Good way to prepare for an object oriented job test

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    Good way to prepare for an object oriented job test

    Well I have to go into a company I applied to be an internship with and take na Object Oriented test. I'm thinking I have to do pretty well because I'll be nervous as hell for the following face-to-face (mainly because I already sense a problem around the area of my current GPA). I'm sure that is more important, but anything to brace for impact would be great. I feel it's a silly question because I've been doing it for a long time, so I already know I have the skills, but do I really.

    Know of any good places or something I can do to see if I myself have something to impress.
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    brainbench.com has a free OO concepts test available (and accounts are free, too).

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    I had to take and pass a brainbench test to be accepted for my current position. Be warned that they ask some of the most obscure questions about C++ and provide some ugly code snippets for you to analyze.

    You will want to brush up on class templates, template specialization, and the STL and the use (and misuse) of it's various containers.
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    Well it's java/C#, but I'm going to try and take the c++ ones as well.
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    Well, from personal experience, the interviewers don't concentrate much on the syntax. They want to make sure that you know what the different OO concepts are and whether you know the use of things like templates, abstract classes etc. Another thing that they do is that they'll give you a scenario and tell you to design classes to represent it. Different functions, their visibility et al is sometimes discussed in depth.
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    Well, from personal experience, the interviewers don't concentrate much on the syntax. They want to make sure that you know what the different OO concepts are and whether you know the use of things like templates, abstract classes etc. Another thing that they do is that they'll give you a scenario and tell you to design classes to represent it. Different functions, their visibility et al is sometimes discussed in depth.
    The tests will test you on every part of the language unlike the actual interview.

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    I'm more worried about the interview. I think they might dwell on my gpa than my interest in programming or something. I don't know how many interns they are looking at, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the most outstanding looking one. But I guess I'll try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I had to take and pass a brainbench test to be accepted for my current position. Be warned that they ask some of the most obscure questions about C++ and provide some ugly code snippets for you to analyze.
    Brainbench is a joke for that reason, IMO. A lot of companies here in Chicago use it as a screen, unfortunately.

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    Well the company is an HR and payroll software software company so I think they may have their own software that may be more accurate. The recruiter guy also was a programmer and he's been in contact with me for the brief phone interview so I think the test may be more practical.
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    The tests will test you on every part of the language unlike the actual interview.
    My bad. I thought the OP was going for an interview.
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    I'm going for both, the test is first, the interviewS are after on the same day.
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    I'm going for both, the test is first, the interviewS are after on the same day.
    Good luck for all of them, let us know how it goes.
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    It went AWESOME! I really got the impression that I would be working there, as he asked me some specific questions toward the end about what I'm looking for as far as pay, when's the soonest I can start working. It's a really cool company and everyone is pretty cool. I was wearing a three piece suit and everyone who interviewed me was either in tennis shoes, jean shorts, or a casual shirt, or some combination of the three.

    It was three interviews a half-hour each, the programming test, which was not only a problem to be solved, but an interview about all the aspects of programming, the next interview was an interview on current projects I have going and stuff I like to do, and the last was with the guy who presented at the school and it was more of a personal talk about what I like to do and get a feel of the type of person I am. It was really promising.
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    Do you know if you got it yet? Hope ya did man.
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    Hopefully this week or next week.
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