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Software Quality Assurance is a set of activities for ensuring quality in software engineering processes. SQA practices are implemented in most types of software development, regardless of the underlying software development model being used.
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Meet with your instructors 5 days a week. You’ll be matched with a 1:1 mentor and have homework and practice over 6 weeks
Gain real work experience you can feature in your resume and talk about in your job interviews. Our intership is integrated into the program
Finish the training program with the technical skills needed to start your career in QA
We’ll enhance your resume and LinkedIn, apply for jobs on your behalf and prepare you for interview questions
Our graduates acheive an average starting salary of $70-100K per year within months of finishing the program
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Our track record means that we now guarantee that you will find a job within the Manual QA field within 1 year of starting this course. If not, you'll receive 100% of your payments back!
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Resume & LinkedIn review
Improve your resume and LinkedIn profile. Present your skills and experience so you land the job you want
Proven job search guidance
Use our proven job hunting tactics and navigate the employment market effectively with your mentor
Unlimited mentorship and support
Your mentor will guide you until you find a job. Practice mock job interviews and be ready for any question that may come up!
Self-service video practice
Get pre-recorded job interview questions, record your responses, and get feedback from your mentor
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Quality assurance (QA) and manual testing basics.
Discover and start using industry-specific tools for manual testing. Learn the fundamentals of manual QA testing: types of testing and bugs, Chrome DevTools (Inspector), software development life cycle, bug life cycle, Jira bug-tracking system, user interface testing, client-server architecture, and BrowserStack.
Study waterfall, agile, and scrum approaches. Start learning to report bugs in Jira. Learn about test cases. Write test cases based on a product requirements document (PRD). Practice using TestRail. Students will test web applications, write test cases, and do bug reports.
Look at QA for mobile, in particular iOS and Android. Gain experience with Xcode and Android Studio for manual testing. Learn about app install and uninstall procedures, log files, exceptions/crashes/errors, and screenshots and video recordings for bug reporting. Students will test mobile applications, write test cases, and report bugs in Jira.
Utilize Unix and ADB commands. Study Charles Proxy, continuous integration, Jenkins, databases, and SQL. Write simple SQL queries.
Bonus: Introduction to API testing, REST API, learn about the different ways of transporting data, JSON, HTTP Verbs, how to process request and write responses, using headers, and status codes.
Explore the job market in your area. Prepare your resume and personal story. Create a solid LinkedIn profile. Efficiently and effectively search and apply for positions online by using job websites and LinkedIn. Learn practical job market skills and hacks. Practice interview questions and answers. Review of previous lessons and practice testing.