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Kickstart your career. Change your life.

Become an in-demand Java developer. Gain real-world knowledge and practical experience.
Land your dream job in IT. Faster.

Sounds challenging, but it’s doable. Join the ranks of another 4800+ Telerik Academy ninjas.
But don’t just take our word for it - let the successes of our alumni speak.

Application

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  • Who is this for?

    Whether you have zero or little programming knowledge, this program will equip you with the skills to succeed. You only need to be 18 years of age or older and eager to kickstart your career in software development.

  • How can I apply?

    Regardless of what program you’re applying to, you can take our entry exam using a language of your choice - Java 8, Java 9, Java 10; C++; C#; JavaScript; Kotlin; PHP 7+; Python 2, Python 3; Swift.

     

  • How can I prepare for the exam?

    Have some tech education or background?

    • Go through our extensive preparation materials to polish your skills in Programming Fundamentals.
    • Test your level and practice with our online exams: Mock Exam I; Mock Exam II.
    • Join our early bird exam (Sept 30) and save your spot in the program.
    • Didn’t ace the exam? Practice some more and sit our final entrance exam (Nov 11).

    Are you absolutely new to programming?

    • Join our free Programming Fundamentals course and get ready for the Alpha program.
    • Sit our entrance exam (Nov 11).

For other questions, check out our FAQ and visit our forum.

Timeline

Aug 22 - Nov 8

Submit CV and application form (*Sept 30 for prep course applicants)

Sept 12

Attend onsite event (optional)

Sept 23 - Nov 8

Take cognitive assessment (online)

Sept 30

Take early bird entrance exam (onsite)

*Reserves you a spot

Oct 12 - Nov 9

Join entrance exam prep. course (for beginners)

Nov 11

Take final entrance exam (onsite)

*Gives you a second chance

Dec 2

Program starts

Entrance Exam Preparation for Absolute Beginners

Programming Fundamentals Course

Entirely new to programming? Our free course will take you from zero coding skills to a successful Alpha applicant in just 5 weeks.

We’ll guide you every step of the way - from setting up your development environment and learning the basics to writing your first lines of code and getting ready for our career-jumpstart program.

You'll learn in a small group, allowing for a tailored teaching approach that will boost your results. To succeed you must be fully committed to the course, attend all lectures and spend additional time for self-preparation at home.

How to join and what to expect?

Prerequisite: No programming skills are required. You must complete your Alpha application and pass our cognitive assessment by Sep 29.

Eligibility: Participants will be selected based on their application and overall motivation.

Schedule: 5 Saturdays at Telerik Academy in Sofia. Oct 12, 19, 26 and Nov 2 and 9 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Commitment: 100% onsite participation. Expect weekly on average 3 hours for onsite training and 10+ hours for self-prep.

Curriculum

Immersive Program

During 440+ hours of intensive training, you’ll gain access to key practical knowledge and insights needed to become the next Java ninja developer — advanced Java, object-oriented programming, data structures and algorithms, high quality code, unit testing, databases, front-end fundamentals, SpringMVC.

Power skills

20% of the program is dedicated to polishing your soft skills. Our Learning and Development Trainers will help you develop your ability to manage feedback and expectations, ask the right questions, prioritize and stick to your high-value activities.

Path to Success

At Telerik Academy Alpha Java you will:

  • Think like a developer. Code like a ninja
  • Master Java development and learn how to create apps that work almost anywhere — from mobile, web and desktop to IoT and cars
  • Build an extensive portfolio to showcase your practical skills
  • Prepare for a successful career start
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Module 1 (5 weeks)

Java Fundamentals
Java Advanced
Object-Oriented Programming
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Practice
No Onsite Training - 1 week

Module 2 (5 weeks)

Data Structures and Algorithms
High Quality Code
Unit Testing
Design Patterns
Practice
No Onsite Training - 1 week

Module 3 (6 weeks)

Spring REST Services
Spring MVC + Thymeleaf 
Databases
Practice
Practice
Practice
No Onsite Trainig - 1 week

Module 4 (6 weeks)

HTML and CSS
JavaScript UI
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Practice
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Certificate of Graduation

Program Details

Prerequisite

Basic programming knowledge (language of your choice) and good English language skills. No previous experience in the IT industry required.

Commitment

100% onsite participation. Expect an average of 20+ hours per week and additional time for self-preparation.

Duration

To get the most out of the program and then jumpstart a rewarding career, you’ll need to focus on your studies for 6 months. It will be difficult to impossible to maintain a full-time job while attending Telerik Academy Alpha.

Schedule

Lectures are held Monday – Friday (2:30 pm - 6:30 pm) at Telerik Academy in Sofia. To recharge your batteries, you’ll have 3 weeks of vacation.

Language of instruction

Courses are conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English.

Tuition Model

Start a job within our partner network

Your education is free!
The Partner will pay for it.

Start a job at any non-partner company

Pay for your education after you start a job. Financing provided by a bank partner.
Free TuitionTuition BGN 198/month for 24 months
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In short:

  • If you are employed by a partner, your tuition is waived
  • Payment of tuition fee doesn’t start until 6 months after graduation (grace period)
  • Deferred payment over 12-24 months’ period
  • Automatic credit approval with a bank, partner of Telerik Academy
  • Zero risk: Money-back guarantee. Drop-out with no consequences up to 2 months of program start

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