Software Architecture & Design of Modern Large Scale Systems

Become a Software Architect or Technical Lead by Mastering Software Architecture, System Design & Big Data Processing.
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Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

Do you want to master Software Architecture and System Design?

You came to the right place!

In this practical course, you will learn how to architect real-life systems that scale to millions of daily users, as well as process and store petabytes of data.

If you aspire to become a Software Architect, or you are already a Software Architect, and you need a good refresher, this is your best resource.

This is also the perfect place for you to prepare and gain confidence for an upcoming System Design Interview.

Some of the things you will learn include:

  • Identifying the technical requirements of the systems without missing any details

  • Defining easy-to-use and robust APIs

  • Applying modern Architectural Building Blocks & techniques for High Scalability, Availability, and Performance

  • Following industry-proven Software Architecture Patterns & best practices

  • Architecting highly scalable systems for massive internet traffic and Big Data Processing

  • Thinking and making trade-offs like a true professional Software Architect

By the end of the course, you will have all the skills you need to take on an ambiguous and high-level requirement and go through all the stages of a system design, all the way to its final Software Architecture.

Although this course does not involve coding, it is a highly practical course that will give you the fundamental knowledge for building real-world systems.

All the techniques and patterns covered in the course are used by top software companies.

In addition to the video lectures, you will also find

  • Many resources related to the topics covered in the course.

  • Quizzes that will help you validate your progress and review the course material

  • External links to relevant articles and videos to enhance your learning experience

This course is perfect for you if:

  • You want to master Software Architecture, a topic that is not usually taught in colleges or coding bootcamps

  • You want to become a Software Architect or a senior member of technical staff, such as a Senior / Principal Software Engineer or Technical Lead.

  • You are preparing for a System Design Interview and want to increase your chances for success, as well as stand out from the crowd of candidates.

So what are you waiting for? 🙂

Let’s get started!


– Do I need to be a Software Architect to take this course?

Absolutely not! A Software Architect is just a title. In fact, many companies don’t give this official title to anyone. Most Software Architecture and System Design is done by trusted engineers within the organization. To get this trust from your managers, you need to demonstrate a solid knowledge of Software Architecture and System Design. This is exactly what you will learn in this course.

– What is the importance of Software Architecture, and why do I need to learn it?

Modern software development of large-scale systems is very complex. Typically it involves many months of work by multiple software engineers. Just like no one would attempt to build a skyscraper without a solid plan and architecture, it is inconceivable to take on a big software project without proper design and an approved Software Architecture. If the Software Architecture of a system is done poorly, the project will likely fail. However, if the software architecture is done correctly, it can have an enormous positive impact on many lives and help your organization grow and thrive.

– Is there any coding involved in the course?

No. Software Architecture is part of the design phase of a large-scale system. Coding is done only when the Software Architecture is finalized. It definitely takes a certain mental leap to realize that coding is only a small part of software engineering. And if the Software Architecture and the design is done correctly, the coding task and everything that comes after it can be very easy and straightforward. On the other hand, if the Software Architecture is not done correctly, the implementation phase can become a big challenge.

– Should any Software Engineer aspire to become a Software Architect?

Yes and No. As you gain more experience, you will be expected to do more Software Architecture and Design. A role of a Senior Software Engineer in most organizations requires Software Architecture skills, even if your role does not have the “Software Architect” in it. Additionally, even if you want to keep coding, your code will always have to take the overall Software Architecture into account. Otherwise, it will not be as effective. However, if you do decide to pursue the role of a Software Architect,  you will be rewarded with greater responsibly and impact, which generally comes with higher job satisfaction, job security, and higher pay.

Most Important Quality Attributes in Large Scale Systems
API Design
Large Scale Systems Architectural Building Blocks
Data Storage at Global Scale
Software Architecture Patterns and Styles
Big Data Architecture Patterns
Software Architecture & System Design Practice
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How long do I have access to the course materials?
You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Can I take my courses with me wherever I go?
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!