Programming Concepts

This page is about the skill Programming Concepts, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Programming Concepts subject covers general programming principles that are common to most modern programming languages. The questions cover understanding of basic programming operations and data structures.

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What types of things are included in the Programming Concepts skill?

The Programming Concepts skill assesses knowledge of topics like Binary Search, Control Structures, Data Structures, Data Types, Error Handling, Evaluation Strategies, Functional vs Procedural, Graphs, Multi-threading, Programming Architectures & Recursion.

Which types of roles require good Programming Concepts skills?

Programming Concepts is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Software Engineers, Business Analysts and anyone who needs to have basic fundamental programming conceptual knowledge.

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

Can I test my current team’s Programming Concepts skills too?

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

Which tests can I find the Programming Concepts skill in?

Programming Concepts 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 Programming Concepts questions?

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

How do I get access to Alooba to test Programming Concepts skills?

Feel free to reach out and book a quick discovery call here.

How difficult is the Programming Concepts 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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