A masterclass that helps you become great at designing systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, and highly available
Registrations for the July 2021 Cohort are now open.
25 out of 35 seats already confirmed for this cohort, confirm your's today
The course commences on 3rd of July, 2021.
This is a prime cohort-based course aimed at providing an exclusive and crisp learning experience. The program will cover most of the topics under System Design and Software Architecture including but not limited to - Architecting Social Networks, Building Storage Engines and, Designing High Throughput Systems.
The program will have a blend of Live Classes happening on Weekends, 1:1 Mentorship sessions happening on weekdays, assignments and, group projects. The program is designed to be intense and crisp so as to accelerate the overall learning.
A cohort is a small group of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same learning objective.
Each cohort will have close to ~25 people ensuring you have a richer learning experience.
Unlike MOOCs where the information flow is unidirectional, the cohort here will thrive on interactions and collaborations.
Learning happens when we discuss, and hence everyone is encouraged to speak, put forth opinions, and discuss.
The primary objective of this program is to make you comfortable at building systems that are scalable, fault-tolerant, and reliable. But here is what you could reap out of it.
The course will make you comfortable at designing any system, no matter how stringent the requirements are.
Buckle up to learn some interesting concepts, super-clever algorithms, and sophisticated architectures. You are bound to have mind-blown moments.
Be it FAANG or your dream startup, you would be at ease while designing systems in the interview round.
Learn the designing paradigms and upskill yourself to accelerate your career growth and stand out.
Perhaps the most interesting takeaway will be your new network, friends, and a lot of memories.
The first week is about learning the macro and micro components of System Design.
This week, we learn everything about databases, from SQL to NoSQL to Embedded, learn how to scale them.
The third week will be about understanding Distributed Systems and the challenges that come while building them.
Building Social Networks
This is when we start modeling and building real-world systems, and we start with Social Networks.
This week will be about building ephemeral, persistent, reliable and durable storage engines.
Building High Throughput Systems
This week, we level-up and build systems that are heavily concurrent and required to deliver very high throughput.
Information Retrieval Systems
This week is about understanding the internals of Information Retrieval Systems.
Building Algorithmic Systems
The final week will be about exploring systems that are driven by a super-clever algorithm.
A video snippet straight out of one of the live session
In my last ~9 years of experience, I have worked at D. E. Shaw, Practo, Amazon, and Unacademy; and have built systems, services, and platforms that scaled to billions.
Post my masters in CSE from IIIT Hyderabad I joined D. E. Shaw for a short stint of 2 months, before moving to Practo and working there as a Platform Engineer, building and owning close to 8 different microservices. Post Practo I worked at Amazon on their primary mission-critical E-Commerce Database and built Data Pipelines that cold tiered the stale data.
After quitting Amazon in 2018, I joined Unacademy as their first Technical Architect and there I designed, built, managed, and scaled services like Search, Notification, Logging, Deployment Engine, and many more. I have now transitioned into the role of a Sr. Engineering Manager, leading the Site Reliability vertical.
In January 2020, I started my newsletter where I write and share an essay about programming languages internals, deep dives on some super-clever algorithms, and few tips on building scalable distributed systems. The newsletter currently has close to 1300+ subscribers.
40 hours of Live Interactive Classes on Weekends, 4-6 pm IST
1:1 Personalized Mentorship on Weekdays
Multiple assignments and projects
Lifetime access to all the Curriculum Resources
Lifetime access to the Network and Community
We accept credit cards, debit cards, UPI, and EMIs.
Please re-confirm the amount before completing the payment. The EMIs we offer have an additional interest charge associates with them, and it varies with the bank as offered by Razorpay.
From the reviews and feedbacks I gathered, here are a few key things that worked for folks who took this course.
structured and well organised
quality and non-repetitive content
could ask question any time
open ended discussion
much more than blogs we find
working through problems as a group
Some testimonials from the people who took this course.
Course is awesome! Lots of incredible stuff packed in 8 weeks. Helped me crack Principal Engineer interview at Microsoft.
