Feedback on my 3 month plan to FANG (SD L5)

EMC / Eng opengate
May 15 16 Comments

Folks,

My goal is to get an FANG offer 4 months from now.

Current stand:
Have decent understanding of data structures/algorithms. Solved about 60 easy leetcode questions till now.
Current work only deals with bug fixes & hence gaining little/no system design knowledge from workplace

Prep details:
Leetcode membership. Idea is to solve questions based on company and top liked questions.
Grokking the system design/highscalability/ YouTube system design videos

How do I distribute time between leetcode & system design?
Time allocated: 4 hours/day.

Please provide feedback on the above. Anything that is required to be added/removed?

TIA

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
    3 months is a long Window OP. Target atleast 3 problems a day whenever you feel like leet coding and keep it consistent.
    May 15 4
    • SAP amFP81
      Why 3 months a long window?
      May 15
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng the_curio
      Might start forgetting the stuff you did in the beginning. Happens to me already at I’m only at 1 month in
      May 15
    • EMC / Eng opengate
      OP
      I agree. I am facing that as well. Rinse and repeat. repeating is equally important IMO
      May 15
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      Maintain a notebook and make sure all solved questions are in a single file that has comments you understand. Leetcoding itself is a huge DP challenge .. learning and remembering. So is life.
      May 15
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng the_curio
    Sounds like a plan OP, adjust your hours accordingly if you get tired. Some days I just skip LeetCode altogether cause my brain is exhausted. I personally try to do 2 hours a day on weekdays and 5 hours on weekends. Try to fit some in at work too if possible. I can’t anymore so I read system design at work whenever I can
    May 15 0
  • Amazon rajj
    Is EMC bad?
    May 15 3
    • New / Eng
      hzFR57

      New Eng

      PRE
      EMC Corporation
      hzFR57more
      EMC was great, now its dell shit..
      May 15
    • EMC / Eng opengate
      OP
      Emc is laid back IMO. Again depends on the org and the team. My team fixes only customer issues (bugs)
      May 15
    • New / Eng
      hzFR57

      New Eng

      PRE
      EMC Corporation
      hzFR57more
      yep, mine was great and challenging, totally depends on the org.
      May 15
  • Google Resumé
    With all respect, 60 easy leetcode != "decent understanding of data structures/algorithms" at FANG.
    May 15 2
    • Amazon j2Neb1
      DP is at least leetcode medium true, but honestly not too many hard questions in an interview
      May 15
    • EMC / Eng opengate
      OP
      What is a good number then @resumé
      May 15
  • SAP amFP81
    What's idea time frame to study for interview?
    May 15 0
  • Box / Eng Pickle Rik
    I would alternate days: leetcode one day, SD the next, take Saturday and /or Sunday off. Don't burn yourself out.
    May 15 0
  • GE / Eng zsCr62
    +1
    May 15 0

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