I am in the process of trying to hire a System Administrator to replace tasks that I am responsible for. I was the Sys Admin prior to be prompted to my current position as IT Manager/Director. Resumes always have lots of good highlights, but I do not seem to be able to ask the proper questions to weed out the good candidates from the ones that really do not know much, but think they do.
I currently have a test that has about 30 to 50 questions ranging basic Windows Server, AD , Exchange, File Share (NTFS). The last round of candidates all did less than desired. During the formal interview they all did say that the test was hard. I do not think so. I think it is far.
With this next round the candidates seem to have a much better understanding from the preliminary phone screening. I am giving them the same test that the previous round of candidates took, but this time around I am also give them a practical test. This will entail install the Server OS and apply AD Role, setup a few GPO's and test with a client workstation.
Does anyone have recommended verbal questions that can be asked?
Do any of you know of practical Lab that potential candidates can also take?