resolving application defects
  • Keeping the company's data secure
  • Developing data tracking applications
  • Creating development documentation for Hadoop

What roles can I use the Big Data - Sqoop Test for?

  • Big Data Engineer
  • Hadoop Developer - Sqoop
  • Big Data Developer - Sqoop

What topics are covered in the Sqoop Online Test?

Relational Database Servers
Sqoop Import
Default Database
BLOB and CLOB Objects

Relational Database Management System

Compress-Codec Parameter
Eval Tool
Free Form Import
JDBC Driver
Codegen Command
Sqoop Metastore
Metastore Database
Sqoop Job
Sqoop Import Mainframe Tool
Sqoop List Tables
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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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