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DevOps Engineer Skills Assessment

DevOps Engineer Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
A DevOps Engineer’s primary responsibility is to embrace the methodology of combining software development and IT operations lifecycle to work in unison. In practicing this methodology, it enhances the developer’s ability to produce bug-free and high-quality code in a manner that does not hinder any party involved. They will spend a lot of time communicating with developers to understand the problems they are facing but also understands problems they could help mitigate through efficient DevOps work. This assessment contains 13 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 DevOps Engineer must have excellent knowledge of programming, be able to communicate with a range of stakeholders, and have the customer/consumer in mind when designing and developing pipelines. Specifically, in the Vervoe skill assessment, the following skills are looked at it in detail, customer experience in relation to developers they assist, applications of DevOps, and communication 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 DevOps Engineer, you will be able to determine their technical abilities in using Docker to implement various different platforms which can be used in CI/CD pipelines. You will also be able to understand the level of the candidate’s customer experience and communication skills as this is very important as they will be interacting with developers as a large part of their role to address and implement their needs.

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DevOps Engineers look after CI/CD (continuous integration / continuous delivery) pipelines which allow developers to rapidly work on code and decrease the chance of entering bugs into production environments.

Candidates who perform well on this DevOps Engineer skills assessment will have all the technical skills to effectively setup CI/CD pipelines to assist developers run and deploy code. They will also have the soft skills to communicate with developers who are using their pipelines when troubleshooting.

You can expect to learn whether a candidate has a solid knowledge of how to use docker for things like configuring a network of docker containers on a server, removing docker images from a server, using docker trusted registry and an understanding of how to uphold a good relationship with their end users.

DevOps Engineers must be extremely good communicators as they will be talking to various different parties on a daily basis. As an example, if a DevOps engineer is able to talk to a developer and help them understand why their code failed to compile in a pipeline it will allow the developer to improve and refine their code so it works in the given environment.
DevOps Engineers will have to think of the different pieces of infrastructure they set up as a service they’re providing internally to their colleagues and they should strive for users of their infrastructure to have a flawless customer experience. By focusing on the customer experience they can refine pipelines and ensure automation is taking care of the heavy lifting which in turn will hopefully make sure fewer bugs enter into production.
DevOps is the culmination of different schools of thought which combines the development of software with IT Operations. This amalgamation should create a seamless platform that enables developers to compile code in environments that are the same every time. By being experts in CI/CD saves companies a lot of money in the long run as the infrastructure setup will be used as the platform to facilitate software development within an organization.


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A server administrator paused an instance of a docker image called hello-world. He now wants to resume the container which he had paused earlier, however, he is unaware of the details of the container except for its image name. Which of the following commands must he use to find the details of the required container and then unpause it?
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How do you learn about the customer journey to ensure you're delivering value?
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Combining a detailed DevOps Engineer job description with a DevOps Engineer 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 DevOps Engineer candidates for each role.

Vervoe's comprehensive recruitment guide on how to hire a DevOps Engineer provides a competency framework that maps out the core job-related hard skills and soft skills required for success in the DevOps Engineer role. A DevOps Engineer 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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