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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 jag kombinera flera färdigheter till en anpassad bedömning?

Ja absolut. Anpassade bedömningar ställs in baserat på din arbetsbeskrivning och kommer att innehålla frågor om alla måste-ha färdigheter du anger.

Har du några anti-cheating eller proctoring-funktioner på plats?

Vi har följande anti-cheating-funktioner på plats:

  • Icke-Googleable-frågor
  • IP -proctoring
  • webbproctoring
  • webbkamera proctoring
  • Detektion av plagiering
  • säker webbläsare

Läs mer om proctoring -funktionerna.

Hur tolkar jag testresultat?

Det främsta att tänka på är att en bedömning är ett eliminationsverktyg, inte ett urvalsverktyg. En kompetensbedömning är optimerad för att hjälpa dig att eliminera kandidater som inte är tekniskt kvalificerade för rollen, den är inte optimerad för att hjälpa dig hitta den bästa kandidaten för rollen. Så det ideala sättet att använda en bedömning är att bestämma en tröskelpoäng (vanligtvis 55%, vi hjälper dig att jämföra) och bjuda in alla kandidater som gör poäng över tröskeln för nästa intervjurundor.

Vilken erfarenhetsnivå kan jag använda detta test för?

Varje AdaFace -bedömning anpassas till din arbetsbeskrivning/ idealisk kandidatperson (våra ämnesexperter kommer att välja rätt frågor för din bedömning från vårt bibliotek med 10000+ frågor). Denna bedömning kan anpassas för alla erfarenhetsnivåer.

Får varje kandidat samma frågor?

Ja, det gör det mycket lättare för dig att jämföra kandidater. Alternativ för MCQ -frågor och ordningen på frågor randomiseras. Vi har anti-cheating/proctoring -funktioner på plats. I vår företagsplan har vi också möjlighet att skapa flera versioner av samma bedömning med frågor om liknande svårighetsnivåer.

Jag är kandidat. Kan jag prova ett träningstest?

Nej. Tyvärr stöder vi inte övningstester just nu. Du kan dock använda våra exempelfrågor för övning.

Vad är kostnaden för att använda detta test?

Du kan kolla in våra prisplaner.

Kan jag få en gratis provperiod?

Plattformen är helt självbetjänande, så här är ett sätt att gå vidare:

  • Du kan registrera dig gratis för att få en känsla för hur det fungerar.
  • Den kostnadsfria provperioden inkluderar en provbedömning (Java/JavaScript) som du hittar i din instrumentpanel när du registrerar dig. Du kan använda den för att granska kvaliteten på frågorna och kandidaternas upplevelse av ett konversationstest på Adaface.
  • För att granska kvaliteten på frågorna kan du också granska våra offentliga frågor för 50+ färdigheter här.
  • När du är övertygad om att du vill testa det med riktiga bedömningar och kandidater kan du välja en plan enligt dina krav.

Jag flyttade precis till en betald plan. Hur kan jag begära en anpassad bedömning?

Här är en snabbguide om hur man begär en anpassad bedömning på Adaface.

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