Within the framework of the grant program announced by the Ministry of High Tech Industry of the RA, "Business Development Group '' training center is implementing beginner and intermediate level courses on "DevOps'' co-financed by the Government.

Training goals

Business Development Group is implementing beginner level (90 participants) and intermediate level (50 participants) «DevOps» (Development-Operations) courses.

Students at the beginner level of the course:

  • will gain basic knowledge of Linux,
  • will get acquainted with GIT և branches of GIT.
  • will be able to work with configuration management tools
  • will be able to create, configure, find infrastructure in both virtual and cloud systems;
  • learn about Docker

Students at the intermediate level of the course:

  • will learn to do continuous integrations with Jenkins
  • work with Cloud Services
  • Assemble, test, and organize a complete cybernetic infrastructure with CI / CD components in a cloud or datacenter
  • make corrections to the scripts

What you should know

The training is conducted by “Business Development Group”, founded in 2009. It has been providing professional education for more than 11 years , having a great contribution in the field of education in the Republic of Armenia.

The company conducts courses for both students and professionals, helping them to develop their knowledge and accumulate new skills and experience.

The company offers both online and offline courses, providing education to students from Yerevan, the regions of Armenia, the Republic of Artsakh and abroad.

“Business Development Group” has conducted more than 550 courses in the following areas: programming, marketing, finance, management, human resources, soft skills.

Annually an average of 3.000 students study here, 30% of whom (800-900 students on average) get a job within 6 months of completing the course.

Over the years, the company has acquired numerous partnerships in both the private and public sectors.

The company already had a grant implementation experience in 2020 - courses in three areas were conducted jointly with the Ministry of High-Tech Industry in Armenia.

The program is open for the citizens of the Republic of Armenia living in the RA regions and the Republic of Artsakh (starting from 18 years old from Yerevan and 16 years old from regions and the Republic of Artsakh) who will successfully undergo the admission procedure and will meet the objectives of the program․

The target groups of the program are:

  • participants in the Artsakh wars (all the courses will be free for all the participants who have passed the admission procedure)
  • participants from the sectors, most affected by the COVID 19 pandemic (tourism, service sector companies etc.)
  • students
  • specialists working in the high-tech sector
  • anybody, who wants to receive basic and narrowly specialized technical education in the high-tech sector

In order to participate in the course, the applicant must have the minimum necessary knowledge and skills.

To participate in the beginner level course, the student must have the following skills:

beginner level

  • Intermediate knowledge of English
  • Network
  • Operating system
  • Programming basics
  • Hardware

Intermediate level

  • Basic knowledge of Linux
  • Network basics
  • Basic knowledge of virtualization and cloud
  • Basics of Git(optional)

Before the beginning of the course, the applicants will take an online assessment test.

The online admission test will consist of 15 questions, in order to test the basic professional knowledge.
Preference will be given to participants with rank of more than 60%*

* In the conditions of high competition and due to the limited number of participants, an interview will be conducted to assess the knowledge of the applicants, which will allow us to further test the applicants' skills.

The courses are co-financed. The Government will cover part of the fee, which will depend on the results of admission and final exams. (see the table below)

Tuition fees

Beginner level - 110․000 AMD

As the funding part is determined by the average score of the admission and final exams, the student must pay 50% (55.500 AMD) of the course cost before the beginning of the course.

For instance, if the participant showed a 80% rate as a result of the average score of the entrance and final exams and

  • If the participant is from Yerevan, the 70% (77․000 AMD) of the course will be paid by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry in Armenia, and the 30% (33․000 AMD) will be paid by the participant. At the end of the course, Business Development Group will refund you 22․000 AMD, so your tuition fee will be 33․000 AMD.
  • If the participant is from a region, the 80% (88․000 AMD) of the course will be paid by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry in Armenia, and the 20% (22․000 AMD) will be paid by the participant. At the end of the course, Business Development Group will refund you 33․000 AMD, so your tuition fee will be 22․000 AMD.

