Machine LearningMachine Learning

This page is about the skill Machine Learning, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Machine Learning skill is mainly about understanding the algorithms employed by Data Scientists to explore a dataset and make specific predictions. It involves the paradigms of Regression, Classification and Clustering as the main applications of Machine Learning algorithms. Participants will need to answer questions regarding the inner workings of Machine Learning algorithms, explain in detail how they work and compare them. Moreover participants should be fluent in the use of metrics to assess the performance of algorithms and metrics that are suitable to assess Regression, Classification and Clustering algorithms. Participants will need to know the relative strengths and weaknesses of various models, and how to apply them to solve a variety of business problems.

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What types of things are included in the Machine Learning skill?

The Machine Learning skill assesses knowledge of topics like AutoML, Bagging, Bias, Boosting, Classification, Clustering, Cost Functions, Data Splitting, Dimensionality Reduction, Distance Matrix, Ensemble Methods, Fitting Algortithms, Gradient Boosting, Homoscedasticity, Imputation, kNN, Logistic Regression, Model Training, Optimization, Random Forest, Recommender Systems, Ridge Regression & Unsupervised Algorithms.

Which types of roles require good Machine Learning skills?

Machine Learning is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Data Scientist, Machine Learning Engineer, Data Science Manager & Head of Data Science.

Why should we test someone’s Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Machine Learning skills too?

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

Which tests can I find the Machine Learning skill in?

Machine Learning 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 Machine Learning questions?

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

How do I get access to Alooba to test Machine Learning skills?

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How difficult is the Machine Learning 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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