Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Where Do You See Yourself In Five Years ?

This is a popular interview question
Following are 3 sample answers
Sample Ans 1:
In five years’ time, I see myself growing along with the team, developing and using new skills to the benefit of the organization. I find this position extremely motivating and exciting. I can imagine many challenges lying ahead of me, which I am excited to experience. And therefore, I am eager to invest my five years time learning all facets of the job towards professional advancement.
Sample Ans 2:
I am flexible with others and enjoy the roles that involves leadership. Although, my initial focus and priority would be to involve actively in the job I am applying for, I would very much keen to take management or supervisory role in 3-5 years…or less. I enjoy supporting my team members, and always try to set a good example for others.
Sample Ans 3:
I am obsessed to be the best at whatever I do. I would like to work in an organization where I’ll have the best chances to enhance my skills, doing interesting projects, and work along with team members that I can actually learn from. Some of the most innovative peers in the industry work here and that’s one of the reasons why I would love to built a career overhere.
  • Analyze a reasonable career path which will flow from the position you are applying
  • Try emphasize your interest and goal in your answer
  • Talk in terms of responsibilities and achievements
  • Try mentioning things that bring value to an organization
  • Fresher’s can put forward their plan for next one or two years instead of five or ten years
  • Show your long term interest in the position
What not to say
  • Don’t say this- I am not sure, I am thinking about xyz…
  • Don’t portray yourself overly ambitious by saying something like……I want to be CEO in next five years
  • Don’t say that you wanted to be in the interviewer’s role or I want your job some-day
  • Don’t put your personal plan like buying a new car or going for a long tour etc.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Prepare These Questions & Get Your Dream IT Job

Entry-Level and Help Desk Positions

These questions are mostly for Help Desk positions but I wouldn't be surprised if an entry-level candidate was asked any one of these questions. If you don't know the answer, find it, memorize it and then practice explaining it in your own words.
1. What is the difference between a hub and a switch?
2. What is a network?
3. What is Active Directory?
4. What is TCP/IP and what does it stand for?
5. What is a default gateway?
6. What does DHCP stand for?
7. What is an IP Address?
8. What is the significance of the IP address
9. What are the 3 major classes of an IP network?
10. What is a Class D IP address?
11. What is OSPF?
12. A user is complaining of delays when using the network. What would you do?

Network Administrator Positions

Some of these questions may also be included in the previous category for Help Desk Technician positions. In either case, they're worth preparing for.
13. What is the difference between layer 2 and layer 3 in the OSI model?
14. What is the difference between a hub, switch, and router?
15. What is a VLAN?
16. What is the difference between TCP and UDP?
17. How do you distinguish a DNS problem from a network problem?
18. What are a runt, Giant, and collision?
19. What is a broadcast storm?
20. What is the purpose of VRRP?
21. What is a VPN?
22. What is a default route?
23. How do you set a default route on an IOS Cisco router?
24. What is a metric?
25. What is a MAC address?
26. What is ARP/RARP?
27. Describe a TCP connection sequence.
28. What is MTU?
29. What other TCP setting can you modify besides MTU to shorten packets?

System Administration Position

Here are a few more questions that are a little bit more difficult. System Admins should know all these answers by heart in addition to the Network Administrator questions.
30. What is the difference between layer 2 and layer 3 devices?
31. What is the subnet for a class C network?
32. Have you configured a NIS server/client before? If so, describe what you did.
33. Have your configured a NFS server?
34. What are RAID 1 and RAID 5?
35. What are the required components of Windows Server 2003 for installing Exchange 2003?
36. What must be done to an AD forest before Exchange can be deployed?
37. What Exchange process is responsible for communication with AD?
38. What connector type would you use to connect to the Internet, and what are the two methods of sending mail over that connector?
39. How would you optimize Exchange 2003 memory usage on Windows Server 2003 with more than 1Gb of memory?
40. What are the standard port numbers for SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, RPC, LDAP and Global Catalog?
41. Name the process names for the following: System Attendant, Information Store, SMTP/POP/IMAP/OWA.
42. What is the maximum amount of databases that can be hosted on Exchange 2003 Enterprise?
43. What are the disadvantages of circular logging?
44. >What is Active Directory schema?
45. What are the domain functional levels in Windows Server 2003?
46. What is the default domain functional level in Windows Server 2003?
47. What are the forest functional levels in Windows Server 2003?
48. What is a global catalog server?
49. How can we raise domain functional and forest functional levels in Windows Server 2003?
50. What is the default protocol used in directory services?
51. What is IPv6?
52. What are the physical & logical components of ADS?
53. In which domain functional level, we can rename a domain name?
54. What is multimaster replication?
55. What is a site?
56. Which is the command used to remove active directory from a domain controller?
57. What is the file that's responsible for keeping all Active Directory databases?

