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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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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
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
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
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 methodologies. Discussing Waterfall and Agile. Explanation of Agile Scrum. Agile release planning.
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
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
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
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
Evolution of the mobile industry and operating systems. Types of mobile applications, XCode, and ADB. Working with builds and logs.
Testing mobile applications. Exploring applications and creating test cases. Filing bug reports.
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
BrowserStack for cross-platform testing. Client-server communications. API. Chrome DevTools - Networking.
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.
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
Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports. Part I.
Discussing homework assignments. Reviewing test cases and bug reports. Part II.
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
Job searches and applications. Communicating with recruiters and hiring managers. How to answer questions in job interviews.
Recap: types of testing and A/B testing. Explanation of the development cycle for mobile applications. More interview questions.
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.
Tips and tricks for crafting the perfect resume. The importance of a LinkedIn profile and best practices.
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
Introduction to databases. How to write simple SQL queries. Structure of databases and testing using SQL.
Introduction to QA Automation. Understanding Testing Automation in software companies. Overview of automated test scripts. Most common tools and frameworks for QA Automation.
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.
The most important interview questions and answers, how to handle yourself during an interview, and why soft skills are important.