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Cloud Solution Architect was asked...28 October 2020

How do my ethics and values fit into Microsoft’s

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Hi I have gone through the technical screening now i have the assessment round, please can u let me know the examples of what to prepare for the Deep technical level, presentation( what topics would come) and commercial round. Please kindly provide your valuable suggestions. thanks Less

Guys, can you shed some light on what kind of questions and preparation you had done in both rounds especially the initial technical assessment and after? Less

HI, I have recevied a call from Microsoft Recruiter last week. They mentioned there would be some technicall assessment and if I pass, will be called for some back to back interview panel, including presentations. Can you please advise further on the possible areas that the technical assesment would cover. types of questions there, and also some more details how the internal pannel was, like what type of presentation was asked, if any. Thanks, Less


Explain CIDR Block Explain CI/CD

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Continuous Integration is a software development practice where members of a team integrate their work frequently, usually, each person integrates at least daily leading to multiple integrations per day. Each integration is verified by an automated build (including test) to detect integration errors as quickly as possible. Many teams find that this approach leads to significantly reduced integration problems and allows a team to develop cohesive software more rapidly. Continuous Delivery is a process, where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production. Continuous Deployment - is an approach of releasing software on the production servers continuously in an automated fashion. Less

Well, the question is a little vague, and a tad misleading first off I'm not really sure what CIDR notation has to do with continuous deployments in this context. So I will assume it's asking for both. CIDR is a notation used to express a variety of network conditions, using convenient slash notation. A class A/B/C would be represented with either 10.x.x.x./8 - a , 172.168.x.x/16, or 192.168.1.x/24. You can set a range of IPs or Network Ranges using slash notation to split networks even further, so you could sub-class a C subnet into a small subset, i.e. would denote a single address, The conversion - Subtracting the number of network bits from 32. Raise 2 to that power and subtract 2 for the network and broadcast addresses. For example, a /24 network has 232-24 - 2 addresses available for host assignment. CI/CD is Continuous Integration and Delivery - simply put this is how the code lifecycle follows thru from maturity. It starts in the repo, and it gets run through a gauntlet through something like Jenkins, Travis or CircleCI. Until it's finally merged and committed for deployment. This can refer to any component before the delivery, and up to the deployment of the product. Less


What is BGP? What is Active Directory? What is a CIDR block? What is the difference between MYSQL and NoSQL ect ect

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RDBMS works with structured data, NoSQL works semi or unstructured work RDBMS - vertically scalable, NoSQL - Horizontally Scalable RDBMS needs ACID compliance RDBMS tend to rely on expensive servers and storage, NoSQL DBs usually use cluster of commodity servers RDBMS's suffer from no horizontal scaling, NoSQL DBs solve high transaction laods but at the cost of data integrity and joins Less

With a new network being connected to the Internet every 30 minutes the Internet was faced with two critical problems * Running out of IP v4 addresses * Running out of capacity in the global routing tables In the original IP addressing scheme, we have Class A,B, C that has /8, /16, /24. Let’s say I need 10 IPs so I have to go for /24 which means I’m going to waste 154 IPs. Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) is a replacement for the old process of assigning Class A, B and C addresses with a generalized network "prefix". Instead of being limited to network identifiers (or "prefixes") of 8, 16 or 24 bits, CIDR currently uses prefixes anywhere from 13 to 27 bits. CIDR is a new addressing scheme for the Internet which allows for more efficient allocation of IP addresses than the old Class A, B, and C address scheme. (/8, /16, /24) Less


Could you walk me through and draw out a sketch of a recent architecture project you completed?

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I probably drew way to sloppy, but the interviewer seemed positive based on the drawing and explanation I gave. Less

Same expereince , very sloppy hiring people and extremly unprofessional timerames and feedbaks - making me wonder their job postings are wither a BS or if you are not Whitle they just dont hire (MS Irvine is fampous to be a white boy club!) Stay away Microoft is no longer what itused to be and after Satya it didnt change much either Less

Cisco Systems

1 question was interesting... It was the old "You have 25 horses, a 5-lane racetrack, and no stopwatch. What is the minimum number of races needed to find the 3 fastest horses."

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Answer is 6

I'd never heard/seen this one before, so I did what I always do in that situation - used the whiteboard to start charting it out. I think that's all they wanted to see, how I approached the problem. Less


Describe how you would troubleshoot slowness in a two tier application

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Consider number of users/load to capacity. Make sure that network link between DB tier and App can handle all of the traffic. Check server sizing. Less

Check web services, DB Queries , Services, Load Balancing,


How do you centrally manage on a number of related/grouped VM's?

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Using VM Scalesets.

Through hub Spoke Topology

Intuitive Technology Partners


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Seriously. Then, don't even post such review as you find it confidential.

Confidential 😄


Technical Questions and Business Insights

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could have been better and helpful if u share more details.... hrmmm...

As my understanding


What are difference between network load balancers and application load balancers?

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Network LB - Layer 4 - TCP packet based load balancing Application LB - Layer 7 - HTTP content based load balancing Less

Layer 4 vs Layer 7, crossing domains, protocols, Tcp vs Http, etc,...

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