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About the test:

The SSRS SSAS SSIS test uses multiple-choice questions to evaluate a candidate's knowledge and skills related to Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) stack, which includes SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). The test covers topics such as BI fundamentals, data warehousing, ETL processes, data modeling and analysis, reporting and visualization, and BI project management. The test aims to assess the candidate's proficiency in the BI domain and their ability to deliver high-quality BI solutions.

Covered skills:

  • Rendering
  • Structure
  • Report Navigation
  • Error handling
  • Component Selection
  • Troubleshooting
  • Security
  • Configuration
  • Data source management
  • Connection Scope

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Business Intelligence Developers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS 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:

  • Able to design and generate visually appealing reports using SSRS
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and resolving SSAS performance issues
  • Able to effectively design and deploy SSIS packages
  • Understanding of SSRS report navigation and drill-down functionality
  • Experience in implementing security measures for SSAS cubes and SSRS reports
  • Able to efficiently handle exceptions and errors in SSIS packages
  • Proficient in managing data sources in SSRS
  • Knowledge of selecting the appropriate components for SSIS packages
  • Understanding of different connection scopes in SSAS
  • Ability to configure and optimize SSRS reports
  • Experience in managing configuration settings in SSIS packages
  • Skilled in handling and overcoming errors in SSAS
  • Familiarity with different methods of rendering SSRS reports
  • Expertise in managing data source connections in SSIS
  • Ability to implement security measures for SSRS reports
  • Proficient in troubleshooting and resolving SSIS deployment issues
  • Understanding of report navigation options in SSRS
  • Experience in managing security roles and permissions in SSAS
  • Able to handle data validation and cleansing in SSIS
  • Knowledge of creating and customizing data sources in SSRS
  • Ability to select and configure appropriate data flow components in SSIS
  • Understanding of different access modes and scopes in SSAS
  • Experience in configuring and managing subscriptions for SSRS reports
  • Skilled in implementing dynamic configurations in SSIS packages
  • Familiarity with backup and restore operations in SSAS
  • Expertise in designing and deploying parameterized SSRS reports
  • Ability to troubleshoot and optimize data loading in SSIS
  • Proficient in designing and implementing complex sorting and filtering in SSRS
  • Understanding of different cube processing options in SSAS
  • Experience in configuring and managing security credentials for SSRS reports
  • Able to handle error logging and notifications in SSIS
  • Knowledge of managing shared data sets in SSRS
  • Ability to deploy and manage SSIS packages on different environments
  • Understanding of different deployment and processing modes in SSAS
  • Experience in designing and implementing interactive reports in SSRS
  • Skilled in handling row-level security and partitions in SSAS
  • Familiarity with scheduling and caching options for SSRS reports
  • Expertise in implementing logging and auditing in SSIS packages
  • Ability to create and manage report snapshots in SSRS
  • Proficient in implementing measures and calculated members in SSAS
  • Understanding of different export and delivery options for SSRS reports
  • Experience in implementing incremental loading using CDC in SSIS
  • Able to design and implement dynamic report layouts in SSRS
  • Knowledge of managing aggregations and partitions in SSAS
  • Ability to configure and manage subscriptions for SSRS reports
  • Understanding of package configuration and environment variables in SSIS
  • Experience in designing and implementing complex expressions in SSRS
  • Skilled in implementing perspectives and translations in SSAS
  • Familiarity with snapshot and history options for SSRS reports
  • Expertise in deploying and managing SSIS packages using SQL Server Agent
  • Able to create and customize report parameters and filters in SSRS
  • Proficient in designing and implementing attribute hierarchies and relationships in SSAS
  • Understanding of interactive sorting and interactive highlighting in SSRS
  • Experience in configuring and managing role-based security in SSAS
  • Ability to handle package failure and implement error handling in SSIS
  • Knowledge of managing report caching and subscriptions in SSRS
  • Ability to monitor and optimize cube processing and query performance in SSAS
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.

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.

How we design questions

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

🧐 Question

Medium

Report Model
Solve
We set up a SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services (SSRS) instance of report model for our company. In the Report Builder tool, the users should need to create their SSRS reports. The data source will include a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database which includes 950 tables. We need to design the report model for users, and allow access to only 14 tables which they require for reporting. What should we do?

Easy

ErrorConfiguration
Solve
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?
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ Skill

Medium

Report Model

2 mins

SSRS
Solve

Easy

ErrorConfiguration

2 mins

SSAS
Solve
🧐 QuestionπŸ”§ SkillπŸ’ͺ DifficultyβŒ› Time
Report Model
SSRS
Medium2 mins
Solve
ErrorConfiguration
SSAS
Easy2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries
Brandon

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 Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS 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
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS 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

View sample scorecard
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


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About the Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS Test?

The Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS 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:

  • Creating and modifying reports using SSRS
  • Designing data models with SSAS
  • Building ETL packages using SSIS
  • Troubleshooting and resolving rendering issues
  • Implementing security measures in SSRS
  • Navigating and analyzing complex reports
  • Configuring report parameters and variables
  • Handling errors and exceptions in SSIS
  • Managing data sources in SSRS
  • Selecting appropriate components for SSAS

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 Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS Test?

