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Skills you will gain

Live CodingProgramming InterviewAlgorithmsProblem Solving

Learner Career Outcomes

31%

started a new career after completing these courses

50%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

33%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 21 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Welcome & What is a Software Engineering Interview?

5 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 87 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
15 videos
Course Goals7m
Why Soft Skills?8m
Google engineers share their stories4m
The Application Process3m
Preparing for the Interview5m
Researching the Company7m
Effective Resumes6m
Resume critique recap6m
People Involved2m
What is a technical phone screen or interview?7m
What Is an In-Person Interview?8m
When I struggled: Overcoming a tough interview experience1m
The value of your introduction6m
Good and bad example introductions5m
5 readings
Prerequisites and how to get the most out of this course10m
After completing this course, you will be able to...5m
By the end of this week, you will be able to...5m
Interview prep resources10m
Congratulations and quiz answers10m
6 practice exercises
Where do you want to start?30m
Preparing for the interview30m
Resume critique20m
Your experience30m
Where do you want to go next?30m
End of Week Quiz30m
2 hours to complete

Welcome & What is a Software Engineering Interview?: Lesson Choices

2 hours to complete
1 reading
1 reading
Screen and video recording tips15m
1 practice exercise
Introductions (self-assessment)30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Live coding: the technical phone interview and beyond

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 64 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
12 videos
Cold Live Coding Assignment Walkthrough2m
Sample demonstrating key pitfalls5m
Talking Through Processes4m
Getting Started2m
Getting Stuck and Recovering from Mistakes5m
Correctness and Testing3m
A Very Good Phone Interview10m
When I struggled: a first technical phone interview43s
Imposter Syndrome and Stereotype Threat7m
Growth mindset4m
Imposter Syndrome Gallery15m
3 readings
By the end of this week, you will be able to...5m
Resources for finding problems to practice with10m
Growth Mindset and Stereotype Threat: Additional Information and Resources10m
6 practice exercises
Cold Live Coding Assignment30m
Your evaluation criteria30m
Self-assessment20m
Imposter syndrome and growth mindset30m
Live coding assignment, take 230m
Live coding take 2, self assessment20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Explaining what you've already done

2 hours to complete
16 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
16 videos
Sample Pitch, Broadly Technical4m
Sample Pitch, Non-Technical5m
Sample Pitch, Technical5m
Personal Narrative: Key Aspects4m
Making the Problem Compelling4m
Common Pitfall: Mixing Problem and Solution4m
Common Pitfall: Assuming Too Much4m
Presenting Your Solution4m
Common Pitfall: In the Weeds4m
Common Pitfall: Chronology4m
Visual Aids3m
Eye Contact, Speaking, and Projecting Excitement4m
When I struggled: A surprising discovery33s
Responding to Your Audience3m
Describing a group project7m
1 reading
By the end of this week, you will be able to...5m
1 practice exercise
Planning your narrative30m
2 hours to complete

Explaining what you've already done: Lesson Choices

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 4 min)
1 video
1 practice exercise
Describe your work30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Algorithmic thinking on the fly

6 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 127 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
17 videos
Algorithmic problem solving and interviews4m
Case study: introduction5m
Case study: a first solution4m
Case study: working at the whiteboard5m
Case study: going deeper7m
Case study: next steps6m
When I struggled: dealing with nerves1m
In the real world: career advice1m
Evaluation criteria4m
Highlights from a good mock interview8m
Pitfalls in a bad mock interview4m
What's next?1m
End of course message41s
Appendix: full-length mock phone interview16m
Appendix: full-length mock bad in-person interview26m
Appendix: full-length mock good in-person interview27m
5 readings
By the end of this week, you will be able to...10m
Study notes20m
Evaluation questions10m
Interview Question Solutions--DON'T PEEK20m
Additional Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Your experience30m
Evaluating the mock interviews30m
Solving algorithmic problems on the fly: Part 140m
Record your live problem-solving session30m
Solving Algorithmic Problems on the Fly: Part 2 (self-assessment)20m

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