Google Cloud Platform Test

Google Cloud Platform tests are designed to assess an applicant's ability to optimise services delivered through the Google Cloud Platform, and in the process improve business performance.

  • What is a Google Cloud Platform Test?

    A Google Cloud Platform test measures a candidate's ability to use Google's cloud-based services to full effect.

    Designed around best practices laid out in Google's Architecture Framework, the test helps to identify the candidates most capable of designing, deploying, and managing solutions optimised for security, reliability and performance. It does so by looking at their theoretical knowledge, and testing practical skills through Google Cloud troubleshooting exercises.

    Candidates who achieve a high score on the Google Cloud Platform test are able to leverage functionality, and ensure your cloud-based solutions run to maximum efficiency.

About the Google Cloud Platform Test

Affordable, flexible, and scalable, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is popular with SMBs and start-ups looking to move away from traditional IT infrastructure. As such, there's a growing demand for employees proficient in the use of its versatile services.

Created and reviewed by GCP experts, our Google Cloud Platform test helps you spot the most promising talent in your applicant pool – those with the necessary skills to make cloud-based solutions work for your business.

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  • Why should you use a Google Cloud Platform test for recruiting?

    The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a powerhouse of functionality, with over 90 IT services available, including but not limited to, networking, storage, security and big data.

    Fully adaptable, the GCP enables users to access and customise these services in line with specific business needs. When used effectively, this leads to increased productivity, operational efficiencies, and lower costs.

    Any business looking to take advantage of what the GCP has to offer needs a talented workforce, but while GCP skills are highly sought after, they're not easy to assess through traditional methods of recruitment.

    Resumes and interviews tell you a lot about an applicant, but when it comes to technical skills, you need quantifiable evidence. Without it, there's no way to objectively compare one candidate against another, particularly if they have a similar level of experience.

    With the Google Cloud Platform test, you can. You'll get comparable data for each applicant, detailing their proficiency in core aspects of GCP utilisation, including cost optimisation, security, privacy and compliance, reliability, and operational excellence.

    The Google Cloud Platform test is a valuable tool when hiring for roles such as:

    • DevOps engineers
    • Cloud architects
    • Cloud developers
    • Software engineers
    • Cloud security engineers
    • Cloud administrators
    • Site reliability engineers

    Whether you're looking for employees to help you migrate to the cloud, or to work with existing solutions, the Google Cloud Platform test helps you make the right hiring decisions the first time around.

Sample Google Cloud Platform Test question

If you’d like to set up a managed Apache Spark cluster, which of the following do you configure?

  • Cloud Dataproc

  • Cloud Composer

  • Cloud Dataflow

  • Cloud Dataprep

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Results for the Google Cloud Platform 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 Google Cloud Platform skills

In Picked's Google Cloud Platform 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 and building infrastructure and application designs using Google Platform apps, as well as show an ability to provide a high level of support for applications running on GCP.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands the Google Cloud Platform 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 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 Google Cloud Platform and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants with varying levels of Google Cloud Platform 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 Google Cloud Platform proficiency and feels the test is high quality.

Our tests are monitored to ensure they are up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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Google Cloud Platform Test expert

Written by a Google Cloud Platform Test expert

Nathan Liu studied computer science at UCL, has over five years of experience as a quantitative developer and is currently a full-time cloud engineer. He has worked with many cloud platforms, including Google Cloud Platform.

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

FAQs

What is Google Cloud Platform used for?

The Google Cloud Platform has multiple functions. It can be used to build, deploy and run applications, store and process data, run networking systems, build machine learning models, and much more besides, all on a pay-as-you-go arrangement.

What other skills are required for Google Cloud Platform?

As well as familiarity with the Google Cloud Console and architectural best practices, the strongest candidates will have a level of proficiency in one or more programming languages, such as SQL, Java or Python. They'll also possess soft skills such as communication, problem solving and decision making.

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Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7-day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

What is the cost for Picked's Google Cloud Platform test?

We believe in simple, transparent pricing. We operate monthly and annual subscriptions so you can pick the perfect plan for you. Don't worry if you're not sure: you can always upgrade or downgrade later, or speak to us to discuss the option of a custom made plan to fit your needs. This is all you ever pay – no set-up or hidden fees.

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