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.