DevOps online tests

DevSkiller DevOps online tests were prepared by highly qualified specialists to test DevOps skills for different positions. Our DevOps online tests are ideal for technical screening and online interviews.

DevSkiller DevOps online tests are powered by RealLifeTesting methodology which helps you to find the best developers with the needed skill set.

Technologies covered:

Task type: DevOps

Related technologies: Puppet, Chef, Docker, GNU/Linux, Ansible, Salt, Bash

Ubuntu
SENIOR
Tested skills
Duration
60 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

DevOps task - Level: Hard

DevOps | Ubuntu | Ansible Dynamic Inventory plugin - The purpose of this task is to check Ansible plugin writing skills (advanced Ansible skill). To complete this task, candidate must know some programming language.

CentOs
SENIOR
Tested skills
Duration
60 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

DevOps task - Level: Hard

DevOps | CentOs | Ansible Dynamic Inventory plugin - The purpose of this task is to check Ansible plugin writing skills (advanced Ansible skill). To complete this task, candidate must know some programming language.

DevOps
SENIOR
Tested skills
Duration
66 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of DevOps, Docker

DevOps task - Level: Hard

DevOps | Master of Disaster Recovery (CentOS) - Recover data from broken MariaDB/MySQL database.

DevOps
SENIOR
Tested skills
Duration
66 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of DevOps, Docker

DevOps task - Level: Hard

DevOps | Master of Disaster Recovery (Ubuntu) - Recover data from broken MariaDB/MySQL database.

DevOps
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
45 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Bash, Linux, DevOps, Docker

DevOps task - Level: Medium

DevOps | Filesystem troubles (CentOS) - This task tests candidate's familiarity with basic concepts of Linux/Unix filesystems, like inodes and tests his/her ability to use command line tools like: find, df, lsof, rm, mount, kill to debug problems with the filesystem.

Linux
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
47 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Bash, Linux, DevOps

DevOps task - Level: Medium

DevOps | Filesystem troubles (Ubuntu) - This task tests candidate's familiarity with basic concepts of Linux/Unix filesystems, like inodes and tests his/her ability to use command line tools like: find, df, lsof, rm, mount, kill to debug problems with the filesystem.

JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
70 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Security, DevOps, Docker

Testing task - Level: Easy

Security | SQL Injection | eCommerce website e-mail leak - Find a SQL Injection leak in the web application

DevOps
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
70 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Bash, Linux, Docker

DevOps task - Level: Medium

Docker Configuration and Operations (Ubuntu) - Install and configure the Docker Engine on a test server.

JUNIOR
Tested skills
Duration
70 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Security

DevOps task - Level: Easy

Security | SQL Injection | eCommerce website e-mail leak - Find a SQL Injection leak in the web application

Linux
MIDDLE
Tested skills
Duration
77 minutes max.
Evaluation
Automatic
Test overview

Choice questions

assessing knowledge of Bash argument expansion, determining free space, Linux namespaces, DNS SOA records, Linux IO streams, and CIDR broadcast calculation

Code gaps

evaluates candidate's familiarity of Shell utilities, GNU/Linux networking

DevOps task

LAMP stack setup (CentOS)

The best DevOps online tests to screen DevOps Engineers

Recommended roles for DevSkiller’s DevOps tests

  • DevOps Engineer
  • Senior DevOps Engineer
  • DevOps Solution Specialist
  • Sysops Engineer

How DevSkiller’s DevOps online tests help you screen candidates

Devskiller’s unique DevOps tests are powered by the RealLifeTesting methodology. In this range of online tests, a DevOps engineer is given a range of tasks, relevant to their role, be it system configuration or scripting.

Our tasks run on real virtual machines that the candidate has the complete freedom to configure as they see fit. Rather than giving your candidate access to your back-end, our range of secure coding tests means your product and database are untouched. Safely and securely test your candidate’s coding skills, problem-solving, and business logic. 

Key features

  • Test real-life skills rather than academic abilities
  • Configure real machines in real-world conditions
  • Use existing libraries that cover a wide variety of skills and problems DevOps engineers face
  • Screen your candidates at their most convenient time, from anywhere in the world
  • Durable plagiarism controls ensure the uniqueness of your candidates’ code and skills
  • Automatically evaluate your candidate’s performance and produce a report that’s understandable by non-technical recruiters
  • Available for both junior, middle, and senior DevOps engineers

What to look for in a DevOps Engineer

A DevOps engineer’s role is between that of a software engineer and an operations engineer. The skillset is very diverse, meaning your candidate should be proficient in multiple technologies at a very high level. Configuration management is also important, as it helps automate tasks and increase your team’s agility. And just like most members of an agile team, your ideal DevOps engineer must be a team player!

