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Telerik Academy Upskill

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A PhD-led practical data training

Gain business-validated skills to become a Data Analyst with diverse career opportunities. Learn from industry experts, including lead trainer Pavlin Mavrodiev, a Ph.D.-holding full-stack data scientist from ETH Zurich.

  • If you are a professional passionate about data, problem-solver, have some quantitative background or a recent university graduate
  • You'll master the latest data tools, Tableau with Power BI, Python, SQL, Generative AI for data analytics, and strategies to transform data into valuable business insights
  • Upon graduation, you'll expertly execute end-to-end data projects, presenting insights with impactful communication skills
Program duration

3 months. You can combine the program with your job or studies


Monday - Wednesday (6:00-9:00 pm). 
2 to 3 times/week. Start: April 1, 2024


6-11+ hrs/week plus additional time for self-prep and assignments. You’ll have 2 weeks of vacation


Lectures will be held online


Conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English

Career webinar

Eager to learn more? Register for our free career webinar on Jan 17!


learning experience

1The most practical Data Analyst program For 14+ years, we’ve been perfecting our programs with a fanatic focus on quality and practical experience. So you can supercharge your career in 3 months vs. years with other courses.
2Unique learning experience At par with the leading international programs, minus the impressive price tag. Our holistic program reinvigorates online training. It is meticulously crafted and paced to keep you constantly engaged and to accelerate your progress.
3Instantly transferable skills Engage in team projects to acquire knowledge and skills that are transferable across various career levels and industries, making you a versatile and adaptable Data Analyst.
4Learning from the best Get access to some of the best data minds in Bulgaria and Europe. They’ll share real-life experience and know-how, guiding you every step of the way.
5Strong professional networkWork in groups with ambitious, like-minded professionals, where you learn from each other and expand your knowledge and skills. A powerful network that will boost your career.
6Investment in yourself Set yourself apart both inside your company and in the job market. The program pays for itself many times over with the opportunities it creates.

100% success, 100% confidence

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The role of the Data Analyst

Today, each company is a data company. According to the World Economic Forum, data Analysts are among the most sought-after exporters on the job market, with projections to be the sixth-fastest growing occupation in the next 4 years.


A dynamic and multifaceted role that requires a unique blend of analytical thinking, technical expertise, and effective communication.

As a Data Analyst, you’ll be a valuable asset to innovative companies, well-positioned to advance to Data Science or Data Engineering.

Right after graduation you can start working as a Junior or Regular Data Analyst, a BI Analyst or a Product Analyst.

Your contribution to organizational strategies in a data-driven world will ensure you enjoy a higher salary compared to traditional finance roles.


Is this for me? Yes, if you're:
  • A professional with a passion for data and a problem-solving attitude.
  • With a background in banking, accounting, finance, or another adjacent field, and are seeking career change.
  • A recent university graduate or student seeking a career as data professional.
  • A company looking to upskill your employees. Get in touch
Do I need previous experience?

No previous experience is required but you should have a technical background or work closely with technical professionals.

    How can I apply?
  1. Submit your online application.
  2. Pass an online test.
  3. Some candidates might also be invited to attend an interview.


  • dec
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • Dec 7 - March 24 | Submit application form and CV
  • Jan 17
    Register for our
    Career Webinar
  • Dec 7 - March 24 | Take
    online test
  • April 1 - July 10 |
    Study at Telerik Academy Upskill
Important dates
  • Dec 7 - March 24 | Submit application form
  • Jan 17 | Register for our Career Webinar
  • Dec 7 - March 24 | Take online test
  • April 1 - July 13 | Study at Telerik Academy Upskill

 *Dates, timeline and curriculum are subject to updates.

Program details

Тhe Upskill program at a glance

  • Hands-on
  • Tailored learning
  • Learning online
    from anywhere
  • Two-week trial
  • Built to fit
    your schedule

Hands-on training


Every new topic is paired with hands-on assignments, discussions and projects guided by our trainers. The culmination - you will apply everything you learned on a data analytics project end-to-end and present it in front of your trainers and fellow learners.

Tailored learning experience


Class sizes are up to 35-40 people for the best possible learning experience. Our trainers become your mentors - track your progress, provide feedback and individual support and guide you all the way through.

Learning online from anywhere


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. You can attend optional networking events.

Two-week trial period


Be 100% confident this is the right training for you, with our thorough candidate selection and two-week trial period. If you drop out in the first two weeks after the program starts, you won’t pay any tuition. Simple as that.

Built to fit your schedule


With classes two nights a week, you can balance work or other responsibilities with this Upskill program. Perfectly fitting your busy schedule.

