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telerik software academy

Telerik Software Academy

Free Training and Job for Software Engineers

Svetlin Nakov, PhD

Manager Technical Training

Telerik Corp.

  • Telerik Software Academy
about telerik1
About Telerik
  • What does Telerik do?
    • Software development productivity tools
    • ASP.NET AJAX and MVC, XAML, WPF, WP7, Win8 and HTML5 components, ORM, Cloud, Reporting, CMS Solutions, Productivity Tools, Testing Tools, Agile PM Tools, Mobile Dev Tools
  • Headquartered in Bulgaria
    • Offices in USA, Canada, Germany, Australia, UK
    • 700 employees – mostly developers
  • Employer #1 in Bulgaria for 2012
about telerik academy

About Telerik Academy

Free Trainings for .NET Software Engineers

about telerik academy1
About Telerik Academy
  • Telerik Software Academy is an initiative for free training of young software engineers
    • Software Academy
      • .NET Devs, Front-Ends, QAs, Dev-Supports
    • Kids Academy
    • School Academy
    • Algo Academy
    • Online Courses
    • Contests and other free initiatives
learning tracks
Learning Tracks

Kids Academy

School Academy

Online Courses

Algo Academy

Software Academy

Web Front-End

C# Programming

Dev. Support

.NET Dev.



Job at Telerik

Another Job

telerik kids academy

Telerik Kids Academy

Free Programming Courses for Children

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Telerik Kids Academy
  • Telerik Kids Academy is computer programming training for children
    • For children: 2-6 class at school
    • Basics of computer programming with C++
    • 20 training centers, 16 towns
      • Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Bourgas, Pleven, Gabrovo, Shoumen, Rousse, Smolian, Stara Zagora, Yambol, Haskovo, Blagoevgrad, Kardjali
    • Monthly online programming contests + participation in the official national contests
telerik school academy

Telerik School Academy

Software Development Trainingfor High-School Students

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Telerik School Academy
  • Telerik School Academy
    • Free software developmenttrainings for high-school students
    • 3 days every month, live in Sofia
    • Practical software development
      • C#, PHP, C++, HTML5, JavaScript, ASP.NET
      • Databases, SQL, MySQL, MS SQL Server
      • Mobile development, XAML, Windows 8
      • 3D graphics, game programming
    • Preparation for the National IT Olympiad (NOIT)
telerik algo academy

Telerik Algo Academy

Free Training for the Algorithms Contests

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Telerik Algo Academy
  • Telerik Algo Academy
    • Free algorithms, data structures and problem solving trainings for high-school students
    • 2 days every month, live in Sofia
    • Real-world programming contest
      • 10 problems: 5 easy and 5 hard
    • Practical preparation for the national programming contests
    • Preparation for the National Olympiad in Informatics (NOI)
software academy program @ telerik

“Software Academy” Program @ Telerik

Free Training + Job @ Telerik for.NET Devs, QAs, Front-Ends and Support Engineers

