CyberQ Aptitude



You were born for greatness; this assessment will help you choose the path that helps you realize that destiny. Together, EC-Council, University of Maryland’s Center for the Advanced Study of Language, and Haystack Solutions are excited to offer CyberQ Aptitude!

After years of arduous scientific testing, the team behind CyberQ Aptitude has designed an approach to aptitude testing that measures a series of 5 sections comprised of 14 Constructs, with one test per construct. CyberQ Aptitude is an online test that takes approximately three hours to complete.


We measure the psychological capacity in the following areas:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Deliberate Action
  • Real-Time Action
  • Proactive Thinking
  • Reactive Thinking

Under each of these sections, CyberQ Aptitude will measure items like Visuospatial working memory, Rule Induction, Pattern Recognition and scanning, creativity, Anomaly Detection, and Need for Closure to name a few of the 14 constructs.

As you complete each assessment in the list, you will have access to results that map your aptitude with markers for high performance in cyber job roles.

Types of Tests

PsyDimensionDescriptionCognitive Construct
Dynamic Systems ControlCritical ThinkingCritical ThinkingComplex problem solving
Matrix ReasoningCritical ThinkingCritical ThinkingReasoning, Inductive Rule Learning
Need for CognitionCritical Thinkingenjoy/seek out mentally challenging tasksEnjoyment of cognitively strenuous activities
Paper FoldingCritical ThinkingCritical ThinkingSpatial Visualization
Remember and CountCritical Thinkingworking memoryVisuo-spatial working memory
Need for Cognitive ClosureExhaustiveneed for a solution to a problemNeed for Cognitive Closure
Number PickerExhaustivetolerance to riskRisk Tolerance
Remote AssociatesInitiatingcreative thinking abilityConvergent creative thinking
Spatial IntegrationInitiatingability to construct mental modelsMental modeling ability
Recent Probes - 1 itemReal-TimeReal-timePsychomotor Speed
Recent Probes - 4 itemsReal-TimeReal-TimeResistance To Interference
Anomaly Detection Rule BasedRespondingability to detect information that is anomalous in a larger contextAnomaly Detection / Pattern Application
Coding SpeedRespondingpattern recognition and scanning abilities Pattern Recognition / Scanning
Pattern ViliganceRespondingRespondingVigilance
Statistical LearningRespondingability to detect and learn sequencesPattern Recognition without awareness