Interview Questions:

  • Design a cellphone for a blind person.
  • Design a music system for a car. What are the features? Draw a picture.
  • Design a GPS navigation unit for a hiker
  • Design a communication device for Canadian park rangers.
  • Design a remote control for an automatic window-blind system.
  • Design TV Remote Control with Two Buttons.
  • Design a coffee maker that will be used by astronauts.
  • Design an alarm clock.
  • Design an alarm clock for a blind person.
  • Design a search function
  • Design a website for a library
  • What method would you use to look up a word in a dictionary?
  • What are examples of poorly designed software?
  • Design an instant messaging system.
  • I am your grandmother. Describe what MATLAB is to me.
  • How would you explain what a database is to a 5-year-old?
  • How would you explain computer networking to a kindergarten kid?
  • What is your favorite software, and how would you improve it?
  • Write code for an electronic messaging board. What happens when a user logs on?
  • Develop an algorithm for selecting objects in Visio.
  • Tell me about a time when you made a decision and later found out that it was incorrect. What did you do to resolve the issue?
  • Suppose you are one week away from the product shipping date and discover a bug in your software. What do you do?
  • You have a linked list and don’t know how long it is; how do you find the middle of it?
  • How would you test a keyboard?
  • How would you test a pen?
  • Write code for finding a duplicate in an array.
  • Write code that returns the length of a string without using any built-in functions.
  • Reverse a Singly Linked List with and without using Recursion.
  • Determine if a Binary Search Tree is well formed.
  • Reverse every word in a String (abc def becomes cba fed).
  • What method would you use to look up a word in a dictionary?
  • Write a function that returns the angle between the hour and the minute hands of a clock, given input of the time.
  • Write a function that takes a string consisting of numeral characters and returns all possible alpha character strings of same length as input that correspond to the keypad of a typical telephone.
  • Imagine you have a closet full of shirts. It’s very hard to find a shirt. So what can you do to organize your shirts for easy retrieval?
  • How would you test an elevator?
  • How would you test a vending machine?
  • How would you test a program that takes in two points and outputs the distance between the two points?
  • Test the Windows scroll bar.
  • Switch every pair of words in a string (“ab cd ef gh” becomes “cd ab gh ef”)
  • Write the function for strstr function (finding a substring inside a string)
  • Reverse the order of words in a string (“ab cd ef gh” becomes “gh ef cd ab”)
  • Write the function for string comparison. How would you test it?
  • Write a function to zero all duplicate values in an integer array. How would you test it?
  • Write a function that compares two strings and returns a third string containing only the letters that appear in both.

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  • How many Microsoft engineer does it take to screw ten light bulbs at the same time?
  • How would you design a campus for Microsoft in your city?
  • Microsoft Word 2015 has been just released as a new product. You are one of the internal beta testers. How would you proceed in your testing?
  • If you shall design a new logo for Microsoft, how would such a logo look like and why. What software from Microsoft will you use while designing this logo?

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