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Ready for a career breakthrough? Earn a tech salary without coding. Join our immersive training and become a QA engineer

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Updated for
2023
Enroll by
November 8th
to secure a place in this round
Program time
15 weeks
with an average of 6-8 hours per week
For Whom?
For everyone
with good English skills

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.

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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

Report Card

40

states in which our graduates work

$69-105K

Our graduates’ salary range

1000+

companies have already hired Careerist graduates

20 000+

QA job openings as of today

Meet your
instructors

Learn from industry insiders with decades of big-tech experience who are ready to help you get hired

Patrick Siebenthal

QA Engineer with 6+ years of experience at Facebook (Meta), Google and Intel

Lana Levinsohn

Sr. Software Developer in Test with 8+ years of Silicon Valley experience in companies like Reddit

Brandon Cowley

Software QA Engineer at Beachbody testing various platforms and products within the company. Previous experience in fitness, real estate, and sales

Max Glubochansky

QA professional with 9+ years of experience at Apple, Intel, Silicon Valley companies

Sofiia Tsapchuk

Over 7 years, Sofiia has worked her way up to Automation Team Lead at a major tech company

Iurii Sokolov

QA Lead at Google with over 9 years of experience in manual and automated testing. Head of Manual QA training at Careerist

Hezron Padlan

QA Lead with 12 years of experience working on various projects for companies like Google, AT&T and Bank of America

Maria Carissa Navarrete

QA professional with 14 years of experience at FluorDaniel, Xerox, and Deltek Systems

Alex Khvastovich

QA Manager with 9+ years of experience working for srartups from around the world

Ignacio Britos

QA Engineer/Manager with 14+ years of experience at Entel, McAfee,CambridgeSoft, and more

Vitaly Erokhin

QA Automation Engineer with 12+ years of experience at variety of tech companies worldwide

Michael Parkanskiy

QA Engineer with extensive experience at Indeed.com and Sure App

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STEP-BY-STEP
GAMEPLAN

intensive training
1

Say hello

Meet your career advisor and choose a financing option. Start your journey toward a successful career in QA

2

Attend LIVE sessions

Join live or learn via self-paced recorded training. Ask questions, practice new skills with hands-on assignments and get feedback

3

Start internship

Gain real-work experience to feature in your resume and in job interviews. Improve your skills with 1:1 mentorship sessions

Landing a job
4

Graduate

Finish the training program with the technical skills needed to start your career in QA

5

Get application assistance

We’ll enhance your resume and LinkedIn, apply for jobs on your behalf and prepare you for interview questions

6

You’re hired!

Our graduates acheive an average starting salary of $69-100K per year within months of finishing the program

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Upfront discount
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  • Upfront payment covers your entire tuition and fees
  • You aren’t required to make any future payment and you don’t have any financial obligation to Careerist
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QA bundle
$690011500
  • Bundle payment covers your entire tuition and fees
  • You aren’t required to make any future payment and you don’t have any financial obligation to Careerist
  • Includes QA Automation, Python and SQL trainings
  • Includes access to JAS
  • 100% money back guarantee

Careerists who
made it in qa

Nivethitha Thirumurthisamy

The three-month manual QA program was really good. It helped me get to know the basics, and the tutors taught it in a way that anyone can easily understand. They guided me through any doubts I had along the way and helped me get better.

Temmie Sidas

Careerist was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I lived in a low income bracket my entire life, but now Careerist has allowed me to finally have a stable income and a better life. They gave me the knowledge and experience I needed to jump into the field, and I couldn't be happier.

Nkaime Norbert

My experience with Careerist has been nothing but memorable and extremely fruitful. The instructors are very knowledgable and patient. They helped me write my resume, did mock interviews, assisted with my job search, and even gave me advice as a new employee. I recommend Careerist to everyone.

Veronika Karpova

I started the QA training in January and got a job in August. I had zero knowledge of the industry, but that didn't stop me from switching to this career with successful results. I'm incredibly thankful to everyone at Careerist! Do I recommend this place for starting your career in tech? 10,000% YES!

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15 weeks of learning

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

L1
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

L2
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

L3
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

L4
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

L5
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

L6
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

L7
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.

L8
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

L9
Client-server architecture · API

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

L10
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

L11
Homework Discussion · Part I

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports. Part I.

L12
Homework Discussion · Part II

Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports. Part II.

Module 6 M6. Preparing for the Job Market

Preparing for the Job Market

In this module we will cover all the main aspects of the job search and interview prep process. You will learn from top Silicon Valley hiring managers how to confidently answer interview questions and how to negotiate the highest salary and best benefits. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile with best practices to stand out.
- Job application funnel – how and where to look for jobs
- Salary negotiations tactics
- Resume and LinkedIn optimization
- Most common interview Q&As

L13
Job Application Funnel · Interview Questions and Answers

Job searches and applications. Communicating with recruiters and hiring managers. How to answer questions in job interviews.

L14
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.

L15
The Job Market and Salary Negotiations

Understanding the job market and how to negotiate your salary (including benefits and compensation). Full-time vs. contract positions. How to answer the “tell me about yourself” interview question.

L16
Writing Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Tips and tricks for crafting the perfect resume. The importance of a LinkedIn profile and best practices.

Module 7 M7. 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

L17
Databases and Simple SQL Queries

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

L18
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 8 M8. 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.

L19
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.