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C++ "Exam"

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I am going to a job interview next week, and I would like to be prepared
C++-wise. I have long experience and good knowledge of C++, but still: I
don't use all features and idioms of the language everyday.

Is there some kind of online C++ "exam" I can take that will address the
most important points, well-suited for a preparing for a job interview?
I would like to spot my weak points and read up on those.

/David
Jul 23 '05 #1
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David Rasmussen wrote:
I am going to a job interview next week, and I would like to be prepared
C++-wise. I have long experience and good knowledge of C++, but still: I
don't use all features and idioms of the language everyday.
Nobody does.
Is there some kind of online C++ "exam" I can take that will address the
most important points, well-suited for a preparing for a job interview?
I would like to spot my weak points and read up on those.


Have you tried searching the Web? Search engines today are very advanced
and keep all kinds of links in their databases...

Anyway, "reading up" on things you've never used will not get you brownie
points on an interview, believe me. I've interviewed a few people and
was on a few interviews myself over the years. It's not what you know or
don't know that is most important. It's _how you deal with it_.

I recommend you to also "read up" on interviewing. There are many online
resources available on the subject of job search and how to present
yourself. Trust me when I say that in the majority of cases it's not
*what* you say on the interview, it's *how* you say it and how you handle
yourself, will either make you interesting or not, regardless of whether
you're versed in "all features and idioms of the language".

And keep in mind that the application domain is almost always more
important than the language in which the application is programmed.

So get a good rest before the interview, dress sharp, be yourself, and
good luck!

V
Jul 23 '05 #2

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"David Rasmussen" writes:
I am going to a job interview next week, and I would like to be prepared
C++-wise. I have long experience and good knowledge of C++, but still: I
don't use all features and idioms of the language everyday.

Is there some kind of online C++ "exam" I can take that will address the
most important points, well-suited for a preparing for a job interview?
I would like to spot my weak points and read up on those.


The printed version of _C++ FAQs_ by Marshall Cline does a good job at that.
Since you want an on-line thingy you might try the FAQs, I really have no
idea how much overlap there is. To me, the idea of doing this on-line is
distasteful and a poor way to save a few dollars.
Jul 23 '05 #3

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David Rasmussen wrote:
I am going to a job interview next week, and I would like to be prepared C++-wise. I have long experience and good knowledge of C++, but still: I don't use all features and idioms of the language everyday.


In my experience, both interviewing and being interviewed, it is most
important to have a solid grasp of programming concepts. IE, OO design,
networked applications, generic programming, project management,
possibly UI design, etc... Someone with a solid grasp of the concepts,
and a working knowledge in a few key programming languages is what we
value, since a good candidate can almost aways learn the detailed
language specifics they need later.

Good luck!

-Jason

Jul 23 '05 #4

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