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### Software Development Engineer In Test Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Apr 21, 2012
 You have a building with 100 stories. You also have two glass balls. You can drop the glass balls as many times as you want before they break. How can you find the floor at which they start breaking with the fewest number of drops? 3 AnswersNot truly a brain teaser because the answer is mathematical.If you have N stories, you use the first glass ball to increment by sqrt(N) stories. Once that ball breaks, you use your second to go to the level of sqrt(N) below where it broke, and increment floor by floor. You know it must break somewhere in that group of sqrt(N) stories. I believe this method gets you a runtime of O(n^0.5).search for "two egg problem". its a minimization of maximum regret problem http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/july22012/index.html

### Software Development Engineer In Test Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Apr 21, 2012
 How would you test this plastic, compostable knife? 1 AnswerHe pulled it off his desk and asked me to think of test cases.

### Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Feb 10, 2011
 You have two results from a database query. Check if they return the same thing.1 AnswerUse the EXCEPT Keyword between the result set and make sure nothing is returned.

### Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Apr 7, 2009
 Design a test for ______1 AnswerCannot remember the exact question or the associated answer, but it was a type of question I had little experience with and had to work out bit by bit as I went. Need to make sure to cover the basic cases of possible failure as well as a good number of border cases.

### Software Development Engineer In Test Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Dec 7, 2013
 There was a question about delimiters that was tough.1 AnswerMake sure not to hard-code delimiters! Big mistake! haha. While-loops are definitely a better bet. You have four interviews though, so no big deal if you don't quite get a question or two.

### MSIT Software Development Engineer In Test Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Jan 24, 2013
 Given an eBay type service with multiple front-end applications, user information is being truncated when sent back to the user (Name was 'Andrew' but shows 'And'). Discuss your strategy on debugging this issue.1 AnswerWhile no specific technologies are given, I was able to make assumptions. The answer you give will paint a picture on how well you're familiar with various technologies and how they work together. There wasn't really one correct answer, it was being able to point out as many possible points of failure and how you might come to those conclusions.

### Software Development Engineer In Test Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Apr 11, 2013
 The most unexpected interview was when I was supposed to interview my interviewer during lunch. While not entirely difficult, it was totally unexpected.1 AnswerMake sure you have PLENTY of questions about the company, the position, and in general their experience.

### Software Development Engineer In Test Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Dec 17, 2013
 How to test the function sort in ExcelBe the first to answer this question

### Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Intern at Microsoft was asked...

Mar 5, 2013
 I would rather not disclose any interview questions. I will say that half the questions I got were very personalized, while the other half are similar to the ones you can find online... Know your algorithms, data structures, and design patterns. My networks, information security, databases, compilers, and finite state automata knowledge came in handy as well.Be the first to answer this question

### Intern Software Development Engineer In Test at Microsoft was asked...

Apr 4, 2011
 Given a string, I was asked to return all of the unique characters in the order of the original string.1 Answer
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