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Author:
Andrew Mallett
Available Language(s):

English

English

English

English

English

English

Questions:

20 questions

Suggested timelimit:

20 minutes

Chapters

Conditionals

Core

Iteration

User Input

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Linux Shell Scripting Automations Online Test: How it is structured and how it can help you hire your best candidate

Using our Shell Scripting Automations Online Test will help you screen your candidates that are expected to have knowledge on the subject. The test was designed by an expert author and thus gives you the confidence that this test will help you find a candidate who will have the same levels of expertise.

The chapters covered in this test was specifically created to give you an idea about the various skills required for any Linux professional. It will give you results that will help you understand the individual strong and weak points of any candidate.

By using this test, you can have the confidence in your candidates’ skill sets regardless of what their resumés are indicating.

Which use cases can customers have for this test? / Who can users use the test?

This test has been designed to test the BASH shell scripting skills of potential Linux Administrators or those looking for roles in DevOps where Linux will become a big element in their professional careers.

  1. The test suits assessment of Linux Administrators and DevOps
  2. Those looking for junior development roles
  3. Those who need to be tested in Linux automation

Which areas (chapters) will be covered in the test, and why was it chosen that way?

Conditionals
Condition statements like if and case make up much of any programming language as well as scripting in BASH. It is an essential skill showing that the script can take different paths based on differing events.

Core
Core elements of scripting include how a script is written and executed and you would expect anyone who has written even simple scripts to be able to do well in core elements.

Iteration
Iteration in a shell script could use the while or for loops structures. Being able to process many input items in the same way not only is efficient but allows for accuracy. Looping structures all for this iteration which is oh so important in any language.

User Input
Allowing a script to read arguments from the command line or prompt users for input during the script execution allows for good user acceptance of the program as well as adding functionality. Anyone who can write a script that allows for these scenarios is expected to have good sound knowledge.

Made by one of the leading experts

Andrew Mallett

CEO at Urban Pinguin
Pluralsight Author

After years of helping businesses achieve success with Linux, Kandio offered me the chance to help businesses find their own Linux experts.