We suggest you refresh your memory on basic coding skills before taking any coding assessment on CodeSignal. This article answers several common FAQs about preparing for a certified coding test on CodeSignal:
- What counts as a search for "syntax reference only"? Can you provide some examples of what is and isn't permitted in web searches?
- Can I take a practice test to help me prepare?
Question: What counts as a search for "syntax reference only"? Can you provide some examples of what is and isn't permitted in web searches?
Answer: During the General Coding Assessment (GCA), you are permitted to search for syntax-related questions online. However, the tasks might go more smoothly if you to have these answers fresh in your mind already (you may choose which coding language you would prefer to use).
Our intent behind only allowing syntax searches is to allow candidates to access basic information about syntax (rather than expecting candidates to have it memorized), while still ensuring that candidates are not receiving outside assistance for the logic behind a solution.
Here are examples of what is and is not allowed in web searches:
- Allowed: If you forget how to insert elements into a C++ queue, then it is permissible to access https://www.cplusplus.com/reference/queue/queue/ to see what methods are available.
- Not allowed: If the question is around how to implement a Double Ended Queue, then accessing a page like the following should be prohibited because the resource provides you assistance about how to implement the solution: https://iq.opengenus.org/double-ended-queue-deque/
Rules vary for each of our certified coding assessments, so please read the rules for your assessment carefully before you begin!
Question: Can I take a practice test to help me prepare?
Answer: yes! We provide a practice test on our website so you can familiarize yourself with the CodeSignal IDE and how tasks are structured before the official assessment begins.
For instructions on accessing a practice test from your CodeSignal account, see the following support article:
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