Find your place with our extraordinary IT professionals

The Cloud & DevOps Academy provides the fast-track you need through a traineeship journey to your incredible career in IT.

Cloud and DevOps Academy

Your Traineeship for future career in IT

Learn & Earn – be a part of a full-time scholarship program delivered by KPMG IT Service OOD & ITCE professionals. Upon completion, you will be prepared with the necessary skillset and project experience to kick-off your career in Cloud & DevOps.

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September – October 2020

Online Application & Interviews

Do you want to participate in your greatest journey ever? Just ping us by attaching your resume and answering a couple of questions online. As a second step in the process, we will contact all pre-selected candidates over the phone and invite you for an online interview.

November 2020 – January 2021

Master Branch – Phase 1

Here we lay the ground for your future understanding of cloud technologies for the whole group of students. We will set the base on Microsoft Azure & O365 Fundamentals, Linux, Windows Server, Networking and Identity in the modern enterprise.

In addition, we will boost your productivity skills in Microsoft 365.

8 January 2021

Certification Milestone

It is time to take your first foundation level certification exams and they are:

• MS Certified: Azure Fundamentals 
• MS Certified: Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
• LPI: Linux Essentials 

January – March 2021

Master Branch – Phase 2

We will enhance your understanding and prepare your mastery in Cloud Administration, Soft Skills and Modern Project Management.

You will be assigned a project work that you can deliver under the mentorship and guidance of our super speakers.

January – March 2021

Branching

It is time to dive in your specialization by entering one of the following branches:

• Open Source Infrastructure Engineers
• DevOps Engineers
• Application Administration
• Cloud Engineers
• Microsoft 365 Engineers
• Microsoft 365 Administration
• SharePoint Engineers

March 2021

Certification Milestone

You will take your professional certification level exams and the exam titles are:

• MS Certified: Microsoft Azure  
• LPI: Linux Administrator

late March 2021

Graduation and Celebrating Your Success

Those of you that make it this far will be granted a Certificate of Completion by KPMG IT Service OOD & ITCE. Some of your will also get an employment offer as junior talent in the Cloud and DevOps area. Congratulations!

Academy Agenda

Here, you can browse the Academy agenda by branches and discover the learning areas which we will cover.

Master Branch – Phase 1

Productivity with Microsoft 365
Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive, SharePoint

Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 Fundamentals 
Cloud Concepts 
Core Azure and Microsoft 365 Services 
Security, Privacy, Compliance, and Trust
Service Level Agreements(SLAs), and Lifecycle

Linux Fundamentals  
Finding Your Way on a Linux System 
The Power of the Command Line
The Linux Operating System
Security and File Permissions

Networking 
IPv4 and IPv6 networks 
Core network services (DHCP, DNS) 
Remote access and VPNs 

Storage, Compute and Administration with Windows Server 
Servers and enterprise workloads
Enterprise storage solutions 
Virtualization and virtual machines 
High availability and disaster recovery 
Failover clustering and Network Load Balancing 

Identity in the modern enterprise
Objects in AD DS 
Domain controllers and advanced AD DS infrastructure management 
AD DS sites and replication 
Group Policy and AD DS security
Public Key Infrastructure 
AD DS synchronization with Microsoft Azure AD 

Master Branch – Phase 2

Soft Skills
Business Communication 
Assertiveness Skills 
Emotional Intelligence 
Resolving Conflicts at Work 
Time Management 

Microsoft Azure Administration
Identities and governance 
Compute
Storage
Networking
Monitoring and backup 

Modern Project Management 
ITIL® 4 Foundation 
Introduction to Agile

Branch: Open Source Infrastructure Engineers 

Linux Administration
File System and Disk Management 
Work On The Command Line
Linux Package Management 
Linux Boot Process 
Determine and Configure Hardware Settings

Scripting and Containers
Bash and Python Fundamentals
Kubernetes, Docker, AKS

Branch: DevOps Engineers 

Scripting with PowerShell
Understanding the Scripting Pipeline 
Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
Administering Remote Systems 
Application Deployment Pipelines  

Application Lifecycle Management
CI/CD
Source & Version Control
Code Analysis
Reliability Engineering (Monitoring and Log Collection) 

Branch: Application Engineers 

Scripting with PowerShell
Understanding the Scripting Pipeline 
Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
Administering Remote Systems 
Application Deployment Pipelines  

Application Lifecycle Management
CI/CD
Source & Version Control
Code Analysis
Reliability Engineering (Monitoring and Log Collection) 

Branch: Cloud Engineers 

Scripting with PowerShell
Understanding the Scripting Pipeline 
Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
Administering Remote Systems 
Application Deployment Pipelines  

Datacenter Management 
Windows Server
System Center
Virtualization
Software Defined Networking and Storage

Branch: Microsoft 365 Engineers 

Scripting with PowerShell
Understanding the Scripting Pipeline 
Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
Administering Remote Systems 
Application Deployment Pipelines  

Microsoft 365 Administration
Modern Messaging Infrastructure 
Hybrid Configuration and Migration
MS Teams and OneDrive for Business

Branch: SharePoint Engineers 

Scripting with PowerShell
Understanding the Scripting Pipeline 
Moving From a Command to a Script to a Module
Administering Remote Systems 
Application Deployment Pipelines  

SharePoint Administration
SharePoint and SharePoint Online  
SharePoint Framework
REST, CSOM, JSON, JSOM 

Career Development Areas

Choose the field of your career development from the very beginning of the academy.