Skills covered in our DevOps online test

  • Penetration Testing
  • System Administration
  • Bash
  • Networking
  • Docker
  • CI/CD
  • Gradle
  • Jenkins
  • Job-DSL
  • Linux
  • Shell

Don’t see the test you want?

Can’t find the ideal DevOps online coding test to give to your applicants? No problem. Our task wizard lets you create your own DevOps coding test using your very own resources. See how your candidates respond to your own tasks that you’ve created, at any time, anywhere in the world.

Still unsure about our DevOps online tests?

Investing your company’s money can be a big decision and not one that should be taken lightly. If you’re interested in trying DevSkiller DevOps online tests for your business, but need a little persuasion, check out what some of our satisfied customers have to say:

Jonatan Rugarn – CEO, Founder, Recruiter at Lingonberry Talent Acquisition, Engineering Manager at Avinode Group

“The duration of the recruitment process has not changed, but we spend less time and effort per candidate. We also don’t waste time on the wrong candidates.”

Ivana Nikolic – HR Manager at ImpacTech 

“The greatest advantage for the candidates is that they can proceed with the tests at their own convenience. In case you have a candidate who is already working and is thinking about changing the career or moving to another company, it is also a time saver for them, as they do not have to take time off in order to attend numerous interviews in the search for a new position.”

Julien Gauthiez – Talent Acquisition Manager EMEA at Criteo

“We use DevSkiller in 15 locations around our 3 regions (US/APAC/EMEA). We have 7 frequent users in TA (recruiters) across our regions, and our technical hiring manager users rotate depending on current needs. More than 30 have logged into the platform once to review an assignment or create a test.”

Frequently asked questions

What do you do about plagiarism?

At DevSkiller we want to be certain that our test results can be trusted, so we take plagiarism seriously.  We have been able to implement several different anti-plagiarism tools during the screening process to eliminate the problem. 

All DevOps online test answers and all entered code are cross-referenced automatically with every answer in our database. By searching hundreds of past tests and cross-checking the code from all of them, we are able to identify if there is a duplicate answer and if there, we can prove that the candidate has cheated.

In addition, we implement screen recording into our DevOps online tests to check if the candidate is looking at a different screen when undertaking a test. We also use a range of social listening tools, check the candidate’s IP address, and use live pair notifications. 

Do I need to be a programmer to use DevSkiller?

At DevSkiller we want our screening tool to be as easy to use as possible, not just for technical recruiters, but also for recruiters who aren’t technically minded. Our aim is that any recruiter can implement DevSkiller into their screening process and significantly enhance their chances of finding the right developer for their business. 

The DevSkiller platform is prepared with default DevOps online tests that are ready to send out. Once the tests are completed, results are assessed and an automatically generated report is produced that is easy to understand. If you have someone technical available you can custom build your own tests and set your own specifications, but only if you want to.

How long does it take to set up DevSkiller DevOps online tests?

Our screening tool is designed to speed up your whole recruitment process and so our experts have made DevSkiller DevOps online tests quick and easy to set up. The DevSkiller platform comes prepared with default settings for all of our tests, meaning all you need to do is set up your account and start sending out test invites. 

What do candidates think of DevSkiller DevOps online tests?

We receive regular feedback from developers regarding our DevOps online tests, and the reaction is overwhelmingly positive. Candidates who have taken our tests seem to relish having the chance to prove their actual software development skills, rather than having to remember algorithmic patterns they simply don’t use every day. Developer candidates grow bored with traditional coding tests and appreciate that in our tests they get to use normal coding tools and conventions like unit testing, and cloning to GIT from a personal IDE. Our tests better reflect the work that developers actually do and they appreciate being given a chance to prove their skills in a fair setting.

On the odd occasion, a developer has been a little unsure at first, we find this is because they have been put off taking similar tests in the past, that haven’t reflected the actual development work they do. Once they see the RealLifeTesting methodology implemented into our DevOps online tests and that our approach to developer testing is different, they are usually very keen to show what they can do.