Source Control with Git

This page is about the skill Source Control with Git, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. The Source Control with Git skill is about the basic knowledge of git and how to use it for version control. Professional source control has been a well understood topic in software engineering for more than a decade, and it is finally permeating the data science community. In order to productionize models, data scientists and data engineers in particular need to understand source control. Participants will need to understand when and why to use source control, how to identify bugs in commit history, the basics of merging, forking and pulling code etc. Participants will need to be able to perform basic git commands to solve problems too.

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What types of things are included in the Source Control with Git skill?

The Source Control with Git skill assesses knowledge of topics like Blame, Committing, Debugging with Git, Fetch, Forking, Ignoring, Merging, Remote Repositories, Reverting Changes & Workflow.

Which types of roles require good Source Control with Git skills?

Source Control with Git is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Software Engineer, Backend Engineer, Front End Engineers, Data Engineers & Data Scientists.

Why should we test someone’s Source Control with Git 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 Source Control with Git well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Source Control with Git skills too?

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

Which tests can I find the Source Control with Git skill in?

Source Control with Git 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 Source Control with Git questions?

Yes, you can add your own Source Control with Git questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Source Control with Git skills?

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How difficult is the Source Control with Git 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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