Software QA Engineering Bootcamp

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job in tech
in 6 months

  • Earn a tech salary up to $113K, no coding experience
  • Mentorship, Internship and 1:1 Career Coaching
  • Top experts from Google, Meta, Intel and more

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Program time

16 weeks

with an average of 6-7 hours / week

Learning Format

Part-Time

Study at your convenience with a flexible schedule

What is Software
QA Engineering?

  • Test software and make sure websites and 
 mobile apps work as expected.
  • Search for errors and bugs and report them 
 to the development team.
  • Collaborate with development teams, product managers, and other stakeholders.

In-Demand Career

$67-113К

Earn average $87K / year to start
and up to $143K as a senior

37k+

Software QA Engineer
openings today in US

10%

Yearly grow or demand on the
job market

Top 3

Happiest Job according
to Forbes

This program
is designed for

Complete Beginners
Land your first job in tech with no-coding experience, no tech background or degree. Increase the salary to 87К average for the start.
Tech Acquainted
Change your career by merging your essential background with up-to-day and practical QA bootcamp. Increase the salary and grow to 143К as a senior.

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Step-by-step
Gameplan

Intensive training
1

Say Hello

Meet your Career Advisor and complete enrollment (ask about financing options). Start your journey toward a successful career in QA.

2

Learn & practice

Learn with life classes 3 times with guidance from industry experts. Practice new skills with hands-on assignments and quizzes

3

Start Your Internship

Get real-world experience for your resume and LinkedIn with an internship (100% remote). Gain confidence for your upcoming job interviews!

Landing a job
4

Career Course

Master all the basics to start your job search journey. Learn with self-paced recorded training, practice, and get expert feedback.

5

1:1 Career Coaching

​​Improve your online presence and prepare for upcoming job interviews. During your job search, a Career Coach will guide you through the process to accelerate your success.

6

You’re hired!

Our graduates earn an average starting salary up to $105K per year

7 WEEKS OF LEARNING

Module 1 M1. Fundamentals of QA

Fundamentals of QA

2 weeks
Dive into Quality Assurance (QA) and learn about the software development lifecycle, software architecture, testing methods, and different test types. Get skilled at writing effective bug reports and test cases. As a practice, you'll create your first bug report.

L1
Fundamentals of QA

Career and job market overview. Understanding Quality Assurance and Software Testing. Meet your instructors.

Functional Testing, Regression Testing, Non-Functional Testing, Black box Testing, Types of Testing, Exploratory Testing, Automation Testing, White box testing, Software Testing

L2
Software Development Life Cycle

The main types of QA Testing and fundamentals of working with software errors (bugs). How to file a bug report. Types of software issues and their prioritization.

Software testing methodologies, Boundary Value Analysis, Defect Priority, Unit Testing, Sanity and Smoke Testing, System Testing, Acceptance Testing, Integration Testing, UAT User Acceptance Testing, Performance Testing, Security Testing, Web Application Security Testing, Usability Testing, Compatibility Testing, End to end Testing, Accessibility Testing, Negative Testing, Alpha Testing, Beta Testing, Localization Testing, Manual Testing

L3
Testing Types and Environment

The software development life cycle (SDLC). Introduction to bug tracking systems (Jira). Ticket types and structures in Jira. The bug life cycle.

STLC, Bug Life Cycle

L4
Test Documentation

Software development methodologies. Discussing Waterfall and Agile. Explanation of Agile Scrum. Agile release planning.

Agile Methodology

L5
Understanding Software Bugs

Software development methodologies. Discussing Waterfall and Agile. Explanation of Agile Scrum. Agile release planning.

Agile Methodology

L6
How to write Bug Reports

Software development methodologies. Discussing Waterfall and Agile. Explanation of Agile Scrum. Agile release planning.

Agile Methodology

Module 2 M2. Web Application Testing

Web Application Testing

1 week
Unlock the world of web testing. We'll cover the key differences between the frontend and backend and how to conduct manual testing of web applications. Also, in this module you’ll practice exploratory, functional and usability testing.

