What are Skilon Tests?

What you need to know about Skilon Tests

In a nutshell, this is what you need to know:

  • Our tests are Information Technology related, but we can have other types of tests too (finance, language, marketing, etc).
  • A test duration can be 20 to 60 min long.
  • A test is made of multiple choice questions (MCQ). Some tests contain a coding question too.
  • For every test, there is a detailed description on how to take the test. The time only starts when you click on Start.
  • If you fail a test, you can hide the skill from your profile. The intent is to only show the skills that make you shine. You can take the failed test again after a period of 3 months.

Ever wondered what Skilon Tests contain as questions?

The AWS category includes questions like:

  • Amazon EC2
  • AWS administration – Route53
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • AWS DevOps
  • Performance, Limitations
  • API, Architecture
  • Data Storage
  • Security

This category has 6 assessments with medium to difficult questions:

Amazon S3

This assessment contains questions on:

  • S3 Bucket and bucket policy
  • IAM Settings
  • VPC Endpoint
  • Versioning as well as AWS architecture

Amazon Web Service

Test Assessment contains mostly medium-difficult questions on:

  • Amazon EC2
  • AWS web-development/ AWS administration – Cloudfront
  • Amazon CloudSearch
  • AWS infrastructure – Key management service, Autoscaling and load balancing
  • AWS DevOps – AWS Lambda, Serverless architecture, Amazon kinesis, STS,SNS,SQS, ELB and autoscaling
  • AWS administration – Route53
  • AWS infrastructure – Virtual private cloud (vpc), Key management service

AppOps

The test is comprised to validate on AppOps themes like:

  • AWS serverless application
  • AWS managed services
  • AWS GuardDuty
  • New Relic
  • Sumologic

Architecting on AWS

The Architecting on AWS Test includes questions on:

  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Amazon EC2
  • Amazon VPC
  • AWS IAM
  • Amazon Web Services

AWS CloudFormation

The AWS CloudFormation test has questions on the areas of:

  • Performance/Testing
  • Limitations
  • Template Parameter/Environment
  • Roll Back Update
  • Programming
  • Coding & Functions
  • API

AWS Data Engineering

The AWS Data Engineering Test has questions about:

  • Architecture
  • Migration
  • Data Storage
  • Security
  • Data Recovery
  • Streaming Data
  • Programming
  • Troubleshooting

AWS DevOps

The DevOps AWS Test contains questions on following topics :  

  • Configuring Amazon EC2 instances, Load Balancer
  • Forklifting an existing Application onto AWS
  • Event-driven scaling
  • Hosting a new web application on AWS
  • Core AWS knowledge
  • Troubleshoot AWS CloudFormation stack definition
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Monitor the health of Amazon EC2 instances and other AWS services
  • Manage user identity, AWS permissions, and security in the cloud
  • CodeDeploy
  • CodeCommit

    The Coding category includes tests with 1 coding exercise each. The duration of each test is 30 minutes.

    • Backend Developer Coding: Select one laguage from C#, Java, PHP or Node.js
    • Frontend Developer Coding: Javascript
    • Mobile Developer Coding (Android): Java
    • R Coding

    The exercise is rated of medium difficulty and you should be able to finish it within 15 to 20 minutes, so given duration of 30 minutes should be enough.

    Backend Developer Coding


    Fontend Developer Coding


    Modile Developer Coding (Android)


    R Coding


    These assessments aim to evaluate candidates’:

    • knowledge of working with Machine Learning Studio, data science virtual machine
    • understanding of Machine Learning algorithms & principles
    • Strong experience in developing deep learning neural networks on mobile platforms
    • Ability to build data processing pipelines and deep learning algorithms for sequencing data
    • Knowledge of multi process architecture and web frameworks

    There are 5 assessments under this category:

    Azure Machine Learning

    Azure Machine Learning skill test helps to screen the candidates who possess traits as follows:

