The Network Engineer/Analyst solution is designed for use with professional level telecommunications engineers and network analysts. The solution is focused on positions that involve the design and monitoring of complex telecommunications networks, and places an emphasis on reasoning ability, attention to detail, and multitasking. Sample tasks may include: designing networks or network elements, ensuring proper network operation and performance, and monitoring and troubleshooting electronic data and communication networks. Potential job titles that use this solution are: Network Engineer, Network Analyst, and Communications Engineer.
Job Level – Professional
Job Family/Title – Telecommunications Suite
Languages Available – English (US)
Average Testing Time – (minutes) 41 minutes
Allowed Time: – Untimed Overall; Some Sections Timed
Maximum Number of Questions – 161 questions (123 questions on average)
Designed for Unproctored Environment – Yes
Question Format – Multiple Choice, Multiple Choice-Adaptive, Forced Choice-Adaptive, Simulation
Achievement: This component measures the tendency to set and accomplish challenging goals, while persisting in the face of significant obstacles. This trait is characterized by: working hard; taking satisfaction and pride in producing high quality work; and being competitive.
Confidence and Optimism: This component measures the tendency to have belief in one’s own ability to get the job done. This trait supports optimism in the face of rejection and a feeling of being successful and competent in a variety of areas.
Deductive Reasoning Ability: This assessment measures the ability to draw logical conclusions based on information provided, identify strengths and weaknesses of arguments, and complete scenarios using incomplete information. It provides an indication of how an individual will perform when asked to develop solutions when presented with information and draw sound conclusions from data. This form of reasoning is commonly required to support work and decision making in many different types of jobs at many levels. Because this test utilizes computer adaptive technology, it is suitable for unproctored use.
Independence: This component measures the tendency of a person’s willingness to take action and to make decisions independently. This trait is revealed in: working effectively without immediate supervision; not being overly dependent on help from others; and being resourceful in the face of challenges.
Influence: This component measures the tendency of a person’s effectiveness in directing and influencing others. This trait is characterized by: persuading and negotiating effectively with others; influencing others’ decision-making; and coordinating others’ efforts to accomplish work.
Professional Potential: This is a measure of the tendency to have potential for professional success across industry type and functional area. This is characterized by scores that are derived from responses to questions regarding academic and social background, and aspirations concerning work.
Reliability: This component measures the tendency of a person’s responsibility for his/her own actions and a commitment to performing assigned tasks. This trait is characterized by: reliability; proactive involvement in work; and a dedication to complete even the most mundane tasks.