JavaScript Training - Telerik Academy Alpha
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Telerik Academy Alpha

Become a JavaScript Developer
in 6 months 

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Your Alpha journey to an IT career:
1. Fundamentals
Prepare for the Alpha entrance exam with us. Learn how
2. Admission
Based on your application, entrance exam results, and an interview
3. Alpha Program
Study in Alpha, the leading 6-month practical tech training
4. New Career
Graduate from Alpha with the skills to launch your junior dev career
Alpha outcomes

Transform your life

Telerik Academy Alpha will equip you with the tech and soft skills to jumpstart your IT career - the single most impactful step in your life.

  • Start with Zero programming skills, graduate as a developer
  • Open doors to diverse career paths
  • Improve your prospects and lifestyle
  • Enjoy quality work-life balance
Exam preparation

Prepare for Alpha. Learn how

Program duration

6 months, 100% focus on your studies to jumpstart a rewarding career

Lectures

Monday - Friday (1:30 pm - 5:30 pm). Start: Sept 30

Commitment

40+ hrs/week, including time for self-preparation and teamwork activities

Format

Learn in a small group, supported by 15+ professionals dedicated to your success

Language

Conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English

Career jumpstart

JavaScript Developer, fully equipped for your IT career

Career webinar

Eager to learn more? Register for our career webinar on July 4!

Advantages

Your fastest path to a fulfilling IT career

We’ll help you develop crucial programming skills for a lasting career as a JavaScript Developer.

1Start as a beginner. Graduate as an IT professional Become a well-rounded IT professional with 800+ hours of practical training. Master the skills tech companies demand in not more than 6 months.
2100% hands-on. 100% job-ready Our practical assignments, workshops, hackathons and the final end-to-end project help you build solid tech skills you can use from day one at your new job.
3Always an expert by your side Our groups are intentionally kept small to ensure personalized attention from our experienced trainers. Benefit from a tailored training approach, consultations, and individualized development plans to support your learning journey.
4Your own professional-grade portfolio Build a strong portfolio of real-world projects with the latest technologies and frameworks. Showcase your skills and impress future employers.
5Cutting-edge tools Master the best programming practices and tools companies use. Collaborate effectively through Git and GitLab. Plan and schedule with Scrum and Kanban.
6Be a highly valued team member Refine your communication, teamwork, and personal skills with our expert soft skills trainers. Master the art of thriving in job interviews and various work environments.
7Strong community and lifelong friendships Study in a tight-knit group of motivated learners. Get mentored by people who have been in your shoes - our alumni. Create a career-boosting professional network.
8Real-world work environment Our program is created to mirror real-work environment, foster collaboration and accelerate your progress. For your convenience, it’s now online
9Career coaching up to 6 months after graduation From crafting an outstanding CV and sharpening your interview skills to launching and excelling at your new career – our soft skills trainers will guide you all the way through.
10Connect with top employers Gain access to our partner network, opening doors to various opportunities. Start your career within our strong partner network or beyond.

Is IT still the best career choice? Yes! 

Invest your time and skills into a sector pivotal for the future of all industries— a field destined for continuous growth. 

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+14 000 new job openings expected by the end of 2025 (BASSCOM)
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4-5 times the growth rate of Bulgaria's economy
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2-3 times higher talent demand than Production, Trade, and Finance
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2/3 of organizations still need to digitize - a promising field
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consider their Telerik Academy education a good investment
Why Choose JavaScript

Why become a Software Developer with JavaScript?

JavaScript developers are among the most highly-paid and sought-after professionals. It is a future-proof career, where you can constantly learn and excel.

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JavaScript is the most popular programming language. With over 97% of all websites in the world using it - it’s everywhere around us.

It is an all-purpose programming language that you can use to develop web, mobile and desktop applications, front-end and back-end. 

Because of its popularity and great versatility, you’ll have a lot of career opportunities ahead if you choose JavaScript. 

It’s one of the more beginner-friendly entry points into the programming world.

Is Alpha for you?