Validated by the industry

Lufthansa Technik
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Meticulously designed curriculum

Crafted in collaboration with leading companies, our Upskill Data Analyst program equips you with the skills companies demand.
  • 01Week 1-3
  • 02Weeks 4-6
  • 03Weeks 7-10
  • 04Weeks 11-12
  • 05Weeks 13-14
  • 06Week 15
  • 07Graduation


  • Learn about the role and the skillset required to be a Data Analyst
  • Get familiar with project-management methodologies in a data analytics project
  • Understand more about modern big-data platforms and the most common data types, file formats and storage systems

Data wrangling with Python 

  • Learn how to perform exploratory data analysis with the most popular Python libraries – Pandas, NumPy and SciPy
  • Build up your Python skills to work up to coding a complete analytics pipeline – from ingestion to cleaning and insight generation. Work within the Jupyter Notebook environment

Data visualization with Tableau with Power BI– Parts I and II

  • Introduction to one of the most prominent professional dashboarding solutions
  • Hands-on exploration of Tableau with Power BI capabilities to create intuitive and rich visualizations with little to no code


  • One week free of classes to unwind. You'll be able to strengthen your skills through team assignments further


  • Learn about the foundations of relational database management systems
  • Gain knowledge about basic data modelling (normalized vs. denormalized data)
  • Introduction to Structured Query Language – the most prominent language in data analytics
  • Practice basic and advanced SQL techniques
  • Learn how to use Python to query a relational database with SQL


  • One week free of classes to unwind. You'll be able to strengthen your skills through team assignments further


  • Get to know the two most popular methods for conducting a statistical analysis - Descriptive vs Inferential Statistics.
  • Analyze dataset(s) and produce the most common visualizations, such as histograms, box plots, quantile-normal plots, scatterplots
  • Learn how to quantify uncertainty and conduct regression analysis with Python
  • Work on real-life examples to generate insights.

Time Series 

  • Get an Introduction to time series data and their properties
  • Learn the most common techniques in the data analyst’s toolkit to analyze and forecast time series data

Machine Learning 

  • Dive into sci-kit-learn and supervised machine learning
  • Learn about logistics regression and random forests for regression and classification
  • Get to know how common clustering algorithms and dimensionality reduction techniques work

Generative AI for data analytics  

  • A bird’s eye view of how large language models work, including foundational models, fine-tuning and instruction-tuning
  • Play around with LLMs for basic data analytics tasks - translate natural language tasks to code
  • Together, we’ll demystify LLMs by experiencing their benefits and shortcomings

Final project presentation 

  • By the end of the program, you will apply everything you learned on a data analytics project end-to-end. Whether your own idea or one inspired by us, you will shape it into a project with a well-defined use case, solid analysis and clear insights. 
  • You will present your project in front of your trainers and fellow learners, mimicking a realistic scenario in which effective presentation skills are necessary to capture your audience


Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed the Upskills Data Analyst program.

You will receive a Telerik Academy certificate – widely recognized by employers in Bulgaria.

Your team

Leading industry
experts – your trainers

Learn from the best. You'll be trained by leading practitioners eager to share their know-how and experience.


Pavlin Mavrodiev, PhD
Pavlin Mavrodiev, PhD
Full-stack Data Scientist,
UBS, Lecturer
Contributed to the success of:
Scigility, Hyperloop, Propulsion Academy Zurich

With 10+ years of experience, Pavlin Mavrodiev brings extensive expertise from academia to industry. Currently, he is a Full-Stack Data Scientist at the leading bank in Switzerland, UBS. He holds a PhD in modelling complex systems from ETH Zurich and is passionate about teaching and guiding students in their career development. 


Georgi Smilyanov
Georgi Smilyanov
General Manager,
Move Digital Sofia
Contributed to the success of:
Qantica Capital, Move Digital

Georgi earned a Master of Science in Management, Technology, and Economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He was the General Manager of Move Digital Sofia, a fully owned subsidiary of Move Digital, a fintech company that enables wealth managers to digitize their value chain. 


Nikolay Trifonov
Nikolay Trifonov
Director Data Insights Services,
Coca Cola European Partners
Contributed to the success of:
Nexo, Progress, Coca Cola European Partners

Nikolay has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of Business Operations & Analytics, Product Strategy & Delivery in both startup-minded organizations and in multi-national companies. He has a strong passion for solutions that deliver value, for lean and data-driven operations, and for building empowered teams that solve problems.. 