L7
Web Application Testing Fundamentals

Types of documentation. What is a test case? Writing test cases based on a product requirement document (PRD). Test case management systems (TestRail).

Test Cases, Test Case, Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), Test Coverage, Test Plan, Test Estimation, Test Management Tools

L8
Manual Testing Techniques

Web and mobile web testing. Writing test cases for a website without requirements. Reporting bugs in Jira.

Web Application Testing, Test Strategy, Jira, Use Case Testing, Bug Reporting

L9
Cross-Browser Compatibility and Test Cases

Web and mobile web testing. Writing test cases for a website without requirements. Reporting bugs in Jira.

Web Application Testing, Test Strategy, Jira, Use Case Testing, Bug Reporting

L10
Chrome DevTools for Web Testing

Web and mobile web testing. Writing test cases for a website without requirements. Reporting bugs in Jira.

Web Application Testing, Test Strategy, Jira, Use Case Testing, Bug Reporting

Module 3 M3. Mobile Application Testing

Mobile Application Testing

1 week
Learn mobile testing by learning how to write effective test cases, manage builds, and analyze logs. You will also learn the essentials of using Xcode and ADB commands.Get hands-on with manual testing techniques, focusing on usability, functionality, and exploration on mobile devices.

L11
Mobile Application Testing Fundamentals

Evolution of the mobile industry and operating systems. Types of mobile applications, XCode, and ADB. Working with builds and logs.

L12
Manual Testing Techniques

Testing mobile applications. Exploring applications and creating test cases. Filing bug reports.

L13
Mobile Builds and System Logs

Testing mobile applications. Exploring applications and creating test cases. Filing bug reports.

L14
ADB (Android Debug Bridge) Commands

Testing mobile applications. Exploring applications and creating test cases. Filing bug reports.

Module 4 M4. API & Back-end testing

API & Back-end testing

1 week
Delve into client-server fundamentals and API testing. Learn how front and back ends interact and gain practical skills in API testing with Postman. Get hands-on with network debugging using Charles Proxy.

L15
Client-Server Architecture and API Testing

BrowserStack for cross-platform testing. Client-server communications. API. Chrome DevTools - Networking.

L16
API Testing Techniques with Postman

How testers use deployment environments, staging, test/QA, and production. Overview of CI/CD tools for Manual QA. How to apply changes and run builds in a new software version.

L17
Network Debugging with Charles Proxy

How testers use deployment environments, staging, test/QA, and production. Overview of CI/CD tools for Manual QA. How to apply changes and run builds in a new software version.

Module 5 M5. Advanced Testing Techniques

Advanced Testing Techniques

1 week
Expand your testing skills - learn database fundamentals and simple SQL for data management. Learn UNIX commands, explore such instruments like Jenkins and how to ensure software can handle stress using JMeter.

L18
Databases and Simple SQL Queries

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports.

L19
SQL for database testing practice

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports.

L20
VIDEO UNIX Commands

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports.

L21
CI/CD Processes, Jenkins and Rundeck Overview

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports.

L22
Testing Essentials with JMeter

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports.

BONUS
API Simulator

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports.

Module 6 M6. Introduction to Automation

Introduction to Automation

1 week
Dive into test automation and meet the most popular automation tools such as Selenium and Playwright for web automation. Learn how to execute scripts and verify results to sharpen your automation skills.

L23
VIDEO Introduction to Test Automation

Recap: types of testing and A/B testing. Explanation of the development cycle for mobile applications. More interview questions.

L24
Test Automation with Selenium

Introduction to databases. How to write simple SQL queries. Structure of databases and testing using SQL.

L25
Test Automation with Playwright and Cypress

This lesson provides hands-on training on using Charles Proxy, a powerful tool for inspecting and debugging network traffic, allowing QA engineers to effectively analyze and validate the communication between applications and servers during testing.

BONUS module:  BONUS module:  Learn how to use AI for QA tasks

Learn how to use AI for QA tasks

YOUR LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Participate in Live Workshops and watch lessons

Learn new materials at your convenience, get instant feedback to your questions from mentors and practice your skills on online workshops with tech experts. All online workshops will be also available as recordings.