You will have the opportunity to apply for a position in the following career areas by selecting your top three preferences from the list. The final selection will be decided throughout the interviewing process, based on mutual preferences.

Cloud Infrastructure

Interested in the future of cloud infrastructure? You will be involved in large-scale international projects in the processes of planning, management, operations and support of cloud projects. 

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Applications

In the enterprise world, the application environment is heterogeneous by definition. As a professional in this field, you will be involved in the configuration and operations of different applications, both on prem and in the cloud.

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SharePoint

SharePoint is a massive system. As a professional in this area, you will be involved in the configuration and administration of the platform and overall, taking care of the environment and everything it needs in order to improve and run smoothly. 

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Open Source Infrastructure

Do you find open source systems exciting? As a professional in this area, you will get introduced to a variety of open source systems and you will be involved in the processes of designing, upgrading and maintaining the open source infrastructure we support.

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Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 – one of the most popular and important cloud services of businesses nowadays. As a professional in this area, you will be involved in the activities needed to keep the solution performing and in optimal condition, ensuring the work processes of thousands of users. 

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DevOps

Want to be part of the DevOps movement? You will be collaborating with the development and IT Ops teams to oversee and contribute to the code releases. You will be working with a variety of DevOps tools to ensure the smooth deployments.

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Meet your Trainers

Konstantin Kostov

Cloud Architect at KPMG IT Service OOD

With more than 10 years in IT and a bunch of Microsoft, VMWare and Cisco certifications – MCT / MCSE / MCSA / MCITP / MCTS / MCP among others, Konstantin is an expert in designing cloud solutions, scripts and software. He also enjoys designing his own hardware components and writing firmware on C. He keeps his instincts sharp by playing StarCraft.

Ivan Neshev

Cloud Architect at KPMG IT Service OOD

А Microsoft ecosystem – oriented IT Professional with 12 years of experience, Ivan has strong background in support and project engineer, Data Centers and Cloud Architecture. For the past 5 years, he has been sharing his IT knowledge as a Lecturer in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. A snowboard, mountain biking and hiking enthusiast outside of the IT world.

Ivailo Tzenkov

Technical Product Owner at KPMG IT Service OOD

As an architect, consultant and a product owner, Ivailo has worked professionally with Microsoft products and technologies for the last 15 years and has a multitude of technical projects for the time – being. During the same period, he led over a 100 courses and lectures on more than 20 different topics.

Petar Danailov

Senior Scrum Master at KPMG IT Service OOD

Petar guides teams to higher levels of performance through application of the Agile manifesto, practices and culture. He organizes and facilitates project planning, sprint and release planning and facilitates dialogue between teams. Petar is a certified Scrum Master and Certified Agile Leader by Scrum Alliance.

Ivan Vlaevski

Architecture Lead at KPMG IT Service OOD

Ivan is a KPMG IT Service OOD Super Speaker who has presented the company and shared his knowledge and professional experience at Azure Bootcamp, IoT Summit, JS Talks among others ever since 2015. He has over 20 years of professional experience and more than 100 successful projects in his track record. He boasts 15k downloads of a game developed by him and his son for Windows Phone in MS Store.

Radoslav Dimov

Manager Cloud Operations at KPMG IT Service OOD

Radoslav is an MCSE in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure and holds VMware VCP550 certificate. He has 14+ years of IT experience across the Infrastructure field as Senior Engineer among other roles revolving around Microsoft technology stack, storages and compute power. In his current managerial role he guides his team whose main focus is Improving the efficiency and minimizing the risk of disruption in the infrastructure services provided to KPMG Germany and International from KPMG in Sofia. When all is running smoothly, Radoslav dedicates time to his family and motorsport.

Svetoslav Spasov

Managing Director at KPMG IT Service OOD

An executive with 15 + years of technical experience complemented by technical degree and background in enterprise organizations and start-ups. Svetoslav brings a 360-degrees perspective on strategic, leadership, operations and multi-disciplinary organizational development within IT.

Ivan Minchev

Senior Cloud Engineer at KPMG IT Service OOD

Ivan is experienced in various Microsoft technologies with strong focus on automation. Microsoft Certified Trainer as of 2012 year, Trainer in Sofia University, currently a Senior Cloud Engineer with KPMG IT Service OOD.

Borislav Tonev

Senior Cloud Operations Engineer at KPMG IT Service OOD

Borislav has been working for 8 years in the IT industry with main focus on the Microsoft technology stack as a support and project engineer, both for the data center and the workplace. In the last 4 years, he has been a lecturer in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, table tennis, and learning foreign languages.

Valeri Zahariev

Cloud Architect at KPMG IT Service OOD

Valeri has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, spent mostly with Microsoft infrastructure – related products and cloud services. He has studied Mathematics in high school and Informatics in university. Valeri started his career as a support engineer and continued as a consultant and trainer. He loves spending time outdoors, either with friends or with his wife and kids, and has no favorite season. He has a passion for music, gadgets and biking.

