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Program duration

13½ weeks

with an average of 6-8 hours per week

For Whom?

For everyone

looking to work in tech. No prior experience required

What is QA?

QA stands for Quality Assurance. Software QA Engineers (or Software Testers) make sure websites and mobile apps work as expected. They search for errors and bugs and report them to the development team. All tech companies require QA Engineers to prevent issues and guarantee high-standard outcomes.

Why choose
Manual QA?

No coding required
High salaries
Remote work options
Many QA jobs available
Low stress
Work-life balance
Сareer growth opportunities
Great for beginners


intensive training

Say Hello

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


Learn & practice

Join live workshops and learn via self-paced recorded training. Practice new skills with hands-on assignments, homework and quizzes


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

Career Week

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


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.


You’re hired!

Ensure a smooth transition into your new role! We continue to support our students for one month after they accept a job offer.

1:1 career coaching

Land your dream job with Careerist. Your coach will provide the support and motivation you need to shine in your job search

Career Week before 1:1 Coaching

Gain Essential Job Seeker Skills

Resume and LinkedIn Optimization

Elevate your first impression

Job Interview Preparation

 Ace your next interview

Job Search Guidance

Get support even after securing a job

Personalized Job Matching

Find jobs fast with tailored matches

Job Search Tracking

Track applications for a quicker search

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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.


Module 1 M1. Software QA Fundamentals

Software QA Fundamentals

In this module you will learn the foundations of Quality Assurance and Software Testing. Get familiar with various testing types and when to use them. You will learn the process of software development and various approaches that are used for it. We will show you how QA Engineers report issues.
- Main testing types. Why Manual Testing is important
- Software errors. How to prioritize and report bugs
- How software is made. Phases of software development life cycle (SDLC)
- Software development methodologies. What is Agile Scrum and how does it work

Your Career and the Job Market

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

Overview of the Main Testing Types and Software Bug Classifications

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

SDLC, the Bug Life Cycle, and Jira

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

Software Development Approaches: Waterfall vs. Agile

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

Agile Methodology

Module 2 M2. Web Testing

Web Testing

After completion of this module, you will know what types of documentation software companies use and how it can be helpful for QA Engineers. What is a test case and how to create one with and one without product requirements. You will also get familiar with the test case management system TestRail – used for testing web applications with the help of Chrome DevTools and Jira to report issues.
- Types of documentation. What is a product requirement document (PRD)
- How to write test cases based on requirements or without them
- Chrome DevTools. How QA Analysts utilize for web testing
- Reporting bugs to Jira

Writing Test Cases Based on Web Applications

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

Testing Web Applications

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 Testing

Mobile Testing

In this module we will cover types of mobile applications and how to test them. You will learn how to install mobile applications and collect system logs. Also we will be writing test cases for mobile apps and searching for bugs.
- Mobile operating systems: iOS and Android
- What is Android Debugging Bridge (ADB)
- How QA can install apps and collect logs using XCode
- Exploratory testing. Writing test cases and creating bug reports

Intro to Mobile Testing · Working With Builds and System Logs

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

Testing Mobile Applications and Writing Test Cases

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

Module 4 M4. Server Communications and Test Environments

Server Communications and Test Environments

This module will introduce server side technology and how QA Engineers can utilize this during testing. You will take a deeper dive into tools like Chrome Inspector and BrowserStack. We will define test environments and why they are important in a software development process.
- How client-server communications work
- Use Chrome DevTools networking feature for server testing
- Version control
- Test environments

Client-server architecture · API

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

Deployment and Test Environments

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. Test Cases and Bug Reports. Homework Review

Test Cases and Bug Reports. Homework Review

Our QA instructors will provide feedback to your practical assignments like test cases and bug reports. You will learn the best practices for creating test cases and bug reporting from top industry QA professionals.
- Test cases and best practices. Documentation created by QA
- How to write bug reports using Jira. Main components of a bug report
- Real-life issues in software and it's prioritization

Homework Discussion

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports.

Module 6 M6. Advanced Testing Skills

Advanced Testing Skills

Overview of advanced testing techniques and tools. Understand the concept of databases and how to write basic SQL queries. Learn about QA Test Automation from one of the best automation developers in Silicon Valley.
- Intro to databases – how to write basic SQL queries
- QA Test Automation and why it's important to be aware of this technique
- Learn what automation scripts looks like
- Selenium and other testing frameworks

More Types of Testing, A/B Testing, and SDLC

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

Databases and Simple SQL Queries

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

Charles Proxy Demo

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.

Introduction to Test Automation

Introduction to QA Automation. Understanding Testing Automation in software companies. Overview of automated test scripts. Most common tools and frameworks for QA Automation.

Module 7 M7. Final Lesson - Q&A Session

Final Lesson - Q&A Session

Final lesson. Discussing the most important interview Q&As and final review. You will receive guidance from one of our top instructors and can ask them questions regarding the industry and job interview process.

Final Lesson - Q&A Session

The most important interview questions and answers, how to handle yourself during an interview, and why soft skills are important.

Module 8 M8. BONUS module: Learn how to use AI for QA tasks

BONUS module: Learn how to use AI for QA tasks

Test-Scenario Generation with AI

Learn how to use ChatGPT to create test scenarios efficiently. We'll cover the advantages of ChatGPT, demonstrate its usage, and show you how to merge its outputs with manual scenarios for comprehensive testing.

Bug Report Improvement with AI

Learn how to leverage Chat GPT to create clear, concise, and actionable bug reports. Save time and improve the overall QA process.

Interview Preparation with AI

Learn how to craft tailored responses, answer niche questions, and use the SMART framework while also exploring how AI can assist with complex technical queries.

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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?

This 13½–week training program includes: 5 weeks of training, 3½ weeks of internship (1½ weeks on an internal project with Careerist and 2 weeks on a real-work project with our partner), and 5 weeks of Career Coaching. While 13½ weeks is our recommended timeline, our program is flexible and can extend to accommodate your schedule.

When are the live lessons?

There may be 1-3 live sessions per week, and you can select the program arrangement that suits your schedule, choosing your availability for live workshops. 

Additionally, you will have the flexibility to watch recorded sessions in your Careerist Learning Space at your convenience.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

In both options, live sessions are scheduled

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific Time

8:30 PM to 10:30 PM Eastern Time

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.