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Jumpstart your IT career as а QA Engineer in just 6 months

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Become a sought-after QA specialist. Learn from experienced practitioners.

Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers make sure everything from apps and websites to complex platforms run seamlessly. They play a key role in every tech company and demand for them is as high as ever.

Sounds exciting? Make the first step to your thriving IT career. Master the advanced QA skills companies seek. With evening classes on Tuesday-Thursday, you can now balance work, university or other responsibilities while attending the QA program.

Application

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  • Who is this for?

    Whether you have zero or little programming knowledge, we 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 as a QA engineer. If you want to join the IT industry, but becoming a developer is not the path for you – then this program is your perfect choice.

  • What does a QA do?

    QA engineers ensure bug-free software, seamless usability and smooth user experience. No wonder they are such key part of the entire software development process. Working closely with software developers, they make sure all user or client requirements are met and bugs fixed.

  • How can I apply?

    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. If you’re brand new to programming, we recommend you learn Java - the programming language used in the QA Alpha cohort. Otherwise, you can use any of the languages listed above.

  • How can I prepare for the exam?

    1. Ace the entrance exam by studying our extensive preparation materials.

    2. Take part in our onsite exam preparation workshops.

    3. Test and polish your skills in Programming Fundamentals with our online practice exams: Mock Exam IMock Exam II.

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

Timeline

Mar 4 – May 31

Submit CV and application form
*Until Mar 29 for prep course applicants

Mar 23 - May 31

Take online cognitive assessment
*Until Mar 29 for prep course applicants

Mar 24

Attend webinar (optional)

Mar 30

Take early bird entrance exam (onsite) *Reserves you a spot

Apr 4 - May 9

Join onsite entrance exam prep. course (for beginners)

June 1

Take onsite entrance exam (onsite)
*Gives you a second chance

Jun 8

Program starts

Exam Preparation

Programming Fundamentals Course

To help you master the fundamental concepts of Java (the programming language used in the QA Alpha program), we’re organizing a free course that will take you from zero coding skills to a successful Alpha applicant in just 6 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 Mar 16.

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

Schedule: 5 Saturdays (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) and 1 Wednesday (6.30 pm - 9:30 pm) at Telerik Academy in Sofia. Apr 4, 11, 15, 25 and May 2 and 9.

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

Curriculum

Immersive Program

During the first 2.5 months of the training, you’ll go from absolute beginner to advanced in Java programming. Object-oriented programming, HTML and CSS, JavaScript, and creating high quality code – you’ll master them all. In the next 3.5 months, you’ll learn best QA practices and get hands-on experience with the most popular software testing tools.

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 QA you will:

  • Attain advanced knowledge of programming with Java
  • Master the latest and most widely used QA tools
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the software testing methodologies
  • Augment your soft skills, while working on real-world problems
  • Get fully ready to jumpstart your IT career
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Module 1 (6 weeks)

Java Advanced
High Quality Code
Git
Object-Oriented Programming
Basic Data Structures
Practice
No Onsite Training - 1 week

Module 2 (3 weeks)

HTML & CSS
JavaScript
HTTP & AJAX

Module 3 (5 weeks)

Software Testing Basics
Issue Tracking Tools
Test Design Techniques
Intro to Automated Testing
Testing Web Apps with Selenium
No Onsite Training - 1 week

Module 4 (5 weeks)

Mobile Testing
Web Service Testing
Performance Testing
Set Up QA Process
Technical Interview Preparation
No Onsite Training - 1 week

Module 5 (4 weeks)

Final Project from a Partner Company
certificate
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.

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.

Schedule

Lectures are held 2 to 3 times a week (Tuesday–Thursday, 7:00-10:00 pm) at Telerik Academy in Sofia. You can maintain a part-time or even a non-demanding full-time job while attending Telerik Academy Alpha QA as long as this doesn’t interfere with your progress.

Commitment

100% onsite participation. Expect an average of 6-9+ hours per week and additional time for self-preparation.

Language of instruction

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

Trainers

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Pavlina Koleva
QA Alpha Lead Trainer
QA Engineer, Fadata
Nikolay Avramov
Nikolay Avramov
QA Alpha Trainer
Software Developer in Test, Automate The Planet
Vladi_Venkov_2
Vladimir Venkov
Java Tech Trainer
Telerik Academy Alpha
Neven_Dinev
Neven Dinev
Guest Lecturer
QA Architect, Progress
Dimitar_Topuzov
Dimiter Topuzov
Guest Lecturer
QA Architect, Progress

Tuition Model

Start a job within our partner network

Start a job at any non-partner company

Discounted tuition
BGN 135/month for 24 months

Full tuition
BGN 180/month for 24 months

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In short:

  • If you are employed by a partner, you get a 25% discount off your tuition
  • Opportunity to pay fee in full or in installments with a loan from a bank partner of Telerik Academy. Automatic approval
  • Payment of tuition fee doesn’t start until 6 months after graduation (grace period)
  • Deferred payment over 12-24 months’ period
  • Zero risk: Drop-out with no consequences up to 2 months of program start
  • *Illustrative payment method. Different terms may apply based on borrowers’ credit score and creditworthiness as well as the bank’s current offering.

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