Full Stack Engineering Interview Course

Nail full-stack engineering interviews at FAANG and Tier-1 Tech Companies
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Course designed and taught by instructors from FAANG & Tier-1 Tech Companies

Manoj Krishnan

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Full-Stack Engineering Course Curriculum

This is what you'll learn in our Full-Stack Engineering career path!

  • 15 Mock Interviews
  • 6-Month Support Period

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Full-Stack Engineering course and curriculum

Data structures and Algorithms
5 weeks
5 live classes
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

Sorting

  • Introduction to Sorting
  • Basics of Asymptotic Analysis and Worst Case & Average Case Analysis
  • Different Sorting Algorithms and their comparison
  • Algorithm paradigms like Divide & Conquer, Decrease & Conquer, Transform & Conquer
  • Presorting
  • Extensions of Merge Sort, Quick Sort, Heap Sort
  • Common sorting-related coding interview problems
2

Recursion

  • Recursion as a Lazy Manager's Strategy
  • Recursive Mathematical Functions
  • Combinatorial Enumeration
  • Backtracking
  • Exhaustive Enumeration & General Template
  • Common recursion- and backtracking-related coding interview problems
3

Trees

  • Dictionaries & Sets, Hash Tables 
  • Modeling data as Binary Trees and Binary Search Tree and performing different operations over them
  • Tree Traversals and Constructions 
  • BFS Coding Patterns
  • DFS Coding Patterns
  • Tree Construction from its traversals 
  • Common trees-related coding interview problems
4

Graphs

  • Overview of Graphs
  • Problem definition of the 7 Bridges of Konigsberg and its connection with Graph theory
  • What is a graph, and when do you model a problem as a Graph?
  • How to store a Graph in memory (Adjacency Lists, Adjacency Matrices, Adjacency Maps)
  • Graphs traversal: BFS and DFS, BFS Tree, DFS stack-based implementation
  • A general template to solve any problems modeled as Graphs
  • Graphs in Interviews
  • Common graphs-related coding interview problems
5

Dynamic Programming

  • Dynamic Programming Introduction
  • Modeling problems as recursive mathematical functions
  • Detecting overlapping subproblems
  • Top-down Memorization
  • Bottom-up Tabulation
  • Optimizing Bottom-up Tabulation
  • Common DP-related coding interview problems

System design
3 weeks
3 live classes
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

Online Processing Systems

  • The client-server model of Online processing
  • Top-down steps for system design interview
  • Depth and breadth analysis
  • Cryptographic hash function
  • Network Protocols, Web Server, Hash Index
  • Scaling
  • Performance Metrics of a Scalable System
  • SLOs and SLAs
  • Proxy: Reverse and Forward
  • Load balancing
  • CAP Theorem
  • Content Distribution Networks
  • Cache
  • Sharding
  • Consistent Hashing
  • Storage
  • Case Studies: URL Shortener, Instagram, Uber, Twitter, Messaging/Chat Services
2

Batch Processing Systems

  • Inverted Index
  • External Sort Merge
  • K-way External Sort-Merge
  • Distributed File System
  • Map-reduce Framework
  • Distributed Sorting
  • Case Studies: Search Engine, Graph Processor, Typeahead Suggestions, Recommendation Systems
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Full Stack Domain
5 weeks
5 live classes
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

Databases

  • Frequently asked interview questions on databases for various use cases; social media platform - search, user connections, user feeds, ads, payments; how to handle peak hours?
  • Design an e-commerce data warehouse to efficiently compute, store and retrieve live metrics at various frequencies
  • Design a database solution for a web crawler that scrapes the product and pricing information from a competitor’s e-commerce website
  • Design a schema for Apple Music
  • Deep dive into database internals (transactions, indexes, and performance)
  • Explore Cloud Database Monitoring Tools: Monitoring database health and performance, scale performance via sharding
  • Comprehensive coverage of clarifying questions to ask while doing the requirement analysis and scope fencing during the design phase of a database
2

