Application Security Engineering Skill Test

Skill summary

The application security engineering skill test evaluates your abilities and competencies across all phases of the SDLC or Software Development Life Cycle, along with web application security, SSDLC practices, and CVSS scoring.

AppSec engineers must be versed in tools and techniques like cryptography, authentication mechanisms, authorization controls, DevSecOps, XSS, MitM, and BOF.


Multiple Choice Questions


10 min






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Why we created this test

The application security engineer skill test evaluates the data geek’s role in ensuring application security and code reviews at all SDLC phases. Recruiters test the candidate’s skills and competencies through skill test questions to hire the best from the talented pool.

Candidates interested in the application security engineering domain must be skilled in data security and encryption, including software architecture, design, deployment, and maintenance.

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Skills evaluated

Application security engineers need to have certain competencies to do their job well. The skills that they should have are:
Proficiency in penetration testing tools, security code reviews, and threat modeling
Vast knowledge and experience in SDLC, data architecture, and data security
Proven experience in data encryption, code reviews, and cryptography
Anticipate data and security breaches, nefarious attacks
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Science-backed questions for hundreds of roles

Use these sample questions to evaluate skill and fit for the application security engineer role before hiring.

1. ______ attack stores and displays text to a user
  • SQL attack 
  • XSS attack 
  • XRP attack 
  • SQL usage attack  
  • None of these 
2. ______ is a system where two independent pieces of data are used for the identification
  • Two-factor authentication 
  • Multi data authentication 
  • ID password authentication 
  • Two system authentications 
  • None of these  
3. Phishing attacks ______
  • Use a secondary server to attack 
  • Divert users to a fake site 
  • Display similar GUI and data from the original site 
  • None of these 
  • All of the above 
4. Man in the middle attacks ______
  • Use a secondary server to attack 
  • Divert users to a fake site 
  • Display similar GUI and data from the original site 
  • None of these 
  • All of the above 
5. ______ is a valid encryption technique
  • Systematic key encryption 
  • Public key encryption 
  • Parallel key encryption 
  • None of these 
  • All of the above 

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