Alpha JavaScript is for you, regardless of your background and experience. You only need to be: 

  • Motivated to launch your career in software development
  • Well-versed in JavaScript fundamentals (variables, loops, conditions) - or we'll prepare you
  • With basic English language skills
  • 18 years of age or older

Can you solve these tasks in a limited amount of time?

JavaScript Fundamentals:
start as an absolute beginner

Discover programming with our free Fundamentals course! No prior experience needed. Learn at your own pace with interactive materials and great support from trainers and instructor-led online live sessions. It's a risk-free way to see if coding is your passion and get ready for Alpha.

Prerequisites:
Zero coding experience needed - write your first lines with us
Basic computer skills desired: internet use and computer operation
Open to all backgrounds and experience levels
Basic English language proficiency
What you'll learn
  • How to ace the Alpha entrance exam
  • Programming basics, including variables, functions and loops
  • How to develop simple programs
  • Essential tools like Git, IDEs and more
  • How to use ChatGPT and Copilot for learning
How you'll learn
Start anytime with full access to self-paced materials, interactive lessons, a community of mentors, and optional but recommended instructor-led live online sessions.
Fundamentals course format
A hybrid format lets you learn at your own pace while benefiting from live practical sessions.
Instructor-led live sessions:
Join us for live online sessions on 7 Wednesdays. Sessions schedule:
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Dates in July: 17, 24, 31
  • Dates in Aug: 7, 14, 21, and 28
  • Missed a session? Catch up with the recordings!
Self-paced learning:
Plan to spend 5-6 hours weekly on self-preparation with our comprehensive materials, which include:
  • 46 interactive lessons
  • 114 exercises
  • 1 project
  • 42 hours

Alpha application

1. Submit your online application. You’ll be automatically enrolled in the free Fundamentals course
2. Take a logical reasoning test, measuring your ability to learn and adapt
3. Sit our entrance exam using a language of your choice - Java, C#, JavaScript, C++, Python 
4. Admission is based on a holistic approach—your application is as important as your exam performance. We consider all aspects to ensure the best fit for our program
Important dates
Jul 8
Application Deadline
to sit the Early Bird Еxam
Jul 9
Early Bird 
entrance exam
(optional)
Jul 17 - Aug 28
Fundamentals course
Instructor-led live sessions
Sept 1
Application 
deadline to sit the 
Final Еxam
Sept 3
Final Еxam
Sept 30
Alpha Starts
Apply now

Program details

  • Hands-on tech
    education
  • Learning online
    from anywhere
  • Teamwork and
    soft skills boost
  • Five-week
    trial period
  • Career
    jumpstart

Hands-on tech education

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Every class is combined with hands-on assignments, workshops and projects. With 100% focus on practice, we create a learning experience tailored to your needs, where our trainers become your mentors.

Learning online from anywhere

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Enjoy an unparalleled program from the comfort of your home. We transitioned every aspect online to keep the same renowned high quality, engaging experience and hands-on training.

Teamwork and soft skills boost

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To help you stand out from the candidate pool, we dedicate 20% of the program to polishing your personal and teamwork skills.

Two-month trial period

Two-month-trial

Our program sounds challenging, but it’s doable. Just try it yourself. With our five-week trial period, if you drop out at the beginning of the program, you don’t pay any tuition. Simple as that.

Career jumpstart

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Get dedicated career coaching and have the freedom and confidence to start a job anywhere in the IT industry - within or beyond our network.

Industry-validated curriculum

Perfected over the years and validated with companies, our Alpha JavaScript program prepares you for your first IT job.

