Microsoft Azure Test

Microsoft Azure tests are designed to assess an applicant's ability to optimise services delivered through the Azure platform, and in the process improve business performance.

  • What is a Microsoft Azure test?

    A Microsoft Azure test is used to determine a candidate's ability to optimise services delivered through the Azure platform, and in the process improve business performance.

    Testing both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, the Microsoft Azure test shows you which applicants are capable of boosting the efficiency, reliability and security of your cloud solutions, all in line with the guidance laid out in Microsoft's Cloud Adoption Framework.

    Those who do well in this test have the knowledge to devise and implement best practices and ensure cost efficiencies for all your Microsoft cloud investments.

About the Microsoft Azure Test

Cloud-based services have enabled businesses to boost productivity, increase security and scale solutions in line with business needs, all while lowering costs. As such, those with the skills to manage and build on those solutions are in high demand.

Our Microsoft Azure test was designed by experienced professionals, so you can be sure you focus on candidates with the required skills to leverage all the Azure platform has to offer.

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  • Why should you use a Microsoft Azure test for recruiting?

    Traditional IT infrastructure is slowly becoming a thing of the past, as more and more businesses recognise the benefits of migrating to the cloud. As a major player in the public cloud, Microsoft Azure offers software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and serverless solutions to support a broad range of business sectors.

    If you've already made the move and are using the Microsoft Azure platform, you'll know the value it can bring in the hands of the right talent – and how difficult it can be to identify that talent when recruiting.

    If you're planning on cloud migration, and are building a team to assist, you'll want assurance that those you hire are more than competent in their field.

    Their experience may give you some confidence, but when it comes to technical skills, it's all about demonstrable proof. What a candidate states on their resume and claims during an interview may sound impressive, but does it match up to the realities of their skill?

    With the Microsoft Azure test, you can narrow down the applicant pool to those with the greatest level of proficiency. Through a series of expertly designed theoretical and practical questions, the assessment will highlight those capable of applying the right tools and procedures: for design and deployment, performance optimisation, security, and maximum ROI.

    The Microsoft Azure test is beneficial when recruiting for:

Sample Microsoft Azure Test question

Which of the following formats do Azure Resource Manager templates use?

  • JSON

  • XML

  • HTML

  • YAML

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Results for the Microsoft Azure 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 Microsoft Azure skills

In Picked's Microsoft Azure test, candidates answer a range of questions targeting an intermediate level of proficiency. Candidates will need to demonstrate knowledge about the framework, building Azure infrastructure, application designs using Azure apps, and show an ability to provide a high level of support for running on Azure.

The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate understands the Microsoft Azure 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 Microsoft Azure and psychometric experts, and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying Microsoft Azure 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 Microsoft Azure 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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    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!”
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Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Written by a Microsoft Azure Test expert

Karim Abdelbaky is a senior engineer with more than 8 years of experience in Microsoft Cloud products and services. Karim has extensive experience in operations and support roles in many enterprise entities, on applications that serve more than 2 million people.

“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 other skills are required for Microsoft Azure?

The most promising candidates will possess various additional technical skills, such as a strong command of PowerShell and JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). You should also look for soft skills, such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, and creativity.

Related skills might also include Office 365, Microsoft Windows Server, Virtualization and Software Development.

Is Microsoft Azure popular?

The three main names in public cloud infrastructure are Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure. Azure currently ranks as the second-most popular of the three and is widely used in the enterprise space. According to Microsoft, 95% of Fortune 500 companies adopt its cloud platform.

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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 Microsoft Azure 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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