AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Course

Nail AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interviews at FAANG and Tier-1 Tech Companies
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Course designed and taught by instructors from FAANG & Tier-1 Tech Companies

Manoj Krishnan

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Adrián Fernández

Engineering Manager
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Qiuping Xu.

Principal Data Scientist
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AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Course Curriculum

This is what you'll learn in our AWS Cloud Solutions Architect career path!

  • 15 Mock Interviews
  • 6-Month Support Period

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AWS Cloud Solutions Architect course and curriculum

System design
3 weeks
3 live classes
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

Online Processing Systems

  • The client-server model of Online processing
  • Top-down steps for system design interview
  • Depth and breadth analysis
  • Cryptographic hash function
  • Network Protocols, Web Server, Hash Index
  • Scaling
  • Performance Metrics of a Scalable System
  • SLOs and SLAs
  • Proxy: Reverse and Forward
  • Load balancing
  • CAP Theorem
  • Content Distribution Networks
  • Cache
  • Sharding
  • Consistent Hashing
  • Storage
  • Case Studies: URL Shortener, Instagram, Uber, Twitter, Messaging/Chat Services
2

Batch Processing Systems

  • Inverted Index
  • External Sort Merge
  • K-way External Sort-Merge
  • Distributed File System
  • Map-reduce Framework
  • Distributed Sorting
  • Case Studies: Search Engine, Graph Processor, Typeahead Suggestions, Recommendation Systems
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Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
AWS Cloud Solution Architecture
5 weeks
5 live classes
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

Linux and Networking

  • Shell Scripting
  • ISO Models and Protocols
  • DNS and Subnetting
2

Cloud Computing & AWS Services

  • AWS Compute Services
  • AWS Storage and Database Services
  • Networking Architecture
3

Cloud Computing Architecture

  • Cloud Value Frameworks
  • Serverless Architecture
  • Containerized Architecture
4

Cloud Security & Best Practices

  • Cloud Security and Governence
  • DevOps
  • Cloud Management
5

Cloud As a Platform

  • Migration Strategies
  • System Monitoring & Troubleshooting
  • Application Modernization
Career Coaching
3 weeks
3 live classes
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

Interview Preparation

Interview Questions
Placement assistance
Behavioral Coaching
2

Resume & LinkedIn Masterclass

3

Salary Negotiation Masterclass

Support Period
6 months
1

Online Processing Systems

Common Scalable Concepts like DBs, Cache, Messaging Queue, etc., and Common Design Problems
2

Batch Processing Systems

Batch Processing Concepts in-depth and Common Design Problems for FAANG+ interviews
3

Stream Processing Systems

  • Case Studies: on APM, Social Connections, Netflix, Google Maps, Trending Topics, YouTube
Design real-time data-intensive applications like Google Maps, Netflix, etc.
1

15 mock interviews

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Take classes you missed/retake classes/tests

3

1:1 technical/career coaching

4

Interview strategy and salary negotiation support


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Best Suited for

  • Solution Architects at Tier-2 and 3 companies who want to transition to Tier-1 companies
  • Cloud Support/DevOps Engineers
  • Business Analysts
  • Technical Product Manager

AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Interview Process at Tier-1 Companies

We prepare you for all stages of a typical AWS Cloud Solutions Architect interview process at FAANG and Tier-1 companies

Initial Screening

  • Understanding business requirements
  • Designing cloud solutions under physical (cost, time, resources) and technical constraints
  • Compliance with non-functional requirements (security, confidentiality aspects)

Behavioral Round

  • Questions related to your job experience
  • Discussions on past projects
  • Open-ended questions to gauge if you're a "good fit"

Technical Round

1 Round of Technical Questions

  • You’ll be tested on knowledge of Networking, AWS Cloud Services, Security, etc.

1-2 Rounds of Whiteboarding

  • You’ll be expected to prototype a design problem.

1 Round of Technical Presentation

  • You’ll be required to give a 45-60 minute presentation to a panel of experts from different teams (tech, program, business, etc.)
  • The presentation will be about solving a business problem through interaction with different teams, understanding the existing system, gathering (detailed) information about their requirements, and then presenting a viable solution for the same.
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Years of successful training in Silicon Valley

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Highest number of offers received by an alum

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Avg years of experience of our alumni

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