  • Rendering

    Rendering in Microsoft SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS refers to the process of presenting data or reports in a visual format, often by generating output in different formats such as HTML, PDF, or Excel. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to generate accurate and visually appealing reports for effective data analysis and presentation.

  • Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting in Microsoft SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS involves identifying and resolving issues or errors that occur during the development or execution of packages, reports, or analysis services. This skill is measured in the test to evaluate the candidate's problem-solving abilities and their understanding of the tools and techniques used to diagnose and fix various technical issues.

  • Structure

    The skill of structure in Microsoft SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS refers to designing and organizing the components, data flows, reports, and analysis models in a logical and efficient manner. Measuring this skill ensures that the candidate can create well-structured solutions that are easy to manage, maintain, and understand.

  • Security

    Security plays a crucial role in Microsoft SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS, where it involves implementing appropriate measures to protect sensitive data, control access rights, and ensure data privacy. Evaluating this skill in the test helps assess the candidates' knowledge of security features, best practices, and their ability to implement robust security measures in their solutions.

  • Report Navigation

    Report navigation refers to the ability to effectively navigate and interact with reports in Microsoft SSRS, including exploring different sections, filtering data, drilling down into details, and accessing related reports. Measuring this skill allows recruiters to gauge the candidate's understanding of report navigation features and their capability to create user-friendly and interactive reporting solutions.

  • Configuration

    Configuration in Microsoft SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS involves managing and customizing various settings, properties, and parameters to optimize the behavior and performance of packages, reports, and analysis services. Assessing this skill helps determine the candidate's proficiency in configuring and fine-tuning these components to meet specific requirements and achieve optimal performance.

  • Error Handling

    Error handling in Microsoft SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS refers to the ability to detect, handle, and resolve errors or exceptions that occur during the execution of packages, reports, or analysis services. Measuring this skill enables recruiters to evaluate the candidate's knowledge of error handling mechanisms, their understanding of common error scenarios, and their expertise in implementing effective error handling strategies.

  • Data Source Management

    Data source management involves defining, configuring, and maintaining connections to various data sources used in Microsoft SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS solutions. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's ability to establish and manage reliable and efficient connections to different data sources, ensuring the availability and integrity of data for analysis and reporting purposes.

  • Component Selection

    Component selection in Microsoft SSIS refers to the ability to choose and utilize the appropriate data flow components, tasks, and transformations to build efficient and scalable ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes. Measuring this skill helps recruiters evaluate the candidate's understanding of the available components, their suitability for specific data integration requirements, and their expertise in designing optimal data flow pipelines.

  • Connection Scope

    Connection scope in Microsoft SSIS refers to defining the scope or lifespan of connections to external data sources, such as databases or file systems, within a package. This skill is measured in the test to assess the candidate's knowledge of connection scope options, their impact on performance and resource utilization, and their ability to select the appropriate connection scope based on the requirements of the data integration processes.

  • 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 Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS Test to be based on.

    Rendering
    Troubleshooting
    Structure
    Security
    Report Navigation
    Configuration
    Error Handling
    Data Source Management
    Component Selection
    Connection Scope
    Visual Design
    Performance Optimization
    Package Deployment
    Exception Handling
    Report Drill-Down
    Cube Security
    Data Validation
    Cleansing
    Data Source Customization
    Data Flow Components
    Access Modes
    Deployment Modes
    Processing Options
    Dynamic Configurations
    Backup and Restore
    Parameterized Reports
    Data Loading Optimization
    Sorting and Filtering
    Cube Processing
    Security Credentials
    Error Logging
    Notification
    Shared Data Sets
    Package Deployment Environments
    Row-Level Security
    Partitions
    Scheduling Options
    Caching Options
    Logging and Auditing
    Report Snapshots
    Measures and Calculated Members
    Export and Delivery Options
    Incremental Loading
    Dynamic Report Layouts
    Aggregations
    Perspectives and Translations
    Snapshots and History
    Deployment Automation
    Report Parameters and Filters
    Attribute Hierarchies
    Relationships
    Interactive Sorting
    Interactive Highlighting
    Role-Based Security
    Package Failure
    Error Handling
    Caching and Subscriptions
    Cube Processing Monitoring
    Query Performance Optimization

What roles can I use the Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS Test for?

  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • BI Developer (SSAS SSIS SSRS)
  • SQL Server Developer

How is the Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS 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

  • Applying connection scope in SSIS
  • Optimizing report rendering performance
  • Implementing advanced security measures in SSRS
  • Utilizing report navigation techniques
  • Optimizing package structure and performance
  • Performing data source configuration in SSIS
  • Designing and implementing advanced structures in SSAS
  • Implementing error handling mechanisms in SSRS
  • Creating and maintaining connection managers in SSIS
  • Utilizing various report output formats
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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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Microsoft SSIS SSRS SSAS 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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