Data Science Interviews Exposed offers data science career advice and REAL interview questions to help you get the six-figures salary jobs! A data science job is extremely rewarding. It empowers to you make real impact in the world! And besides, it offers competitive salaries, and it develops your creative as well as quantitative skills. No wonder the data science job is rated as one of the sexist jobs in 21st century. So what you are waiting for ? Are you still wondering how to join data science work force ? Are you lost in the tremendous amount of online data science courses and resources ? Are you endlessly searching online to find data science interview questions and answers? If you answer yes for any of the questions, Data Science Interviews Exposed is a book you absolutely want to read. Why? This book is written by data science professionals from Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, with years of first hand working and interviewing experience. This is the first book in the industry that systematically covers everything for preparing for a data science career and interviews, and with real interview questions and detailed answers. This book provides both career guidance for entry level candidates as well as interview questions practice for intermediate candidates. Here is a full list of topics: Introduction This chapter presents an overview to the data science job market and the book organization. Find the Right Job Roles Get confused about the various data science job titles? This chapter provides a detailed description for each of them, the differences among them, as well as the guidance for choosing the one that suits you the most. Find the Right Experience Don't know how to prepare yourself with the right experience to meet the job requirements and your career goals? This chapter helps you to identify the experience you need to land your dream position. It also provides suggestions for new graduates as well as candidates from a different industry who want to transfer to data science field. Get Ready for the Interviews Think you have a clear goal and have possessed all the required skill sets, but just don't know how to get job interviews? This chapter walks you through how to build good resumes and professional profiles that would bring you the right exposure to the right person -- recruiters and hiring managers. Polish Your Soft Skills Heard of your competent peers failing job interviews and want to know why? This chapter reveals the secrets that most companies don t talk about publicly -- the soft skills. What are behavior questions, why are they important, how do you prepare for them? You will find the answer here. Technical Interview Questions An interview is not a pop quiz. You should take the time to practice on real interview problems and learn their patterns. This chapter lists eight major topics that are frequently covered by data science job interviews, associated with example interview questions for each of them. All of them are either real interview questions or adapted from real interview questions: Probability Theory Statistical Inference Dataset Manipulation Product, Metrics and Analytics Experiment Design Coding Machine Learning Brain Teasers Solutions to Technical Interview Questions This chapter attaches the solutions and thought process for each question in the previous chapter. We hope the readers can grasp the key points behind each of them, hence be able to apply the approaches to other similar questions in the real interviews.
Author: John Mongan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-11-14
Be prepared for your next job interview with this tried-and-true advice In today's tight job market, competition for programming jobs is hotter than ever. This third edition of a popular guide to programming interviews includes new code examples, information on the latest languages, new chapters on sorting and design patterns, tips on using LinkedIn, and a downloadable app to help prepare applicants for the interview. Like its earlier editions, this guide covers what software companies and IT departments want their programmers to know and includes plenty of helpful hints to boost your confidence. Looks at current job search and hiring processes, such as the rise of LinkedIn and other social networks as recruiting resources Addresses the most important languages for a programmer to know and features examples in multiple languages Includes new programming questions designed to sharpen your knowledge Features all-new chapters on design patterns and sorting, including how to deal with memory constraints and mobility issues Walk into your next job interview with confidence, knowing you have thoroughly studied this newest edition of Programming Interviews Exposed.
Here's what you get in this book: - 300 practice questions and answers spanning the breadth of topics under the data science umbrella - Covers statistics, machine learning, SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop and bioinformatics - Emphasis on real-world application with a chapter on Python libraries for machine learning - Focus on the most frequently asked interview questions. Avoid information overload - Compact format: easy to read, easy to carry, so you can study on-the-go Now, you finally have what you need to crush your data science interview, and land that dream job. About The Author Zack Austin has been building large scale enterprise systems for clients in the media, telecom, financial services and publishing since 2001. He is based in New York City.
