Mastering the System Design Interview

Insider tips for your system design interview from a former Amazon hiring manager – plus 6 mock interviews for practice!
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Ace your next systems design interview! Get tips, tricks, and practice interviews with a former hiring manager from Amazon, who interviewed thousands of software engineers and hired hundreds. Frank Kane will share the secrets of what your interviewer is looking for and the technologies you’re expected to know. Practice makes perfect, so you’ll also get six mock system design interviews with real-world interview questions from the biggest tech employers.

A technical interview loop is a demanding process, and the system design part is often the most challenging. This course gets you prepared, and maximizes your odds of landing a new job that could change your life.

About 5 hours of on-demand video content will cover what you need to know before starting your next interview:

  • Techniques for scaling distributed systems and service fleets

  • Database technologies and “NoSQL” solutions

  • Use of caching to improve scalability and performance

  • Designing for resiliency and handling failures

  • Distributed storage solutions

  • A review of algorithms and data structures

  • Processing big data with Apache Spark

  • An overview of cloud computing resources

  • Interview strategies for structuring your system design interview

  • Six full mock interviews with real-world system design interview questions

  • General tips and tricks for a successful technical interview

We’ll cover topics in high-level design and low-level design, software architecture, and more.

This course is for experienced software engineers who need some extra preparation prior to a challenging system design interview. Enroll now, and you’ll have every advantage going into your next tech interview!

Don’t take our word for it – check out this note sent to us by a learner in this course:

“Interview prep is even more challenging without proper guidance. This course was a real saver because I was asked every concept that the course discussed. The mock interview was helpful enough to practice your learnings for real world problems. I was able to ace my system design portion of interview and got my offer at Amazon.

As a non-CS major student, I struggled to find good resources. The instructor was actually from Amazon and had real interview questions. He focuses on skills that really matter on the interview rather than hacky tricks. You will lose nothing on this course because you will grow a lot regardless of the interview result. And… this course will remain as a strong guide what to focus on more.”

Algorithms and Data Structures
Working with Big Data
General Tech Interview Tips
Good Luck on your Interview!
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