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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.
Meet your Career Advisor and complete enrollment (ask about financing options). Start your journey toward a successful career in QA
Join live or learn via self-paced recorded training. Practice new skills with hands-on assignments, homework and quizzes
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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.
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 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.
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.
Learn how to leverage Chat GPT to create clear, concise, and actionable bug reports. Save time and improve the overall QA process.
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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QA Automation Engineer with 12+ years of experience at variety of tech companies worldwide
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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 will be a part of a team with a team lead available to answer your questions. Then, you’ll be assigned a 1:1 Career Mentor to prepare you for job interviews and help with your job search. There’s no more supportive learning and job search experience than Careerist.
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]
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.
This 15–week training program includes: 7 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 4–6 weeks of Career Coaching. While 15 weeks is our recommended timeline, our program is flexible and can extend to accommodate your schedule.
The live sessions take place 3 times a week on either Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 5:30-7:30 PM Pacific Time (8:30-10:30 PM Eastern Time).
You can choose the program arrangement that works best for your schedule, or watch the recorded sessions in your Careerist Learning Space at your convenience.
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.
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.
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!
Yes! You will receive a Careerist Certificate of Completion.
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.
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.
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.