Software Architecture & System Design Practical Case Studies
What you'll learn
- Apply Industry-Proven Software Architecture Patterns
- Become a Software Architect or Technical Lead at your Company
- Practice the System Design Process for your System Design Interview
- Design Highly Scalable, Fault Tolerant and Performant Systems
- Gain Invaluable Experience Architecting Real-life, Distributed, Large Scale Systems
- Basic Knowledge of Software Architecture (Software Architecture & Design of Modern Large Scale Systems course or equivalent)
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.
Who this course is for:
- Any professional who wants to gain real-life experience in System Design and Software Architecture of Large Scale Systems
- Any student preparing for a System Design Interview
- Software engineers who aspire to become Technical Leads or Software Architects
Michael Pogrebinsky is an experienced software engineer and software architect.
In his professional career, he has developed numerous flagship products and has worked on cutting-edge solutions and technologies for companies like Google, Intel, and many others.
He is primarily interested in real-time and high-scale software and demonstrated his technical leadership skills working at many leading companies in their fields.
He is also programming language and technology agnostic and his teaching methods emphasize understanding the core fundamentals and developing the right way of thinking and good practices.
His passion for technology made him a good mentor for other engineers and students, and he is excited to share his knowledge and experience here at Udemy.
Top Developer Academy offers advanced and career-oriented online education to Software Engineers, Technical Leads, and Software Architects.
Founded and led by Michael Pogrebinsky, a top-rated, best-selling, Udemy Instructor Partner.
Michael is an experienced Software Engineer and Software Architect, who worked for companies like Google, Intel, Daqri (Acquired by Snap Inc.), and others.
His professional experience focuses on high-performance, scalable, cloud-based distributed systems, video & audio streaming solutions, low latency real-time bidding, and more.
He has also mentored dozens of engineers at different levels, during his professional career and as part of Top Developer Academy's Technical Career Coaching services.