What Is In The Course?

Authored by the creator of the PEDALS Method™, this course prepares job candidates for system design interviews.

Course Summary

This course will cover the following topics:

  • What to expect in a system design interview
  • What interviewers are looking for an ideal answer
  • A six-step system design framework including a detailed discussion of each
  • Basic and advanced strategies for designing services
  • How to design the data model
  • How to draw architectural diagrams
  • How to create a basic system architecture
  • How to scale an architecture to support heavy usage
  • A detailed walkthrough on how to answer the most common system design questions using PEDALS
  • Complete definitions for the most common terms in the system design interview including the CAP Theorem, Hadoop, Hashing, Machine Learning, MapReduce, and Microservices
  • Exercises and solutions to help you master all six steps of the PEDALS method

Who Is It For?

This course is ideal for any candidate who is expecting system design interviews including:

  • Software engineer
  • Architect
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Program Managers
  • QA Testers
  • Data Scientists
  • Support Engineers

Detailed Examples

The course includes detailed answers for the most popular system design questions, including:

  • Design Twitter
  • Design Instagram
  • Design TinyURL
  • Design YouTube
  • Design Auto-Suggest

The answers are in narrative dialogue format. This helps students understand how to manage the conversation with the interviewer

Outcomes

Students will achieve the following outcomes after taking the course:

  • Learn the technical details of scalable software systems
  • Understand the steps involved in creating a scalable software system
  • Impress interviewers with technical knowledge


Your Instructor:

Lewis C. Lin


Lewis is a world-famous authority on interview preparation, especially for tech industry interviews.

He invented some of the leading interview frameworks, including CIRCLES™ and PEDALS™.

Lewis has 10+ years of experience in the interview coaching industry and has helped clients around the world secure jobs at some of the most prestigious companies, including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.

He is the CEO of Interview Steps and Impact Interview. Lewis graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's in computer science.

Course Curriculum


  Course Introduction
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  Module #1 - The System Design Interview
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  Module # 2 - The PEDALS™ Framework
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  Module #3 - Process Requirements
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  Module #4 - Estimate
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  Module #5 - Design the Service: Basic Strategies
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  Module #6 - Design the Service: Advanced Strategies
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  Module #7 - Articulate the Data Model
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  Module #8 - List the Architectural Components
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  Module #9 - Scale
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  Module #10 - Interview Example Cases
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  Module #11 - Concepts You Should Know
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  Module #12 - Additional Terms You Should Know
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  Module #13 - Frequently Asked Questions
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  Module #14 - Solution Guide
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  Next Steps
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Refund Policy

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$29.99

The System Design Interview Course

What Customers Say


I just wanted to say I got the Amazon Senior SDE job offer. Thanks to your course, I crushed the system design interview. I've failed the system design interview numerous times, and your course is the best resource out there. - Beto A., Senior SDE


Just finished the dreaded Facebook Pirate interview. I used a modified version of PEDALS, and I got him grinning from ear-to-ear. - Jesse T., Software Engineer


I've tried every technical prep resource under the sun: Cracking the Coding Interview, Grokking the System Design Interview, and Interview Cake. Lewis' System Design interview course is the only one that is not only comprehensive but accessible to candidates of all levels from product managers to software engineers. - Eren J., Sr. Product Manager


My recruiter just gave me the Google PM role, and I accept!!! I couldn't have made it past the technical round without PEDALS and your system design course. - Priya D., Product Manager