the software academy program @ telerik
The “Software Academy” Program @ Telerik
  • Become a skillful software engineer for free
    • It takes 12-18 months (half / full time job)
      • Learning, homework, projects, team work
    • Web development track (HTML5, JavaScript, …)
    • Programming track (C#, OOP, DB, …)
    • Professional tracks
      • .NET Developer, QA, Support Engineer, Web Front-End, XAML Front-End, ASP.NET Dev, Mobile Dev, Windows 8 Dev, Cloud Dev, …
software academy first semester
Software Academy:First Semester
  • C# programming and Web technologies basics
  • Spring group (Apr 2013 – Jan 2014)
    • 1 time weekly (exercises) + homework
  • Autumn group (Oct 2013 – Jan 2014)
    • 3 times weekly, 4 hours in class + homework
software academy second semester
Software Academy:Second Semester
  • Object-Oriented Programming(Feb – Mar 2014)
  • High-Quality Code (Arp – May 2014)
  • JavaScript Programming basics (Feb – May 2014)
  • 3 times weekly, 4 hours in class + homework
  • Optional: Slice & Dice, CMS, Networks, OS
software academy third semester
Software Academy:Third Semester
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (May 2014)
  • Databases, SQL and ORM (June 2014)
  • JavaScript Libs and Frameworks(May-June 2014)
  • 3 times weekly, 4 hours in class + homework
  • Optional: SEO, UI Design, System Administration
  • QA Academy track start
software academy forth semester
Software Academy:Forth Semester
  • Full time – 5 days weekly, 8-10 hours in class
    • Contract to graduate and apply for job in Telerik
    • July 2014 – October 2014
academy specialties
Academy Specialties
  • C# Developer
  • Web Site Developer
  • SEO Expert
  • Front-End Web Developer
  • XAML Front-End Developer
  • QA Engineer
  • Client Solutions Software Engineer (Dev Support)
  • Server-Side Developer
  • System Administrator
  • Mobile Application Developer
  • ASP.NET Web Developer
  • Windows 8 JavaScript Developer
  • Windows 8 XAML Developer
  • .NET Developer
c developer
C# Developer
  • Required courses
  • Optional courses
web site developer
Web Site Developer
  • Required courses
  • Optional courses
seo expert
SEO Expert
  • Required courses
  • Optional courses
front end web developer
Front-End Web Developer
  • Optional courses
  • Required courses
xaml front end developer
XAML Front-End Developer
  • Requiredcourses
  • Optionalcourses
server side developer
Server-Side Developer
  • Required courses
  • Optionalcourses
mobile application developer
Mobile Application Developer
  • Requiredcourses
  • Optionalcourses
asp net web developer
ASP.NET Web Developer
  • Requiredcourses
  • Optionalcourses
windows 8 javascript developer
Windows 8 JavaScript Developer
  • Requiredcourses
  • Optionalcourses
windows 8 xaml developer
Windows 8 XAML Developer
  • Requiredcourses
  • Optionalcourses
net developer super ninja
.NET Developer (Super Ninja)
  • Optional courses
  • Required courses
qa engineer
QA Engineer
  • Requiredcourses
  • Optionalcourses
academy exams
Academy Exams
  • Several types of exams for all courses
    • Live exams
      • Practical problems to be solved in 5-8 hours
      • Live, in Telerik Academy
    • Practical team projects
      • Developed at home / at the academy labs in team
      • Defended in front of the trainer's team (live)
    • Other evaluation criteria
      • Forums activity, knowledge sharing, helping the others, participation in contests / projects
  • Best graduates from all academy courses will get certificates
    • Signed by Telerik academy trainer's team
    • Verifiable online
  • Students graduated full learning track (e.g. Front-End Web Developer)
    • Will get paper certificate
    • Will get additional awards from the Academy
    • Can be invited to a job interview
software academy requirements
Software Academy: Requirements
  • Strong motivation to become a skillful software engineer
  • Long-term commitment to work in Telerik / other software company
  • Technical English
  • Excellent Bulgarian
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Enough free time: ~ 4-8 hours / day
software academy when and where
Software Academy:When and Where?
  • Spring groups start:
    • End of April 2013
  • Autumn groups start:
    • End of October 2013
  • The venue
    • Telerik Software Academy labs
    • 31, Alexander Malinov Blvd., Sofia, Mladost-1A
software academy how to apply
Software Academy:How To Apply?
  • First check if you meet the requirements!
  • Steps to apply:
    • Prepare your CV (do not copy / paste it!)
    • Write a cover letter (do not copy / paste it!)
    • Register at
    • Send your documents (CV, cover letter, diplomas, certificates, etc.)
    • You will be invited to entrance exams
software academy entrance exams
Software Academy:Entrance Exams
  • Entrance exams for the Software Academy
    • English Test (basic English skills)
      • Just learn English!
    • IQ Test (mathematical-logical problems)
      • Prepare by solving IQ tests (find some in Google)
    • IT Test (basic IT / computer science skills)
      • Prepare by watching our videos:
  • You can attend an exam only once per year
software academy alumni
Software Academy: Alumni
  • Telerik Software Academy in the last 3 seasons
    • 2009-2010 – 96attendees, 25joined Telerik
    • 2010-2011 – 115attendees, 40joined Telerik
    • 2011-2012– 300attendees, 80joined Telerik
    • 2013-2014– 1000attendees, 100to join Telerik
  • This is the 5thseason of the Software Academy
      • 2013-2014– 500attendees (spring) + 1000 attendees (autumn), 100-150engineers expected to join Telerik
software academy online
Software Academy: Online?
  • Can I participate online?
    • Quick answer: partially
    • The "software academy" training program is very heavy learning track
      • It takes 6-8 hours daily for 12-18 months
      • Live attendees will have better chances
    • Most of the academy courses can be taken online (except Telerik's proprietary trainings)
    • The champions form the online courses could be invited to join the academy live
graduate in two years
Graduate in Two Years?
  • Can I graduate for 2 or 3 years?
    • Generally "Yes"
    • You could take 7-8 courses the first years and the rest in the second years
  • What if I am a school student?
    • You could take the "software academy" program as well
    • School students could take 2-3 courses each semester and graduate for 3-4 years
free online courses @ telerik software academy

Free Online Courses @ Telerik Software Academy

Software Development Trainings for Anyone

online courses
Online Courses
  • The online / student courses are:
    • The same courses from the software academy
    • Provided for free for any learner worldwide
      • Anyone can register and attend them
    • Full access to videos + presentations + demos + homework + projects
    • Best performers can take the live exams
    • Best graduates get certificate
    • Register at
software university

Software University?

Get a Diploma of Higher Education

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Software University
  • The “Software University” Program
    • First graduate Telerik Academy
    • Next continue in a partner university / college
    • Study 1-2 years more (save 1-2 years)
      • All exams at the Academy are acknowledged
    • Get an accredited higher education diploma
      • From the university, not from the Academy
  • We cannot provide more information until we sign with some of the partner universities!
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Telerik Software Academy

free trainings @ telerik academy
Free Trainings @ Telerik Academy
  • Telerik Software Academy
  • Telerik Academy @ Facebook
  • Telerik Software Academy Forums
  • Telerik School Academy