    • Ability to perform data cleaning, data analysis & interpretation
    • Excellent ability to work with Python script & PowerShell script
    • Knowledge of working with Machine Learning Studio, data science virtual machine
    • Understanding normalization techniques, Azure CLI

    Deep Learning

    Online deep learning test helps to screen the candidates who possess traits as follows:

    • Excellent understanding of Machine Learning algorithms & principles
    • Ability to work on Deep NN models for image classification, object detection, and semantic segmentation
    • Strong experience in developing deep learning neural networks on mobile platforms
    • Ability to build data processing pipelines and deep learning algorithms for sequencing data

    Machine Learning

    Machine Learning assessment test contains questions on the following Topics:

    • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, SVM
    • Ability to perform explanatory data analysis
    • Excellent capability to prepare and analyze historical data and identify patterns
    • Good knowledge of working on linear regression, LDA

    Machine Learning with Python (coding)

    • Familiarity with in-built advanced data structures and scenario-based algorithms, advance dynamic programming concepts, advanced systems concepts available in Python 3
    • Knowledge of multi process architecture and web frameworks
    • Ability to use complex, scenario-based concepts and implement them with simple logic

    R Programming

    This R-Programming Test will validate the following traits:

    • Strong experience working with large datasets
    • Ability to solve analytical problems using quantitative approaches using machine learning methods
    • Excellent programming experience and data management using SAS and R
    • Ability to write functions in R

    The Fundamentals category covers a large scope of skills evaluating knowledge of:

    • General Design and Development Skills
    • SQL Queries
    • Coding Challenge (Java, PHP…)
    • Web technologies
    • Agile Testing
    • SQL Queries

    Here are the available assessments.

    Back-end Developer (Java)
    This fundamental test will validate the following areas:

    • General Design and Development Skills
      • Concurrency and Thread Handling
      • SOA Design & Architecture
      • REST Integration
    • SQL Queries
    • Spring Boot
    • Hibernate
    • Java Coding Exercise

    Back-end Developer (PHP)
    This fundamental test will validate the following areas:

    • General Design and Development Skills
      • Concurrency and Thread Handling
      • SOA Design & Architecture
      • REST Integration
    • SQL Queries
    • Object Oriented PHP
    • PHP 7
    • PHP Coding Exercise

    Cloud Computing Fundamentals

    This fundamental Cloud Computing test will assess the following areas:

    • Native Architecture
    • Patterns
    • PCF
    • Cloud Foundry

    Cyber Security Fundamentals

    The Cyber Security Test contains questions on following topics :

    • Data Destruction
    • WPA2 Authentication
    • System Logs
    • Information Security Auditor
    • ARP Spoofing

    DevOps Engineer

    The test is comprised of different sections, validating on:

    • DevOps Essentials
    • Git
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Coding Challenge in 1 of: Python, Go, Java, or even Node.js and C#

      Front-end Developer (Angular, Javascript)

      The test is comprised of different sections, validating on:

      • SEO
      • CSS
      • HTML5
      • Angular
      • Coding Challenge in Javascript

        Front-end Developer (ReactJS, Javascript)

        The test is comprised of different sections, validating on:

        • SEO
        • CSS
        • HTML5
        • ReactJS
        • Coding Challenge in Javascript

          Full Stack Developer (Angular)

          The test is comprised of different sections, validating on:

          • SQL Queries
          • HTML5
          • Angular
          • Javascript
          • Coding Challenge in 1 of C#, Java, PHP or Node.js

          Full Stack Developer (ReactJS)

          The test is comprised of different sections, validating on:

          • SQL Queries
          • HTML5
          • ReactJS
          • Javascript
          • Coding Challenge in 1 of C#, Java, PHP or Node.js

            Mobile Development (Android) Fundamentals

            This fundamental test will assess the following areas:

            • General Design and Development Skills
            • Web technologies
              • CSS3
              • HTML5
              • JSON
              • Android
            • JavaScript Coding Challenge

