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About the test:

The SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) Online Test uses scenario-based multiple choice questions to evaluate candidates on their technical knowledge and practical skills related to designing, developing, and deploying SSAS solutions. The test aims to determine candidates' ability to analyze data and generate insights using SSAS, as well as their familiarity with SSAS best practices, design patterns, and techniques.

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface SSAS Test 2008 is the most accurate way to shortlist BI Developer (SSAS)s

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The SSAS Test 2008 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 analyze and design multidimensional data models
  • Proficiency in writing MDX queries for data retrieval
  • Capability to create and manage cubes and dimensions in SSAS
  • Understanding of data warehousing concepts and ETL processes
  • Knowledge of data mining algorithms and techniques
  • Aptitude for optimizing and tuning SSAS performance
  • Familiarity with role-based security and permissions in SSAS
  • Ability to create calculated members and measures
  • Competence in integrating SSAS with other BI tools
  • Proficiency in deploying and managing SSAS solutions
  • Understanding of SSAS processing and partitioning techniques
  • Ability to design and implement KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
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.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this SSAS 2008 Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


We're managing a SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services (SSAS) database for our company. We're the Duplicate Key error when we operate the Analysis Services database. We need to alter the ErrorConfiguration attribute in order to make processing run normally. What should we do?
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2 mins

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Easy2 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 SSAS 2008 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 SSAS 2008 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

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 SSAS Test 2008

Why you should use SSAS Test 2008?

The SSAS 2008 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:

  • Implementing multidimensional cubes
  • Designing and developing complex data models
  • Creating partitions for optimal performance
  • Writing MDX queries for analysis
  • Understanding and implementing security in SSAS
  • Configuring and optimizing cube processing
  • Implementing calculations and KPIs
  • Optimizing query performance
  • Creating and maintaining data mining models
  • Using advanced SSAS features such as perspectives and translations

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 SSAS Test 2008?

  • SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services)

    SSAS (SQL Server Analysis Services) is a component of Microsoft SQL Server that enables users to analyze and gain insights from large volumes of data. It provides a platform for building and deploying multidimensional and tabular data models, allowing organizations to perform complex analytical processing and create interactive reports and dashboards.

  • Database Design

    Database design is the process of creating a detailed data model that represents the structure and relationships of data within a database. It involves defining tables, primary keys, foreign keys, and other database objects, as well as determining the appropriate data types and constraints. Measuring database design skills in this test helps recruiters assess a candidate's ability to create efficient, scalable, and well-organized database schemas.

  • SQL Query Optimization

    SQL query optimization is the practice of improving the performance and efficiency of SQL queries. It involves analyzing query execution plans, identifying bottlenecks, re-writing queries, and optimizing indexes and data structures. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate a candidate's ability to write efficient and optimized SQL queries, which is crucial for achieving improved query performance and reducing database response time.

  • 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 SSAS 2008 Test to be based on.

    Measure groups
    Data mining models
    MDX operators
    MDX functions
    Cell calculations
    SSAS security
    Semi-additive measures
    Parent-child hierarchies
    Storage modes
    ETL processes
    OLAP vs. Relational
    Time intelligence
    Data mining algorithms
    Association rules
    Decision trees
    Mining models
    Data source views
    Data refresh
    Deployment options
    Processing options
    Optimization techniques
    Partitioning strategies
    Query performance tuning
    Drillthrough actions
    Calculated members
    MDX sets
    Named sets
    Advanced MDX
    Scripting language
    Linked servers
    SSAS integration with Excel
    SSAS integration with Power BI
    SSAS integration with SQL Server
    SSAS integration with SharePoint
    SSAS integration with Reporting Services
    SSAS integration with Visual Studio
    SSAS automation
    Deploying SSAS solutions
    Incremental processing
    Partitioning monitoring
    Backup and restore
    Synchronizing databases
    MDX and DAX
    Data cubes vs. tabular models
    In-memory processing
    Aggregation design
    Query performance counters

What roles can I use the SSAS Test 2008 for?

  • BI Developer (SSAS)
  • SQL Server BI Developer

How is the SSAS Test 2008 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

  • Designing and implementing aggregations for improved performance
  • Implementing dimension hierarchies and attribute relationships
  • Developing and managing SSAS databases
  • Performing backup and restore operations
  • Designing and implementing actions and user hierarchies
  • Integrating SSAS with other BI tools
  • Implementing data partitions and aggregation designs
  • Creating and managing SSAS roles and permissions
  • Designing and implementing data mining structures and models
  • Using extended events and performance counters for troubleshooting
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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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SSAS Test 2008 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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