A true masterclass with flavors of evolving solutions, interesting peer discussions. A great learning experience not just for interviews but for real. The openness to speak our minds out is the best part. #PaisaWasoolExperience
Had a super fun in learning how to learn and think system design. I am already using Arpit's teachings at my work, and I don't think anything more needs to be said.
It's easy to throw jargons and assume that a system can be built. But then keeping things simple and starting from the basics, the approach to be taken, taking baby steps, and then heading towards a direction is indeed best taught by Arpit. Plus, his enthusiasm!
Arpit has done a wonderful job wading through complex design issues faced for designing systems at scale. Personally, for me, I loved interacting with the members of the cohort, understanding how each one of us approached the problem at hand. And then, in the end , Arpit would explain the right trade-offs to make and finalize a solution. I loved it, highly recommend it for folks who are looking at expanding their horizons on system design.
The course was very enriching and made me think about software design in unexpected ways. There are so many systems that we take for granted and don't look into - load balancers , cloud storages, database engines etc. even though they're often the ones doing the heavy lifting in enterprise applications. Arpit provides great insight into why things are the way they are and also introduces some neat spinoffs! Completely worth both the time and money!
The course was like a roller coaster ride. At start Arpit will be explaining basics, and at the very next moment you'll realize he is making you answer high level concepts. Arpit is delivering his years of experience and research in this course. At start of course, even after reading/watching so many resources , I wasn't sure of system design. By the end of this course I have already started implementing system design's lego blocks and have so many ideas which i want to implement and test myself.
Folks belonging to some of the best companies and high thriving startups have taken this course, the list includes the likes of
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This course is for any engineer who wants to learn System Design. The program is most suited to someone who has some industry experience, about 1-5 years.
Yes. I will be teaching the entire course online and live over Zoom and will be providing feedback and 1:1 mentorship.
The Live Classes will happen on Saturdays and Sundays 4-6 pm IST with a possible extension of 30/45 mins.
Talk to your manager and check if they can sponsor this course. The invoice that will be issued is a legally valid and sound invoice that can be used for any kind of reimbursement.
1:1 mentorship calls will happen on-demand, just drop me a message a day prior, and I will get our call scheduled.
Apart from Live Classes on weekends, there will be multiple assignments and projects ensuring you apply what you learn. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, the evaluations of assignments are not possible, but I highly encourage you to implement all the assignments and seek help during 1:1 sessions.
The course will cover some aspects of Database Design and its internals, but it will not cover writing and designing classes, and low-level design patterns. The course is typically aimed at covering the massive spectrum of System Design and Software Architecture.
No. But it is advisable that you complete them to get a better understanding of the system, algorithm, and business logic.
Due to time constraints, it is not possible to implement every system; it is recommended that you self-implement the system and understand the low-level details. The course will definitely cover systems from every aspect.
Every single Live Class will be recorded, and you will be given lifetime access to it.
14 days (from the course commencement) is the window within which you can claim a full refund. No Questions Asked.
All Live Classes will be online, over Zoom, and all you need is an internet connection to attend the live sessions.
The entire course including Live Classes will be conducted by me, Arpit Bhayani, no external TAs, mentors, etc. You will get to learn everything from the horse's mouth.
You need to have work experience of 6 months at the least and a working knowledge of one language - either Python, Java, Golang, or NodeJS. Most of the exercises and assignments will be language-agnostic, but depending on the problem statement, you may have to pick one over the other.
This cohort-based course aims to be live, intense, and interactive. Traditional MOOCs (existing videos on the internet) cannot offer these benefits as they are unidirectional and optimizes for one-to-many. With this course being taught live, you can get instant resolution to your doubts. The discussion, collaboration, and networking will have a major impact on your overall learning as there will be cross-pollination of information.
Yes. The kind of depth which is touched in this System Design is unmatched. Even if you have watched all the System Design videos out there, you will still have moments that will blow your mind.
Yes. An invoice will be issued to you with all the legal and necessary details. This means your employer can choose to process this invoice and provide reimbursement.
Yes, we support Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI, and Credit Card based EMIs having a duration of 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 24 months as offered by Razorpay.
No. You will get access to all the live sessions happened in your enrolled cohort only.