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# IT Associate Interview Questions

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### IT Associate at Morgan Stanley was asked...

Jan 15, 2012
 25 horses in a race. 5 horses can run as a group. what's the minimum # of runs required to find the fastest horse.2 AnswersI think 5. Split the horses into 5 groups of 5 then compare the time of the winners of each group. If time comparison is not allowed, then I'd say 6 races i.e. get all the winners to run one last race.Here is a different version of the problem but the answer is here - http://www.programmerinterview.com/index.php/puzzles/25-horses-3-fastest-5-races-puzzle/

### IT Associate at CarMax was asked...

Mar 22, 2013
 write a sql statement that includes a nested function1 AnswerDid not expect a question with that much detail, but luckily I took this class 2 months earlier and remembered everything

### IT Associate at Capgemini was asked...

Sep 26, 2010
 Why or why not do you think the gold standard succeeded in light of the great depression?1 AnswerThis is a question where the interviewer gives you an obvious incorrect answer, and you have to politely disagree with him and provide your insight on the better opinion/answer.

May 18, 2012

### IT Ops Support Associate at Celanese was asked...

Aug 9, 2013
 Are you a specialist or generalist?1 AnswerI didn't know the difference, but after he explained, I was sure I was a generalist.

### Associate IT Support Engineer at Wayfair was asked...

Sep 27, 2012
 If you have a 5 gallon jug and a 3 gallon jug how do you get exactly 4 gallons?2 AnswersFill the 3 gallon. Pour into the 5. Fill the 3 gallon again, pour into the 5. You now have a full 5 gallons and 1 gallon left in the 3 gallon. Dump the 5 gallon out. Pour the one gallon into the 5 gallon. Fill the 3 gallon and pour into the 5. You now have 4 gallons in the 5 gallon jug.Fill the 5 gallon jug and transfer the 3 gallon to 3 gallon jug, what remains in 5 gallon is 2 gallons . Collect this 2 gallon. repeat the same to collect another two gallon. Add the 2 gallon(collected)+ 2 gallon (later) = 4 gallon

### BAS IT Audit - Senior Associate at Grant Thornton was asked...

Aug 8, 2014
 Talk about your most difficult project and how did you manage/ complete it1 AnswerExplain the projects STAR technique

May 10, 2011