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IBM DataPower Skills Assessment Test
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IBM DataPower Skills Assessment Test

This Skills Test is designed to empower employers to evaluate their employee's and candidate’s IBM DataPower expertise effectively. These tests can be customized for various positions, including DataPower Administrator, Integration Architect, and others.

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DataPower Skills Assessment Test

It is a system gateway that gives enterprises greater control over their business channels, including security, integration, optimized access, and workload management. In addition, it offers capabilities for handling XML, JSON, Application Programming Interfaces (API), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), cloud, data transformation, routing, and policy enforcement.

Why use iMocha’s DataPower skills test?

Using our customizable Skills Tests, hiring managers and talent professionals can quickly assess the proficiency of job-ready candidates. It also enables employers to test the technical skills of their employees, including knowledge of XML and JSON transformation, gateway deployment, integration capabilities, security protocols, and more.

With ready-to-use modules, these tests can also help with skills benchmarking, identify skills gaps, and improve interview to selection ratio by 70%.  

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Test Summary

The test helps assess candidates and employees based on various skills, such as:

  • Understanding of SOA principles, including designing and developing services using REST and SOAP protocols
  • Experience with configuration, authentication, authorization, and management of the system
  • Knowledge of XML and XSLT technologies used in SOA environments
  • Well-versed with security protocols like SSL/TLS, OAuth, and SAML
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for identifying issues and providing potent solutions
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to successfully work in a team and with others

Companies can leverage these tests to benchmark employee and potential hires based on skills, knowledge, and expertise using the IBM DataPower assessment. It can even provide insights into areas of development, ensuring a secure and reliable evaluation.

Useful for hiring
  • DataPower Administrator
  • DataPower Developer
  • Integration Architect
  • API Gateway Developer
  • Web Services Developer
  • Middleware Engineer
  • SOA Architect
  • Security Analyst
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
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You can customize this test by

Setting the difficulty level of the test

Choose easy, medium, or tricky questions from our skill libraries to assess candidates of different experience levels.

Combining multiple skills into one test

Add multiple skills in a single test to create an effective assessment and assess multiple skills together.

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Requesting a tailor-made test

Receive a tailored assessment created by our subject matter experts to ensure adequate screening.
How is this skill test customized?
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When it comes to understanding the DataPower skills of an employee, the tests need to be customized based on the role, expertise required, and seniority. For example, DataPower Administrators are tested for their understanding of DataPower management and security protocols.  L&D managers and recruiters can use this test on the iMocha platform to customize it per their needs to ensure adequate screening.

What are the most common interview questions related to DataPower?
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The most common questions that can be asked when interviewing developers or administrators include the following:

  • How can you implement Dynamic Routing?
  • What is the need for a digital signature?
  • What are the different modes through which one can connect to DataPower?
  • What is the difference between copy and copy-of?
  • Explain who issues a digital certificate.
  • Explain the difference between object filter and event filter.
  • What is the value timestamp format in the log target?
What are the required skillsets to work on DataPower?
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When hiring for a developer or administrator, look out for these technical and non-technical skills:

Hard Skills

  • Experience in developing Multi-Protocol Gateways (MPG), XML Firewalls, Web-Service Proxies, and more
  • Implementation experience on SSL mutual authentication  
  • Deploying solutions using Maven, Udeploy, or Docker
  • Experience in developing solutions in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), REST-based architecture
  • Knowledge of APIm Portal Setup, API Gateway Development, API Implementation, and WebSphere Integration Appliances (XI52,  IDG)

Soft Skills

  • Analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate with other teams on complex issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and take ownership