Skill Path

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.

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  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    25 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    1 course
    We 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

Syllabus

8 units • 43 lessons • 7 projects • 40 quizzes
  • 1

    Welcome to Interview Prep in Python

    Get started with an overview of data structures, algorithms, and dig into building your first data structure!

  • 2

    Linear Data Structures

    Learn to build various linear abstract data types in Python, such as linked lists, queues, and stacks.

  • 3

    Hash Maps

    Learn about hash maps, a key-value data storage structure with very efficient lookup performance.

  • 4

    Algorithmic Concepts

    Learn algorithm fundamentals, including recursive vs. iterative patterns and Big O asymptotic notation.

  • 5

    Nonlinear Data Structures

    A conceptual and Python-specific introduction to Trees, Binary Search Trees, and Heaps.

  • 6

    Sorting Algorithms

    Learn about sorting algorithms in Python.

  • 7

    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.

  • Certificate of completion available with Plus or Pro

    Earn a certificate of completion and showcase your accomplishment on your resume or LinkedIn.

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