Use the Learning Platform

All materials will be available in our learning management system, which we created specially for our students.

Work on a Real Project

Practice your new skills and expand your professional portfolio with Jira, TestRail, SQL, and more.

Join 1:1 Sessions with Tech Mentors

Get homework help from experienced QAs who will explain the material and motivate you. Sessions are available to students in each training module.

Find Community

Get support from others on the same educational journey in our Slack community. You can also quickly get help from a support manager to solve technical and organizational issues.

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4 weeks internship

Gain experience to impress a future employer by completing a real-world internship.

Work on an active project with the guidance, support and feedback of a QA Lead.

Spend just 2 hours a day!

Industry-Leading
Instructors

Get an offer with
1-1 career coaching

Career course and 1-1 career coaching improves your job-readiness and accelerates your job search.
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Portfolio
Interview preparation:
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  • App critique
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Behavioral questions
  • Mock interview practice
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QA Engineering training is included: no prior experience required

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Your questions answered

I don’t have experience in tech. Is this program right for me?

Yes! We designed our training program for newcomers to tech, and this may be the best way to enter the tech industry for people without a technical background. All you need is a computer, internet access, and about 6-8 hours per week. When you graduate, you can expect to make a starting salary of $65K – 100K+ per year.

Will you support me as I learn?

At Careerist, we set a new industry standard for supporting our students. During your studies, you can connect with your instructors and support staff to get help. When you join your internship, you‘ll be part of a team, and your team lead can answer questions. Finally, you‘ll be assigned a 1:1 Career Coach to help with your job search and prepare you for job interviews. There‘s no more supportive learning and job search experience than with Careerist.

Are there any payment options?

To help with your financial investment, we now offer options to ease tuition payment including: installment plans and a financing option offered by our third-party lending partners. To tailor your plan, please contact us at [email protected]

Am I guaranteed a job after graduating?

We have developed a program that will help you get a job in QA if you follow all of our team's recommendations. Because Careerist is fully committed to your success, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you do not land a job in tech within one year of graduation. Please, read the complete terms and conditions and refund eligibility requirements here.

Will you help me find a job quickly?

Yes! At Careerist, our goal is to help you get a great job in tech quickly. Our program provides the most up-to-date skills and materials that are in line with the job market. Instructors, mentors, and coaches will provide insider information to help you stand out in the job market. Your Career Coach will work with you to provide the necessary foundation and guide you through the job search process. If your main goal is to find a job quickly, we will prioritize that strategy and continue working with you until you secure an offer.

How long is the training?

The 16-week training program includes: 7 weeks of training, 4 weeks of Internship, and 5 weeks of Career Course + Career Coaching.


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Do I need coding experience to become a QA Engineer?

No! You don’t need any technical background, coding experience, or a certain degree. The vast majority of our most successful graduates don’t have any prior tech experience. Our program is structured to teach you everything you need to know to become a successful QA Engineer.

Do I need to quit my current job during the internship?

You don’t! The internship is remote and you can set your own schedule (as long as you meet the deadlines). We recommend setting aside several hours a day for 5 days a week during your internship.

Is the internship paid?

This program doesn’t offer paid internships. However, your internship is a vital part of your plan to land your first job in tech. The internship will help you practice your new skills hands-on, and also provide you with references and content for your LinkedIn and resume. You can also bring up your real-work experiences during your job interviews to maximize your chances to get a job offer fast!

Will I get a certificate?

Yes! You will receive a Careerist Certificate of Completion.

Who are the instructors?

Our instructors are experienced QA professionals from the biggest companies in the world (Google, Apple, Intel, Meta, and Bank of America to name a few). In addition to their expertise in QA, they are passionate instructors who explain concepts clearly while providing real-world answers to questions about your future job.

Does Careerist accept students who are outside of the US?

Yes, everyone is welcome! Just please keep in mind that $65K-$100K salaries are typically found in the US and Canada only. Please research what’s the expected salary in your region.

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