Discover relevant questions—and detailed answers—to help you prepare for job interviews and break into the field of analytics. This book contains more than 200 questions based on consultations with hiring managers and technical professionals already working in analytics. Interview Questions in Business Analytics: How to Ace Interviews and Get the Job You Want fills a gap in information on business analytics for job seekers. Bhasker Gupta, the founder and editor of Analytics India Magazine, has come up with more than 200 questions job applicants are likely to face in an interview. Covering data preparation, statistics, analytics implementation, as well as other crucial topics favored by interviewers, this book: Provides 200+ interview questions often asked by recruiters and hiring managers in global corporations Offers short and to-the-point answers to the depth required, while looking at the problem from all angles Provides a full range of interview questions for jobs ranging from junior analytics to senior data scientists and managers Offers analytics professionals a quick reference on topics in analytics Using a question-and-answer format from start to finish, Interview Questions in Business Analytics: How to Ace Interviews and Get the Job You Want will help you grasp concepts sooner and with deep clarity. The book therefore also serves as a primer on analytics and covers issues relating to business implementation. You will learn about not just the how and what of analytics, but also the why and when. This book will thus ensure that you are well prepared for interviews—putting your dream job well within reach. Business analytics is currently one of the hottest and trendiest areas for technical professionals. With the rise of the profession, there is significant job growth. Even so, it’s not easy to get a job in the field, because you need knowledge of subjects such as statistics, databases, and IT services. Candidates must also possess keen business acumen. What's more, employers cast a cold critical eye on all applicants, making the task of getting a job even more difficult. What You'll Learn The 200 questions in this book cover such topics as: • The different types of data used in analytics • How analytics are put to use in different industries • The process of hypothesis testing • Predictive vs. descriptive analytics • Correlation, regression, segmentation and advanced statistics • Predictive modeling Who This Book Is For Those aspiring to jobs in business analytics, including recent graduates and technical professionals looking for a new or better job. Job interviewers will also find the book helpful in preparing interview questions.
Author: John Mongan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Ace technical interviews with smart preparation Programming Interviews Exposed is the programmer’s ideal first choice for technical interview preparation. Updated to reflect changing techniques and trends, this new fourth edition provides insider guidance on the unique interview process that today's programmers face. Online coding contests are being used to screen candidate pools of thousands, take-home projects have become commonplace, and employers are even evaluating a candidate's public code repositories at GitHub—and with competition becoming increasingly fierce, programmers need to shape themselves into the ideal candidate well in advance of the interview. This book doesn't just give you a collection of questions and answers, it walks you through the process of coming up with the solution so you learn the skills and techniques to shine on whatever problems you’re given. This edition combines a thoroughly revised basis in classic questions involving fundamental data structures and algorithms with problems and step-by-step procedures for new topics including probability, data science, statistics, and machine learning which will help you fully prepare for whatever comes your way. Learn what the interviewer needs to hear to move you forward in the process Adopt an effective approach to phone screens with non-technical recruiters Examine common interview problems and tests with expert explanations Be ready to demonstrate your skills verbally, in contests, on GitHub, and more Technical jobs require the skillset, but you won’t get hired unless you are able to effectively and efficiently demonstrate that skillset under pressure, in competition with hundreds of others with the same background. Programming Interviews Exposed teaches you the interview skills you need to stand out as the best applicant to help you get the job you want.
Author: John W. Foreman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics
Data Science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions. But how does one exactly do data science? Do you have to hire one of these priests of the dark arts, the "data scientist," to extract this gold from your data? Nope. Data science is little more than using straight-forward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will show you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet. Why a spreadsheet? It's comfortable! You get to look at the data every step of the way, building confidence as you learn the tricks of the trade. Plus, spreadsheets are a vendor-neutral place to learn data science without the hype. But don't let the Excel sheets fool you. This is a book for those serious about learning the analytic techniques, the math and the magic, behind big data. Each chapter will cover a different technique in a spreadsheet so you can follow along: Mathematical optimization, including non-linear programming and genetic algorithms Clustering via k-means, spherical k-means, and graph modularity Data mining in graphs, such as outlier detection Supervised AI through logistic regression, ensemble models, and bag-of-words models Forecasting, seasonal adjustments, and prediction intervals through monte carlo simulation Moving from spreadsheets into the R programming language You get your hands dirty as you work alongside John through each technique. But never fear, the topics are readily applicable and the author laces humor throughout. You'll even learn what a dead squirrel has to do with optimization modeling, which you no doubt are dying to know.
Author: Noel Markham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-01-30
If you are a skilled Java programmer but are concerned about the Java coding interview process, this real-world guide can help you land your next position Java is a popular and powerful language that is a virtual requirement for businesses making use of IT in their daily operations. For Java programmers, this reality offers job security and a wealth of employment opportunities. But that perfect Java coding job won't be available if you can't ace the interview. If you are a Java programmer concerned about interviewing, Java Programming Interviews Exposed is a great resource to prepare for your next opportunity. Author Noel Markham is both an experienced Java developer and interviewer, and has loaded his book with real examples from interviews he has conducted. Review over 150 real-world Java interview questions you are likely to encounter Prepare for personality-based interviews as well as highly technical interviews Explore related topics, such as middleware frameworks and server technologies Make use of chapters individually for topic-specific help Use the appendix for tips on Scala and Groovy, two other languages that run on JVMs Veterans of the IT employment space know that interviewing for a Java programming position isn't as simple as sitting down and answering questions. The technical coding portion of the interview can be akin to a difficult puzzle or an interrogation. With Java Programming Interviews Exposed, skilled Java coders can prepare themselves for this daunting process and better arm themselves with the knowledge and interviewing skills necessary to succeed.