Vasil Petkov
Director, BI & Revenue Systems,
Contributed to the success of:
Progress, Payhawk 
Vasil is a data and business process specialist with over a decade of experience in the field. He is currently responsible for Payhawk's business intelligence and revenue systems. He previously had experience at companies such as Telerik & Progress.
Kristina Ruseva
Kristina Ruseva
Team Leader Data Analyst,
Lufthansa Technik Sofia
Contributed to the success of:
Lufthansa Technik Sofia
Kristina is team leader of the Data Analytics team in Lufthansa Technik Sofia. She is part of the LHT Procurement and Supply Chain Management Department and has previous experience in purchasing. She is passionate about data visualization and storytelling.
Viktor Tsvetkov
Viktor Tsvetkov
Telerik Academy
Contributed to the success of:
Telerik, Progress, Campus X
Viktor has 12+ years of experience as a Software Developer and Technical Team Lead. He is a seasoned expert in desktop, mobile and web development. At Telerik Academy, he is responsible for the creation and integration of key software solutions that power the tech-ed organization’s innovations and development.
Alex Velinov
Alex Velinov
Tag Digital
Contributed to the success of:
Tag Digital, Advent Group, BTV
Alex is a curious mind and a lifelong learner intrigued by everything, from innovations, new tech marketing, AI, leadership, music, art, and everything in between. With 15+ years of experience in digital marketing and project management, Alex has worked for diverse agencies, in-house teams, and publishers. At the moment, Alex is the CTO at Tag Digital—an agency specializing in Event PPC.
Paulina Tsolova
Paulina Tsolova
Director Demand Generation, Progress
Contributed to the success of:
Telerik, Progress, Ogilvy Public Relations
Paulina has 10+ years of experience in different B2B marketing areas, including product positioning and messaging, content marketing, digital campaign management and running the Demand Generation team for a high-velocity business. Her biggest interest is finding weak spots in the marketing funnel and coming up with creative solutions to increase sales.
Blagovest Yordanov
Blagovest Yordanov
Co-founder, ID - Digital Consulting
Contributed to the success of:
Raiffeisenbank, Afterpay, eBag, Superhosting, Top Rent-a-Car
Blagovest has 10+ years of experience in digital marketing and 20+ in business development. His in-depth knowledge of data collection and ability to understand business specifics enable him to create, implement and maintain data collection strategies for various clients in multiple industries to make a difference in their digital efficiency. His passion is to build sustainable value for his partners.
Michal Suski
Michal Suski
Co-founder & CPO
Contributed to the success of:
SurferSEO and its clients
Michał Suski is a proven SEO specialist and co-founder of SurferSEO. He's passionate about leveraging the power of machine learning to optimize search engine performance and is committed to building and testing Surfer's products to ensure they deliver the best results.
Rumyana Kercheva
Rumyana Kercheva
Senior Consultant, Paid Growth, VertoDigital
Contributed to the success of:
Extreme Networks and SnapLogic
Rumi's focus is paid advertising and performance optimization for scale in B2B Technology scale-ups. Over the years she’s experimented with different lead generation strategies, and gained valuable knowledge. Her passion is LinkedIn and using its firmographic and psychographic data for research, targeting, and business insights.
Maria Georgieva
Maria Georgieva
SEO Manager, Payhawk
Contributed to the success of:
Progress, RAABE Bulgaria
Maria has over 8 years of experience in digital marketing, specializing in SEO for the last 6. Currently, she is SEO Manager at Payhawk - the first Bulgarian unicorn. She believes that the best website for search engines is the one optimized with users in mind.
Hristo Radichev
Hristo Radichev
Country Manager,
Mediapost Hit Mail
Contributed to the success of:
Bosch, Bayer, Kaufland, Raiffeisenbank
Hristo has a solid background in email marketing, marketing automation, databases, CRO and loyalty programs. He manages the Bulgarian office of MediaPost Hit Mail, which runs digital marketing campaigns in 9 European countries. He’s a frequent speaker at industry events and founder of Balkan eCommerce.
Ivelin Trifonov
Ivelin Trifonov
Account Executive
Mediapost Hit Mail
Contributed to the success of:
DSK Bank, Bioderma, Bosch, Ceresit
Ivelin’s focus is copywriting and email marketing. He’s handling Mediapost Hit Mail Bulgaria email marketing campaigns for Bulgarian and international companies. Ivelin is proficient with Mailchimp and three other email marketing platforms.
Nikolay Yorgov
Nikolay Yorgov
Founder & MD,
Stellary Agency
Worked for companies such as:
Coca-Cola HBC, Procter & Gamble, Mondelez, Nestle, L'Oreal, Ficosota
Marketing consultant with more than 12 years of experience in the marketing and business development of leading companies and products. Over the years, he has been a major part of several big agencies.
Stefani Ilieva
Stefani Ilieva
Digital Content Lead,
Stellary Agency
Contributed to the success of:
Coca-Cola HBC, Volvo Trucks Bulgaria, Vip Brother, Desafio
Stefani has a true passion for good creative but she believes it has to go hand in hand with a good performance strategy otherwise it’s useless. She is currently responsible for the online reputation and digital campaigns of Volvo Trucks Bulgaria and Coca-Cola HBC and she knows how to make people online get engaged with reality TV shows. On her portfolio, you can see projects like Vip Brother, Desafio and other famous TV formats from the portfolio of NOVA Broadcasting Group.
Viktoria Shtereva
Viktoria Shtereva
Digital Copywriter,
Stellary Agency
Contributed to the success of:
AIG, Supravit, Scorify,, Celio
Viktoria's passion is writing a good copy or as she likes to define it - creating emotion that leads to a specific action. She believes that every brand needs to show its authentic nature online and express its truth in order to create an emotional connection with its consumers.
Alumni Success

Meet our alumni

Our graduates excel in their Digital Marketing careers.  