            Mobile Development Fundamentals

            This fundamental test will assess the following areas:

            • General Design and Development Skills
            • Web technologies
              • CSS3
              • HTML5
              • JSON
              • JavaScript 6
            • JavaScript Coding Challenge

            Software Design & Architecture Fundamentals

            In the Software Design & Architecture test following topics will be assessed:

            • SOA Design & Architecture
            • Architecture Patterns
              • Choosing Right Patterns
              • Layered Architecture Patterns
              • Design Quality Attributes

            Software Development Fundamentals

            This fundamental test will assess the following areas:

            • General Design and Development Skills
              • OOPs Concepts
              • Software Engineering Processes
            • SQL Queries
            • Web technologies
              • CSS3
              • JS6
            • Java Coding Challenge

            Software Testing Fundamentals

            This fundamental test will assess the following areas:

            • General
              • Software Development Lifecycle
              • Manual Testing
              • Test Management
            • Agile Testing
            • API Testing
            • SOA Testing
            • JMeter

            SQL Fundamentals

            This fundamental test will assess the following areas:

            • SQL Concepts
            • DBMS Concepts
            • Stored Procedures

            Java assessments consist practical coding questions aiming to test a candidate’s ability to find the best approach. A more detailed example might be the JAVA Spring MVC assessment which includes topics like:

            • MvcRequest matcher
            • Controller Class
            • Annotation
            • Configuration
            • Method signatures
            • HTTP Request invocation
            • Request Mapping
            • HTTP Status erros
            • Using Apache tiles

            The 9 assessments are:

            Concurrency and Thread Handling

            This JAVA related test will assess the following topics:

            • Semaphore
            • Caching
            • Consumer/Producer Pattern
            • Synchronization
            • Threads

            Enterprise Java Beans

            This JAVA related test will have practical questions with code examples to identify the best approach.

            Exception Handling

            This JAVA related test provides many code examples to choose the right answer from.

            Generics

            This JAVA related test will have practical questions with code examples to identify the best approach.

            Java API

            This JAVA related test will assess your knowledge around typical JAVA API classes and interfaces – often with code examples.

            JDBC

            This test assesses skills all around the JAVA Database Connection including syntax and simple SQL statements.

            REST Integration Principles

            JAVA REST Integration Principles will assess the general knowledge as well as have questions about correct implementation approaches.

            Spring Cloud

            JAVA Spring Cloud will assess on topics like:

            • Zuul Gateway
            • Feign
            • Hystric
            • Ribbon
            • Eureka
            • Config Server/Client

            The assessments in the Mobile category include:

            • All relevant aspects when creating mobile applications with questions addressing the model, view and controller parts of the framework
            • Project organisation
            • Android Architecture Components
            • Application Performance
            • Frequently used API and SDK

            The available Mobile assessments are:

            Android

            The Android Test will assess topics like

            • Android Architecture Components
            • Android Architecture Patterns
            • Application Performance
            • Hardware features
            • Multi Language support
            • UI.Styling/UI.Events/UI.Layoit
            • Application components
            • Data Storage

            Appcelerator Titanium

            The test will assess all relevant aspects when creating mobile applications with questions addressing the model, view and controller parts of the framework.

            iOS Swift

            The mobile development framework test will assess topics like:

            • Frequently used API and SDK
              • AdMob SDK
              • Facebook SDK
              • Google Maps
              • RxSwift
            • UIKit
            • Architecture pattern

            React Native

            The React Native test will assess topics around:

            • Project organisation
            • Reducer Enhancer
            • Middleware
            • Object.assign
            • Root Reducer
            • Service side rendering
            • Redux devtools
            • Routing

            This category includes tests like Appium Android, Appium iOS, Calabash Android, Mobile Testing Automation, Mobile Testing Manual. Theses test will assess topics like Configuration, Locator finding techniques, Mobile Applications, Dependencies, basic mobile framework automation understanding and also contains questions to concrete implementation challenges.

