Vista CCAT Test - Prepare with Practice Tests & Study guides

What is the Vista CCAT 

The Vista CCAT assesses your cognitive aptitude for work, and evaluates your ability to process new information, think critically, and solve problems. You will need to answer 50 numerical, verbal, and abstract / logical reasoning questions in only 15 minutes - 18 seconds per question.

The real challenge that you will face in the CCAT Vista is not necessarily the difficulty of the questions (although many of them are very challenging), but the tight time limit. In order to increase your chances of answering as many questions correctly as you can, learning good time-management through repeated and accurate practice is the way to go

Another challenging part of the vista equity partners aptitude test is the personality test, which aims to measure your workplace behavior and compatibility with the organization. A common misconception is that personality tests require no preparation. You must remember however that there are right and wrong answers - and accurate practice can help you avoid the pitfalls that this test presents. 

Visit our main CCAT Test Page for more useful information, and try out our Free CCAT Practice Test and CCAT Practice Test 50 Questions PDF for sample questions with full answers and solving tips.  


Vista CCAT Practice Test Questions


Vista CCAT Practice Test Question 1

Shelley has 7 dresses, 8 pairs of shoes and 7 necklaces. If she wears one combination of clothes per day, how many days can she go without wearing the same outfit?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) - 392

This is a classic combinations question. In order to solve the problem, you must figure the correct number of choices of clothing Shelley has in each category.
According to the question, there are 3 categories:
Dresses = a choice between 7 options.
Shoes = a choice between 8 options.
Necklaces = a choice between 7 options.

The number of days Shelley can go without wearing the same outfit equals to the overall number of combinations of clothing, which equals the multiplication of the number of options within each category: 7 * 7 * 8 = 392


Vista CCAT Practice Test Question 2

What would be the next group of letters in the following series?

adee … fijj … knoo … pstt ?

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer

The correct answer is (E) – uxyy

First, one can notice that in each of the four-letter groups, the third letter repeats itself, so the third and fourth letters are identical. All four-letter groups present a pattern according to which two consecutive letters are missing between the first and third letter in the group. Additionally, the first letter of the following group is consecutive to the last letter of the previous group:
abcdee … fghijj … klmnoo … pqrstt
The letters strike through in red are the ones missing in each group, and the bold letters show the consecutive letters between the following groups.
Therefore, the next group of letters will be uvwxyy – uxyy.


Check out our Free CCAT Sample Test to get an idea of what you will be facing, or our CCAT Questions and Answers PDF

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Vista CCAT Scores Explained

There are two ways to count your Vista CCAT score. You can either receive a so-called raw score, which counts only your correct answers, or you can be given a percentile score, measured relative to scores received by other job candidates. 

If on the percentile counting you receive 79%, this doesn't mean that you answered 79% of questions correctly - it means that you did better on the examination than 79% of the candidates competing for a similar position. Because your score is calculated relative to other applicants, it is crucial to outdo them on the examination.

Study with our exclusive Vista CCAT PrepPack™ and leave your competitors behind. The more you practice with CCAT practice tests, the more you will increase your speed and accuracy.


Insider Information from One of Our Customers

'It is a well-structured company. In light of this, it is important that you organize your thoughts on the subject matter, and provide concise answers which demonstrate why would you be beneficial for the company. I took the CCAT cognitive and a personality test. The cognitive test was difficult. It seemed like it was designed to apply pressure by not having enough time to answer the questions.'

Rabi Z., VP/Executive

Vista Equity Partners Companies

Technology is at the heart of all Vista acquisitions, and Vista subsidiaries cover a wide range of industries from healthcare to energy. Most of these companies use 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 Aptitude Test Datto
DealerSocket EAB EagleView
Finastra CCAT test 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 Assessment Test
MRI Software NAVEX Global NEWSCYCLE Solutions
Omnitracs P2 Energy Solutions PayLease
PeopleAdmin Ping Identity Ping Identity
PowerSchool Assessment Test 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 Assessment Test TransFirst
Trintech Group Tsys Upserve
Ventyx Vertafore Assessment Test Vivid Seats
Websense Xactly Cognitive Assessment Zapproved
Zywave Apptio Alegeus

Vista Equity Partners Partnerships

Vista purchased two software companies, Apptio and Alegeus. As a result of these purchases, Apptio and Alegeus candidates are now required to take CCAT tests as part of the hiring process.

Additionally, Four Winds Interactive (FWI) and Integral Ad Science, a digital signage software company and an ad technology company, partnered with Vista Equity, necessitating FWI and Integral Ad Science candidates to take the CCAT as well. Acquia, a company specializing in content management and digital experience, also joined Vista Equity Partners and started testing its candidates with the CCAT exam.


The Best Way to Prepare for Your Vista CCAT Test

Our comprehensive CCAT Vista and personality preparation pack includes practice tests with detailed explanations and solving tips, and CCAT study guides with helpful exam strategies. Specific drills will help you master a variety of question types, including word problems, logic questions, critical thinking, spatial reasoning, and more. Repeated practice with our study resources will maximize you chances of getting a high score in the Vista CCAT, and of landing that job with Vista Equity Partners. 

Vista Equity Partners Interview Process

Another central part of the hiring process is the interview, and you should prepare for both behavioral and technical questions. Some of the questions aim to test your understanding of Vista Equity Partners and whether or not you share the company's core values. The technical questions are designed to evaluate if you have the experience and the knowledge to handle the responsibilities of the position.

Vista Equity Partners Interview questions

The questions below serve to give you an idea of what to expect in your Vista Equity Partners interview. Keep in mind that technical questions depend on the role you are applying for.

  • Tell me about your experience.
  • Tell me about data and the role of modern data play in technology companies.
  • What do you know about Vista Equity Partners?
  • What can you suggest to help the improve Vista Equity Partners' performance?
  • What would you like to be doing at Vista Equity Partners?

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