Software Architecture & System Design Practical Case Studies

Design Real-life Large Scale Systems, Practice Modern Software Architecture & Prepare for a System Design Interview
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Do you want to gain real-life experience in modern Software Architecture and the design of Large Scale Systems?

Are you preparing for a System Design Interview and want to guarantee your success?

You came to the right place!

This course is a unique collection of Large Scale System Design Case Studies similar to real systems run by companies like Google, Amazon, Netflix, Meta, Slack, etc.

In each case study, we will:

  • Start with an ambiguous, high-level requirement to design and architect a brand new, real-life system.

  • Follow a methodical, step-by-step system design process.

  • Apply Industry-Proven Software Architecture techniques and patterns successfully used by top tech companies.

  • Finish with software architecture diagrams, well-defined technical requirements, and API.

Throughout the course, you will practice how to design and architect complex, large-scale systems that scale to millions of users and handle petabytes of data daily.

All the case studies were carefully picked to practice a wide range of software architecture techniques and patterns, which you can later apply to your projects or System Design Interviews.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be fully prepared for an upcoming System Design Interview.

  • Gain real practical experience in designing modern, highly scalable, fault-tolerant, and performant systems.

  • Have full confidence in applying the system design process to tackle any system design problem in real life.

This course is perfect for you if:

  • You already know the fundamentals of Software Architecture and want real, practical experience in designing complex, large-scale systems from scratch

  • You want to become a Software Architect / Cloud 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 stun your interviewer with the depth of your software architecture knowledge and stand out from other candidates who memorized different tricks and watched a bunch of YouTube videos.

So what are you waiting for? 🙂

Let’s get started!


How is this course different from other System Design or Software Architecture courses?

Many courses teach the fundamental building blocks for system design and software architecture. However, just knowing those building blocks is not enough. Real-life large-scale systems are very complex, and designing them takes practice and experience. This course is all about practice and gaining that experience. So, when you are faced with a real project where you need to apply your software architecture and system design skills, you know exactly what to do and what process to follow.

– Does this course involve coding?

No! This course is on practical software architecture and system design, which is universal and is not tied to a specific programming language, cloud vendor, or technology stack. Throughout the course, you will master the important skill of thinking on a higher-level abstraction, which is critical for success in your company’s system design interviews and technical leadership.

– Is this course only for Software Architects?

No! This course is for software engineers on any level who aspire to accelerate their career growth and practice software architecture and system design. This course is also perfect for people with technical leadership positions, such as Senior/Principle/Staff Engineers, Technical Leads, Technical Engineering Managers, or Software Architects, to practice and improve their skills. DevOps engineers, SREs, and QA engineers will also gain a lot of value from this course.

– Will this course cover any Cloud Computing concepts or Cloud Technologies?

Since in this course, we design and architect modern, large-scale systems, we use many cloud computing and distributed computing principles and patterns. Also, while this course doesn’t cover any particular cloud vendor or technology, all the software architecture diagrams can easily be implemented and deployed on any cloud vendor, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Provider (GCP), Microsoft Azure, and so on. To help you with that, each section contains links and resources to the relevant cloud vendors’ services and cloud technologies to help you apply the design to the relevant technology stack. Links to open-source solutions are also provided.

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You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
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