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Week 9 - Distributed Systems & Security

Learning Objectives:

In this week of the course, you will learn to:

  • Describe 5 key goals of distributed systems and the 8 fallacies that make it hard to achieve those goals
  • Characterize the benefits of replication and partitioning in distributed systems
  • Evaluate the tradeoffs between consistency and availability in distributed systems
  • Recognize the causes of and common mitigations for common vulnerabilities in web applications

Important Dates:

  • HW4 Due Mar 19 by 10pm



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