Basic Computing Skills Test

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"It's about making sure the candidates have the technical skills that clients need right now"

Helene Smith, Senior Recruiter, Find Recruitment

Basic Computing Skills Test


This test assesses whether your candidate can perform the absolute computing basics when working on laptops and PC’s and performing tasks in any cloud or PC based accounting software application.

Many clients use this test when recruiting entry level roles, people with limited computing experience to date, including people returning to the workforce after extended absences.

The test takes place in a simulated database/application environment where candidates must actually operate and manipulate the system to perform tasks and answer questions.

Topics covered:

Moving, Maximising & Prioritising Windows

Typing, including using arrows, alt & shift keys & backspace

Navigation, including pages, hyperlinks, dialogue tabs & scrolling


Mouse Operation, including right/left clicks, rolling, drag & drop, cursor changes, selecting from dropdown menus & checkboxes

Password creation & management

Editing, including menu commands, deleting and changing text


Test Features

25 Questions

15 Minutes Time Limit

Reports go straight to your inbox

You should expect candidates to get at least 23 questions correct to demonstrate a grasp of the basics.

We need to manually send the appropriate test link to you after purchase - we will do this within 4 business hours of purchase (usually much quicker).  Completed reports will be sent to you automatically once your candidate has completed the test.  Links for our skills tests you purchase at the same time will arrive immediately after purchase as normal.

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