  • 00Fundamentals
  • 01Weeks 1-6
  • 02Weeks 7-9
  • 03Weeks 10-12
  • 04Weeks 13-15
  • 05Weeks 16-19
  • 06Weeks 20-24
  • 07Graduation

Get ready for the Alpha entry exam

With the Fundamentals course, you’ll start coding in no time. You'll learn:

  • Programming basics, including variables, functions, and loops
  • How to develop simple programs
  • Essential tools like Git, IDEs, and more
  • How to use ChatGPT and Copilot for learning
  • How to ace the Alpha entrance exam
Learn more about Fundamentals

JavaScript core

  • Build a solid JavaScript foundation through pair programming
  • Use the most effective developer tools and workflows
  • Learn how to version your code with Git and share it with your team
  • Develop a utility library with your team

Turbocharged learning and teamwork

  • Learn best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects
  • Start building smarter new habits and skills
  • Learn how to deal with procrastination effectively
  • Improve your teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Get better at receiving and giving feedback
  • Learn how to work with people in different teams and with various skillsets

Self-preparation

  • One week free of classes. You’ll be able to further strengthen your skills through self-preparation, individual and team assignments

OOP

  • Understand the core Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) principles 
  • Start using objects and classes to better structure and update your code
  • Master the science behind writing high-quality code and unit testing

Self-management and growth mindset

  • Find out how to overcome every career or learning challenge on your way
  • Understand how a growth mindset can boost your personal development
  • Improve your self-management and personal effectiveness

Data structures and algorithms

  • Solve more complex problems with JavaScript
  • Learn to use the right data structures for every scenario
  • Start writing recursive algorithms

Emotion and social intelligence

  • Discover more about empathy, emotional and social intelligence  
  • Learn how to leverage empathy and emotional intelligence to excel and grow

Self-preparation

  • One week free of classes. You’ll be able to further strengthen your skills through self-preparation, individual and team assignments

Web development

  • Create responsive front-end web pages using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript 
  • Start building interactive web applications using real-world data

Project management

  • Get acquainted with the best project management practices
  • Add widely popular methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban to your toolset

Front-end web development

  • Develop powerful, fast and responsive web apps with single-page application frameworks such as React  
  • Build secure full-stack applications and create great user experiences with ease

Effective communication and problem solving 

  • Enhance your communication skills, as they are crucial for every software developer
  • Learn useful tips and tricks on how to boost your critical thinking
  • Develop a systematic approach to problem-solving and master various problem-solving techniques

Self-preparation

  • One week free of classes. You’ll be able to further strengthen your skills through self-preparation, individual and team assignments

Real-world project

  • Work in a small team and learn how to manage the entire development process
  • Create an end-to-end real-world web application from scratch
  • Apply common design and architectural patterns like MVC and REST
  • Practice version control and collaborative software development
  • Deploy your application to a production environment
  • Present your project in front of your peers, trainers, and industry experts

Accelerate your career

  • Get an inside look into the IT industry
  • Receive personalized guidance on creating a CV that will make you stand out
  • Prepare for job interviews with the help of our coaches

Graduation

Congratulations! You’re now a Master Junior ninja, and ready to kick-start your career.

You will receive a Telerik Academy certificate – widely recognized in the IT industry in Bulgaria.

Career jumpstart services

We’ll guide you for up to 6 months after graduation to help navigate your job hunt and first months at work. 
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  • Personalized feedback and expert review of your CV
  • Technical interview preparation
  • Career coaching on your job search strategy and career exploration 
  • Guidance - choosing the best place for you
  • Access to our strong partner network
  • Participation in our Demo Days
  • Bridge to mentors and alumni who share their tested job-hunting strategies
  • Access to practical career resources
  • Tips on how to rock the important first months on the job

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    Your dedicated
    team

    Passionate about teaching and devoted to helping people thrive – this is our stellar team supporting you.

    KirilKiril Stanoev Technical Trainer
    Nia KostadinovaNia Kostadinova Technical Trainer
    Desi-PetrovaDesislava Petrova Soft Skills Trainer
    photo of natalia svetozarova a telerik academy alpha career coachNatalia SvetozarovaCareer Coach
    Polina AndreevaPolina Andreeva Program Coordinator

    Meet our alumni

    Our alumni jumpstart their careers in some of the best tech companies.