API Design and Implementation

  • Design an API for an image-sharing application: Outline which response codes you would use for certain situations on each endpoint
  • How to identify which user is accessing our API? Different ways of identifying a user from an API OAuth, Passwordless authentication, Multi-factor authentication
  • How to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks or session replays or cookie stealing/replays?
  • Encryption: How much is too much? Enforcing HTTPs
  • Design an API for Kick News, a discussion forum like Reddit or Hacker News - architecting, documenting, and testing REST APIs
  • Case study on moderation tools - When to use each authentication method and types of authorization
  • Call multiple endpoints and join the data on the client-side or implement infinite scrolling using GraphQL
  • Implement KickChat, a live chat feature - reacting to server events with polling and webhooks
  • How to test an API for security threats? Understanding the threats and then working on steps to prevent security threats: XSS, CSRF, SQL injection, input sanitization
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Cloud Infrastructure

  • Evaluating cloud-native solutions for cost optimization; Economics of cloud and serverless computing
  • Fundamental questions on Key/Value datastores vs. RDBMS
  • Design a video transcoding service using a hybrid cloud architecture
  • Common problems in cloud-native/serverless systems and how to mitigate them? - Issues with database connections, scaling, and the hug of death
  • Interesting follow-up questions on system monitoring and alerts
  • How to fix a broken Lambda function?
  • Best practices and principles to be followed to meet the FAANG+ bar - DevOps, Infrastructure as Code
4

JavaScript and Web Development

Design an advertising API using JavaScript
  • Application logic using function expression or in-line expression
  • Popular FAANG+ interview question on re-writing the promise chain as async/await style code
  • How would you indicate that a piece of JavaScript code should only be used for a particular type of variable?
  • Using TypeScript to reduce code ambiguity, and in combination with other frameworks
  • Make critical design decisions. Manage external dependencies using yarn or an external package
Develop a Twitter-like homepage, with infinite scrolling - a popular FAANG+ interview question
  • How information may be passed down to child components using ‘props’
  • Approaches towards dynamically updating web pages - a popular interview skill 
  • Questions on using iFrames and web components to incorporate external content
  • Incorporating good authorization and security policies for users
  • Demo of an OAuth integration, using the Google Drive API
5

UI System Design

  • Design a custom control component <SearchBox /> by extending existing controls
  • Design a portable UI control that provides a secure and compliant way to capture a payment method - embedding the payment method form in a web application
  • Develop a component-based design system to avoid duplicating development efforts - using Storybook.js to support the component library pattern
  • Transform state management from a non-framework model to a framework-specific model
  • How to think, act, and articulate like a front-end architect and tech lead emitting senior+ signals in system design interviews using methodical and structured interview strategy
  • Evaluate options, perform trade-offs, and analyze the business impact of modern web development frameworks
  • Manage the state of a UI application - A demonstration of how to approach programming questions in the UI system design domain
  • Design a common components library such as Bootstrap
  • Design a UI component SDK such as Stripe checkout SDK - A common theme in UI system design interviews
  • Industry trends within front-end engineering and surrounding domains (AI/ML)
Career Coaching
3 weeks
3 live classes
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

Interview Preparation

Interview Questions
Placement assistance
Behavioral Coaching
2

Resume & LinkedIn Masterclass

3

Salary Negotiation Masterclass

Support Period
6 months
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

15 mock interviews

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Take classes you missed/retake classes/tests

3

1:1 technical/career coaching

4

Interview strategy and salary negotiation support


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  • Current Full Stack Engineers/Developers

Full Stack Engineer Interview Process at Tier-1 Companies

We prepare you for all stages of a typical Full Stack engineer interview process at FAANG and Tier-1 companies

Initial Technical Screening

  • A coding round and a discussion of your past full stack projects, at times. While discussing projects, conceptual questions on the full stack domain, frameworks used, etc., are asked.

Behavioral Round

  • Questions related to your job experience
  • Discussions on past projects
  • Open-ended questions to gauge if you're a "good fit"

Onsite: 4-6 Rounds

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What our students say

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