Data Architecture Skill Test

Skill summary

The data architecture skill test measures a candidate's ability to organize, structure, and manage data assets, including databases, data warehouses, and data lakes in order to develop a comprehensive and scalable data architecture that can support an organization's data needs.

As cross-domain professionals, data architects work with IT professionals, such as data analysts, developers, and database administrators, to ensure that the data architecture is aligned with the organization's overall technology strategy and manage the data assets.


Multiple Choice Questions


10 min






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Why we created this test

The test evaluates candidates’ proficiency in key areas such as data modeling, database design, data integration, and data governance, and the candidate's ability to think critically and solve real-world problems.

Candidates who do well on the data architecture skill test have a good grasp of SQL, data modeling tools, database management systems, ETL tools, and a variety of tools and technologies.

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Skills evaluated

Data architects need to have certain competencies to do their job well. The skills that they should have are:
Proficiency in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and Object-oriented Database Management Systems (OODBMS)
Hands-on expertise in Microsoft SQL server, Oracle database, Raiser’s edge
Metadata management and Repository usage
Capacity planning and data security skills
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Related roles

Use the data architecture skill test to hire for these roles:
Big Data Engineer
Data Security Analyst
Database Manager
Business Intelligence Analyst
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Science-backed questions for hundreds of roles

Use these sample questions to evaluate skill and fit for the data architect role before hiring.

1. Which Query language is used to retrieve data from structural database?
  • NoSQL 
  • DB2 
  • SQL 
  • MSSQL 
  • None of these 
2. What does ‘view’ in SQL refer to?
  • Automatic security for hidden data 
  • Same data can be seen by different users in different ways simultaneously 
  • Logical data independence 
  • None of these 
  • All of the above 
3. If A consists set of p elements and q consists set of y elements, how many relations can be constructed from A to B?
  • p^q 
  • Factorial(q) x Factorial(p) 
  • q^p 
  • q x p 
  • p x q 
4. When does a table have partial dependencies?
  • One prime attribute 
  • Only one attribute 
  • Only two attributes 
  • Two prime attributes 
  • None of these
5. An index clustered when ______
  • It is on a set of keys that form a candidate key 
  • It is on a set of keys that has a primary key 
  • The data records on the file are organized similarly to the data entries in the index 
  • The data records on the file are organized not similarly to the data entries in the index 
  • None of these 

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