    Telerik Academy equipped me with the knowledge and tools needed to jumpstart my new career. The trainers made sure we build a solid foundation and master the core programming principles, making us versatile no matter the technology we use.

    georgi mateevPlamena Vladimirova
    experienced Sales Manager, now Software Developer at Tick42
    Read Plamena’s story

    Studying at Telerik Academy was a smart investment that has definitely paid off – after landing my new job, I felt so good – curious, calm and happy with both my professional and personal life.

    georgi mateevBorislav Borisov
    Senior Bank Officer, now Integration Consultant at BRIGHT
    Read Borislav’s story

    Telerik Academy is a great starting point for anyone who wants to jumpstart a career in the IT industry. It provided me with the underlying knowledge and practical experience needed to join the sector.

    georgi mateevDimitar Markov
    Technical Support, now Software Engineer at The Coca-Cola Company
    Read Dimitar’s story
    Apply now

    Portfolio projects

    You’ll be able to create applications that are at least as good as our alumni’s professional-grade projects.

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    Safe workspace portal

    This web portal helps multinational companies with a hot desk policy to improve their employees’ back-to-office experience after the COVID-19 lockdown. It considers elements such as teamwork, safety restrictions, the number of people infected in the country and more.

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    Book library platform

    This library management app helps book lovers choose and seamlessly borrow and return books. It allows them to rate and leave reviews of the books they’ve borrowed as well as read and rate other reviews.

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    Photo contest app

    Managing online photo contests has never been easier and more fun. Organizers can create and manage new contests, view past events and allow aspiring photographers to participate or assess other contestants. The best photos are displayed for everyone to see.

    Tuition model

    Joining Telerik Academy could be your single most important career investment - starting junior dev salaries range between BGN 1,600-2,300.

    Pay in installments after graduation Pay in full upfront
    - BGN 500

    Regular price BGN 315/mo

    BGN 292/mo

    Early bird price by Jul 8*

    If you start a job at any
    non-partner company

    Apply now

    Pay over 24 months with a bank partner**

    - BGN 500
    -20%

    Regular price BGN 252/mo

    BGN 229/mo

    Early bird price by Jul 8*

    If you start a job within our
    partner network

    Apply now

    Pay over 24 months with a bank partner**

    - BGN 500

    Regular price BGN 7,000

    BGN 6,500

    Early bird price by Jul 8*

    If you start a job at any
    non-partner company

    Apply now

    - BGN 500
    -20%

    Regular price - BGN 1,400

    - BGN 1,900

    Early bird price by Jul 8*

    If you start a job within our
    partner network

    Apply now

    Terms tailored
    to your needs

    • *Early Bird Price: Complete your full application by July 8 with code EB500, and you will get a special Early Bird discount (BGN 500) from your tuition, applicable if you choose monthly payments or full upfront payment.
    • Pay the fee in full or in installments with a loan from Allianz - a bank partner of Telerik Academy. No proof of income required for loan approval.
    • Start paying for your tuition up to 6 months of graduation in small installments over 12-24 months’ period. No upfront cost when paying with installments.
    • Drop-out with no consequences up to 5 weeks after the program start. Zero risk.
    • 20% discount off your tuition, if you are employed by a partner.

    **Illustrative installment payment method. Different terms may apply based on borrowers’ credit score and creditworthiness as well as the bank’s current offering.

    FAQ

    I have no programming skills, can I still join the program?

    Absolutely! With your Alpha application you get access to the free programming Fundamentals course. With a format that ensures a balanced mix of self-paced learning and live interaction, - it's a risk-free way to see if coding is your passion and get ready for Alpha. Learn more!

     

    I already have some programming skills, is the program right for me?
    Yes, during the program you’ll acquire practical skills while being mentored by our seasoned tech and soft skills trainers. You’ll master modern technologies, build a professional-grade portfolio to impress employers and get ready for a successful IT career jumpstart. To save your spot in the program, complete your application early on and sit our Early Bird entrance exam. 
    Are there any age restrictions?

    We've had students of various ages and stages of their lives in the past and they’ve succeeded in their journey to become developers. Age is just a number – the only thing that matters here is your motivation to learn, develop new skills and commit to the program. 

    You only need to be 18 years of age or older to enroll in the course. If you're younger than 18 years, you can check our Telerik Academy School programs. 

    How do I know if programming is for me?

