How our test assesses AWS skills
In Picked's AWS test, candidates will need to answer a variety of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency. Candidates will need to demonstrate knowledge about the framework, building infrastructure and application designs using AWS, and show an ability to provide a high level of support for applications running on the service.
The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands AWS based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.
The multiple-choice questions consist of one correct answer and two to four distractors. The distractors are mostly generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's proficiency more accurately.
During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by AWS and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have AWS 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 AWS proficiency and feels the test is high quality.
Our tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.