Saturday, February 28, 2015

Interview questions for network engineers

A few months back I came across a site that listed the skills and courses that Google considers important on the road to becoming a software engineer - Google Careers Guide For Technical Development.  This morning I stumbled across it again as I was cleaning out my bookmarks (I really don't need to save that link to Chelsea Manning trying to justify her decision to dump a billion documents to Wikileaks) and thought I would do a quick search to see if anyone had put together anything similar for network engineers.

Alas no.  At least not that I found in my 30 seconds of furious googling, but I did find a site called Router-Freak which has a quite a few interesting articles, among them - Interview Questions for Network Engineers:

We get to the technical side now... here is our list of 20 Network Engineer Interview Questions:
  1. What is the subnet mask 10.2.1.3/22?
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  4. In EIGRP, what is a Stuck in Active route?
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  6. Which internal routing protocol would use if you needed to route between Cisco and non-Cisco equipment?
  7. Explain what a 3-way handshake is in TCP?
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  16. What is HSRP?  Is this an open standard?
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  19. In IPSec VPNs, what is diffie hellman?  What is it used for?
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(I didn't want to steal all their work so I commented most of the questions out.  They didn't do that to get you to pay or something.  It's all me)
It's no 7 of 9 Lectures on OSPF ( +Jeri Ryan  is eventually going to get tired of these references and sue us all, but you can work them into everything.) or Britney Spears Guide to Semiconductor Physics but I find the site sufficiently worthy to be included in my RSS feeds.
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