Microsoft Azure Test

A Microsoft Azure test can help you hire the right employees, based on their skills and abilities using the MS Azure cloud platform.

  • What is a Microsoft Azure test?

    Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that offers a range of services from analytics to storage.

    Azure developers can develop new applications using the components that are available in the cloud, and they can also run existing programs, ensuring that they work efficiently and cost-effectively.

    Microsoft Azure is used by companies of all different sizes, from start-ups to global corporations, which means that skilled Azure developers are in demand. The Microsoft Azure test has been created to assess the level of skill that a potential employee has, reducing the time and cost spent on hiring.

    In the test, applicants are assessed on their ability to work with different components, use networking and security protocols effectively, and understand the architecture of the Azure landscape.

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Our pre-employment tests let you drill down to the best candidates at the click of a button.

  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • Why is a Microsoft Azure test so important when hiring?

    When you are recruiting for a role where Microsoft Azure skills are needed, it is important to be able to assess the level of skill that the applicants have.

    Testing is more reliable than reading a CV as it gives a real-time, quantifiable data point that tells the recruitment team exactly what the candidate is capable of. It is much more reliable as an indicator of future success than a paper shift or even an interview and is very easy to deliver at scale for a popular job posting.

    There are certifications available for Microsoft Azure, and a candidate that holds one or more of these should be able to work confidently in the cloud, but the Microsoft Azure test establishes the level of competency, confidence and ability that the applicant has at the time they are being tested.

    Skills like security knowledge, the understanding of how different components work together, and efficiency are all part of the assessment.

    Whether a candidate has the skills needed to solve issues and effectively use the environment and architecture of the Azure cloud-based services will make a difference to their success in a number of roles, such as:

    • Azure DevOps Engineer
    • Azure Cloud Consultant
    • Azure Administrator
    • Azure Pre-Sales Architect

Sample Microsoft Azure Test question

Which of the following is considered a PaaS?

  • Outlook

  • Azure WebJobs

  • Azure Virtual Machine

  • Dynamics 365

How to assess Microsoft Azure skills using our test

Our Microsoft Azure test asks a variety of questions that vary in difficulty level. Candidates proficient in the Microsoft Azure platform should be able to answer most of the questions correctly.

The Microsoft Azure test provides valuable data insight into what a candidate knows and understands. The test is structured using multiple-choice questions: a familiar format for most test-takers, that allows instant and objective scoring.

As well as the correct answer, there are typically 2–4 distractors, representing common misconceptions and mistakes. This helps make the test more challenging, so a candidate's ability can be measured more accurately.

Test scores are provided to the user and can be compared to other test-takers in your talent pool, to see how they perform relative to each other.

Each test has been thoroughly reviewed to ensure accuracy and validity in line with industry standards. It has been written, examined and edited by Microsoft Azure experts and psychometric professionals. A diverse sample of job seekers has also reviewed it to check for any issues including sensitivity, face validity, fairness and accessibility.

This test is continually monitored so our team can optimize performance and regularly assess fairness issues.


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  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Microsoft Azure Test expert

Devised by an 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.

Microsoft Azure Test FAQs

When should you use a Microsoft Azure test?

The Microsoft Azure test can be used at any point in the recruitment process, but it is mostly used early on as a pre-employment screening assessment.

Data from the results of this test will indicate the level of competency of the applicants, and make it significantly easier to narrow down a large candidate pool and put the best people forward to the next stage in the process.

Is the Microsoft Azure test difficult?

For candidates who are competent in using and developing with Microsoft Azure, the assessment content is not too challenging.

However, all candidates will find the test difficult because of the time limit and other test conditions, so it can more accurately predict success in the future.

What other skills are required for Microsoft Azure?

Users of Microsoft Azure should be comfortable being creative and need to understand business cases and financial costs so that they can be sensitive to budgetary requirements. Aside from technical skills in using the cloud, developers need to be able to communicate their ideas to others who might not have the same level of expertise and be able to work as a team to implement new applications and processes.

Why is knowledge of Microsoft Azure important?

There are a few cloud computing services available, and as part of the Microsoft Office environment, Azure is one of the most popular.

Developers and administrators who need to create, use and monitor apps and processes created using the cloud will need more than just a basic knowledge of the system for success, and skills here are becoming more and more in demand.

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Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA

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