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Bash online test: Pre-employment screening assessment to hire the best candidates

Type: Programming skills
Time: 10 min
Languages: English
Level: Intermediate

Summary of the Bash test

This Bash test identifies candidates who can effectively use the Bash shell in Linux and other relevant implementations. This screening test will help you hire a developer with Bash skills to improve efficiency and effectiveness in your company.

Covered skills

  • Basic commands

  • Users, groups, and permissions

  • Pipes, redirections, and regex usage

  • Bash environment and Bash scripts

Use the Bash test to hire

Linux administrators and users, system administrators, system engineers, security engineers, DevOps engineers, web application developers, and anyone else who uses Bash.

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About the Bash test

Bash is a command processor where users type commands and run scripts to cause actions in computers and server networks. Bash is widely used in Linux distributions and is also used in Mac and Windows systems. A skilled Bash practitioner can transform a business’s use of automation and directory manipulation to greatly improve productivity.

This Bash test provides a comprehensive overview of intermediate Bash skills. The major skill areas covered are basic commands; users, groups, and permissions; pipes, redirection, and regex; and Bash environment and scripts. Knowledge of these topics is essential for a Bash user who can start making a positive impact on your business from day one.

Although Bash is frequently used to manage standard Linux servers, it is also required to implement cutting-edge technology improvements like automation, version control, and Docker. Bash aids developers and administrators of all kinds, including database administrators, data scientists, and most other IT professionals.

Learning and mastering Bash is a long journey. But hiring with this Bash test will help you to identify candidates with solid foundational knowledge and skills for intermediate Bash operations and the ability to apply existing Bash tools to solve problems encountered by businesses around the world.

The test is made by a subject-matter expert

Jasenko K.

Jasenko fell in love with computers when he got his hands on his first C-64 as a young man in 1986! Since then, Jasenko earned a master’s degree in electronic and telecommunications and specializes in designing and administering Linux databases as well as scripting. He uses his deep Bash knowledge to implement clever solutions and teach others how Bash can improve effectiveness and efficiency. In his spare time, Jasenko plays tennis, discusses history and spends time by the sea.

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