Intermediate level - 159․000 AMD

As the funding part is determined by the average score of the admission and final exams, the student must pay 50% (79.500) of the course cost before the beginning of the course.

For instance, if the participant showed a 80% rate as a result of the average score of the entrance and final exams and

  • If you are from Yerevan, the 70% (111.300 AMD) of the course will be covered by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of the RA, and the 30% (47.700 AMD) you will pay. At the end of the course, Business Development Group will refund you 31․800 AMD, so your tuition fee will be 31․800 AMD.
  • If you are from a region or the Republic of Artsakh, the 80% (127.200 AMD) of the course will be covered by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia, and the 20% (31.800 AMD) you will pay. At the end of the course, Business Development Group will refund you 31․800 AMD, so your tuition fee will be 31․800 AMD.

DevOps beginner level programming course will be conducted 2-3 times a week (21 lessons in total, 2.5 hours each). The group will consist of up to 20 students.

The course will consist of theoretical and practical parts:

  • The theoretical part will make up the 23.8% of the total course
  • The practical part will make up the 76.2% of the total course

DevOps intermediate level programming course will be conducted 2-3 times a week (a total of 22 lessons of 2.5 hours each). The group will consist of up to 20 students.

The course will consist of theoretical and practical parts:

  • The theoretical part will make up the 29% of the total course
  • The practical part will make up the 71% of the total course

The courses will be conducted online by using the licensed Zoom platform.

The final exam will be checked by the Testportal platform, which allows you to automatically check and evaluate the results of the tasks.

Please be informed that the applicant will be removed in case of the following conditions:

  • not doing Homework three consecutive without warning or serious reason
  • missing three lessons without warning or serious reason

The participants of the course will have the opportunity to thoroughly get acquainted with:

Beginner level

  • Linux basics
  • What is DevOPS, AWS intro
  • GIT intro, GIT branches
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Docker containers
  • Configuration management tools (Ansible)

Intermediate level

  • Continuous Integration (Jenkins)
  • Cloud Services
  • Databases, MySQL
  • Scripting
  • Terraform
  • Kubernetes

Find the program in more detail here:

beginner level

intermediate level

At the end of the course, an online exam/test will be conducted, as a result of which both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the students will be tested.

The final grade of the student is based on three components: class activity (20%), homework (30%), and final exam (50%).

At the end of the course the students will acquire:

  • A Certificate of Excellence (average grade - 85% and more)
  • A Certificate of Completion (average grade - 50%-84%)
  • A Participation Reference (average grade - less than 49%)

The CVs of students who scored 85% or more as a result of the final exam will be submitted for possible vacancies in partner organizations.

To measure your knowledge you can take an Example Test, which will help you get familiar with the test format.

To take the Example Test

beginner level

intermediate level

*Please, be informed that the Example Test is ONLY for you to check your knowledge. To apply for the course, please, fill in the Registration Form by following the link.

The Amount of money that government will pay for the training

The courses are co-financed. The Government will cover part of the fee, which will depend on the results of admission and final exams․

*All the courses will be free for all the participants in the Artsakh wars who have passed the admission procedure. The tuition fee paid by the participants will be reimbursed by the winning organization.

Less than 50% result
30%
40%
Yerevan
Regions
51% -75% result
50%
60%
Yerevan
Regions
Over 76% result
70%
80%
Yerevan
Regions

number of participants

90
Beginner
50
Intermediate
140
Total

Application Procedure

1

Fill out the application form

2

Pass an online test

3

After finalizing test results we will contact you

To apply for the program, fill out the online registration form below

Apply now

trainers

Arshak Matevosyan

Arshak Matevosyan

IT Systems & Infrastructure Senior Engineer

Tigran Gevorgyan

Tigran Gevorgyan

Site Reliability Engineer

Aren Abrahamyan

Aren Abrahamyan

DevOps Engineer

Samvel Isoyan

Samvel Isoyan

DevOps Engineer

Artur Davtyan

Artur Davtyan

DevOps Engineer

Mushegh Davtyan

Mushegh Davtyan

DevOps Engineer