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The software engineering online test assesses candidates' knowledge of programming concepts, principles, and best practices.

It's an ideal test for pre-employment screening. A good software engineer needs to understand how software systems work together, how to optimize them, and how to design systems to avoid potential issues.

This online test requires candidates to answer questions about programming and software architecture.

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2 min
OOP & Design Patterns

Your team has started to write software for managing a vehicle storehouse using a programming language that supports OOP. This is the class hierarchy you plan to use:

class Vehicle
class Car inherits Vehicle
class Bicycle inherits Vehicle
class MountainBike inherits Bicycle
class Downhill inherits MountainBike

Objects of which type can be assigned to a variable of type Bicycle?

5 min
Data Structures & Algorithms
Algorithmic Thinking

For the following pseudocode functions, choose the big O notation that accurately describes its worst-case complexity.

2 min
HTTP Life Cycle

A user types into their browser's address bar for the first time, presses enter, the webpage loads, and renders successfully.

Select the statements that are correct.

2 min
Solution & Software Architecture
Fault Tolerance
Solution Architecture
System Availability

You are working on a solution for building a web server. According to an agreement, the web server should offer 99.99% availability.

Which components will help satisfy the agreement?

3 min

You are searching for a web service that could be used to get the expected search volume of keywords for an online advertising platform. Before choosing the web service, your team wants to split web services into different categories.

Some web services lack proper documentation. Which documentation looks like it's describing RESTful APIs and which looks like it's describing SOAP-based web services?

Looks like? Documentation that describes getting the search volume of a keyword


  "keyword": "rio de janeiro hotels", 
  "volume": 10000 


Envelope body:

<m:GetSearchVolume xmlns:m = "">
  <m:Keyword>brazilian carnival</m:Keyword>
___ GET

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Sorted Array Search, Panel System, Engine, UML Diagrams, Welcome Screen, Advertising Platform, Mock Configuration, Sort Comprehension, Tree Traversal, Do Recursive, Cloud Solution, Collaborative Software, Spreadsheet App, Blame, Service Discovery, Car Persistence, Web Protocol, HTTP Post, Candidates REST API, REST Communications, Cookies.

Skills and topics tested

  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Algorithmic Thinking
  • Binary Search
  • Complexity
  • OOP & Design Patterns
  • Behavioral Patterns
  • Creational Patterns
  • Design Patterns
  • Inheritance
  • Method Overriding
  • UML
  • Inversion of Control
  • Recursion
  • Tree Traversal
  • Solution & Software Architecture
  • Cloud Computing
  • Solution Architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Software Architecture Patterns
  • Collaborative Environment
  • Microservices
  • OOP
  • Network Security
  • Protocol
  • HTTP
  • REST

For job roles

  • Back-End Developer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Front-End Developer

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