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System Engineer
Cerner Corporation
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4 rounds | 4 Coding problems
Interview preparation journey
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Preparation
Duration: 2 months
Topics: Data Structures, DBMS, Linux, Algorithms,Cloud computing, Operating systems
Tip
Tip

Tip 1 : Be clear about the concepts of Linux and shell scripting.
Tip 2 : Learn about the basics of Data structures and Algorithm.
Tip 3 : Be prepared to explain your projects mentioned in your CV.

Application process
Where: Campus
Eligibility: Above 8 CGPA
Resume Tip
Resume tip

Tip 1 : Use professional Keywords in your resume.
Tip 2 : Don't mention anything you are not confident in.

Interview rounds
01
Round
Medium
Online Coding Interview
Duration90 minutes
Interview date19 Aug 2019
Coding problem1

It was Technical + Aptitude MCQ round.The technical section consisted if MCQ related to DSA,OS,DBMS.The aptitude section consisted of questions related to basic mathematics.

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10m average time
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02
Round
Easy
Group Discussion
Duration1 minutes per candidate
Interview date26 Aug 2019
Coding problem0

This round took place in a GD room with 2 coordinators from the company and 10 students in each batch .
It was a Just a Minute (JAM) round where each candidate was given a random topic to speak about and the candidates had to speak about it for 1 minute.
JAM topic examples - Machine learning, Software development life cycle , Different types of OS,Cloud computing etc.

03
Round
Medium
Face to Face
Duration30 minutes
Interview date26 Aug 2019
Coding problem3

It was a technical interview testing the basic skills of OS and DBMS of candidates along with few project discussions from your CV.

1. Operating System

Write 15 Linux commands along with their functions.

Problem approach

Tip 1 : If you are applying for system engineering position then be thorough with basic linux commands and their functions
Tip 2 : Try to learn about basic shell scripting and syntax

2. DBMS

What is DDL(Data Definition Language) and DML(Data Manipulation Language)?

Problem approach

Data Definition Language (DDL) is a standard for commands which defines the different structures in a database. Most commonly DDL statements are CREATE, ALTER, and DROP. These commands are used for updating data into the database.

Data Manipulation Language (DML) is a language that enables the user to access or manipulate data as organised by the appropriate data model. For example- SELEC...

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3. Questions related to previous projects mentioned in CV

The questions were related to the college projects mentioned in CV
The questions included :- 
Why did you select the particular topic.
How did you approach the problem.
What were the problems you faced during the project.

Problem approach

Tip 1 : Be thorough with the projects you mentioned in the CV
Tip 2 : You should be able to answer the questions relate to technology used in your project

04
Round
Easy
HR Round
Duration30 minutes
Interview date26 Aug 2019
Coding problem0

The round included the questions related to internships, favourite subjects and future plans.
The HR round ended with an VERSANT TEST which was basically an english speaking, reading, listening test to check the basic english skills of candidate.It was taken in an mobile app where the HR people provided a code to login into the app and start the test.

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