The Vista Equity Partners hiring process is based on a meritocratic system which revolves around a cognitive test score. They are looking for top exam scorers who have not had the opportunity to rise to their fullest potential. If you score well on the CCAT you will show a high sense of potential.


Technology is at the heart of all Vista acquisitions. Vista subsidiaries cover a wide range of industries from healthcare to energy. Most of these companies utilize the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test as their main pre-employment screening tool. Below is a list of main subsidiaries:  



Vista's Portfolio Companies
Accruent Active Network Aderant
Aderant  Advanced Advicent Solutions
AGDATA Applause Applied Systems
Aptean Aspect Aspira
Automated Insights BigMachines BrainWare
Bullhorn Cvent Datto
DealerSocket EAB EagleView
Finastra Forcepoint Gather
Granicus Greenway Health Infoblox
Jamf Kibo Kibo Software
Lithium Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies Main Street Hub
Market Track Marketo MediaOcean
MicroEdge Misys Mitratech
MRI Software NAVEX Global NEWSCYCLE Solutions
Omnitracs P2 Energy Solutions PayLease
PeopleAdmin Ping Identity Ping Identity 
PowerSchool Regulatory DataCorp Relias Learning
Return Path Reynolds & Reynolds SecureLink
SER Solutions SirsiDynix Social Solutions Global
Solera SourceNet Solutions Sovos Compliance
SRC Software STATS SumTotal Systems
Sunquest Information Systems Superion Surgical Information Systems
Telarix TIBCO TransFirst
Trintech Group Tsys Upserve
Ventyx Vertafore Vivid Seats
Websense Xactly Zapproved


The Most Efficient Way to Prepare for Your Vista Equity Partners CCAT Tests

Tests administered to job candidates during their pre-employment assessment are never easy and demand from them quick thinking and minute attention to details. A short time limit given on most of the tests can be nerve-wracking and, by adding extra pressure on applicants, can worsen their overall performance. Considering how stressful pre-employment tests usually are, taking them unprepared will only jeopardize your chances of employment. Practicing beforehand with the help of JobTestPrep is crucial. Prepare for your test with our high-quality PrepPack™, boost your confidence and improve your scores, and in so doing, open the door to a conversation with the company’s recruiters in a face-to-face interview.




Vista Assessment - The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test


Vista hires applicants who score well on their CCAT, have leadership potential and possess a high emotional intelligence quotient. This aptitude/personality test was recently used by Vista to determine 6,000 new hires from 125,000 applicants. Scoring within the top percentile of candidates is the key to achieving employment at a Vista Equity Partners company.


Scores are based on the number of correct answers. There are 50 questions to be answered within 15 minutes. Very few applicants finish this exam.


The more you work on CCAT practice tests the more you increase your speed and accuracy. Becoming familiar with the types of questions and exam format that you will face on the actual CCAT, contributes greatly to a top-level exam result.


The CCAT is administered by Vista as a proven predictor of job performance. It highlights high performers and quick learners.



Vista Personality Test - the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test




The Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) is a pre-employment measurement of candidates' cognitive aptitude for work. The test evaluates their ability to understand and process new information, learn new skills, think critically, and solve problems. To measure these cognitive ability precisely and accurately, the test is divided into three parts:


  • Math and Logic;   
  • Verbal Skills;
  • Spatial Reasoning.


Questions poses on the CCAT are of varying difficulty. Yet the real challenge that you face on the examination is not the difficulty of questions but a short time limit. You are given only 15 minutes to answer 50 items. This means that you will have around 30 seconds to answer each question. You cannot answer questions on the CCAT so quickly, if you come to your pre-employment examination unprepared. With our high-quality practice materials, you can bring your abilities to solve mathematical, logical, and verbal problems to new heights. By practicing, you can also significantly improve your time record and complete all tasks on the test within 15 minutes or even quicker.  


Our Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test is so designed that you can track your progress and see how quickly you answer its questions, while you are practicing at home. Another benefit is that you can see your scores not only for the whole test but also for each individual part of it. Knowing scores for each separate sections will allow you to identify your weak points and redouble your efforts to eliminate them before you take your pre-employment test in the company. 


There are two ways to count your score for the CCAT. You can either receive a so-called raw score, which counts only your correct answers, or you can be given a percentile score, measured relatively to scores received by other job candidates. If, on the percentile counting, you receive 79%, this does not mean that you answered 79% of questions correctly. This score only means that you did better on the examination than 79% of other candidates competing for a similar position. Because your score is calculated relatively to other applicants, it is crucial to outdo them on the examination. Study with our exclusive PrepPack™ and leave your competitors behind.  



Vista Equity Partners Positions


The Vista Equity Partners uses this hiring process for various positions, such as:  


Director Consultant Associate Vice President
Software Engineer Analyst Sales CEO
CTO Marketing Manager Executive
Engagement Manager Management - Attorney Sales Engineer Accounting Manager



Preparing for Vista Equity Partners


Our comprehensive CCAT and personality preparation pack includes practice tests with detailed explanations and criteria cognitive aptitude test study guide with helpful exam strategies. JobTestPrep provides the study tools that clarify the focus underlying CCAT questions and the reasoning behind expected answers. Every time you work through a timed practice test, you will become more comfortable and feel prepared for the actual exam. Practice with our materials, improve your score on the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test, and become invited for a face-to-face interview with your company's recruiters. 




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