Product Management COURSE
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Nail Your Next Product Management Interview

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Develop a full-proof prep strategy to nail Product Manager interviews at FAANG+ companies. Designed and taught by FAANG+ instructors, this course covers key concepts from an interview perspective, equipping you with the right expertise and skills to land high-paying Product Management jobs.

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Master key PM interview question categories
Sharpen your PM interview skills
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Why choose this course?

Comprehensive Curriculum

Program designed by FAANG+ leads

Covering data structures, algorithms, system design, interview-relevant topics, and career coaching
Rigorous Mock Interviews

Individualized teaching and 1:1 help

Technical coaching, homework assistance, solutions discussion, and individual session
Plenty of 1 x 1 Help

Mock interviews with Silicon Valley engineers

Live interview practice in real-life simulated environments with FAANG and top-tier interviewers
Career Skills Development

Personalized feedback

Constructive, structured, and actionable insights for improved interview performance
Salary Negotiation

Career skills development

Resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, personal branding, and live behavioral workshops
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100% Money-Back Guarantee*

If you do well in our course but still don't land a domain-relevant job within the post-program support period, we'll refund 100% of the tuition you paid for the course.*

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Meet your instructors

Our highly experienced instructors are active hiring managers and employees at FAANG+ companies and know exactly what it takes to ace tech and managerial interviews.
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Kim Fogel

Senior Product Manager
15+ years experience
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Sreeram Murkuri

Director - Business Planning
20+ years experience
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Praveen Kumar Kashimsetty

Product Manager
16+ years experience
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Nick Camilleri

Head of Career Skills Devp. and Coaching
10+ years experience
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A typical week at Interview Kickstart

This is how we make your interview prep structured and organized. Our learners spend 10-12 hours each week on this course.

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Get foundational content
Get high-quality videos and course material for next week’s topic
Consists of introduction to fundamentals, interview-relevant topics and case studies
Assignment review session
Solve questions and case studies based on the assignment shared with you
Discuss your solutions with Tier-1 instructors, get feedback from them and your peers, and learn alternate solutions

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Attend online live sessions
Attend 4-hour sessions covering interview applications of Product Management concepts
Each class has mini mock interviews with live feedback from a Tier-1 PM instructor
Get pro tips and develop strategies to solve challenging interview problems
Learn about the hiring process and interview experiences at FAANG+ companies from the instructors
Receive your assignment after the live class ends

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Practice problems & case studies
Practice the concepts taught in live sessions to solve assignment questions
In class, discuss case studies' solutions, FAANG+ interview questions, and practice answering framework
Live doubt-solving with FAANG+ PM instructors

Every day

1:1 access to instructors
Personalized coaching from FAANG+ PM instructors
Individualized and detailed attention to your questions
Solution walkthroughs
Understand different types of PM roles
Receive guidance on transitioning into a PM role
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Product Management Course details and curriculum

System Design
3 weeks
3 live classes
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Online Processing Systems

  • The client-server model of Online processing
  • Top-down steps for system design interview
  • Depth and breadth analysis
  • Cryptographic hash function
  • Network Protocols, Web Server, Hash Index
  • Scaling
  • Performance Metrics of a Scalable System
  • SLOs and SLAs
  • Proxy: Reverse and Forward
  • Load balancing
  • CAP Theorem
  • Content Distribution Networks
  • Cache
  • Sharding
  • Consistent Hashing
  • Storage
  • Case Studies: URL Shortener, Instagram, Uber, Twitter, Messaging/Chat Services
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Batch Processing Systems

  • Inverted Index
  • External Sort Merge
  • K-way External Sort-Merge
  • Distributed File System
  • Map-reduce Framework
  • Distributed Sorting
  • Case Studies: Search Engine, Graph Processor, Typeahead Suggestions, Recommendation Systems
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Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Product Management Topics
calender
6 weeks
Air-play
6 live classes
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Product Sense

  • Evaluating feature/product design
  • Designing a feature/product and framework for answering design questions
  • Estimation
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Product Execution

  • Pricing
  • New markets
  • Go-to-Market
  • Metrics
  • Big picture issues
3

Technical Product

  • Introducing technical modules
  • System design deep dive
  • Metrics deep dive
4

Teamwork & Influence

  • Leadership
  • Ownership
  • Influence
5

Communication & Problem Solving

  • General communication
  • Understanding the customer
  • Success stories 
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Adaptability & Handling Conflict

  • Failures
  • Challenges and risks
  • Conflicts and resolution
Career Coaching
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3 weeks
airplay
3 live classes
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Interview Strategy and Success

2

Behavioral Interview Prep

3

Offers and Negotiation

Support Period
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6 months
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15 mock interviews

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Take classes you missed/retake classes/tests

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1:1 technical/career coaching

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Interview strategy and salary negotiation support

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Practice and track progress on UpLevel

UpLevel will be your all-in-one learning platform to get you FAANG-ready, with 10,000+ interview questions, timed tests, videos, mock interviews suite, and more.
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Get upto 15 mock interviews with                      hiring managers

What makes our mock Interviews the best:

Hiring managers from Tier-1 companies like Google & Apple

Interview with the best. No one will prepare you better!

