Engineer: We are currently looking for
a "Hardware Engineer". To view the job
questions were not designed to serve as a test.
You do not need to provide us with answers to the
questions listed. They have been selected to give
you a rough idea of what level of knowledge you
need before we can take you on and give you
further training. If you need to get outside help
with these questions then the chances are you lack
the necessary skills/experience.
you can answer "Yes" to at least 8 out
of the 10 questions on this page, then please contact
us with your CV. It doesn't matter if
you have no certificates to back up your
knowledge. It doesn't matter if you don't have 20
years of experience in a similar position. If you
know your stuff we'd like to hear from you.
for the "fun" part:
Do you know what the terms "ECC" RAM,
"UDMA 66", and "Shareware"
Are you capable of installing DOS, and are you
familiar with DOS commands like xcopy, chkdsk,
deltree, edit and attrib?
Have you ever updated or flashed a BIOS?
Situation: You have installed a new sound card in
your Windows 98 computer. However, the driver disk
has no exe or setup file. Do you know how to
install the driver from the inf file that's on the
Situation: You need to copy a hard disk with
Windows 95 installed on it. (Remember: You can't
copy all the files over in DOS because the long
file names won't get copied over correctly. Also,
you can't do a normal copy in Windows Explorer
because of the Windows swap file.) Question:
Have you ever successfully copied or ghosted a
hard disk that had Windows 95 (and several
programs) onto another hard disk?
Do you know how to start Windows in safe mode?
Are you capable of getting a non plug and
play modem working in Windows 95, when you don't
have a driver disk?
Situation: We present you with a computer that has
a blank hard disk, and no operating system on it. Question:
Without taking the cover of the computer off will
you be able to tell what video card is in the
Have you ever installed Windows NT on a PC?
When presented with a working computer system, a
new 22 GB hard disk and a floppy with the FAT 32
fdisk command, are you capable of partitioning the
hard disk into 4 equal partitions?
Can you sing?
the last one was a trick question. The ordeal
ended at number 10 :-)
I know the answers to at least 8 of the questions