Our admissions process has been built to reveal this. In addition to strong motivation, you will need solid analytical thinking, as well as quick problem-solving and learning ability. These competences will be measured based on performance shown while solving two online games (Dotto and Curiosity) during the admissions process. Certain level of candidate’s profile match with benchmark profile is needed to be achieved in order for the candidates to be able to master the curriculum at an increased pace in 4 months.
English is the default language used in the IT industry. IT professionals all over the world are required to have a solid command of English in order to be able to collaborate with their colleagues and assist their customers. However, you don’t have to be a fluent speaker at the beginning - you should have a good understanding of the written word - and you can develop your English skills parallel with the programming skills. Also, our courses are taught mainly by Czech mentors so you can ask anytime for an explanation both in Czech or English.
Yes. If you've already tried programming of any kind (online course, Green Fox Academy workshop) or if you already have a degree in any field.
Absolutely. If you pass the admissions process we will keep your application on record and save you a spot for the upcoming and following courses. However, we cannot guarantee that the courses taking place afterwards will still be available for you due to limits in capacity.
Unfortunately we do not because the admissions process requires a huge investment of energy not just from the side of the applicant but also from our admissions team.
Yes, but half a year must elapse between the two applications because we believe that this amount of time is needed to prepare for the reinitiation of the process.
No, but we are always transparent about the program. Our oldest student thus far was 46 years old at the time of the course and it was more difficult for him to prove that he is as capable of coping with a junior position as his younger colleagues. Our experience shows that it’s entirely up to you to consider how you will handle having a new career in a junior position after years of experience in another field.
We always leave a buffer of more than 30 days between the announcement of your acceptance into the program and the start of the training, so if you are currently employed, you only need to terminate your job in case you get into the program. The admissions process spans approximately 2 weeks and you will receive your results within a few days of completing each step.
Our courses runs approximately every 3-4 months, depending on student interest.
During the course of the program, you can take 2 days off without any required documentation as verification. Additionally, you have 3 days of sick leave, which you have to prove by submitting a doctor’s note. If you are a student with a child under 3 years of age, you have 5 additional days of leave which do not require verification documentation. Of course, in case of a sudden health problem, we do our best to find an alternative solution.
Everyone works on their own laptops.
This laptop would preferably have at least a dual core processor and 4 GB of memory. The operating system should be 64-bit, but it can also be Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Mac OS. What you need to know is that you may have a recommended platform for each training course, so Microsoft Windows is recommended for the .net module, Microsoft Windows for C ++ and Dev Boards.
Unfortunately, this is not possible because work takes place within a flipped classroom framework. In practice, this means that only 10 % of time spent here is taken up with lectures, the other 90 % consists of individual and group work led by our mentors. For the group work, physical presence is required.
Compared to traditional schools, this training requires a lot of work in a very short time. The total length of the training is 18 weeks + 2 week breaks, every weekday from 9 am to 6 pm, followed by home preparation and practice. You have to count on 50 to 60 hours of work per week.
On one hand, this is the shortest amount of training time with which you can achieve the level of expertise required to enter the IT labor market. On the other hand, the course is also based on the current needs of our partner companies, and in the industry, this is the approximate amount of time needed to predict what kind of knowledge a junior programmer needs. It is also worth mentioning that we try to limit the period of time you will have to go without work to a minimum.
The biggest difference is in the methodology: with our mentor support, you learn the curriculum through assigned tasks, and the theory needed for it is mostly learnt at home through educational videos. During our course, you will spend the same amount of time practising as you would at a university.
About 30 years.
Very rarely, but it has happened in the past. This is typically due to a sudden work opportunity, but there were also those who decided to quit for personal / family reasons as the course could not fit into their life at the time.
Our students have changed their career path to software development from a variety of backgrounds: lawyers, athletes, musicians and engineers have all learned with us. It is also not uncommon for us to receive students who wish to combine their existing qualification with software development. You can read the stories of several of our students on our blog!
According to Czech Statistic Office approximately 30,000 software developers are missing from the labor market - and that's just in the Czech Republic, so your chances are high. The best students are hired even during the course. It is important to note that the job search may take a few months.
Based on our experience, absolutely not. It matters what you know and how open you are to continuous learning.