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Why should you choose us?

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Live online sessions
Small study groups with two dedicated mentors
One-on-one mentoring in local language
Recorded, rewatchable material
Online coaching sessions
Flexible schedule and payment options
Participate from anywhere
100 % job placement guarantee

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Would you like to change your career ASAP? At Green Fox you can start acquirinq the necessary skills to become an IT professional, also during the coronavirus pandemic. Depending on the time you have on hand and whether or not you need to do it on the side of working, choose between our Full-time and Part-time courses.

Online Junior Developer Courses

Full-time Course
Part-time Course
Who is this course for?
For people who would like a career change as soon as possible, and can dedicate the next 5 months to the course full-time.
For people who want to learn programming but keep doing their job
How long is the course?
5 months
10,5 months
How many hours of my time does it take in a week?
40 hours per week + homeworks
20 hours (18:30-21:30 Tuesdays + Thursdays + whole Saturday + homework)
How many contact hours does the course entail?
502 hours
456 hours
What kind of technologies and specializations are available?
Java, followed by Back-End, Front-End or Full-Stack specialization
Java, followed by Back-End, Front-End or Full-Stack specialization
In which language is the course conducted?
Czech and English
Czech and English
How many people are in a study group?
7
7
Can you switch to an on-campus course?
Yes, on annouced dates
Yes, on annouced dates
Can you switch between full-time and part-time?
Yes, on announced dates
(see exact dates)
Yes, on announced dates
(see exact dates)
Start of the next course
31 August 2020
7 July 2020
Deadline for applying
14 June 2020
14 June 2020
Tuition and guarantee

Basic information

1. What skills will you acquire?

By the end of the course you will have junior level programming skills and lots of experience in Java technology. In the second half of the course you can specialize in the following areas:

Back-end
Front-end
Full-Stack

It's up to you which one you choose.

2. Why programming?

There is a huge demand for programmers both nationally and globally due to the enormous technological advancements of recent decades. Also coding is more and more becoming an essential skill, like speaking English. We suppose that anyone can learn to code, and the most dedicated can get to a level in only a couple of months, with which they can land a more than well paid job.

3. What kind of methodology do we apply to teach you?

Work takes place within a mentoring framework. In practice, this means that only 10 percent of time spent here is taken up with lectures, the remaining 90 percent consists of individual and group work led by other mentors.

Our goal is to create an environment at Green Fox similar to the environment you will find yourself in when you start to work afterwards, so our teaching methodology here focuses on solving challenges. Our students work on tasks in the first half of the course, and the development of complex projects in the second half.

4. What kind of preliminary qualifications are required?

Participation in the course requires no conventional preliminary qualifications. One thing you must have, though, is at least an intermediate level of both spoken and written English. This is very important, as in the English-speaking class the syllabus will be presented in English, and students' Friday demos/presentations will also be expected to be given in English. No proof of having passed a relevant language exam will be required.

Although not required, it will be to your advantage during the admission process if you can prove you have a degree of any kind, have tried coding, or have participated in any online course.

5. What happens after the course?

After graduation we will help you find a job. Green Fox students go through the same selection process as any other candidates for junior programmer positions. Until starting your new job you can deepen your coding knowledge for 10 more weeks by working at our co-working space, Húli.

We believe that the knowledge you will acquire in our course is job-ready and to prove this to you we offer Placement guarantee: if you can’t find a job in IT within 6 months after successful graduation, we will refund you the full amount of your tuition (or forfeit it if you chose post-payment). Please find more details in the student contract.

6. What certification will I get at the end?

You will receive a certificate issued by Green Fox Academy, confirming you have completed the course and passed the final exam.

Please note: the course is not a state-accredited education course, and therefore we are not allowed to issue an accredited diploma. We have no plans to introduce accredited diplomas, because the accreditation process would restrict our abilities to be able to teach you the latest technologies. We believe that the true value of the skills you will acquire at Green Fox Academy is proven by the fact that many of our students are hired just a few weeks after they graduate.

7. How and on what terms do we help you find a job after the course?

Students who successfully complete the course will be helped by our recruitment team to find employment as soon as possible, but bear in mind that finding a job could take several months.

Feel free to find and take up employement anywhere, however you are only allowed to accept job offers of Green Fox Academy's hiring partners through us. Our partners offer a gross salary of 35 000 Kč per month.

