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About the test:

The Terraform Online Test uses scenario-based MCQ questions to evaluate Terraform's core concepts and components. The test evaluates a candidate's ability to define infrastructure as code to create, deploy and scale Web Apps, Databases, Virtual Machines, Storage, Kubernetes clusters etc.

Covered skills:

  • Terraform basics (Creating; Changing; Destroying resources)
  • Provision services using Terraform
  • Using Terraform for multi-cloud deployments (AWS; Azure; GCP)
  • Writing Terraform configuration
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Terraform Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Terraform Developers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Adaface Terraform test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for in a Terraform developer:

  • Terraform key concepts (interpolation, state, variables, resources, loops, functions, templates, data sources, outputs and modules)
  • Deploying to AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Parameterize Terraform Configuration to make it reusable
  • Sharing and locking the Terraform State file
  • Run infrastructure code via automated Pipeline
  • Creating Terraform modules for multiple clients
  • Automating the deployments of Terraform scripts using Jenkins
  • Deploying Lambda functions
  • Using Ansible to run terraform scripts
  • Automating infrastructure provisioning using terraform
  • Setting up a managed Kubernetes service with Terraform
  • Using Ansible Terraform modules to apply Terraform changes
  • Building reusable modules with Terraform

The Terraform Online test helps recruiters and hiring managers to 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 expensive engineering time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

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 Terraform Online Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Dependencies and conditionals
Given the following Terraform code:
What would be the value of the extra_security_group_id output when create_security_group is set to true, project_environment is set to "staging", and enable_additional_security_group is set to false?


Instance Security Group
Consider the following Terraform code:
Which statement is true about this Terraform code?

A. The code creates an EC2 instance and assigns an EIP to it within a VPC.
B. The code creates an EC2 instance, but it is not associated with the specified security group.
C. The code creates an EC2 instance and an EIP, but does not associate the EIP with the instance.
D. The code creates a security group that allows SSH access to the EC2 instance from anywhere.
E. The code creates an EC2 instance with the specified security group, but does not assign an EIP to it.


VPC Cidr Block
Consider the following Terraform 0.12 configuration snippet:
How would you define the 'cidr_block' for ap-southeast-1 in the aws_vpc resource using a variable?
A: var.vpc_cidrs[“ap-southeast-1”]
B: var.vpc_cidrs.0
C: vpc_cidrs[“ap-southeast-1”]
D: var.vpc_cidrs[0]
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Dependencies and conditionals
3 mins


Instance Security Group
2 mins


VPC Cidr Block
2 mins
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Dependencies and conditionals
Medium3 mins
Instance Security Group
Medium2 mins
VPC Cidr Block
Medium2 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 Terraform Online 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 Terraform Online 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 & comparative results

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

How is the test customized for Senior Terraform developers?

Our subject matter experts customize the test according to seniority in two ways:

  • Advanced topics will be chosen to create questions for senior developers
  • Difficulty level of questions will be higher

Here are a few topics assessed in Senior developer assessments:

  • Design an architecture that is scalable, secure, resilient and facilitates zero-downtime deployments
  • Building Auto Scale Group of Web Servers with load balancers
  • Advanced features like using remote state, for/foreach loops, conditionals/functions, provisioners, data, and imports
  • Latest terraform functionalities like Module count and custom variables
  • Providers and their limitations
  • How to use multiple backends
  • Import existing infrastructure into Terraform
  • Service Principal for securing Terraform deployments
  • Automated testing using Terratest
  • Detecting misconfigurations in Terraform
  • How to securely use Terraform
  • Troubleshooting Terraform

What roles can I use the Terraform Online Test for?

  • Terraform Developer
  • AWS Terraform Engineer
  • Azure Terraform Engineer
  • Cloud Engineer (Terraform)
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer (Terraform)
  • Senior DevOps Engineer

What topics are covered in the Terraform Online Test?

Infrastructure as a code
Terraform modules
Terraform functions
Provisioners with Terraform
Terraform Import
Count with Modules
Custom variables
Sensitive variables
Terraform configuration
State Management
Secret Injection
for and for-each loop
Loops used for expressions
Public registry
Terraform Cloud
Troubleshooting Terraform
Input & output variables
Terraform execution plan
Terraform Workspace
DevOps for Terraform
Terraform settings
Terraform providers
Terraform CLI
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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

Terraform Online Test FAQs

Can I evaluate AWS and Terraform in the same test?

Yes. You can review our standard AWS online test to get a sense of how AWS skills are evaluated. The final assessment would have questions to evaluate AWS and Terraform skills.

Can I evaluate Azure and Terraform in the same test?

Yes. You can review our standard Azure online test to get a sense of how Azure skills are evaluated. The final assessment would have questions to evaluate Azure and Terraform skills.

Can I evaluate GCP and Terraform in the same test?

Yes. You can review our standard GCP online test to get a sense of how GCP skills are evaluated. The final assessment would have questions to evaluate GCP and Terraform skills.

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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