            Appium Android

            The test will assess on topics like:

            • Configuration
            • Locator finding techniques
            • Mobile applications
            • Code revision control
            • CI/CD
            • Automation framework
            • Compatibility
            • Dependencies
            • Scalability
            • Upgradation
            • Sliders

            Appium IOS

            This test will assess on topics like:

            • Configuration
            • Locator finding techniques
            • Mobile applications
            • Code revision control
            • CI/CD
            • Automation framework
            • Compatibility
            • Dependencies
            • Scalability
            • Test invocation
            • Test execution
            • iOS Simulation

            Calabash Android

            The Calabash Test will assess on topics like:

            • Configuration
            • Calabash Dependencies
            • Calabash Classes
            • Modules
            • Backdoor methods
            • Calabash Text Entry
            • Calabash Migration
            • Permissions
            • Calabash Testing
            • Calabash Design

            Mobile Testing Automation

            The Mobile Automation Test will assess basic mobile framework automation understanding and also contains questions to concrete implementation challenges.

            Mobile Testing Manual

            The Mobile Manual Test will assess basic manual testing understanding and has questions on many concrete use case examples.

            Cloud Computing, SOA Design & Architecture, SOA Fundamentals, SOA Integration and SOA Security are all tests under the SOA category.

            They include questions to real-life use cases, scenarios and implementations.

            Cloud Computing

            The SOA Cloud Computing Test will assess basic framework understanding along with questions to real-life use cases and scenarios.

            SOA Design & Architecture

            This SOA related Test will assess basic architecture framework understanding along with questions to real-life use cases and scenarios.

            SOA Fundamentals

            This SOA related Test will assess basic framework understanding along with questions to real-life use cases and scenarios.

            SOA Integration

            This SOA related Test will assess basic integration framework understanding along with questions to real-life use cases and implementations.

            SOA Security

            This SOA related Test will assess basic security framework understanding along with questions to real-life use cases and scenarios.

            Software Engineering tests will validate knowledge around:

            • SC Management
            • Tools, Fundamentals
            • Generic Programming along with questions to real-life use cases and implementations.

            These are the available assessments:

            Git

            The Git Test will assess topics around:

            • SC Management
            • Tools
            • Diff
            • Status
            • Add
            • Init
            • Remote
            • Merge
            • Tag

            OOP Concepts

            The OOP Concept Test will validate knowledge around:

            • OOP Fundamentals
            • Associations
            • Generic programming
            • Generalisation
            • Overloading/Overriding
            • Message Passing
            • Classes
            • Polymorphism

            Software Security

            The Software Security Test will assess basic security framework understanding along with questions to real-life use cases and implementations.

            Software System Design

            This Test will assess competencies around System Design Principles and Considerations.

            Software Testing assessments will assess topics around:

            • Development
            • Reports
            • Running Tests
            • Software Development Lifecycle Service Security
            • Basic feature knowledge of the tools as well as questions about use cases and implementations.

            The available Software Testing assessments are:

            API Testing

            The Test will assess topics around:

            • Postman
              1. Functions
              2. Run
              3. Tests
              4. Variables
            • Service Security
            • Service BUS
            • SOAP
            • REST

            Cucumber

            The Cucumber Test will assess topics around:

            • Development
            • Reports
            • Running Tests
            • Debugging
            • Command line
            • Advanced features

            JMeter

            The JMETER Test will assess basic feature knowledge of the tool as well as questions about use cases and implementations.

