Frequently asked questions
What is the HackerRank Skills Certification Test?
The HackerRank Skills Certification Test is a standardized assessment aimed at evaluating a developer’s technical proficiency. We strongly believe that well-defined skills can help developers showcase their value regardless of pedigree.
What are the different types of certification tests?
Each test is associated with a single skill. Developers can earn a certificate for a particular skill. Currently we are in the process of making more skills available for certification.
What is the subject matter tested during the test?
Each test covers concepts for a particular skill as defined in the HackerRank Skills Directory. You can learn more about the skills from here: HackerRank Skills Directory
What happens if I fail the test?
No harm done. If you fail to clear the test, you can retake the test again after a stipulated period of time. Your results and failed attempts will remain private and will not be shared with any company.
In the meantime, you can still continue to practice on HackerRank.
Why should I take this test?
At HackerRank, we have worked with over 1500+ companies and conducted more than 20 Million developer assessments. We are the #1 global leader in developer assessment and helping companies understand and screen technical talent. Our Skills Certification Test is a culmination of our learnings from working with thousands of companies and millions of developers, aimed at matching developers to the right jobs, based on skill, not pedigree.
When you pass our HackerRank Skills Certification Test, your application gets automatically highlighted to companies when you apply to relevant job postings on HackerRank Jobs.
What’s the duration of the test?
The test can be for a duration of 60 to 90 minutes, varying with different skills.
How should I prepare for the test?
You can prepare by solving challenges from our HackerRank
Interview Preparation Kit.