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Telerik Academy Upskill

Become a Master

DevOps Engineer

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Overview

Build your skills with the most in-depth DevOps program in Bulgaria

Created in collaboration with leading companies and experts, this Upskill DevOps program will help you learn the key skills needed to become a DevOps Engineer and take your career to the next level.

  • If you are a junior-mid DevOps engineer or have relevant developers and IT operations experience, this program is a perfect fit for you.
  • During the program, you’ll master various tools and concepts like Software Development Life Cycle, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, DevSecOps, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, and more through hands-on projects.
  • Upon graduation, you will have developed knowledge of how to enable businesses to iterate and validate ideas faster. How to ship and operate quality software securely and consistently.
Program duration

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

Lectures

2 evenings/week: Monday & Wednesday (7:00-10:00 pm). Start: Oct 11

Commitment

3-6 hrs/week plus additional time for self-prep and assignments. You’ll have 3 weeks of vacation

Format

For your safety, it will be held online. Keeping everything else unchanged.

Language

Conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English

Career webinar

Eager to learn more? Register for our free webinar on July 6

Advantages

Unparalleled
learning experience

1The most complete DevOps program For 10+ 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 Work on real-world projects and master new techniques, tools and frameworks you can immediately apply at your job. Level up your career.
4Learning from the best Get access to some of Bulgaria’s best experts and brightest minds, who share real-life experience and know-how and become your mentors. Guiding you every step of the way.
5Strong professional network Work 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. Our alumni share the program pays for itself many times over with the opportunities it creates.

100% success, 100% confidence

10+
years experience
100%
consider their Telerik Academy 
education a good investment in 
their professional development
100%
confidence in the value of the 
program and its impact on the 
life of the students

The role of the DevOps Engineer

DevOps engineers are vital to the success of the product - they are involved in the integration of the product’s functions through its life cycle - from planning, building, testing, deployment and support.

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DevOps engineers bridge the gap between the development team (Dev) and the operations department/function (Ops) to shorten the project development lifecycle.

It's an interesting role that requires strategic thinking, communications, and technical capabilities.

DevOps often necessitates cultural and tech changes. DevOps Engineers are the heart of this transformation.

As a DevOps Engineer, there are opportunities for you to work in any company across the IT sector.

Application

Is this for me? Yes, if you're
  • DevOps engineer at a junior-to-mid level and you'd like to get faster to mid-senior level
  • Developer, IT Operations person, or System Administrator and you'd like to better understand the Software Delivery and Operations practices
  • Company looking to upskill your employees. Get in touch
Do I need previous experience?

You need to know at least the basics around Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) - a development or IT operations background is recommended.

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

Timeline

 

  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • Jun 17 - Sep 12 | Submit CV and application form
  • Jul 6
    Attend
    our Career Webinar
  • Jun 17 - Sep 13 | Take
    online DevOps fundamentals test
  • Oct 11 - Jan 26 |
    Study at Telerik Academy Upskill
Important dates
  • Jun 17 - Sep 12 | Submit CV and application form
  • Jul 6 | Attend our Career Webinar
  • Jun 17 - Sep 13 | Take online DevOps fundamentals test
  • Oct 11 - Jan 26 | Study at Telerik Academy Upskill
Program details

Тhe Upskill program at a glance

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

Hands-on training

Hands-on-training

Every topic is paired with hands-on assignments, discussions, and projects guided by our trainers. The culmination - you’ll develop an end-to-end DevOps strategy and present it in front of your trainers and fellow learners.

Tailored learning experience

Tailored-learning-experience

Class sizes are up to 30-35 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

Learn-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.

Two-week trial period

Two-month-trial

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

Built-to-your-schedule

With classes 2 nights a week, this Upskill program allows you to balance all your responsibilities. Perfectly fitting your busy schedule.

Validated by the industry

AmericanEagle-DevOps
Appolica
AtScale-DevOps
DataArt-Devops
Experian-DevOps
ITGix
Melon-DevOps
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ST6-Devops
Sitecore
TransportApi-Devops
Curriculum

Meticulously designed curriculum

Crafted in collaboration with the business, our Upskill DevOps program equips you with the skills companies demand.
  • 01Weeks 1-2
  • 02Weeks 3-6
  • 03Weeks 7-8
  • 04Weeks 9-12
  • 05Weeks 13-14
  • 06Weeks 15-16
  • 07Graduation

Introduction to DevOps

  • How DevOps fits into the modern software development
  • DevOps report: what separates top performers from low performers
  • Fast feedback loops
  • Why should we practice DevOps

Understanding Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Review phases of SDLC
  • What is value stream mapping and what is the lead time
  • SDLC examples

Source control - how we collaborate

  • Source control repositories
  • Git basics
  • Branching strategies - Git Flow and Trunk Based Development
  • GitHub repository: setup and practice