Mike Driscoll takes you on a journey talking to a hall-of-fame list of truly remarkable Python experts. You’ll be inspired every time by their passion for the Python language, as they share with you their experiences, contributions, and careers in Python. Key Features Hear from these key Python thinkers about the current status of Python, and where it's heading in the future Listen to their close thoughts on significant Python topics, such as Python's role in scientific computing, and machine learning Understand the direction of Python, and what needs to change for Python 4 Book Description Each of these twenty Python Interviews can inspire and refresh your relationship with Python and the people who make Python what it is today. Let these interviews spark your own creativity, and discover how you also have the ability to make your mark on a thriving tech community. This book invites you to immerse in the Python landscape, and let these remarkable programmers show you how you too can connect and share with Python programmers around the world. Learn from their opinions, enjoy their stories, and use their tech tips. • Brett Cannon - former director of the PSF, Python core developer, led the migration to Python 3. • Steve Holden - tireless Python promoter and former chairman and director of the PSF. • Carol Willing - former director of the PSF and Python core developer, Project Jupyter Steering Council member. • Nick Coghlan - founding member of the PSF's Packaging Working Group and Python core developer. • Jessica McKellar - former director of the PSF and Python activist. • Marc-André Lemburg - Python core developer and founding member of the PSF. • Glyph Lefkowitz - founder of Twisted and fellow of the PSF • Doug Hellmann - fellow of the PSF, creator of the Python Module of the Week blog, Python community member since 1998. • Massimo Di Pierro - fellow of the PSF, data scientist and the inventor of web2py. • Alex Martelli - fellow of the PSF and co-author of Python in a Nutshell. • Barry Warsaw - fellow of the PSF, Python core developer since 1995, and original member of PythonLabs. • Tarek Ziadé - founder of Afpy and author of Expert Python Programming. • Sebastian Raschka - data scientist and author of Python Machine Learning. • Wesley Chun - fellow of the PSF and author of the Core Python Programming books. • Steven Lott - Python blogger and author of Python for Secret Agents. • Oliver Schoenborn - author of Pypubsub and wxPython mailing list contributor. • Al Sweigart - bestselling author of Automate the Boring Stuff with Python and creator of the Python modules Pyperclip and PyAutoGUI. • Luciano Ramalho - fellow of the PSF and the author of Fluent Python. • Mike Bayer - fellow of the PSF, creator of open source libraries including SQLAlchemy. • Jake Vanderplas - data scientist and author of Python Data Science Handbook. What you will learn How successful programmers think The history of Python Insights into the minds of the Python core team Trends in Python programming Who this book is for Python programmers and students interested in the way that Python is used – past and present – with useful anecdotes. It will also be of interest to those looking to gain insights from top programmers.
The core of EPI is a collection of over 300 problems with detailed solutions, including 100 figures, 250 tested programs, and 150 variants. The problems are representative of questions asked at the leading software companies. The book begins with a summary of the nontechnical aspects of interviewing, such as common mistakes, strategies for a great interview, perspectives from the other side of the table, tips on negotiating the best offer, and a guide to the best ways to use EPI. The technical core of EPI is a sequence of chapters on basic and advanced data structures, searching, sorting, broad algorithmic principles, concurrency, and system design. Each chapter consists of a brief review, followed by a broad and thought-provoking series of problems. We include a summary of data structure, algorithm, and problem solving patterns.
Author: Michael Rothstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2000-11-17
Land the job you want with this computer career guide--packed with interviewing techniques and thousands of answers to the toughest interview questions. Updated to cover new technologies for online jobs, SAP, Linux, Java servlets, and much more. Get the competitive edge in today's job market with this best-selling book!
Now in the 6th edition, the book gives you the interview preparation you need to get the top software developer jobs. This is a deeply technical book and focuses on the software engineering skills to ace your interview. The book includes 189 programming interview questions and answers, as well as other advice.
For many researchers, Python is a first-class tool mainly because of its libraries for storing, manipulating, and gaining insight from data. Several resources exist for individual pieces of this data science stack, but only with the Python Data Science Handbook do you get them all—IPython, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit-Learn, and other related tools. Working scientists and data crunchers familiar with reading and writing Python code will find this comprehensive desk reference ideal for tackling day-to-day issues: manipulating, transforming, and cleaning data; visualizing different types of data; and using data to build statistical or machine learning models. Quite simply, this is the must-have reference for scientific computing in Python. With this handbook, you’ll learn how to use: IPython and Jupyter: provide computational environments for data scientists using Python NumPy: includes the ndarray for efficient storage and manipulation of dense data arrays in Python Pandas: features the DataFrame for efficient storage and manipulation of labeled/columnar data in Python Matplotlib: includes capabilities for a flexible range of data visualizations in Python Scikit-Learn: for efficient and clean Python implementations of the most important and established machine learning algorithms