IQ Vs Stratascratch

  • Passed the initial screening and now have a SQL interview. Dabbled with SQL for a few months now but there are a lot of resources that I can use to prepare. Should I choose Stratascratch or Interview Query? I have done a couple of questions from both and it seems like the questions from IQ are generally harder. If I can do easy and mediums from SS should I be good?

  • micchon wrote:

    Passed the initial screening and now have a SQL interview. Dabbled with SQL for a few months now but there are a lot of resources that I can use to prepare. Should I choose Stratascratch or Interview Query? I have done a couple of questions from both and it seems like the questions from IQ are generally harder. If I can do easy and mediums from SS should I be good?

    If you don't actually know SQL well, neither will help.  Well, they may actually help the interviewer shorten the interview and not in the candidates favor. 😉

    What people don't realize is that interviews for important positions aren't just "here's a question... what's the answer".  The questions are a segue into a discussion.

    To be totally honest, if you've only "dabbled" in SQL for a few months and the interview is for a non-junior position, plan on failing the interview.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

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  • micchon wrote:

    micchon wrote:

    Passed the initial screening and now have a SQL interview. Dabbled with SQL for a few months now but there are a lot of resources that I can use to prepare {spam removed}. Should I choose Stratascratch or Interview Query? I have done a couple of questions from both and it seems like the questions from IQ are generally harder. If I can do easy and mediums from SS should I be good?

    I got this,...

    Incorrect... I've got you.  I've deleted your spam reply.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

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