Trekking to Sudhagad fort

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Sudhagad fort, believed to have been in existence since 200BC, is at an altitude of around 2000 feet and was once one of Shivaji’s strongholds but is now mostly in ruins. Due to its distance from the city (123 kms from Pune) it promises a beautiful spot for a trek as few people travel the […]

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Days 36-40 of training : Unix training, test. Training ends!

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Index: Other posts on training in this series For UNIX, we went through 3 days of classroom training and one day for practice. And yet another day for the test. We did all the practice using a telnet connection to a Red Hat Linux machine. Only Vi was allowed to be used as an editor. […]

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Days 30-35 of training : Oracle PL/SQL training, test over!

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Index: Other posts on training in this series After 5 days of classroom sessions, 2 days exclusively for practice and finally another day for the test, I am through with training on Oracle PL/SQL. Some of the topics we covered include basic Oracle architecture and PL/SQL constructs, Records, Tables, Cursors, Exception Handling, Procedures and Functions, […]

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Days 22-29 of training : J2EE over! PL/SQL started!

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Index: Other posts on training in this series Finally, done with J2EE! We had our test today and got the result by evening too. It wasn’t very high scoring, but most people did fine alongwith a few retests being handed out. Java results were also out a couple of days back. 10/25 in our batch […]

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Days 13-21 of training : Java training, test over!

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Index: Other posts on training in this series The two weeks of Java was time well spent. Total 9 days. We had an excellent instructor. From CS students, knowledge of OOP was expected in our batch. Anyway, the pace was ok and we got quite a bit of time to practice for each of the […]

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Days 9-12 of training : VVT, SQL test over. Java started.

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Index: Other posts on training in this series Have been a bit busy. In this span of time, our VV&T test passed by. An objective type section with rather confusing choices and ‘Give test cases’ section for which most didn’t have enough time left people less than enthusiastic about the next subject, SQL. SQL was […]

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Day 8 of training : VVT training over. Test tomorrow.

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Index: Other posts on training in this series It’s 12:15 AM now. So actually test is today. Some part of VV&T was new but most of it was already done by CS people in “Software Engineering”. Saw some more Pressman videos today. Covered various topics on testing like Black Box testing, White Box testing, Unit […]

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Day 7 of training : Software Engineering test and VVT begins

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Index: Other posts on training in this series First test (SE) finally done. The test wasn’t too tough but some questions were confusing. Almost finished the test in under 10 minutes and pondered over a couple of questions for the rest of the time. Just listening in class and reading the material that was provided […]

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Day 6 of training : Software Engineering over

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Index: Other posts on training in this series Some more video + PPT. Presented our assignments. It was a low stress affair. No marks or evaluation based on the presentation. Thanks to me talking a little too much, my group overshot the time limit of 15 minutes per group by almost 10 min. But we […]

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Day 5 of training : Software Engineering continues

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Index: Other posts on training in this series We saw some more SE videos by Pressman and some local chap too. Got an assignment to be done in a group and presented the next day on ‘Requirements Gathering’ on a topic of our choice. Other topics covered were on models and related stuff. Nothing too […]

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Day 4 of training : Software Engineering starts

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Index: Other posts on training in this series Training is of 40 working days for CS. We got the entire, detailed schedule today. Our first module is Software Engineering. We’ll be doing that from Roger Pressman’s book. I borrowed that from the library. Syllabus seems to be a subset of what we did in our […]

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Day 3 of training : Programming Techniques ends!

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Index: Other posts on training in this series PT over! We saw 6 hours of videos today! Nothing too new for CS (Computer Science) junta, but for NCS (Non Computer Science) or even as revision for the rest of us, the explanation and examples given were very good. A ‘real’ subject/training session should start tomorrow […]

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Day 2 of training : Programming Techniques

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Index: Other posts on training in this series Got confirmation that the entire training will be held in-house for my batch. Yay! Today was an astoundingly boring day. We did NOTHING most of the day. Towards the end of the day we started watching some rather boring video on Programming Techniques which explained what an […]

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Day 1 of training : Joining day

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Index: Other posts on training in this series Finally, the joining date had arrived. Around 50 people showed up to join at 9:00AM at the designated center. That seemed to be one nice place to work. Well lit. AC. Active. So far, so good. We filled in forms for bank account, PF, employee info, declarations […]

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What is the training like for a fresher in an Indian IT company?

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Thousands of freshers join the Indian IT industry every year. Most of them go through a rigorous training period before they are put onto real projects. One only needs to have a look at any of the social networking sites to see thousands of posts asking for guidance on how they can prepare themselves better […]

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