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Database Administrator Skills Assessment

Database Administrator Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
A Database Administrator is a technician who ensures that the organization’s database is operational and successfully stores internal and customer data in the correct space which allows for easy extraction by the relevant stakeholders when needed. This assessment contains 10 questions that are designed to test the varying skills of the candidate’s ability to succeed and thrive in the role from a variety of different skills that are relevant.
Skills tested in this assessment
A Database Administrator should be an organized individual who is able to grasp data from a raw technical standpoint and what this data means for the organization. This will help the management of data because this will help couple the right pieces of data within the database such that it adds value to the business when a data analyst reviews it. Specifically, in the Vervoe skill assessment the following skills are looked at it in detail, their technical abilities in relation to SQL + databases and their communication skills with stakeholders.
What to test with this assessment
From a carefully constructed set of questions that test an important subset of the required skills to successfully be a Database Administrator, you will be able to determine their abilities to manage production level databases through various theoretical questions around managing databases but also practical questions around creating SQL queries. There are also a small number of questions that focus on communication as this is important to understand the candidate’s ability to speak to the various stakeholders of databases within your organization, whether it be a non-technical or a technical person.

About the Database Administrator Skills Assessment

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Database Administrators work with technologies to store data for an organisation. An example of these technologies is SQL (Structured Query Language) and allows you to access many popular databases such as MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and MySQL.

Candidates who perform well on this Database Administrator skills assessment will have all the technical skills to manage a database effectively and safely such that it is useable by end users and not used in the incorrect way. They will also have the soft skills to effectively communicate with database stakeholders.

You can expect to learn whether a candidate is able to construct SQL queries when given information around what the query needs to accomplish, optimising efficiency for queries in large databases, knowledge of the different joins you can perform and their communication skills when delivering information to non-technical colleagues.

It is imperative that Database Administrators have excellent communication skills. This will allow them to effectively communicate any issues and the ability to convey different datasets to a range of stakeholders.
Database administrators should be highly proficient in the language SQL as this is the language used to communicate between databases. Strong knowledge and experience with SQL will enable the candidate to update data and retrieve data from the database easily.
Potential candidates must have a high level of intuition in regards to databases, this covers topics like the best design practices, security practices, and organization of data such that meaningful connections are made when connecting different databases. This holistic view will ensure that corners won’t be cut and databases will be provisioned which are easily manageable for future employees.


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Question Type: Number

You need to create a table where you will have to use multiple clustered indexes. How many clustered indexes will you be able to create?
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Question Type: Multiple Choice

In your database, you have a table 'Outstanding'. It has a column "TimeOutstanding" with a DATETIME type. Column 'TimeOutstanding' stores the date and time for each outstanding order. The 'TimeOutstanding' column contains a nonclustered index. You need to display the number of total outstanding orders for a day(current day). What will be the most optimized T-SQL query that returns the correct result?
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Your non-technical CEO suggests running a test on the live database. In a brief voice note, please record your answer as to why this might be a bad idea.

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Combining a detailed Database Administrator job description with a Database Administrator skills assessment can help to identify the specific skills and knowledge required for the job, and can streamline the candidate selection process. By writing a clear and concise job description, hiring managers can attract the right Database Administrator candidates for each role.

Vervoe's comprehensive recruitment guide on how to hire a Database Administrator provides a competency framework that maps out the core job-related hard skills and soft skills required for success in the Database Administrator role. A Database Administrator recruitment guide helps understand the hiring process of building the ideal candidate profile, writing an accurate job description based on skills, selecting the ideal candidate, interviewing top performers, and making a job offer.

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