Become a Master DevOps Engineer | Telerik Academy Upskill
Telerik Academy Upskill

Become a Master

DevOps Engineer


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


2 evenings/week: Monday & Wednesday (6:30-9:30 pm). Start: Oct 14


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


Online with optional onsite networking events


Conducted in Bulgarian, but all learning materials are in English

Career webinar

Eager to learn more? Register for our webinar


learning experience

1The most complete DevOps program For 13+ 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

years experience
consider their Telerik Academy 
education a good investment in 
their professional development
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.


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.


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



  • may
  • june
  • july
  • aug
  • sept
  • oct
  • May 16 - Sept 15 | Submit CV and application form
  • June 18
    our Career Webinar
  • May 16 - Sept 15 | Take
    online DevOps fundamentals test
  • Oct 14 - Jan 30 |
    Study at Telerik Academy Upskill
Important dates
  • May 16 - Sept 15 | Submit CV and application form
  • June 18 | Attend our Career Webinar
  • May 16 - Sept 15 | Take online DevOps fundamentals test
  • Oct 14 - Jan 30 | Study at Telerik Academy Upskill
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 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


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


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

Validated by the industry


Meticulously designed curriculum

Crafted in collaboration with leading companies, 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
  • CAMS and key metrics 
  • The lean enterprise book
  • DevOps and Agile

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

SDLC automation with Pipelines

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

Continuous Integration (Cl) practices

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

Hands-on & Discussion



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

Continuous Delivery (CD) practices

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


  • What are microservices
  • Conway's law
  • Good practices when building microservices

Containers – focus on Docker 

  • Introduction to containers
  • Docker – images, containers, layers
  • Build your first Docker image

Hands-on & Discussion


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

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

Hands-on & Discussion


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-structured framework

Infrastructure as code (IaC) - terraform, ansible  

  • What is and why should we use IaC 
  • Why Terraform
  • Different approaches - masterless and agentless
  • Infrastructure as Code tools comparison




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

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

Software Observability   

  • Modern practices for monitoring 
  • How to collect and store metrics 
  • How to build dashboards 
  • Alerting, notification and escalation schemes

Hands-on & Discussion


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.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed the Upskill DevOps 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.


Daniel Rankov 
CEO and Chief Cloud Officer,
Several Clouds, AWS Community Hero
Contributed to the success of:
HeleCloud, Trading212, Avus Capital
Daniel Rankov builds and leads Several Clouds to become a premier Cloud and DevOps consulting company. Before that, Daniel Rankov led the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) team and guided the overall Cloud and DevOps strategy at MentorMate. Daniel is in a player-coach role, and he has multiple certifications on AWS. He also leads DevOps and AWS corporate training. Daniel is co-organizer of the AWS Bulgaria User Group, and in 2021 he was recognized as the first AWS Community Hero in Bulgaria.
Iliyan Vutov
Iliyan Vutov
DevOps Team Lead,
Contributes to the success of:
Dext, Euroccor JSC, Comverse
More than 15 years of experience in the System Administration field, the last 6 of which were dedicated to applying DevOps practices across the team and organization. Currently leading a team at Dext infrastructure department dealing with IaC (Terraform, Pulumi), Kubernetes, Docker, configuration management and compliance (Ansible, HC Vault). Heavy AWS (ab)user obsessed with automation.


Miglen Evlogiev
Miglen Evlogiev
VP of InfoSec,
Contributes to the success of:
Amazon, HP, Dext
Miglen is an information security specialist with over a decade of experience in the field. He is currently responsible for Payhawk's cyber security and is the founder of the Bulgarian Cyber Security Foundation. He previously had experience at companies such as Amazon, HP & Dext.
Аngel Мarinov
Аngel Мarinov
AWS Principal Consultant,
AWS Authorized Instructor
Contributes to the success of:
HeleCloud, AWS Bulgaria
Angel is a seasoned AWS Principal Consultant with over 10 years of experience in the IT industry. He is passionate about helping organizations design and implement cloud solutions that meet their business needs. Angel has been an AWS Authorized Instructor for the past 2 years and shares his expertise through comprehensive training sessions. His professional focus is mainly on AWS cloud architecture, design, and implementation and on building and leading a Professional Services team of cloud experts.
Alumni Success

Changing lives. Powering businesses
Valentin Tchergarsky
Product Manager

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.
Nikolay Drumev
Product Manager

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.
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.
Bernhard Niebsch
Head of Product

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.
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.
Stefan Stefanov
Senior Manager, Product Management and Product Marketing

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.

    Tuition model

    Joining Telerik Academy could be your single most important professional decision.

    Pay in installments

    BGN 211/month

    for 24 months*
    with a bank partner

    Apply now

    Pay in full

    BGN 4,700

    full tuition upfront

    Apply now

    Terms tailored
    to your needs

    • Price including VAT.
    • 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 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?

    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 4,700. 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.

    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 DevOps 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 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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