            Manual Testing

            The Manual Testing Test will assess competencies around:

            • Manual Testing and knowledge about various Testing Types
            • SQL Queries
            • Software Development Lifecycle

            QA Automation Testing

            The Test will assess topics around:

            • Software Development Lifecycle
            • Manual Testing
            • Test Management
            • Selenium 3
            • Analytical Thinking

            Selenium

            The Selenium Test will assess topics around:

            • Selenium 3
            • Action Class
            • Assertion
            • Selenium Testing
            • Search element
            • Dealing with frame elements and new tabs
            • Alert handling
            • SSL certification
            • Selenium LogicBox

            SOAPUI

            The SOAPUI Tests will assess topics around:

            • Creating Functional Tests
            • Running Tests
            • Steps/code/commands involved in the tests
            • Debugging Tests
            • Managing Tests

            Web Programming tests will assess knowledge on:

            • AJAX Methods and Functions
            • Angular 6, Node.js, ExpressJS
            • CSS3 Attributes, Animations, Links, Lists and Tables
            • Basic Understanding of DOM Model along with questions on specific implementations
            • HTML5 Styling, Performance, Integration and Computer Codes
            • Javascript 6 and coding challenge
            • Setting up and Maintaining Joomla instances
            • jQuery predefined functions, jQuery effects
            • JSON and JavaScript, JSON Stringify
            • ReactJS Logic Box, Props and Components, Elements, Lists and Keys

            AJAX

            The Ajax Test will assess topics around:

            • Ajax in working
            • Ajax
              1. Methods
              2. Functions
              3. Engine
              4. States
              5. Event handler

            Angular

            The Angular Test will focus assessing topics around:

            • Angular 6
              • Dependency Injection
              • Services
              • HTTP Client
              • Routing
              • i18N internalisation
              • Components
            • Angular 6 LogicBox

            CSS3

            The CSS3 Test will assess topics around:

            • Animations
            • Links, Lists and Tables
            • Units, Specificities, Counters
            • Pseudo Class and Pseudo Elements
            • Display, Position, Overflow
            • Text, Fonts and Icons
            • CSS Attributes
            • Backgrounds
            • Insert CSS
            • Syntax and Selector
            • Animations
            • Images
            • Progressive enhancement

            DOM Model

            The DOM Test will assess the basic understanding of the document model along with questions on specific implementations.

            ExpressJS

            This Express JS online test is designed to check about Express JS web application framework for Node.JS – as per industry standards.

            It may contain MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQs (Multiple Answer Questions).

            HTML5

            This test will assess the following areas:

            • Styling
            • Performance, Integration and Computer Codes
            • 2D/3D Graphics
            • Multimedia
            • Semantics
            • History API
            • Web Workers
            • Storage

            Javascript

            The Javascript Test will assess topics around:

            • Javascript 6
              • Block-level declarations
              • Proxying
              • Strings and Regular Expressions
              • Template Literals
              • Parameter Values
              • Spread Operator
              • Arrow Functions
              • Methods
              • Enumeration
              • Object Prototype
              • Sets
              • Generators
              • Iterables
              • Arrays
              • Super References
            • Easy Javascript coding challenge

            Joomla

            This test will assess your competencies in regards to setting up and maintaining Joomla instances.

            JQuery

            The jQuery Test will assess topics around:

            • Basics and Core
            • jQuery predefined functions
            • jQuery effects
            • Events
            • DOM Manipulation
            • Selectors
            • CDN
            • Switching style sheets
            • Optimizations
            • Path selectors
            • Mobile Compatibility
            • Plugins

            JSON

            The JSON Test will assess topics around:

            • Basics
            • JSON and JavaScript
            • JSON Stringify
            • Parsing
            • Ajax and JSON
            • JSON in JAVA
            • Validating JSON
            • Arrays as JSON
            • Accessing JSON

            Node.js
            Online Node JS test helps to screen the candidates who possess traits as follows:

            • Excellent working knowledge of JavaScript
            • Ability to work on Node.js and its frameworks
            • Experience of working on asynchronous programming
            • Ability to work with server-side templating languages & CSS pre-processors
            • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, HTML5 & CSS 


            ReactJS

            The ReactJS Test will assess topics around:

            • ReactJS
              • Lists and Keys
              • Props and Components
              • Conditional Rendering
              • Life Cycle and States
              • Handling Events
              • Elements
              • Hooks
            • ReactJS LogicBox



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