8. Milyen papírt kapsz a végén?

A Green Fox Academy által kiállított oklevelet, amely igazolja majd, hogy sikeresen megfeleltél a kurzus követelményeinek, és letetted a záróvizsgát. Fontos tudnod: a képzés nem államilag akkreditált, így nem állíthat ki akkreditált bizonyítványt. Ezen nem is tervezünk változtatni, mert az akkreditációs folyamat nem tenné lehetővé, hogy mindig a legfrissebb technológiákat taníthassuk nektek. Mi abban hiszünk, hogy a megszerzett tudás igazi értékét az mutatja, hogy legkiválóbb hallgatóink azonnali munkalehetőséghez juthatnak.

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Syllabus

The course is divided into three modules, focused on object-oriented language Java. After the first module, you can choose if you want to specialize in back-end, front-end or full-stack.

1. Foundation module

The Foundation module focuses on learning the basic concepts of different algorithm implementation using programming languages. It also introduces students to all the necessary tools for creating programs, including editors, IDE-s, command lines, and version control systems, such as Git. The curriculum is mostly language-independent, and focuses on the universal building blocks of programming languages, such as expressions, loops, conditions, functions and data structures.

At the end of the module, the participant should be able to create a simple 2D graphical game that consists of a tile-based maze and a character who can be controlled using the keyboard.

Detailed Foundation module thematics

Main Topics

  • Command Line
  • Version control
  • HTML and CSS basics
  • Editors
  • Expressions
  • Control flows
  • Functions
  • Data-structures
  • File handling
  • Modules and imports
  • Unit testing
  • Drawing
  • Object Orientation
  • Game Project
  • GitHub

Java

This module will help you learn the basics of Java, which is one of the most popular languages in the world. All exercises and materials are based on this language, and it is a good language through which to start to become familiar with programming and the tech realm. It provides a strong foundation for Java back-end or Android development late on, although it is also possible to switch to any other technologies.

You will continue in the Orientation module with Spring.

2. Orientation module

This module allows you to dig deeper into specifics of the technological field. Following-up on what you have been taught in the previous module, you will learn web development on the server-side.

During this period, you will start to use technologies that are applied in real-life development activities.

Detailed Orientation module thematics

Spring

Spring, one of the most popular web frameworks in the Java realm, will help you learn the basics of building back-end applications that run on a server. It's a good foundation for learning about back-end development, Android development and DevOps. At the end of the module, the participant should be capable of creating an interactive web application that can be connected to a database.

Main topics

  • Java streams, lambda expressions
  • Gradle
  • SQL
  • Spring Boot
  • Thymeleaf
  • MVC
  • ORM
  • REST
  • Bootstrap
  • Heroku

You can continue in the Orientation module with Spring Back-end or Front-end or Full-Stack

3. Project module

In the last period of the course, participants are split into 3-4 person groups, and each group is assigned with a Front-end or Back-end or Full-Stack project. Participants learn the technologies on their own, but Green Fox Academy, of course, provides guidance.

After the course, until starting your new job you have an option to deepen your coding knowledge for 10 more weeks by working at our co-working space, Húli. Here you will be faced with circumstances that are customary at your future workplace, therefore you can experience the everyday joys and struggles of an IT professional.

Detailed Project module thematics

Back-end

These projects are strictly back-end applications, written in Java.

Main Topics:

  • Token Based Authentication
  • Async structures
  • Complex database structures
  • Data migration
  • Hosting
  • Continuous Integration
  • Design Patterns
  • REST API
  • Unit/Integration testing

Front-end

These projects are strictly front-end applications, written in Angular 2+ and React, which are two of the most popular JavaScript frameworks. These applications are connected to the back-end applications provided by the other teams.

Main Topics:

  • Angular 2+/ React
  • Async structures
  • Advanced DOM
  • Token Based Authentication
  • Continuous Integration
  • Design Patterns
  • Unit/Integration testing

Full-Stack

These projects are developed in JavaScript from beginning to end, and in terms of both the server and client sides. It helps students gain a wider (but not quite as deep compared to other paths) knowledge of both sides of web development.

Main Topics:

  • Angular 2+ / React
  • Async structures
  • Advanced DOM
  • Token Based Authentication
  • Database structures
  • Continuous Integration
  • Design Patterns
  • REST API
  • Unit/Integration testing

How does the admissions procedure work?

1st step

If you are ready to change your life, submit your application!
The first thing you will need to do is to simply submit your CV.​

2nd step

The next step in the selection process is to complete an online cognitive test. All you need is a good internet connection, a computer, and a convenient place for concentration. All instructions will come in the email. The test itself takes up to 20 minutes.

3rd step

Within a few days, you will receive an invitation for a video interview or an interview in person. The interview part is focused on your English language and presentation skills. The video interview is an option when meeting in person is not possible in the upcoming days. It takes approximately 10 minutes in front of your web camera. All instructions will be sent to you via email. If you applied for a scholarship, you will also be asked to send a brief motivation letter that should explain why you requested the scholarship and why it should be granted to you.

