Question Overview: This question tests candidates' knowledge of Windows.
Sample Answer: Group policies are a way to configure multiple computers at once. For example, you can set a policy that automatically installs the latest updates on all computers in the company.
Question Overview: This question tests candidates' knowledge of basic computer science concepts.
Sample Answer: A hash table is a data structure that stores information in a way that allows for fast retrieval. It's used in databases and other applications that need to store and retrieve large amounts of data.
Question Overview: This question gives you insight into candidates' willingness to relocate.
Sample Answer: I would be open to relocation. I have a lot of experience with computers and would be able to learn the new systems quickly.
Question Overview: This question gets to candidates' hard skills.
Sample Answer: I've worked with Active Directory since it was first released. I've used the tools Microsoft provides, such as ADSI Edit, to troubleshoot problems. I've also used third-party tools such as the Quest AD Management Shell. I always document what I've done and why.
Question Overview: This question is a great way to see how much research candidates have done on your company.
Sample Answer: I know that you're the leading provider of cloud-based storage solutions. I also know that you have offices in New York and Chicago. I've read about your CEO, John Smith, and I'm excited to meet him.
Question Overview: This question gets to candidates' soft skills. It's important for systems administrators to be able to deal with customers in a professional manner.
Sample Answer: I always make sure to listen to customers and understand their needs. I also make sure to be polite and professional. I've learned that it's important to keep a calm demeanor and not let my emotions get the best of me.
Question Overview: Technical skills are important in systems administrator jobs, and this question tests candidates' knowledge of a specific technology.
Sample Answer: Group policy user rights are the permissions that determine what users can do with their computers. The most important ones are "Back up files and directories," "Restore files and directories," and "Take ownership of files or other objects."
Question Overview: This question tests candidates' knowledge of Linux and their ability to think on their feet.
Sample Answer: I would use the lvresize command to grow logical volumes. The syntax is lvresize -L +size VG/LV.
Question Overview: This question lets you assess candidates' soft skills.
Sample Answer: I'm a team player who's always willing to help others. I'm also a good communicator, able to explain technical issues in layman's terms.