Domain-specific Interviews

Practice for your target domain - Product Management

Detailed personalized feedback

Identify and work on your improvement areas

Transparent, non-anonymous interviews

Get the most realistic experience possible

Career impact

Our candidates land high-paying and rewarding offers from the biggest tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Tesla, and Netflix.
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Rahul Cherekar

Senior Technical Program Manager
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The curriculum is planned very well and covers all the basics of programming, algorithms, and system design. Omkar's foundational videos are especially world-class and provide a good foundation before the live problem-solving sessions. Also, technical and career coaching are available during the support period, which is a good value-add. Overall, very satisfied with the program and the learning.
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Abhishek Gupta

Technical Program Manager
Placed at:
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This course is very helpful for anyone who is looking for deep technical knowledge for System Design interviews. The Instructors are very knowledgeable and covered all Technical topics in detail."
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Amol Kanitkar

Senior Engineering Manager
Placed at:
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After a few unsuccessful attempts, at a couple of FAANG companies, I realized that I needed some help in building a structured approach towards preparing for interviews, specifically for the technical rounds.
Overall, I would recommend this course for anyone who is serious about preparing for technical interviews. 
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A Free Guide to Kickstart Your Product Management Career at FAANG+

From the interview process and career path to interview questions and salary details — learn everything you need to know about Product Management careers at top tech companies.
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Technical Product Management Interview Process

Product Manager interviews typically involve tackling tough Product Manager interview questions on  product, design, and leadership-related concepts. The PM interview process is conducted in mainly three phases:
  • Initial recruiter screen - A few basic behavioral questions and those that cover basic expectations from the role.
  • Technical PM phone screen: 1-2 design questions and open-ended questions that require you to ask clarifying questions.
  • On-site interview: The on-site interview consists of multiple rounds that test your knowledge of core Product Management areas.

What to Expect at Technical Product Manager Interviews

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The Initial Recruiter Screen
This is an informal telephonic round where recruiters try and understand your technical skills and experience to see if you’re the right fit for the role. You’re asked basic questions about your interest in the role, compensation expectations, and past organizational experience.
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The Technical Screen
In this round, you can expect a few basic questions on product sense, execution, planning, risk management, and estimation. Your ability to articulate and ask the right clarifying questions will set you apart from the rest of the competition. If your role involves managing and guiding a team of software engineers, you can also be asked a few coding questions.
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The On-site interview
On-site interviews typically consist of multiple rounds - about 4-5 rounds where various aspects of your product and technical knowledge are evaluated. At the on-site, you can expect 1-2 rounds on product sense and execution, 1-2 systems (Scalable) design rounds, 1-2 rounds on metrics and estimation, and 1 behavioral/leadership interview.
For more information on Product Management interview processes at top companies, check out:

Product Management Interview Questions

Product Manager interview questions are typically around four main categories:
  • Product sense
  • Execution
  • Metrics and estimation
  • Leadership and behavioral skills
To better understand the type of questions asked, let’s look at some Product Manager interview questions in each of these categories.
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Product Manager Interview Questions on Product Sense
Suggest some improvements for the current e-commerce application.
What aspects will you consider while devising a robust security strategy?
How would you manage data recovery and backup on the cloud?
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Product Manager Interview Questions on Execution (Design-based questions)
How would you design an image-storing system that will help you create, upload, and save images?
How would you design an online file storage system like Dropbox?
How would you ensure that the security of user data is ensured while making transactions on an e-commerce site like Amazon?
What are your thoughts on maintaining the security of Amazon’s cloud systems?
How would you ensure that users don’t get duped by sellers on the e-commerce site?
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Product Manager Interview Questions on Metrics and Estimation
Estimate the number of sales in a particular category in an e-commerce site given the CTR and traffic. 
How will you plan resource budgets for a large-scale app development product?
Estimate the profits for the given financial year given the product performance, initial budget, and resource utilization.
Estimate the number of visitors in the next one year given information on everyday user visits, product visibility, and current user engagement. 
What metrics will you use to estimate future budgets for a high-impact scalable application?
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Product Manager Interview Questions on Leadership and Behavioral Skills
Tell us about a time when you disagreed with your superior on the course of a project. 
Tell us about a time when you had to make a difficult decision on a project. 
Tell us about a time when you had to make a project decision with little information. 
Tell us about a time when a project went south despite towering efforts from yourself and your team members.
Tell us about a time when you had to collaborate with multiple teams to drive a certain client project.
Want to know what type of Product Management interview questions appear at FAANG+ companies? Check these Google Product Manager Interview Questions for more.