Telerik Academy gave me a well-structured approach to handling modern marketing problems and equipped me with the right tools to do so. The program not only answers the question of How but also Why something is done in that particular way, encouraging critical thinking.

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The Upskill Digital Marketing training helped me connect the bits and pieces of the previous knowledge I had, and it did it in a holistic “full-blooded” way. Each lecture felt like it was a new course in itself, fitting perfectly in the program.

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Product Marketing Content Development Specialist at Progress
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A job in the marketing industry never gets boring because things change non-stop. I joined the program because it provides you with the knowledge of Digital Marketing Pros with 10+ years of experience for just 3 months. It was honestly the best thing I could do to enhance my career.

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Tuition model

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Terms tailored
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  • Tuition fee can be paid by either You or Your Employer upfront.
  • Opportunity to pay in installments with a loan from a bank, partner of Telerik Academy - Allianz.
  • Deferred payment over 12-24 months’ period.
  • Candidates working in the NGO sector can apply for a 90% discount off the tuition fee (two per cohort).
  • Drop-out with no consequences up to 2 weeks of the program start.

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


Do I need any previous Data Analyst experience?

No, prior Data Analyst experience is not required. The program is designed for professionals passionate about data, those with a problem-solving attitude seeking a career change, individuals with a background in quantitative sectors, junior data analysts looking to advance their skills, and recent university graduates aiming to establish a strong foundation in data analytics. Additionally, companies can enroll employees to upskill and stay competitive in the data-driven era.


Can I choose between online and onsite training?

The program will be held online for your ease and flexibility. While the program is online, you can expect high-quality training, engaging learning experience and 100% focus on practice. You will have online lectures 2 times a week.

Please note that attendance is key to our students’ successful graduation. Participants must attend all classes. Up to 3 days of absence are allowed, plus the program has 2 one-week vacations.

How much does the training cost and what are the payment methods?

The tuition fee for Telerik Academy Upskill Data Analyst is BGN 4 500. The fee could be either covered by you or your employer. In both cases, the fee is paid via bank transfer prior to the program's start.

Another tuition fee option is to pay in installments with a loan from a bank, partner of Telerik Academy. You can benefit from a deferred payment over 12-24 months’ period.

Do you offer discounts for the NGO (Not-for-profit) sector?

Yes, if you are a candidate working in the NGO sector, you can apply for a 90% discount off the tuition fee (two per cohort).

You must submit your Upskill Data Analyst application and follow the requirements for candidate selection. If you are invited to join the program, your employer will be required to sign a contract with Telerik Academy and cover 10% of the regular tuition fee for the program.

Please note that the candidate selection process evaluates the candidate’s profile, not the NGO’s.

What does the online test include?
The entry test assesses your reasoning skills when facing common data analytics problems, independent of technical implementation. The test also establishes the candidate’s minimum technical knowledge in fundamental data analytics areas, such as databases, SQL and statistics.
What is the candidate selection process?
We use a holistic review process when evaluating applicants for admission. The final selection of candidates is not based on a simple formula of grades and test scores. Instead, we consider a variety of factors: application documents, online data analyst test results, personal motivation for applying, etc.

Some candidates might also be invited to attend an interview to additionally discuss their motivation and aspirations. Interviews focus on candidates’ motivation and aspirations and determine if the program is appropriate for each candidate based on their needs, expectations and experience.
What is the length/cadence of the program? Can I balance it with work or studies?

To get the most out of the program, you’ll need to immerse yourself in it for 3 months. To recharge your batteries, you’ll have 2 weeks of vacation.

With classes 2 nights a week, this most complete hands-on Data Analyst program makes it possible to also balance work or other responsibilities. You can attend optional team consultations with your team and the program's lead trainer. 

What does “two-week trial period” mean?
If you drop out of the program within the trial period, which is in the first 2 weeks of the program, you won't pay any tuition.
Does Telerik Academy help alumni find new jobs after successful graduation?
As this is an Upskill program, it isn’t geared towards connecting learners and businesses. But the skills and experience you gain will help you excel in your career and/or find a new job, just like it helped our alumni reach their career goals.

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