    If you are ready to master new skills, you enjoy solving problems and working with people on fascinating projects, then you are off to a good start!

    Programming is for everyone motivated to learn and absorb new knowledge. Still, the best way to find out if it is for you is to start coding. Join our free programming Fundamentals course and keep learning. Nail the entrance exam to our Alpha program, and, yes, keep coding under the mentorship of our experienced trainers. Pretty soon, you’ll know the answer, and don’t worry - if you decide that programming isn’t your cup of tea, you can drop out with no consequences up to 5 weeks after the program start. 

    What is the selection process?
    We use a holistic review process when evaluating applicants for admission. The final selection of candidates is not based solely on grades and test scores. Instead, we consider various factors: application documents, logical reasoning test results, entrance exam results, personal motivation for applying, and more. Some candidates might also be invited to attend an interview to discuss their career and development aspirations. 

     

    Can you share some tips for the entrance Exam?
    Certainly! Let’s start with the most important one - don’t stress! The exam is just a step towards a new career and shouldn't scare you. Don’t be afraid to try it, even if you doubt your abilities. The rest are:

     

    • Manage your time: remember, you have 3 hours and there are 3 tasks—don’t get fixated on just one. If you find yourself struggling with a task, move on to the next one. You can always come back later if you have time
    • Be strategic: if you get 10 points on one of the tasks, don’t waste time trying to achieve the maximum solution—move on to the other tasks and return later to try for the maximum
    • Know the system: familiarize yourself with the exam system by testing your skills with the mock exams
    What will the logical reasoning test include, and how do I access it?

    The logical reasoning test is a 45-minute timed assessment that measures problem-solving ability and the ability to come to conclusions based on logic. Don’t worry – there is no need to prepare for the test. You will receive an e-mail invite to take the test within 1-3 days prior to the entrance exam.

    Can I combine the program with my full-time or part-time job?
    To get the most out of the program and then jumpstart a rewarding IT career, you’ll need to 100% focus on your studies for 6 months. It will be difficult to impossible to maintain a full-time or part-time job while attending Telerik Academy Alpha JavaScript. 
    What are the tuition fees for the program? Do you offer discounts?

    The regular tuition fee for Telerik Academy Alpha JavaScript is BGN 7,000. You can either pay it in full upfront or in monthly installments of BGN 315* via a bank loan (based on a 24-month repayment schedule). 

    If you opt to pay with a bank loan, we are giving you a grace period of up to 6 months after graduation, during which you can focus on finding a job and not worry about any tuition re-payments.

    If, after graduation, you are employed by one of our partners, you will get a 20% discount and thus pay BGN 292*/month (based on a 24-month repayment schedule). If you’ve opted to pay your tuition upfront (BGN 7,000), should you start with a partner, you will get BGN 1,400 back. 

    We continue to offer students the option to pay for their studies with a tuition fee deferral with the help of the European Investment Fund (EIF) and our partnership with Allianz Bank Bulgaria. Individuals must be Bulgarian citizens and 18 years of age or older for the bank loan. They must have completed the application process for the Alpha program and be admitted to the chosen program.

    * Illustrative payment method.

    Do you offer career services?

    Yes! To help you stand out from the candidate pool, we dedicate 20% of our Alpha programs to polishing your personal and teamwork skills - how to manage feedback and expectations, ask the right questions, prioritize and much more. Plus, you will have a professional-grade portfolio. This includes your final project - a real-world web application built from scratch. And just before you graduate, our career services kick in to prepare you for the hiring process and to quickly settle into your new job.

    We are also right by your side, providing you with up to 6 months of career-related services designed to help your job hunt and first months at work.

    When will the next admission open?
    You can keep track of our upcoming programs by registering here, and be among the first to know.
    What are the recommended computer specifications for the Alpha program?
    We recommend a computer with the following specs:

     

    • 8 GB RAM
    • SSD
    • Intel Core / AMD Ryzen
    • Windows is the preferred OS, but Linux and Mac are also an option

    If you need help with choosing a new computer for the program, please use our forum.

    Have other questions?

    Check out our FAQ or visit the Forum.

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