SDLC automation with Pipelines

  • How pipelines help
  • The most common tools and services - Jenkins, GitHub Actions, Azure DevOps Pipelines, BitBucket pipelines, GitLab Cl
  • Reusability and pipelines as code
  • Build your first pipeline

Continuous Integration (Cl) practices

  • Provide fast feedback loop about software quality
  • Perform software testing and code quality checks
  • Build and manage artifacts

Continuous Delivery (CD) practices

  • Deployment strategies - Blue-Green & Feature Flags & Rolling & Canary 
  • Chat notifications and ChatOps

Software Observability   

  • Modern practices for monitoring 
  • How to collect and store metrics 
  • How to build dashboards 
  • Log management - Elastic Search + Kibana and alternatives
  • Alerting, notification and escalation schemes

DevSecOps 

  • Shifting security "left" on the pipeline 
  • Integrating the security requirements and validation earlier
  • Build fast feedback loop and early security checklist validation and remediation

Hands-on & Discussion

 

Vacation

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

Microservices

  • What are microservices
  • Conway's law
  • Good practices when building microservices
  • How to be a good citizen of a microservice ecosystem

Containers – focus on Docker 

  • Introduction to containers
  • How containers differ from virtual machines
  • Docker – images, containers, layers
  • Build your first Docker image

Container orchestration - Kubernetes I 

  • Kubernetes basic components 
  • How to scale
  • Run your first container in Kubernetes

Container orchestration - Kubernetes II

  • How to store configuration and set limits
  • Service discovery and service mesh 
  • How to prepare for Kubernetes certification
  • What is GitOps

Cloud services 

  • What is IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • Benefits of the public cloud 
  • What is a hybrid cloud 
  • Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) 

Basic AWS services and concepts 

  • AWS services for compute, networking, storage 
  • What are the benefits of AWS managed services like RDS 
  • Serverless approach

Operations - Well-Architected Framework

  • Is our service architecture aligned with the best practices 
  • Well-Architected Framework 
  • Walkthrough the 5 pillars of the Well-Architected Framework

Discussions

 

Vacation  

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

Infrastructure as code (IaC)  

  • What is and why should we use IaC 
  • Different approaches - masterless and agentless
  • Automation of the infrastructure and software configuration
  • Infrastructure as Code tools comparison
  • Demo with HashiCorp Terraform

Immutable infrastructures 

  • What is immutable infrastructure and what are its benefits
  • Demo with HashiCorp Packer

Configuration and credential management 

  • How to handle configuration and credentials 
  • Structure the management system - key-value stores and files 
  • Demo with HashiCorp Vault

DevOps for Mobile development 

  • Automation of the builds and pipelines for iOS and Android

Database versioning, pipelines for ML and ETL  

  • Integrate database changes into the delivery pipeline 
  • What is the CAP theorem
  • Data stores
  • A high-level overview of pipelines for Machine Learning (ML) and ETL processing

Looking ahead  

  • Chaos engineering and Fault Injection  
  • Learn from failures - learning organizations, a culture of experimentation and blameless postmortems
  • Cynefin framework - "a sense-making framework" 
  • FinOps

Final project presentation  

  • By the end of the program, you will have developed knowledge of enabling businesses to iterate and validate ideas faster. How to ship and operate quality software securely and consistently.
  • You will understand well the DevOps culture and practices and the SDLC.
  • You'll know the most common use cases and tools for automation, creating pipelines for fast feedback loops on software quality and security, deployment strategies, modern software development and microservice orchestration, what is a well-architected service and how to operate it well.
  • You will create an end-to-end DevOps strategy and present it in front of your trainers and fellow learners, explaining all the steps in the process.

Graduation

Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed the Upskill Product Management program.

Upon graduation, you will receive a Telerik Academy certificate – widely recognized 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.

Lead
trainer

Daniel_Rankov
Daniel Rankov 
Cloud & DevOps Manager,
MentorMate, AWS Community Hero
Contributed to the success of:
HeleCloud, Trading212, Avus Capital
Daniel leads the Cloud Center of Excellence team and guides the overall Cloud and DevOps strategy at MentorMate. He is in a player-coach role and has multiple certifications on AWS, including Solution Architect and DevOps professional levels, and Security and Networking specialties. After 10 years as an operations team leader at Trading212, he was one of the first people at HeleCloud. He is the co-organizer of the AWS Bulgaria User Group, and in 2021, was recognized as the first AWS Community Hero in Bulgaria.

