QA Manual


2 months

Course author

12 October 2020

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You don’t necessarily need to write code to start an IT career — you can check it instead. The quality of a product and the success of the team lie on the shoulders of the tester. If you enjoy evaluating a product as a whole, you have critical thinking skills, and you’d like to fix errors — we’ve got a course for you. That is QA Manual.

Even without any technical training, you will acquire the necessary knowledge about the QA profession. In this course, you will learn to find defects, write bug reports, compose test cases, checklists, and master test plans using the test design techniques. You’ll be able to conduct mobile testing, will get the hang of network basics, learn to calculate risks, and write autotests. You’ll become familiar with an all-purpose QA vocabulary as well as compile a portfolio. In the end, you will have a test interview with us and become ready to search for a new job.

Required skills

  • Basic computer literacy
  • Knowledge of testing theory will be a benefit

Why QA Manual?

  • QA is the second most demanded IT profession with a low entry threshold.
  • No advanced knowledge is required to start working in QA, basic education is enough.
  • QA opens doors to any other subfield such as PM, development, or business analysis.
  • Testers are the first ones to see the new software, get their hands on new apps, and learn the news of the field.


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Course program

Main course modules and lessons for this course. You can download full course description to your email.

  • Fundamental theory of testing and its application.Test control systems and bug tracking systems

    22 h 11 topics
    • What is testing and why is it important? Core ISTQB Standards
    • SDLC & STLC. Software development methodologies. Quality of a product
    • Working with specifications. Analyzing and writing specifications
    • Test documentation. Test Plan, Checklist, Test Suite, Test Case. Documents that are created upon testing
    • Levels and types of testing
    • Testing techniques (White-Box & Black-Box)
    • The practice of applying the Black-Box test design technique. Part 1
    • The practice of applying the Black-Box test design technique. Part 2
    • Working with bug tracking systems such as JIRA
    • Test control systems (TestRail, TestLink)
    • Practice of using test design techniques. White Box
  • Testing web applications, web services, and mobile testing

    12 h 6 topics
    • Testing user interfaces (GUI). Web applications testing
    • Web basics (HTML, CSS). Xpath and СSS selectors. Character Encoding
    • API testing. JSON vs XML. REST vs SOAP
    • Testing API with SOAP UI
    • API testing with Postman
    • Basics of testing mobile apps
  • Databases. Intro to SQL

    6 h 3 topics
    • Relational databases. SELECT operator
    • Comparison predicates, aggregate functions
    • Join operations, nested requests and JOIN statements
  • Basics of traffic analysis, load and automated testing. Preparing for an interview.

    10 h 5 topics
    • Working with Wireshark and Fiddler traffic analyzers
    • Load testing basics with Apache Jmeter
    • Basics of Automated Testing (Selenium WebDriver)
    • Getting ready for an interview
    • Exam

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Course content


total hours

56 h

Total hours

50 h


During lessons, you’ll solve real-life cases with your teacher. You’ll work individually or in groups together with your colleagues.

Lessons schedule

  • Monday

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Wednesday

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Friday

    19:00 - 21:00


Павло Матченко

QA Manual Teacher

В IT-сфері я працюю більше двох років. Пройшов шлях від тестувальника до тренера/ментора для колег-новачків у компанії Ubisoft. Викладав там основи контролю якості. У Unity Bars тестував фінансовий і банківський софт. Сьогодні ми можемо вибирати з-поміж безлічі технологічних гаджетів і послуг. Однак саме якість робить продукт особливим, виділяє його серед схожих товарів, а користувачів робить щасливими. Завдання тестувальника — перевірити функції продукту на відповідність із заявленими характеристиками, виявити неточності, помилки і запропонувати варіанти щодо їх усунення. Мене надихає те, що мої знання і навички у цьому напрямку допомагають талановитим junior-спеціалістам стати ще кращими. У викладанні я прагну створити неформальну атмосферу, наповнювати програму навчання реальними і зрозумілими прикладами. На мій погляд, так матеріал ефективніше засвоюється і запам'ятовується на довгі роки. Вільний час я присвячую родині і самоосвіті. Захоплююся фотографією. Особливо допомагає перезавантажувати мозок зйомка глибокого космосу.

Course fee

A small step towards your big career in IT

You will get

  • 25 teacher-led sessions
  • 3 times/week
  • Life time access to course materials
  • Graduation event with partner companies
  • Certificate of completion



per month

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