SwitchedOn Technical Assessment


This quick assessment allows us to get a better understanding of your technical abilities and where you will potentially fit in with our dynamic team. The questions are mixed to evaluate both senior and junior candidates so some questions will be more difficult to answer than others, don’t let this discourage you from completing the test, the questions are categorised to show which technologies are your strengths.

The time spent on the assessment is recorded but this is not a race, we value the ability to reach a correct answer within a reasonable time very much.


The quiz contains around 20 questions and shouldn’t take longer than 20 minutes to complete. There us a mix of multiple choice, multiple selection and some questions which will require you to explain topics in your own words. Not all of the questions are IT related and not all questions carry the same weighting towards your overall score.

Next steps

Once you complete the assessment your score will automatically be sent to our HR Department who will contact you in around 1 week.

Some questions in this assessment have more than one correct answer, please select all that apply

Are you currently employed?
How do you maintain your IT skills?
For which type of email account is an OST file used by Outlook?
Telnet is an example of a web browser.
What flavor of Network Address Translation can be used to have one IP address allow many users to connect to the global Internet?
In your own words explain DNS as you would explain it to a small child
What is the default route on a PC or a router used for?
What is Microsoft's Virtualisation solution?
Which is the latest version of Microsoft Office?
How many meters will I be away from my home if I travel 5 meters to the south, take a left and travel 4 meters to the west and finally travel 5 meters towards north?
Which shortcut will take a screenshot of the current focused windows?
The mirror image of a clock at 2:45 pm will show the following time:
What is stored inside an NK2 file (saved as a .dat file on modern versions of Office)?
Which of the following terms are used when discussing a highly available Exchange server deployment?
How many layers are there in the OSI model?
Give an example of something which can be done through Group Policy?
Out of the storage mediums below, which is the fastest
Cake: Bakery :: Beer : X
How many active hosts can the following network accommodate:
Which is faster?
The shortcut key to copy is?
2 cats, 2 parrots and 2 cows are put together. How many legs will there be altogether?
Poor response times are caused by
Which of the following are not common RAID levels
Which Powershell command will display the IP Address(es) of a Windows computer?
True or false: IIS is a component of Windows Server which is used by Exchange?