Take the class that 100% of students recommend: How to Ace the Software Engineering Interview

March 2nd, 2011 by lewis

The next How to Ace the Software Engineering Interview class is Wednesday, March 9th. If you need a refresher on computer science fundamentals or if you are nervous about coding interviews, this class is for you.

During this class, the instructor will cover the following:

  • Computer Science Fundamentals including data structures and algorithms
  • Coding Questions including basic techniques, recursion problems, and what to do if you get stuck
  • Object Oriented Design
  • System Design

The instructor will also cover general interview tips and tricks at the end of the class.

Here’s what a student said about our last class:

The class had the main benefit of distilling down what I need to grok in order to be proficient in today’s software engineering interviews. I found the class instructor to be really excellent.

Our next class is next Wednesday, March 9th. To sign-up, fill out the payment information here. For more class details, read the below. For any other questions, email lewis@seattleinterviewcoach.com.



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Course Information for How to Ace the Software Engineering Interview

Dates (choose one)
March 9, 2011

April 6, 2011

Time 6pm to 9 pm Pacific Time Zone (for all class dates)

Location Online class

Cost $150

Course Syllabus for How to Ace the Software Engineering Interview

Computer Science Fundamentals

The basis of any technical interview is going to be probing how deeply you know the basics. This is the foundation off of which the entire technical interview will be based. Have you ever considered saying, “I haven’t done that since college” during an interview? If so, I’ll break it down so you never again have to worry about not knowing how to implement a red-black tree.

  • Data Structures
  • Algorithms
  • What’s really important to know

Coding Questions

We’ll cover a wide range of topics here from how to ask the right clarifying questions, learning how to identify the tricks within the questions, and, yes, of course some simple techniques for dominating recursive problems.

  • Basic Techniques
  • What to do if you get stuck
  • Recursion

Object Oriented Design
Object Oriented Design in a skill that takes years to master. We’ll cover some of the best techniques for decomposing these problems down to their root elements and building a design that will impress your your interviewer.

System Design
These are the dreaded open ended design questions that can head off in to obscurity if not managed correctly. We’ll go over ways to maintain control of the question’s direction while still showing depth of understanding. We’ll cover modern web architectures, caching, concurrency topics, and more.

Behavioral Questions
This is the free throw of the technical interview. I’ll let you know how to prepare for these questions and wow the interviewers with only a couple hours of practice at home.

Interview Tips and Tricks
To close out, I’ll share with you what people on the other side of the table are really looking for and how to give it to them. I’ll teach you how to identify different types of interviewers and how to optimize your answers for their interviewing style.

This course will lay out what you need to know and how to effectively apply it during an interview so that you can put yourself in the bet light and maximize your chances of landing your dream job.


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