Programming Concepts

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Appropriate For New Applicants
Existing Employees
Comprehensiveness Intermediate
Administration Time - 30 min
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Language English
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The Programming Concepts test measures knowledge of the core aspects of computer science programming that is valid across programming languages. Designed for all programmers, this test covers the following topics: Algorithms, Complex Data Types, Data Access, Productivity and Quality, Program Flow, Program Structure, Programming Paradigms, User Interface, Variables, Data Types, and Operators.

Job Family/Title - IT

Allowed Time - 3 minutes per question
Maximum Number of Questions – 30
Test Length - Approximate Completion Time: 27 Minutes
Question Format - Multiple Choice (Adaptive) - Adaptive Testing technology dynamically adjusts the test to the level of the test taker resulting in shorter test times, increased accuracy and enhanced security.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies Measured

• Algorithms
• Complex Data Types
• Data Access
• Productivity and Quality
• Program Flow
• Program Structure
• Programming Paradigms
• User Interface
• Variables
• Data Types and Operators

Test Topics

Algorithms
• Analysis and Translation
• Performance
• Searching & Sorting

Complex Data Types
• Classes
• Data Structures

Data Access
• Data Sources
• Relational Databases
• Transactions

Productivity and Quality
• Code Formatting
• Debugging
• Testing

Program Flow
• Conditional Logic
• Error Handling
• Looping


Program Structure
• Expressions and Statements
• Functions and Subroutines
• Variable Declaration and Scope

Programming Paradigms
• Compiled/Interpreted Languages
• Event-driven Programming
• Object-Oriented Programming
• Procedural Programming

User Interface
• Form / Screen Design
• Help Systems
• Input Validation

Variables, Data Types, and Operators
• Boolean
• Characters
• Numeric Data

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