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Shell Online Assessment Test

iMocha's Shell online assessment test is the ideal pre-hire assessment to assess a candidate's understanding of Linux Shell. Shell online test helps hire Shell Scripting Developer, Linux Administrator, Linux System Administrator, and System Admin-Linux. Our test has enabled many enterprises to increase the interview-to-selection ratio by 62% and hiring time by 45%.

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Shell Online Assessment Test

Linux Shell is a command language interpreter that executes commands read from the standard input device, such as a keyboard or from a file. A Linux shell expert is a person who understands the uses of Linux commands, bash shell script, files and directories from the command line, variables, loops, and expressions.

Shell online assessment test helps employers and recruiters evaluate the candidates' programming skills using Linux shell. The shell assessment test is created and validated by global Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to assess and hire Linux Shell scripting developers with Linux shell scripting expertise as per industry standards.

Our Shell online test will evaluate the candidate's practical knowledge and will identify whether the candidate is ready to be employed. For this reason, an emphasis is laid upon evaluating the knowledge of applied skills gained through real work experience rather than theoretical knowledge.

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Test Summary

Shell online test helps to screen the candidates who possess below traits:

1. Excellent knowledge of correct use of all Linux Shell commands, including commands that perform the same functionality

2. The ability to write/modify Shell code to improve monitoring and/or deployment

3. Strong practical knowledge about predicting the output of operations performed using specific commands

Using powerful reporting, you will have a detailed test results analysis to help you make better decisions and predict candidate and employee success. You can analyze section wise performance of the candidate to gauge his strengths and weaknesses. Features like window violation and webcam proctoring help detect cheating during the test.

Shell scripting online tests may contain MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), MAQs (Multiple Answer Questions), Fill in the Blanks, Descriptive, Whiteboard Questions, Audio / Video Questions, AI-LogicBox (Pseudo-Coding Platform), Coding Simulations, True or False Questions, etc.

The Shell online test is designed considering EEOC guidelines and will help you assess and hire diverse talent without bias.

Useful for hiring
  • Shell Scripting Developer
  • Linux Administrator
  • Linux System Administrator
  • System Admin-Linux
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Correct use of commands

This Shell Online assessment test helps recruiters and hiring managers evaluate candidates' ability to use basic and advanced shell commands.

Output of operations performed using certain commands

Our test helps evaluate the candidate's ability to use commands and get the output of operations performed by using commands.

Meaning of specific commands in Linux Shell

This test evaluates the candidate's knowledge about every Linux Command used in the Linux shell and its meaning.

Knowledge about different commands that perform same functionality

iMocha's Shell online assessment test assesses the candidate's understanding of common Linux commands, which work similarly with different commands.


Sample Question
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Q 1. You need to print the bash script name each time you run it. How can you achieve this?

echo $PWD
echo $0
echo $?
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