About the Active Directory test
Active Directory is a Microsoft directory service for Windows domain networks. This screening test enables employers to identify skilled intermediate-level administrators well-versed in operating Active Directory in computer networks. This Active Directory test focuses on four key skill areas for Active Directory: deployment planning, administration, and troubleshooting, as well as load balancing and fault tolerance.
Deployment planning requires skills and knowledge about hardware and software requirements for different organizational structures and organizational units, as well as how a deployment structure affects server and system performance. This Active Directory test prioritizes deployment because solid deployment is the foundational step to implementing Active Directory in any computer system.
Administration is the core skill for Active Directory practitioners and requires skills in using forests, trees, organizational units, accounts, credentials, shared resources, and groups to ensure your servers and system operate smoothly. Effective administration is often unseen and underappreciated, because the system never breaks and any potential problems are anticipated and avoided.
Skilled troubleshooting can be the difference between downtime of hours or days, which can have huge financial implications for your business. This hiring test uses real-world and common scenarios to gauge a candidate’s ability to respond to critical problems quickly and without mistakes.
Load balancing and fault tolerance require skills to use replication, recovery, and backup operations to keep networks running smoothly. This screening test focuses on intermediate-level operations to ensure your network is resilient and recoverable in the event of data loss.
This Active Directory test includes the use of PowerShell and server GUIs, as well as associated Active Directory services, including Active Directory Certificate Services, Active Directory Domain Services, Active Directory Federation Services, and Active Directory Rights Management Services.