Computer Technician Test

If you are looking to hire a computer technician, you might want to consider using a skills test to assess a candidate's technical competencies and knowledge. Using Picked’s computer technician skill test you can shortlist applicants easily.

  • What is a computer technician test?

    A computer technician (also known as a PC repair technician) troubleshoots and resolves computer problems that require knowledge of different tools and technologies to fix. They will also maintain computer hardware, software and resolve network issues.

    A computer technician test helps assess these competencies (from communication skills, technology skills, or being able to solve problems under pressure) for individuals applying to the role.

    Applicants are sent the test during the early stages of the recruitment process. The test provides insight into the core strengths and weaknesses and automatically compares this data with other candidates, allowing you to make bias-free shortlisting decisions.

    A high score in a test indicates that a candidate might have the level of experience and skills needed to succeed in the role of a computer technician.

About the Computer Technician Test

A computer technician is an essential part of any business with IT hardware, software or infrastructure. A computer technician test provides critical assessments of an individual's knowledge and skills, which can help recruiters make more effective hiring decisions.

Skills like problem-solving, situational judgement and technical knowledge help assess how a computer technician will perform.

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  • Why should you use a computer technician test for recruiting?

    The computer technician test assesses a range of skills and competencies including a personality assessment for cultural fit, situational judgement skills, technical skills, communication (particularly translating problems into non-technical layman's terms) and problem-solving using multiple choice questions.

    Using a computer technician test makes shortlisting decisions easier, by allowing you to evaluate relevant skills a technician would require for the position. Recruiters can then use this data to rank the talent pool in order of the top-performing candidates.

    Job roles you might find the computer technician test relevant for include:

    • Computer Repair Technician
    • Computer Repair Manager
    • Hardware Repair Technician
    • Computer Hardware Engineer
    • Computer Engineering Technician
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Results for the Computer Technician Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses computer technician skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable (e.g. Microsoft Windows), soft skills (e.g. interpersonal skills), aptitude (e.g. logical reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. detail orientation). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a computer technician were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our computer technician test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

Computer Technician Test FAQs

What are the key skills for a computer technician?

Key skills for a computer technician might include:

  • Problem-solving with technology and computers
  • Informed decision-making
  • Communication (particularly to non-technical stakeholders)
  • Advising others
  • Hardware and software knowledge
When in the application process is it best to use a computer technician test?

The best time to use a computer technician test is during the early stage recruitment rounds, such as the application process or pre-screening. This maximises your chances of recruiting quality hires.

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Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

What is the cost for Picked's computer technician test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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