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Sample Information Technology Questions

  • Tell us about your experience in developing or maintaining an internet site.
  • What is the Intranet and what are the benefits of an Intranet?
  • What experience do you have with mainframe computers?
  • What experience do you have in implementing and supporting e-mail applications?
  • What is the difference between e-mail and groupware?
  • In what ways have you used personal computers in your work?
  • Given current advancements in technology, how can our company effectively manage our investment in personal computers?
  • Tell us about a difficult or complex programming assignment you've had. What steps did you take and how successful were you?
  • What techniques and tools can you use to insure that a new application is as user friendly as possible?
  • What are the various tools and measures that can be implemented to secure data?
  • How would you compare the use of a mainframe system versus a personal computer system?
  • How would you go about determining the user requirements for a new information system?
  • What, in your estimation, are the characteristics necessary to make an individual a good (programmer, networker, systems analyst, consulting)? Which of these qualities do you have?
  • You've probably never written a perfect program on the first try. Describe a time when you had to revise a program in order to make it more efficient.
  • What are the factors to consider in establishing a web presence?
  • Suppose you are working at a help desk, or are in a situation where someone is seeking your assistance with a computer problem. What items of information would you request from a user to effectively address a technical problem?
  • Have you had experience in maintaining a web site? If so, please elaborate.
  • Tell me about your experience with network administration.
  • What experience do you have in implementing and supporting e-mail applications?
  • What experiences do you have with personal computers? What software have you used and how?
  • What has been your experience in developing applications?
  • Do you have any experience developing and implementing multimedia applications?
  • Tell me about a difficult or complex programming assignment you've had. What steps did you take and how successful were you?
  • What various tools and measures can be implemented to secure data?
  • Let's suppose that you work for Slippery Rock City, and they have recently implemented a web site. Name some of the means by which a web site may be used to improve communication with the citizens and encourage community involvement.
  • Explain to me what local area networks and wide area networks are, and how, if at all, they are related.
  • In what ways have you used personal computers in your work?
  • You have been asked to develop an application for the public to obtain general information about the state government. The application will run in kiosks in state buildings. To facilitate public use, what features might you include in your application?
  • Have you had an experience where you, as a technical person, have had to work with non-technical types to complete a project? Did you find the situation frustrating? If so, in what way? How did you finally work together?
  • You have been given the assignment to develop a training program for a new application. Approximately 30 staff will require training. What steps will you take in developing the training?
  • Your assignment is to prepare the specifications to purchase a new application. What will you do?
  • Tell me about a significant or challenging project, course, or problem that you've worked either in school or in your work experience.
  • What languages are you most comfortable using?
  • Aside from classroom texts, what journals or professional articles are you currently reading for professional development?
  • What are your expectations regarding your workload as a first year employee with this organization?
  • What have you done in the last year to improve your computer skills?
  • If your career demands it, would you be willing to relocate in order to advance?
  • What are some of the hot topics that technology professionals are talking about?
  • In the areas where you experience falls short for this job, what steps will you take to make up for this shortfall?
  • What criteria are you using to evaluate the employer for which you hope to work?
  • How do you feel you can contribute to our organization?

 

 

  

  

 

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