Zornitsa Nikolova

Senior Service Manager at KPMG IT Service OOD

Zornitsa supports organizations along their pathway of establishing and structuring their end-to-end digital operating model in the most effective and efficient way based on the industry best practices. Certified ITIL Expert with more than 10 years IT experience in the Service Management, ITIL trainer, currently a Senior Service Manager at KPMG IT Service OOD.

Georgi Ivanov

Senior Cloud Engineer at KPMG IT Service OOD

Coffee lover, Skier, Squasher, Mountain biker, and Cloud Engineer with more professional than sport titles amongst which MCT, who will try to catch your attention on the more than ever interesting software world we live in.

Boris Petrov

Cloud Architect at KPMG IT Service OOD

Boris is a professional with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been overcoming technical challenges in on-premises and cloud environments. Boris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and has lead numerous trainings and lectures. He is an avid skier and a “once-per-year” downhill biker, keen on cars and airplanes.

Anna-Mariya Peeva

Business Skills Trainer at ITCE

Anna-Mariya Peeva is a consultant and trainer in the field of business skills and business psychology. She holds a Master’s degree in Psychology of Management and is a certified business trainer and mediator.

Dimitar Georgiev

Training Manager & Senior Consultant at ITCE

A highly qualified senior consultant, trainer and project manager with more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Dimitar specializes in Automation and Orchestration of IT services, Information Security and Identity Management. In addition, he is a keen photographer, rock climber, mountain biker and runner.

Antoniya Neycheva

Microsoft Office & Business Productivity Trainer at ITCE

Antoniya holds the highest-level certification for Microsoft Office products – Microsoft Office Specialist Master (MOS). She has trained and helped numerous teams and professionals maximise their productivity in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and developed highly effective training programs for MS Office.

Success Stories

Learn more about our students and how their post-graduation journey at KPMG ITS continues.

Julian Prodanov

Sofia ITS Cloud Operations team

The Cloud & DevOps Academy was an incredible journey, that enabled me to have an awesome head start into the world of Information Technology. After the successful completion of the Academy I found my spot in the Cloud Operations Team, where I feel like a valued member and am continuing to learn and grow. This wouldn’t have been possible without the awesome people behind it all.

Yasmin Fitri

Junior Cloud Professional

Cloud and DevOps Academy provides a solid foundation of both knowledge and practice, that I need to start my career in Cloud Technology. As a Junior Cloud Professional, my work is related to wide array of IT aspects, from Infrastructure, Development and Automation. Thankfully, with the experience I had in the academy, I feel confident in diving into any aspect of IT. Not only that, the academy also helped to realize in which direction I want my career to be.

Alexandre Britsch

Junior SharePoint DevOps Engineer

The Cloud & DevOps Academy provided me with quality knowledge on all spectrum of the IT world. It helped me with having a hands-on experience within a company’s environment. After successfully passing the exam, I joined KPMG ITS as a Junior SharePoint DevOps Engineer. My role within the teams is Developer.

Read Our Story

Initially established by a group of 15 cloud professionals and led by two visionaries who founded a startup company which later on was acquired by KPMG IT Service GmbH in 2015. Currently KPMG IT Service OOD employs 230 IT professionals the majority of which are senior technical talent, experts in project and service management, cloud and software engineering and operations.

Having first – hand experience along the way to a successful career in IT themselves, the team behind KPMG IT Service OOD now wants to contribute to the IT ecosystem, provide best-in-class training and career start to bright and motivated young IT talent in partnership with ITCE.

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FAQ’s

What is a traineeship?

Traineeship is a full-time scholarship program delivered by KPMG IT Service OOD & ITCE professionals. Upon completion, you will be prepared with the necessary skillset and project experience to kick-off your career in IT. You will be receiving remuneration for the whole period of the Cloud & DevOps Academy and have the opportunity for employment at KPMG IT Service OOD upon successful completion of the traineeship program.

Is the participation at the Academy sponsored?

You will be receiving remuneration for the whole period of the Cloud & DevOps Academy and have the opportunity for employment at KPMG IT Service OOD upon successful completion of the traineeship program.

Is work experience needed?

No, work experience is not a requirement only a strong motivation to work in IT.

What skills will I acquire after attending the Cloud & DevOps Academy program?

You will gain essential industry skills and certifications in the Cloud & DevOps area with focus on Azure, Windows and Linux Services, Databases, Web Services, Network Security & Cryptography, Authentication, Scripting and Automation. These skills and competencies will boost your career by helping you build an all-round professional profile.

What is the official language of the academy?

The official language of the Academy is English due to the international learning environment.

What is the duration of the academy?

The duration of the Academy is 5 months – with official kick-off in November 2020 and graduation in March 2021.

Where will the academy take place?

In view of COVID-19 and the health regulations and advice we follow, this year the Cloud & DevOps Academy will take place virtually. We are committed to providing a safe and comfortable study and work environment to our students, speakers, staff and partners. 

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