Product Management Career Path

Product Managers are responsible for various stages of product development throughout the product life cycle. This means that they have to plan and allocate resources, offer important insights, manage risk, coordinate with cross-functional teams, work on product/feature feedback, align with stakeholder requirements, and more.
To land Product Manager roles at top companies, you must possess strong leadership, planning, execution, and estimation skills. PMs must be well-versed in Technical Product Manager systems, Scrum,  Agile, and total product maintenance systems.
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Product Manager’s Roles and Responsibilities
The typical Product Manager job description will include:
Developing and managing end-to-end technical product solutions
Working with engineers, QAs, designers, and developers to build robust cross-team systems
Helping define the product strategy and roadmap 
Designing systems to track metrics and impact
Articulate the technology, requirements, goals, and milestones of the team
Identifying dependencies and developing risk-mitigation strategies
Budgeting, creating reports and offering updates to stakeholders
Establishing shared goals with product teams across the company
One of the main focus areas for technical Product Managers is the technology involved in developing the product. The technical Product Manager job description entails translating business requirements from clients into technical requirements for the final product.
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Qualifications and Skills Required to Become a Product Manager
To meet the responsibilities in a typical Product Management job description, you must possess certain qualifications and skills. Let’s look at the qualifications and skills required to land Product Manager roles at FAANG+ companies.
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, or an equivalent field
MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred
5-10 years of experience in the software industry and at least 3+ years experience in Product Management or as an Associate Product Manager
Agile or Six Sigma certification
Ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management
Possess computer science and software engineering skills that allow them to manage engineering and software development teams directly
Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization
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Career Roadmap for a Technical Product Manager
The typical career progression for a Product Manager role looks like this:
Associate Product Manager -> Product Manager -> Senior Product Manager -> Director of Product -> VP of Product -> Chief Product Officer
Want to know what Product Managers at FAANG+ companies do? Find out their jobs and responsibilities here: 

Product Manager’s Salary and Levels at FAANG+ Companies

The average Product Manager base salary in the US is $118,154 per year. The average additional cash compensation for Product Managers in the US is $14,944. The average Product Manager salary in the US is $133,098 per year. 
facebook
Meta Product Manager Salary
The typical Meta Product Manager salary is $182,761 per year
Product Manager salaries at Meta can range from $172,701 - $241,899 per year
Product Manager salary at Meta
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
L3
US$164K
US$119K
US$34K
US$13K
L4
US$257K
US$166K
US$70K
US$30K
L5
US$339K
US$196K
US$112K
US$33K
L6
US$500K
US$224K
US$225K
US$50K
L7
US$780K
US$259K
US$484K
US$71K
amazon
Amazon Product Manager Salary
The average Amazon Product Manager salary is $148,688 annually, including a base salary of $114,494 with a $34,194 bonus. This total compensation is $32,695 more than the US average for a Product Manager.
Product Manager salaries at Amazon can range from $57,500 - $205,000 with equity ranging from 0-100K+.
Product Manager salary at Amazon
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
L5
US$171K
US$126K
US$35K
US$12K
L6
US$245K
US$150K
US$79K
US$24K
L7
US$383K
US$169K
US$196K
US$29K
L8
US$637K
US$187K
US$450K
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apple
Apple Product Manager Salary
The average Apple Product Manager salary is $167,600 annually, including a base salary of $144,000 with a $23,600 bonus. This total compensation is $51,607 more than the US average for a Product Manager.
Product Manager salaries at Apple can range from $118,000 - $210,000, with equity ranging from 10-100K+.
Product Manager salary at Apple
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
ICT3
US$215K
US$144K
US$56K
US$16K
ICT4
US$286K
US$171K
US$93K
US$23K
ICT5
US$384K
US$228K
US$141K
US$34K
netflix
Netflix Product Manager Salary
The average Netflix Product Manager earns an estimated $146,916 annually, including an estimated base salary of $126,973 with a $19,943 bonus. Netflix's Product Manager compensation is $30,923 more than the US average for a Product Manager.
Product Manager salaries at Netflix can range from $85,555 - $255,000
Product Manager salary at Netflix
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
Product Manager
US$500K
US$500K
US$0
0
google
Google Product Manager Salary
The average Google Product Manager salary is $198,742 per year, including a base salary of $158,757 plus a bonus of $39,985. This total compensation is $82,749 higher than the national average for a Product Manager.
Product Manager salaries at Google can range from $118,000 to $505,555, with equity ranging from 0-100K+.
Product Manager salary at Google
Average compensation by level
Level name
Total
Base
Stock (/yr)
Bonus
APM 1
US$170K
US$127K
US$25K
US$18K
APM 2
US$237K
US$150K
US$62K
US$24K
PM 1 (L4)
US$333K
US$177K
US$126K
US$30K
PM 2 (L5)
US$455K
US$210K
US$198K
US$47K
Senior PM (L6)
US$605K
US$255K
US$274K
US$76K
Group PM (L7)
US$1.09M
US$304K
US$664K
US$117K
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Salary Details of Product Managers at Other Tier-1 Companies
Knowing the Product Manager's salary details for other Tier-1 companies can help you evaluate your options better. We’ve curated the salaries associated with each of these companies at different levels:
Product Manager salary at Tier-1 Companies
Average compensation by level
Companies
L3
L4
L5
L6
Microsoft
$173K
$174K
$193K
$274K
Uber
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$312K
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Twitter
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NA
NA
$298K
LinkedIn
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$215K
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NA
Average
$154K
$212.6K
$282.6K
$308.75K
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