4th step

After successfully passing the cognitive test, the applicant is invited to participate in a coding simulation.
Don't worry, the simulation is tailored for programming beginners. You will only need a well-charged laptop, stable internet connection and good mood. ;) Depending on the mentors' and applicants' availability, the simulation can be conducted during a personal meeting or via a remote session.

Ready to change your life? Then submit the application! It takes only a couple of clicks :)

The next step in the selection process is to complete an online cognitive test. All you need is a good internet connection, a computer, and a convenient place for concentration. All instructions will come in the email. The test itself takes up to 20 minutes.

Within a few days, you will receive an invitation for a video interview. The interview part is focused on your English language and presentation skills. It takes approximately 10 minutes in front of your web camera. All instructions will be sent to you via email.

If you successfully pass the interview, there is only one step left: participating in a 1,5 hour simulated group class, where we check applicants’ digital literacy. (In case you have only applied for the orientation module, you will have to complete a test in this phase.)

You will be informed about whether or not you have been admitted before the course starting. If you are successful, we will then take care of all the required paperwork for you, and look forward to meeting you on the first day of the course. :)

Good luck!

Trainings, coaching sessions

Becoming a developer is half a success without soft skills

During the course, however, we focus not only on coding, but also on the development of soft skills, including communication and presentation skills, stress management, collaboration and teamwork. In particular, we feel it is important that our students feel confident in their future workplaces, so each class at Green Fox is allocated a dedicated psychologist. Students take part in training and coaching sessions as needed, and present their knowledge to our mentors and / or our partners in individual and group presentations.

Organizational psychologist

Katarina Grujičić

What do you need in order to have the courage to change your career? Do you have the potential to successfully finish the intensive four-month course? Is an IT career a suitable career for you? Ask Katarina, our organizational psychologist.

We ensure your career change with a placement guarantee

We are in strong cooperation with our hiring partners and we develop our syllabus based on their needs and that’s why we are sure that the knowledge you can obtain in Green Fox Academy is IT job-ready.

To guarantee this we go even further: if you can't find a job in IT within 6 months after successful graduation, we refund the 100 % of your tuition fee (or forfeit it if you chose post-payment).

For your successful placement we need your efforts as well, because you will go through the same selection process as any other candidates for junior programmer positions. It means that we will expect you to participate in all interviews organised by us, as well as to actively search. Please find the rest of the conditions in the student contract.

Career

8 surprising facts about the junior developer position
  • The Czech Republic currently lacks 30 000 IT specialists
  • The average salary in the profession is about 56 800 CZK
  • Developers are very often given time as well as place of work flexibility
  • Programming is about team work
  • Programming is a creative process
  • An experienced developer earns on average 95 000 CZK
  • Only every tenth developer is a woman, let's change that ;)

8 dolog, amit érdemes tudnod a szoftverfejlesztői munkáról

  • Ma Magyarországon több mint 10 ezer nyitott szoftverfejlesztői pozíció van.

  • Egy átlagos, belépő szintű fizetés a programozói szakmában nettó 200.000 és 350.000 Ft között alakul.

  • Egy 4-5 év fejlesztői tapasztalattal rendelkező szakember fizetése nettó 400.000 és 600.000 Ft között mozog.

  • A hiedelmekkel ellentétben a szoftverfejlesztés kreatív és alkotó folyamat.

  • Már egészen a kezdő pozíciókban is nagy önállóság és alkotói tér jut a fejlesztőknek.

  • A fejlesztői közösség más szakmára nem feltételnül jellemző módon nagyon befogadó, és szívesen megosztják tudásukat másokkal.

  • A szoftverfejlesztői lét a mindennapokban nem magányos küzdelem az elemekkel, hanem igazi csapatmunka.

  • A magyar szoftverfejlesztők tudása igen elismert külföldön.

FAQ

If you are confused, feel free to reach out to us, however here are some frequently asked questions and answers.

What does the income-share postpaid package entail?

Students who choose this package will have to put down a deposit of 10 000 Kč + VAT before the course. The remainder of the fee is to be paid in monthly installments of 20 % of your net salary, once you have graduated and started a new job.

How much time does the course take up?

The Full-time course goes on every weekday from 9 am to 6 pm, followed by individual preparation and practicing. You can calculate approximately 50-60 hours a week. The Part-time course takes up about 20 hours a week, 3 hours each on two weeknights and a whole weekend day, complemented by individual preparation and practicing.

What if I chose the pre-paid payment and found an employer by myself?

There is always an option to “buy out” if you have found an employer, however that employer cannot be one of our partners. You would pay additional fee 40 000 CZK + VAT.

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