I have an interview coming up. The first part is a video call, followed by a "30 minute assignment". I have been told to have a (for example) Python IDE ready but "no other specific tools are needed".
I would like to know what other areas to study and if possible any specific areas to focus on. For example should I focus on the basics of the language or how it interacts with MS SQL. How can I phrase this question with getting the best chance of the most detailed response? Obviously this isn't like school where they would tell me which part of a book to read for a test. I just don't want to waste a bunch of time practicing the wrong thing.
The job posting had about 3 related languages (e.g. HTML/CSS/JS) and in the last interview more were discussed (e.g. Java). As an aside, I know some people feel it's unethical to do unpaid work, and this is a form of it. After finishing school I have had trouble getting a permanent job with my degree. I am not in the position to be picky.