General HR Questions

These general questions can be the toughest ones to get through. They might sound easy, but they require a lot of thought and preparation. I would suggest writing down your answers first, then reading them over a few times so that you're comfortable in answering them.
Some of these questions are very tricky and can get you in trouble. So if you run into problems finding a good answer, check out these 64 Interview Questions for some help.
58. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
59. What are your greatest strengths?
60. What are your greatest weaknesses?
61. What do you like about your current job or what did you like about your last job?
62. Give us an example of when you handled a stressful situation.
62. Give us an example of one of the toughest problems you had to face, and how did you deal with it?
63. Why do you think you should get this position?
64. Do you think you are the best person for this job? If so, why?
65. Why did you apply for this position?
66. Why did you apply for a position with our company and what do you know about us?
67. Why should we hire you?
68. Tell us about your short and long term goals?
69. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
70. Please explain, what does customer service mean to you?
71. What does being a team player mean to you?
72. Give us an example of how you handled a conflict with another employee?
73. What are your salary expectations?
74. What would you consider your most important accomplishment?
75. How would you define success?
76. At your last review, what improvements did your manager suggest you make?
77. What would your coworkers say about you?

Most Innovative Android Apps ...You Wish You Knew Earlier

Everyone knows about famous android apps and download them on their new phone each time they buy a new one. But do you know some of the most innovative android apps which are not much known , but very useful and interesting. Here goes the list.

Smart Phone Lock – Intelligent Phone Locking Which No One Can Guess

This is by far one of the most innovative android app. Now feel safe with Pranksters, Kids and Nosy friends. Try this smart phone lock, after which your your phone PIN changes every minute, And the best part, you don’t have to remember it.
How it works ?

  • If current time is 3:40, then your lock screen’s PIN will be 0340.
  • If current time is 3:40, offset is +5 minutes, then your lock screen’s PIN will be 0345.
  • If current time is 3:40 and reverse pin is ON, then your lock screen’s PIN will be 0430.
Great features of this app
  • Let you hide the app icon, so that friend do not know you are using this app.
  • Allow you to set password, every time you reset the app settings.

Glympse – Share Your Real Time Location On Map

Glympse is one of the coolest android app available on play store. Suppose you are on your way on a movie and every time your friends are calling to know about your whereabouts.You can send a Glympse to those friends and they can track you in real time on the map. You can set the time period for which you want to share your real time time location with your selected friends.
  • Set the Duration for which you want to be tracked
  • Set the location where you are going to reach
  • Select the recipients who need to track you.
Hit enter and boom. Your real time tracking begins.

Photomath – Solve Math Equations By Taking Pictures Of Problem

It is one of the most useful and awesome android app. Solve complex math equations and large calculations by just taking a Picture via this app. It supports quadratic equations and inequalities problems also. You can also check history of past solved math problems by the app. Add to it, it also give steps of solving the problem.
Note for Students – Use it for Legal Purpose Only 🙂

Lock Me Out – Get Rid Of Your Smartphone Addiction

Lock me out is innovation at its best. Trouble fighting with your smart Phone addiction , there is an interesting app for that which will let you see and feel the organic beautiful world out there.
Just set the time duration for which you lock yourself out. It will lock your phone with only minimal basic phone features enabled like calling, receiving and camera. After the set time period it automatically ends the lock.

Clone Camera – Clone Yourself Multiple Times In Your Photo

You can take few of your pics at a place and combine it in a single photo that looks amazing.
clone camera

Walkie – Wake Up By A Stranger Call

“Hi, i am calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.
“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice
“I am from  UK. You are from Ireland, right?”
“How can you tell?”
“The flag at the top of the screen.”
Walkie is one of the best and interesting app on android you can install on your phone. Thats Walkie, the Social Alarm Clock in action. Just set Your alarm at walkie and it will connect you with a random stranger across the world. The call is connected for full one minute, and the anonymity of the persons on both side of the phone is maintained. Its a beautiful and innovative way to start your day with a complete stranger.

Dormie – Turn Your Old Android Phone Into A Baby Monitor

Now this is cool. Everyone has an old android set and he don’t have a clue what to do with it. Now, this app provide the best way to use your old phone. If you are a parent, then install it on your phone and your old phone and monitor your baby live with this baby monitor from anywhere.

Anti Theft – Catch Your Phone Intruder Or Thief

When someone steals or intrude your Phone, he will try to unlock it for sure. Once he enters wrong patterns. This app will secretly email you pictures and location of the crook. You can also format or track your phone with this app.

 Sky Map – Open Sourced Sky Map Donated By Google


Unified Remote  – Control Your PC With Your Phone

A great tool if you are watching movies or listening to music via your laptop. It convert your android phone into a remote for your laptop.

Features – 
  • You can clone your computer screen to your phone
  • You can lock, turn off or on your PC via phone
  • Browse files on your PC via your Phone

Wi Fi File Transfer

PC and phones are two equally important devices in our lives and we always transfer files over these two devices daily. Either we have to transfer music, movie or softwares from PC to Phone Or we have to transfer pics , documents etc. from Phone to PC.  Now, With this device, you can transfer easily files from one device to another over wi-fi.

LokLok – Synchronized Lock Screen Messaging System

This app lets you draw figures, messages on your lock screen to send it to your friends. Your friend, will see this first whenever he will reach his phone. Now, with this app you do not need to unlock your phone and open an application to communicate with your friends.

Shazm – Find Out Which Song Is Playing

Sometimes you listen to a track somewhere and you love it , but you don’t know the title of the song or about the song so that you can find it again. Shazm comes to your rescue in this case. It just recognize the song which is playing.

Duolingo – Learn New Languages In Most Interesting Way]

Duolingo is the fastest growing website to easily learn new languages. Now they have an android app also to learn new languages for free on the go.