Guest
lecturers

viktor-tsvetkov
Viktor Tsvetkov
CTO,
Telerik Academy
Contributes 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.
hristo-voyvodov
Hristo Voyvodov
Staff Engineer - DevOps,
VMware
Contributed to the success of:
Telerik, Progress, Receipt Bank
Hristo has 10+ years of experience as an Operations Engineer. Before joining VMware, he was Enterprise IT Architect at Progress. Currently, he is a Staff Engineer - DevOps, part of the VMware’s Analytics team. Hristo has extensive experience with automation tools, such as Ansible, Puppet, SaltStack, PowerShell DSC, Terraform. For the last 3 years, his focus is on Kubernetes infrastructure and automation and GitOps.
Stanislav_Hristov
Stanislav Hristov
Cloud Craftsman,
ST6 
Contributes to the success of:
Progress, HeleCloud, Naxex
Stan has 10+ years of experience in Operations and DevOps. He has a passion for automation, simplicity, and optimization. His day-to-day activities include working with AWS cloud, Kubernetes and tools like Terraform, AWS CDK and AWS CloudFormation.
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Stoyan Yanev
Senior Cloud Engineer,
NewsUK
Contributes to the success of:
Rebellious Software, MentorMate, Kaufland Service
Stoyan’s greatest passion is Cloud technologies. During his career, he was involved in Game Development, Full-Stack roles, and AWS Infrastructure, and he's a Certified Cloud Practitioner, Certified Solutions Architect Associate, Certified Developer, Certified SysOps, and AWS Solutions Architect Professional. His other great passion is teaching, with over 200 conducted lectures and seminars on topics related to AWS.
Kaloyan Valkov
Kaloyan Valkov
DevOps and Cloud Engineer,
ITGix
Contributes to the success of:
Visteon, Interoute, GTT
Kaloyan has been a DevOps and Cloud Engineer at ITGix for almost 3 years. He also has experience in the field of telecommunications. In his day-to-day work, he deals with the construction of complex IT infrastructures and process automation. In his free time, he loves learning new technologies.
Alumni Success

Changing lives. Powering businesses

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Valentin Tchergarsky
Product Manager
Experian

This is a world-class training, covering both in theory and practice all key areas of Product Management. It featuers interactive and dynamic lectures, led by brilliant experts. I highly recommend it to any individual wishing to start or upskill as a PM professional.

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Nikolay Drumev
Product Manager
PubGalaxy

The program was very comprehensive and conducted in a way that helped me understand the material, even though I had little direct prior experience. It nurtured me to achieve and learn a lot more than I would expect from any course, and most importantly it boosted my career jumpstart as a Product Manager.

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Sophia Takeva
Business Analyst
BDO Global IT

In 3 months, I acquired new knowledge and skills, while working alongside a great group of professionals. Even if you are an experienced Product Manager you can still learn a lot from the lecturers, who are successful experts and entrepreneurs leading their companies and PM teams.

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Bernhard Niebsch
Head of Product
Paysafe

Telerik Academy’s reputation speaks for itself. Aspiring product professionals and even more seasoned Product Managers will find the program extremely valuable. The product profession constantly grows and evolves, while some fundamentals never age. So, having the opportunity to learn something new or re-discover something you thought you knew, will make you a better Product Manager.

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Richard Haywood
Head of
Ocado Technology Sofia

The program covers a range of Product Management essentials which will empower people to start or continue their Product Management journey. It is great that Telerik Academy is offering this course as I am sure that many people will find it both interesting and very useful.

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Stefan Stefanov
Senior Manager, Product Management and Product Marketing
Progress

For everyone looking to get into the world of Product Management this course, taught by the professionals at Telerik Academy, is the best place to gain practical experience in today's leading practices for Product Management.

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    Terms tailored
    to your needs

    • 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.
    • 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.

    FAQ

    Do I need any previous DevOps experience?

    The program is designed for both junior-mid DevOps and professionals with at least basic knowledge of Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) - a development or IT operations background is recommended.

    Whether you are a DevOps at the beginning of his/her career, a professional with basic knowledge of Linux, networking and IT, who wants to advance in DevOps, or you are looking for a career switch and have relevant experience, this program will equip you with in-depth understanding and practical experience to help you manage the DevOps process from scratch and advance in your career.

    Can I choose between online and onsite training?

    Due to COVID-19, the program will be held online. While we transitioned the program online, we kept everything else unchanged - same high-quality training, engaging learning experience and 100% focus on practice. 

    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 vacations (3 weeks in total).

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

    The tuition fee for Telerik Academy Upskill DevOps is BGN 3,500. 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 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.

    What does the online DevOps test include?
    The test aims to assess your logical thinking and general knowledge in IT and Software Development and consists of 1 open-ended & 19 closed-ended questions. It will be accessible after your complete your application. Once started, you’ll have 25 minutes to do the test.
    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 DevOps 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 3 weeks of vacation. 

    With classes 2 nights a week, this most complete hands-on DevOps program makes it possible to also balance work or other responsibilities. 

    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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    Check out our FAQ or visit the Forum

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