This page is about the skill Hadoop, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Hadoop skill requires participants to understand the basics of the Hadoop ecosystem. Participants will need to know how Hadoop is used in analytics, how it compares to similar tools, how to transfer data between it and other tools and relative strengths and weaknesses vs competitor products. Participants will need to also understand how specific commands solve different problems.

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What types of things are included in the Hadoop skill?

The Hadoop skill assesses knowledge of topics like fundamental concepts, MapReduce and how Hadoop compares to other systems.

Which types of roles require good Hadoop skills?

Hadoop is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Data Engineer, Big Data Engineer & Machine Learning Engineer.

Why should we test someone’s Hadoop skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know Hadoop well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Hadoop skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the Hadoop skill in?

Hadoop can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test & Free Response test. The Free Response Test includes different answer options like written responses, video answers and diagram answers.

Can I add my own Hadoop questions?

Yes, you can add your own Hadoop questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Hadoop skills?

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How difficult is the Hadoop skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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