Product Manager (Tech) Interview Course

Nail Product Manager (Tech) Interview 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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Adrián Fernández

Engineering Manager
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Qiuping Xu.

Principal Data Scientist
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Technical Product Management Course Curriculum

This is what you'll learn in our Technical Product Management career path!

  • 15 Mock Interviews
  • 6-Month Support Period

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Product Manager (Tech) course and curriculum

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
Product Management Topics
6 weeks
6 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

Product Sense

  • Evaluating feature/product design
  • Designing a feature/product and framework for answering design questions
  • Estimation
2

Product Execution

  • Pricing
  • New Markets
  • Go-To-Market
  • Metrics
  • Big Picture Issues
3

Technical Product

  • Introducing Technical Modules
  • System Design Deep Dive
  • Metrics Deep Dive
4

Teamwork & Influence

  • Leadership
  • Ownership
  • Influence
5

Communication & Problem Solving

  • General communication
  • Understanding the customer
  • Success Stories 
6

Adaptability & Handling Conflict

  • Failures
  • Challenges and Risks
  • Conflicts and Resolution
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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Best Suited for

  • Current or Former Product/Program Managers
  • Program Managers/Product Managers looking to transition into Product Manager (Tech) Interview roles

Technical Product Manager Interview Process at Tier-1 Companies

We prepare you for all stages of a typical Technical Product Manager interview process at FAANG and Tier-1 companies

Initial Screening

  • 2-3 rounds on Product Management Skills (Hard):
    Product management, metrics, planning and execution, hypothetical, and situational process design questions.
  • 1 Round on Soft Skills (Behavioral):
    Evaluating leadership and collaboration skills required to lead cross-functional teams, such as conflict management, delivering results, etc.

Behavioral Round

  • Questions related to your job experience
  • Discussions on past projects
  • Open-ended questions to gauge if you're a "good fit"
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Top companies love hiring our candidates!

10K+

Experienced engineers enrolled

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Years of successful training in Silicon Valley

18

Highest number of offers received by an alum

5

Avg years of experience of our alumni

What our students say

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"IK helps you build a problem-solving mindset, offers very rich foundational material, introduces typical interview problems, offers technical and behavioral coaching sessions and mock interviews from industry experts to succeed in tech interviews".

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Interview Kickstart is like a fitness coach which guides to achieve your dream job. It can help you identify your weak points and also suggest steps to improve them.

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Interview Kickstart (IK) provides you a solid platform to not only strengthen your algorithm and interview game, I've had the pleasure of meeting some of the best/brightest minds in the industry (Faculty and students included). It was a humble experience, to say the least.

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