Network Administrator Test

Network administrator tests assess candidates on key skills and expertise to determine their suitability for a network administrator role.

  • What is a network administrator test?

    A network administrator test presents candidates with a series of multiple-choice questions that assess technical skills such as their ability to maintain IT infrastructure and troubleshoot technical issues, as well as essential soft skills like problem-solving and critical thinking.

    This test is often used in the early stages of recruitment to identify candidates who are the most capable at performing the duties of a network administrator.

About the Network Administrator Test

Network administrators are responsible for maintaining and managing the day-to-day running of an organization's network, to ensure it is up-to-date and operating as intended. Network administrators are required by companies of all sizes that use multiple computers or software platforms.

The network administrator test evaluates the candidates in your talent pool to identify those who might best perform in the role.

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  • Why should you use a network administrator test for recruiting?

    Finding the perfect hire can be difficult. Recruitment teams often find themselves sifting through a pile of applications and resumes from candidates with a seemingly similar level of experience and qualifications, which can make distinguishing between candidates tough.

    A network administrator test helps solve this problem by evaluating candidates on the fundamental skills and expertise needed to perform the role effectively, such as technical knowledge, analytical and critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills.

    The network administrator test is easily administered to the candidates in your talent pool, which helps save time and resources, while reducing the administrative burden on your hiring team. Once candidates have completed the test you will receive their results, providing you with insight into their suitability.

    Using this comparative data you can identify and select your top performers to advance to the next round, ensuring only your most qualified candidates are shortlisted.

    The network administrator test might be useful for the following roles:

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Results for the Network Administrator 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 network administrator skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable, soft skills (e.g. teamwork), aptitude (e.g. verbal 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 network administrator 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 network administrator 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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    All our Network Administrator tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    For all levels

    We offer Network Administrator tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

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    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Written by a Network Administrator Test expert

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


What are the key skills to look for in a network administrator?

The most useful skills for a network administrator include: critical thinking; problem-solving; IT and technical knowledge; attention to detail; capacity to multitask.

When in the application process is it best to use a network administrator test?

The best time to use a network administrator test is in the early stages of recruitment, possibly after an application submission but before any formal interviews have taken place. Using it at this stage is most effective, since it ensures only the most qualified candidates are invited to interviews.

What is the cost for Picked's network administrator 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.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for 7 seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

“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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