The Complete Guide to Becoming a Software Architect
Congratulations! You’re going to be a Software Architect!
Becoming a Software Architect is the holy grail for almost all developers.
Great salary, working with management, dealing with the up-to-date technologies and patterns, working with variety of projects and teams – all these make the Software Architect one of the most desired positions in the software industry.
But becoming a Software Architect is not easy. There is no academic course for that, and no formal training.
You might assume that being a great developer is enough to become a great Software Architect – but that’s not the case.
A great Software Architect employs a mix of great technical skills, the ability to take a high-level look, and great interpersonal skills.
You may find other courses that will teach you programming skills, project management skills and even software design skills. But no course covers all the bases as this one.
Here is what we will discuss in this comprehensive, 115 lectures length, course:
– What is a Software Architect and why you want to become one
– What are the steps you should take in the Architecture Process
– What are System Requirements and why they are so important for the architecture
– A proven, tested way of selecting the technology stack
– How to design the system’s components architecture
– What are design patterns and why does it matter
– How to design the overall system architecture
– What is architecture document and why it’s so important
– Super important soft skills every architect should possess
– Some advanced architecture patterns you should keep in mind
– And lots more…
But wait, that’s not all!
One of the cornerstones of the architect’s work is the architecture document. This document contains all the information regarding the architecture designed by the architect, including requirements, technology stack. component’s architecture, system architecture and lots more.
Creating the architecture document is a daunting task, that can take months of hard work.
But if you take this course – your life will be much easier!
Towards the end of this course, we’ll work together on a real-world case study, one that stems from other projects I’ve worked on. After discussing the case study, and designing its architecture, you’ll have an opportunity to download a real-world, full blown architecture document, complete with all the information related to the case study. In fact, this is an industry-grade document, which I used in dozens of systems I’ve worked on.
And the best part? It’s yours to use! Feel free to take this document, modify the parts that are relevant to your project, and submit it to your client!
Again – you’re going to give your client a professional looking, modern, methodical document that covers all the bases, and makes a great impression.
No other course provides such a document, and that’s because I’m fully confident in the document’s contribution to your work and reputation, as I used it extensively in the past years.
Who is this course for?
Actually, any person who is involved in software development, even system analyst, can profit from this course.
However, the best candidate for this course is a developer with some experience, preferably 2 years. This experience will help mainly in understanding the terminology used in this course.
If you’re not sure if this course is for you – drop me a note!
I’ve been a Software Architect for more than 17 years, working with a variety of clients – Fortune 100 enterprises, start-ups, govt. entities, defense, telco, banking, and lots more.
I’m an avid speaker and trainer, having trained thousands of students in various courses in the past.
I love what I do, and my greatest passion (well, besides my family…) is designing modern, practical, and reliable systems for my clients.
What Is a Software Architect
In this quiz you'll have the opportunity to make sure you can fully describe what is, in fact, a Software Architect.
The Architect's Mindset
As we learned in this section, good architects must adopt a mindset that will help them working with their clients.
This quiz will help you fine tune your mindset, and help you in your path to become an architect.
The Architecture Process
Let's see how fluent you are in the architecture process.
Remember - following this process will greatly help you in crafting your architecture to best fit the system you work on.
Working with System Requirements
Let's see how good you are in describing Functional & Non-Functional Requirements.