Get your first Job in Tech

Looking to earn a tech salary without coding? Join our intensive training and become a QA Engineer

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Updated for
2022
Enroll by
December 9th
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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 8 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

Natalia Zahoor

QA Manager with a decade of experience at companies like Apple and Intel

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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*Our clients have found employment after taking Careerist´s trainings at the companies listed above. These companies do not in any way endorse, sponsor, approve, support our trainings and are not in any way affiliated with Careerist.com.

Flexible tuition
makes it easy

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Upfront discount
$41995799
  • 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
  • Includes access to JAS
  • 100% money back guarantee
QA bundle
$699912499
  • 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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Because Careerist is fully committed to your success, we now offer a 100% money back guarantee if you don’t land a job in tech within 1 year of graduation. Read the complete terms and conditions here.

Refund eligibility requirements:

  • Complete all training modules on time
  • Submit all projects and assignments by the deadline
  • Follow our Job Search guidelines and instructions

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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

Practice mock job interviews and get ready for any question. Your mentor will guide you until you find a job plus a month after

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Get pre-recorded job interview questions, record your responses, and get feedback from your mentor

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15 weeks of learning

Module 1 M1. Software QA Fundamentals

Software QA Fundamentals

In this module you will learn 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 developmet 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
Career and Job Market Overview.

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 main testing types. Software bugs classification

Discussing main testing types. 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
Software Development Life Cycle

Explanation of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Introduction to Bug Tracking System (JIRA). Ticket types and structures in Jira. The bug life cycle.

STLC / Bug Life Cycle

L4
Software development approaches. Waterfall. 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 Enginners. What is a Test Case and how to create them with and without product requirements. You will also get familiar with test case management system - Test Rail by testing Web application with a help of Chrome Dev Tools and reporting issues to JIRA
- Types of documentation. What is product requirement document (PRD)
- How to write test cases based on requirements or without them.
- Chrome Dev Tools. How can QA Analysts use it for web testing
- Reporting bugs to JIRA

L5
Writing test cases based on web application

Types of documentation. What is a test case? Writing test cases based on a Product Requirement Document (PRD). The test case management system (TestRail).

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

L6
Testing Web Application. How to use Chrome Developer Tools

Chrome Dev Tools (Chrome Inspector). 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 app 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 Application and writing test cases.

Testing mobile applications. Exploring applications and creating test cases. Bug reporting practice.

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 it during testing. You will get take a deeper dive into tools like Chrome Inspector and BrowserStack. We will talk about what are test environments and why they are important in a software development process
- How client-server communications work.
- Using Chrome Developer tools networking feature for server testing
- Version control.
- Test Environments.

L9
Client server architecture. Basic Unix commands

Client-server communications. BrowserStack for cross-platform testing. The Google Chrome Network tab, Charles Proxy, and basic Unix commands.

L10
Deployment and Test environments

Deployment environments. How and when to use Staging, Test/QA and Production. Overview of CI/CD tools for Manual QA. How to apply changes and run a build with 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 be providing feedback to the test cases and bug reports you will create as a part of practical assignments. You should expect to learn the best practices of test case creation and bug reporting from Top QA professionals in the industry.
- 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 Job search and interview preparation proces.. You will learn how to handle yourself during the interview and how to negotiate a better conditions of your job offer. Top silicon valley hiring managers will show the best practises for resume and linkedin profile creation.
- Job application funnel. How and where to look for jobs
- Salary negotiations process.
- Resume and linked in. Best practices
- Most common interview questions and answers.

L13
Job Application Funnel. Interview Questions and Answers

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

L14
More types of testing. SDLC. A/B Testing

Recap: Types of testing and A/B testing. Explanation of the development cycle for a mobile application. More interview questions.

L15
Market & 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 and more interview questions practice.

L16
Writing resume & 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 an advanced testing technique and tools. Understand the concept of databases and how to write basic SQL querries. Learn about Test automation from one of the best Automation Developers in Silicon valley.
- Intro to databases. How to write basic SQL queries
- What is test automation and why it's important to be aware of this technique
- Learn how Automation script looks like
- Selenium and other testing frameworks

L17
Databases. Writing 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 test automation in a software company. 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 most important Interview Questions and Answers. You will receive guidance from one of our top instructors and will be able to ask questions regarding the industry and job interview.

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.

FAQ
I do not have experience in tech. Is this training right for me?

We designed our training for absolute beginners in tech. All you need is a computer, internet access, and approximately 8–10 hours per week. After completing our 15-week training, you can get a job earning $69K+ per year.

Who will support me as I learn?

Our extensive support network creates a personal experience for every student. While you take classes, your instructors and support crew will assist you. You will be part of a team during your internship, with a lead available to answer any questions. During the mentorship phase, you will meet 1:1 with your mentor to prepare for your job hunt!

Will you help me find a job quickly?

At Careerist, our goal is to help you get a great job quickly. With our job application service (myJAS), you can save up to 16 hours weekly on job applications and speed up your search. Meanwhile, your mentor will answer job hunt questions and help you excel at your interviews.

How long is the training?

The training lasts approximately 15 weeks and is broken down as follows: 7 weeks of training, 3 ½ weeks of internship (1.5 weeks on an internal project with Careerist and 2 weeks on a real project with our partner), and 4–6 weeks of mentorship. While 15 weeks is our recommended timeline, our program is flexible and can extend to accommodate your schedule.

Do you provide certificates?

You will get a certificate after passing the final interview of the mentorship stage.

Am I guaranteed a job after graduating?

We have developed a program that will help you get a job as a QA engineer 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. Read the complete terms and conditions here.

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 testing, they are passionate teachers who explain concepts clearly while providing real-world answers to questions about your future job.

Is the internship paid?

No, we do not offer paid internships. However, your internship is vital to your education as it provides hands-on experience on a real project you will need when hunting for your first paid job in tech.

Are there any payment options?

You can pay upfront or divide your tuition into several payments. Careerist also offers financing through our partnerships with several third-party lenders. You can find out more by writing to [email protected].

Do I need to resign from my current job while doing the internship?

With our remote and flexible internship, you can keep your current job. Your internship will take about several hours per day, 5 days a week, and can be completed on your own time so long as you submit your tasks before the deadline.

Do I need coding experience to become a QA engineer?

To become a QA engineer, you do not need a technical background or education. Many of our graduates get jobs without a relevant background by following our instructions and completing the tasks we assign during the training.

When are the live lessons?

Live lessons take place 3 times a week on either Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. You can choose the schedule that is more convenient for you.

Does Careerist accept students who are outside of the US?

Yes, we now have options for residents of Canada and will soon add options for residents of Mexico and Brazil.