Ethical Hacker Skill Test

Skill summary

The ethical hacker skill test is a measure of skills and competencies required to identify and expose security vulnerabilities in computer systems and networks in order to help organizations improve their security posture. With an unwavering commitment to ethical principles, ethical hackers examine security patch installations to avoid exploitations

Some of the expected skillsets for an ethical hacker are in the domain of computer networks, programming languages, web technologies, and adherence to legal compliances.


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Why we created this test

The ethical hacker skill test is for a cybersecurity professional who can identify and expose vulnerabilities and weaknesses in computer systems and networks, with the goal of improving their security. They use the same techniques as malicious hackers but are done with the permission and consent of the system owners or authorized parties, and always in accordance with ethical and legal standards.

Candidates who do well on skill tests have a good understanding of security vulnerabilities and think creatively and critically to identify security weaknesses and develop effective countermeasures.

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Skills evaluated

Ethical hackers need to have certain competencies to do their job well. The skills that they should have are:
Python, SQL, C, C++, JavaScript, Ruby and Pearl
Fundamentals of hardware and DBMS
Reverse engineering and cryptography
Linux skills (in terms of security)
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Related roles

Use the ethical hacker skill test to hire for these roles:
Application Security Engineer
Penetration Tester
Bug Bounty Hunter
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Science-backed questions for hundreds of roles

Use these sample questions to evaluate skill and fit for the ethical hacker role before hiring.

1. ______ are the most popular automated unethical hacking tools
  • Automated apps 
  • Database software 
  • Malware 
  • Worms  
  • None of these 
2. Business enterprises use ______ to safeguard their IT resources
  • Ethical hacking 
  • Fixing bugs 
  • Internal data-breach 
  • Unethical hacking 
  • All of these  
3. Ethical hacking should never disclose client data through ______
  • Cracking  
  • Hacking 
  • Penetration testing 
  • Exploiting 
  • All of the above 
4. ______ of personal data may invite legal risks in ethical hacking
  • Stealing 
  • Disclosure 
  • Deleting 
  • Hacking 
  • All of the above 
5. ______ is not mandatory to know if you are doing a penetration test
  • Nature of the firm 
  • Product developments in the firm 
  • Types of systems and network 
  • Broadband type used by the firm 
  • All of the above 

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