How to study for a programmer job interview exam?
December 28, 2012 11:00 AM Subscribe
There will be an exam as part of my interview for my first programmer/developer job. It will be on J2EE and PL/SQL. Can anyone advise on what to expect and what to focus my studying on?
posted by kitcat to Work & Money (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am going to study my ass off for this. The exam will be an hour long and will be multiple choice. I have never seen or taken this sort of 'programming aptitude' exam. In fact, in the program I have just graduated from, we rarely wrote exams; everything was lab-based (so, hands on).
I just took a J2EE course and took an Oracle course the previous semester. But I am worried because my head is jumbled with numerous syntaxes (C#, Objective-C, PHP, various SQL versions). For J2EE we focused on the Hibernate API as well as Spring Framework for a lot of things and I am afraid of mixing stuff up. We didn't do EJB - we did Spring beans.
On the plus side, my school is the preferred one for hiring junior developers and employers in my city are generally very familiar with our curriculum.
In a nutshell, I am worried. Any advice for studying and what kind of questions to expect would be greatly appreciated.