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IBM Mainframe Online Test

About the test:

The IBM Mainframe Test is preferred by recruiters to assess on-the-job skills of candidates before an interview. It reduces technical screening time by 80% by enabling employers to identify qualified candidates.

Covered skills:

  • Mainframe Developer
  • Mainframe Analyst
  • Mainframe Programmer
  • Mainframe Specialist
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface IBM Mainframe Online Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Mainframe Developers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Mainframe 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 time by filtering out unqualified candidates.

The Adaface Mainframe Online test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for Mainframe Developer roles:

  • Strong knowledge of COBOL (CICS), CA7, DB2 and/ or SQL, Other Mainframe Technologies & Tools
  • Experience Developing, troubleshooting, and modifying Mainframe systems
  • Understanding of the complex logic of COBOL and PL/I applications
  • Ability to quickly identify code errors
  • Vast knowledge of business processes in specific industries

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for the Mainframe Developer role. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The Mainframe Developer test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

Reason #2

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.

Reason #4

1200+ 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 IBM Mainframe 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 IBM Mainframe 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.

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.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


About Mainframe Developer Roles

Mainframes are high-performance computers with large amounts of memory and processors that process billions of simple calculations and transactions in real time.

A mainframe developer is essentially a software developer who works within the mainframe system.

Mainframe experts are a diminishing group of developers. This has created an increasing demand for mainframe experts on a global scale.

Typical Mainframe Developer responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop and maintain Mainframe COBOL & JCL
  • Develop and execute unit test and integration plans/scripts to validate that application changes meet technical specifications
  • Provide Solution Delivery Methodology artifacts associated with application components
  • Perform application support tasks like: systems support, security reviews, & maintenance tasks

What roles can I use the IBM Mainframe Test for?

  • Mainframe Developer
  • Mainframe Programmer

What topics are covered in the IBM Mainframe Online Test?

Mainframe computing
Update cursor
COBOL

Index refers to the number of displacement positions in an array.

Index
Table declaration
Lock contention
SEARCH
Confinement level
Alias
LIKE table
Linkage
Foreign keys
INCLUDE
Referential integrity
CICS
EIB
DRDA
Spool
COPYBOOK
UPDATE
Job Control Language
Static and dynamic linking
DCB parameter
STEPLIB
DB2 program
Type-2 index
SOC-7 error
Evaluate Statements
COMMITS
JCL
Singapore government logo

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.


85%
reduction in screening time

FAQs

Kan jeg kombinere flere ferdigheter til en tilpasset vurdering?

Ja absolutt. Tilpassede vurderinger er satt opp basert på stillingsbeskrivelsen din, og vil inneholde spørsmål om alle må-ha ferdigheter du spesifiserer.

Har du noen anti-juksende eller proktoreringsfunksjoner på plass?

Vi har følgende anti-juksede funksjoner på plass:

  • Ikke-googlable spørsmål
  • IP Proctoring
  • Nettproctoring
  • Webcam Proctoring
  • Deteksjon av plagiering
  • Sikker nettleser

Les mer om Proctoring -funksjonene.

Hvordan tolker jeg testresultater?

Den viktigste tingen å huske på er at en vurdering er et eliminasjonsverktøy, ikke et seleksjonsverktøy. En ferdighetsvurdering er optimalisert for å hjelpe deg med å eliminere kandidater som ikke er teknisk kvalifisert for rollen, det er ikke optimalisert for å hjelpe deg med å finne den beste kandidaten for rollen. Så den ideelle måten å bruke en vurdering på er å bestemme en terskelpoeng (vanligvis 55%, vi hjelper deg med å benchmark) og invitere alle kandidater som scorer over terskelen for de neste rundene med intervjuet.

Hvilken opplevelsesnivå kan jeg bruke denne testen til?

Hver ADAFACE -vurdering er tilpasset din stillingsbeskrivelse/ ideell kandidatperson (våre fageksperter vil velge de riktige spørsmålene for din vurdering fra vårt bibliotek med 10000+ spørsmål). Denne vurderingen kan tilpasses for ethvert opplevelsesnivå.

Får hver kandidat de samme spørsmålene?

Ja, det gjør det mye lettere for deg å sammenligne kandidater. Alternativer for MCQ -spørsmål og rekkefølgen på spørsmål er randomisert. Vi har anti-juksing/proctoring funksjoner på plass. I vår bedriftsplan har vi også muligheten til å lage flere versjoner av den samme vurderingen med spørsmål med lignende vanskelighetsnivåer.

Jeg er en kandidat. Kan jeg prøve en praksisprøve?

Nei. Dessverre støtter vi ikke praksisprøver for øyeblikket. Du kan imidlertid bruke eksemplet spørsmål for praksis.

Hva koster ved å bruke denne testen?

Du kan sjekke ut prisplanene våre.

Kan jeg få en gratis prøveperiode?

Ja, du kan registrere deg gratis og forhåndsvise denne testen.

Jeg flyttet nettopp til en betalt plan. Hvordan kan jeg be om en tilpasset vurdering?

Her er en rask guide om Hvordan be om en tilpasset vurdering på adaface.

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