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Perl Test

iMocha’s Perl online test enables recruiters and hiring managers to hire job-fit candidates quickly and make unbiased hiring decisions. This test is useful for hiring PERL Developers, PHP PERL Developers, and Senior Software Engineers in Perl Programming. Our Perl test helped our customers reduce technical screening time by 80%.

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Perl Test Assessment

PERL is a family of high-level and general-purpose programming languages. It runs on a variety of platforms like MacOS, Windows, and various versions of UNIX. PERL also supports procedural and object-oriented programming. This test is specially designed to check a PERL developer’s technical and practical skills – as per industry standards.

Two important use cases for Perl online test

#1 Identifying job-fit candidates based on job roles

You can create customized skill assessments for any given job role. Using this feature, you can choose questions from different skill types, including functional, technical, and soft skills. For example, with our customized Perl test, you can evaluate candidates’ knowledge of Documentation Skills, Nested Arrays, Unix shell Commands, Linux, and Communication Skills and assess the best individuals for the job.

#2 Skill-gap analysis of your employees

iMocha allows you to measure employees' skill competency through Perl training assessments. It determines the existing skill level and identifies the areas for growth. It also measures the knowledge and impact of the training and traces individual employees’ progress. For example, you can use our Perl training assessments to identify a consultant’s knowledge about Anonymous Subroutines, Arithmetic Expressions, APIs, and other skills and perform a skill gap analysis.

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Test Summary

Online Perl script assessment helps to screen the candidates who possess skills as follows:

  • Familiarity with databases such as MySQL, Oracle, or SQL Server and Perl programming language.
  • Excellent knowledge of writing code to integrate with third-party applications and to develop new features.
  • Experience in developing complex GUI applications or server-side components using Java.

Assessing candidates with Perl online tests is secure and reliable. You can use our role-based access control feature to restrict system access based on the roles of individual users within the recruiting team. Features like window violation and image and video proctoring help detect cheating during the test.

Perl assessment enables employers and recruiters to identify potential hires by evaluating working skills and job readiness.

Useful for hiring
  • PERL Developer
  • PHP PERL Developer
  • Senior Software Engineer - Perl Programming
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Unix Shell Command in PERL

iMocha’s Perl test helps recruiters and hiring managers to evaluate a candidate’s ability to run Shell commands in Perl script

Numeric Literals in PERL

Our Perl assessment test checks the candidate’s understanding of numeric literals, where Perl stores numbers internally as either signed integers or double-precision floating-point values.

Nested Arrays

Our test evaluates the candidate’s understanding oft nested arrays in Perl, where an array can be defined within another array.

Arithmetic Expressions in PERL

This Perl online test helps to evaluate candidates’ ability to use arithmetic operators to do basic math such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, diving, etc.

Anonymous Subroutine in PERL

This test assesses the candidate’s understanding of anonymous subroutines in Perl.

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Q 1.Which of the following codes reads directory "/var/log" contents into a list?
@files = readdir "/var/log";
opendir(DIR, "/var/log");@files = readdir DIR;closedir DIR;
opendir(DIR, "/var/log");@files = listdir DIR;closedir DIR;
None of the mentioned
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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.

Adding your own
questions to the test

Add, edit, or bulk upload your coding, MCQ, and whiteboard questions.

Requesting a tailor-made test

Receive a tailored assessment created by our subject matter experts to ensure adequate screening.
How is Perl online test customized?
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Our SMEs can create individualized Perl tests based on your job role requirements. These assessments are divided into primary and secondary skills, such as XML, JSON, Network programming, Nested Arrays, Project Management, Attention to Detail, and more. Additionally, SMEs can design customized questions according to applicants' experience and difficulty level.

What are the certifications required for this role?
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Some popular certifications for Perl-related job roles are as follows:

• Certified Perl Programmer (CPP)

• Perl 5 Certified Professional (P5CP)

• Perl 6 Certified Professional (P6CP)

• Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Perl Certification

• Zend Certified PHP Engineer (ZCPE)

• Oracle Certified Professional Perl Developer (OCPPD)

• CompTIA Linux+ Perl Certification

• Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Platform and Business Intelligence with Perl

• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with Perl

• Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) with Perl

What are the most common interview questions for this role?
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Some of the common Perl interview questions asked for this role are:

• How to create a function that is only available inside the scope where it is defined?

• Which feature of Perl provides code reusability? Give any example of that feature.

• Is it possible to load binary extensions dynamically?

• How to replace every TAB character in a file with a comma?

• How many types of primary data structures are in Perl, and what do they mean?

• How is the interpreter used in Perl?

• Suppose an array contains @arraycontent= ('ab,' 'cd,' 'ef,' 'gh'). How to print all the contents of the given array?

• Do you know how to comment in Perl?

• What is the default scope of the Perl variables?

• In Perl, what types of operators are available?

• What are the various flags/arguments that can be used while executing a Perl program?

What are the roles and responsibilities of a Perl Developer?
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Perl Developers are required to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

• Create, test, and maintain efficient Perl code to satisfy business needs.

• Analyse and debug existing code.

• Build, test, and improve software components.

• Data structure and algorithm design and implementation.

• Develop and maintain unit tests.

• Automate the testing of Perl programs.

• Collaborate with other software developers, system engineers, and support personnel.

• Assist and mentor other team members with technical issues.

• Detect and fix bugs in existing code.

• Design and update data dictionaries and database structures.

What are the required skillsets of a Perl Developer?
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You can consider these technical as well as non-technical skills while hiring Perl Developers:

Technical Skills:

• Programming in Perl

• Database Programming

• Linux and Unix systems

• Regular Expression and Pattern Matching

• Working with APIs

• Developing Web Applications

• Working with XML and JSON

• Automation of Tasks

• Network Programming

Non-Technical Skills:

• Problem-Solving

• Attention to Detail

• Communication Skills

• Documentation Skills

• Project Management

• Time Management

• Adaptability

• Collaboration

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What is the package of Perl Developer?
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In the United States, the average Perl Developer’s salary is $105,000 per year. Perl Developers’ salaries start at $90,000 per year.