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Software Quality Assurance is a set of activities for ensuring quality in software engineering processes. SQA practices are implemented in most types of software development, regardless of the underlying software development model being used.
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Our track record means that we now guarantee that you will find a job within the Manual QA field within 1 year of starting this course. If not, you'll receive 100% of your payments back!
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Meet your instructors three times a week for interactive and informative sessions. You’ll be matched with a one-on-one mentor and have daily homework and practice tasks over the 7 week course.
Gain real-world experience and build your resume as you begin working in our popular internship academy.
Finish the program strong by learning crucial technical skills in Software QA Foundations and Web and Mobile Application Testing.
Your mentor will enhance your resume, build your Linkedin profile, and prepare you for interview questions. With our insider-knowledge, you’d be a desirable mid-level candidate.
Our graduates have an average starting salary of $70-100K per year within months of finishing the program.
Polish your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile. Present your skills and experience so you land the job you want
Our job search orientation – designed by industry experts – will help you navigate your job search effectively
Your mentor will guide you until you find a job. Practice mock job interviews and be ready for any question that may come up!
Get pre-recorded job interview questions, record your responses, and get feedback from your mentor
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QA Automation Engineer with 12+ years of experience at a variety of tech companies worldwide
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Over 7 years, Sofiia has worked her way up to Automation Team Lead at a major tech company
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Quality assurance (QA) and manual testing basics.
Discover and start using industry-specific tools for manual testing. Learn the fundamentals of manual QA testing: types of testing and bugs, Chrome DevTools (Inspector), software development life cycle, bug life cycle, Jira bug-tracking system, user interface testing, client-server architecture, and BrowserStack.
Study waterfall, agile, and scrum approaches. Start learning to report bugs in Jira. Learn about test cases. Write test cases based on a product requirements document (PRD). Practice using TestRail. Students will test web applications, write test cases, and do bug reports.
Look at QA for mobile, in particular iOS and Android. Gain experience with Xcode and Android Studio for manual testing. Learn about app install and uninstall procedures, log files, exceptions/crashes/errors, and screenshots and video recordings for bug reporting. Students will test mobile applications, write test cases, and report bugs in Jira.
Utilize Unix and ADB commands. Study Charles Proxy, continuous integration, Jenkins, databases, and SQL. Write simple SQL queries.
Bonus: Introduction to API testing, REST API, learn about the different ways of transporting data, JSON, HTTP Verbs, how to process request and write responses, using headers, and status codes.
Explore the job market in your area. Prepare your resume and personal story. Create a solid LinkedIn profile. Efficiently and effectively search and apply for positions online by using job websites and LinkedIn. Learn practical job market skills and hacks. Practice interview questions and answers. Review of previous lessons and practice testing.
After helping his peers find careers at big tech companies like Google and Facebook, Max decided to widen his impact and cofounded Careerist. He is an established QA professional with over seven years of experience. Max previously worked at companies such as Apple and Intel. He takes pride in sharing his expertise and providing Careerists with the skills they need to land their dream jobs.
QA Lead who has over 10 years worth of experience at Apple, Intel, ItsOn, and other Silicon Valley companies. Natalia started her QA career back in 2010, and from there on she grew from a QA Engineer to a management position with several well known tech giants. Natalia is also a writer in her spare time.
A Sr. Software Developer in Testing, Lana has been working in QA for over eight years. Her work has been very colorful, and she has a great deal of experience in building and leading front end and back end automation at many large organizations. Throughout her years in QA, Svetlana has taught and mentored many QA professionals who now work at top Silicon Valley companies.
Known for his passion and innovation, Patrick is a QA engineer with over six years of industry experience. He has worked on mobile and VR applications for many Silicon Valley companies, including Facebook and Intel. Patrick likes to uncover creative solutions in his work and believes that the best projects place a client’s needs first. Patrick enjoys combining his background with his love for art and creates CGI and 3D renderings in his spare time. Patrick is a compassionate instructor who feels most successful when he can assist his students in realizing their goals.
Iurii is a successful software developer and quality assurance analyst with over eight years of experience. He has a master’s degree in visual communications and has worked at many major companies across Silicon Valley, including Google. As an instructor, Iurii is very knowledgeable, having developed instructional materials for a variety of tech-related subjects. Iurii helps Careerists master Software Testing best practices and prepare for an industry that is always changing.
Marc is an accomplished QA professional with over six years of experience in team leadership. His ability to bring coworkers together has led to the creation of several top-rated apps in the App Store and the Google Play Store. Marc enjoys helping mentor young professionals and teaching them how to apply their unique skills in creative ways to set themselves apart and achieve success.
Expert team lead Alex is a QA manager with over eight years of experience in the industry. He has worked for a variety of tech startups from all over the world. Alex is skilled in testing and works hard to prioritize effectiveness. He is also trained in agile and scrum methodologies. Alex is excited for the opportunity to inspire future tech professionals to become top-rated QA engineers.
Vitaly is a QA Automation Engineer with over seven years of experience. He earned his master's degree in Computer Engineering and has been in the tech industry for the last 12 years. He has worked for various Silicon Valley companies and has a profound expertise in building test automation frameworks for back end and front end services. Education is his passion, and he enjoys helping people get into the technology field.
Sofiia started her QA career as a Manual QA in a small startup, and worked her way up to Automation Team Lead in global organization over the past seven years. With her modern approaches and passion for quality, she's helped multiple teams build QA processes from ground up and implement an automated testing strategy for the frontend and backend. She loves to share her knowledge and expertise in order to help you achieve success in your QA career.
Ignacio began his career in 2007, working on various projects from manual and automated quality assurance. Eventually, he transitioned into Software Testing management, where he has been responsible for leading several high-performing teams at companies including Intel, Globant, Eventbrite, McAfee, and CambridgeSoft. With over 14 years of experience, Ignacio is an accomplished tech professional, ready to share his expert knowledge with aspiring Careerists.
Driven by a strong sense of ambition, Nick advanced quickly in his career, making himself known in his workplace as the go-to expert for all things QA-related. Nick was a journalism student when he stumbled upon his passion for QA after taking a summer internship. Once he discovered that he was fascinated by QA, Nick chose to change paths and dedicated himself to working in tech. He is a proactive team player and has led several significant projects for a handful of social media platforms. Nick is delighted to inspire others to find their way to exciting opportunities in QA.
Hezron, a Software Testing Lead with 12 years of experience, has worked at various top Fortune 500 companies in the US. He enjoys being in QA because he gets the opportunity to test and break systems before the actual users can use the applications. Hezron teaches Manual QA courses for Careerist and is passionate about sharing his extensive QA knowledge and experience with the next generation of Software Testing professionals.
Olga received a master’s degree in management and started her tech career at one of the tech giants in her home country of Russia. In the US, Olga leads QA efforts in the social media domain. She has also built Software Testing structures and processes from the ground up for standalone applications launched to different markets. In addition, she worked on AR/VR and hardware testing while at the startup Magic Leap. For Olga, it’s pure joy to support Careerist students on their way to becoming Quality Assurance experts.
Maria is a QA Lead with 14 years of experience working with various multinational companies based in the US and Europe. While in the US, she also completed a master's degree in business. Maria started her career as a Manual QA intern and then worked her way up to senior and lead roles. She is passionate about providing quality software to clients as well as sharing her QA knowledge and experiences with aspiring QA professionals.
SQA practices are implemented in most types of software development, regardless of the underlying software development model being used. SQA incorporates and implements software testing methodologies to test the software.
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