Pass the Technical Interview with Python
Learn about the computer science concepts of data structures and algorithms and build implementations of each from scratch in modern Python.
Includes Python, Interview Questions, Data Structures, Big O, Recursion, Sort and Search Algorithms, and more.
Time to complete8 weeks
Certificate of completionYes
Prerequisites1 courseWe suggest you complete the following courses before you get started with Pass the Technical Interview with Python:
- Learn Python 3
About this skill path
Once you have a strong foundation in Python, the next step is going pro. In this skill path, we’ll teach you the advanced coding skills you need to land a job — along with tips and tricks that will help you nail the technical interview. Learn about data structures and algorithms and dive into more advanced topics like algorithmic complexity and dynamic programming.
Skills you'll gain
- Pass a technical interview
- Implement data structures in Python
- Create algorithms from scratch
- Write professional-level code
Syllabus8 units • 43 lessons • 7 projects • 40 quizzes
Welcome to Interview Prep in Python
Get started with an overview of data structures, algorithms, and dig into building your first data structure!
Linear Data Structures
Learn to build various linear abstract data types in Python, such as linked lists, queues, and stacks.
Learn about hash maps, a key-value data storage structure with very efficient lookup performance.
Learn algorithm fundamentals, including recursive vs. iterative patterns and Big O asymptotic notation.
Nonlinear Data Structures
A conceptual and Python-specific introduction to Trees, Binary Search Trees, and Heaps.
Learn about sorting algorithms in Python.
Graphs and Graph Traversals
Learn to build a Graph in Python, and then traverse it using depth-first search, breadth-first search, and Dijkstra’s and A* algorithms.
Hands-on learningDon't just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You'll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Projects in this skill path
SearchcademyCreate an algorithm to search through a sparsely sorted list.
Towers of HanoiIn this project, you will use your knowledge of stacks to create a game that emulates the famous mathematical puzzle, Towers of Hanoi.
BlossomUse a Hash Map with a separate chain of Linked Lists to store the language of flowers. For every flower, save its meaning with Blossom!
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