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QA Manual

Duration

2 months

Levelbeginner
Start

7 December 2020

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Overview

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

56

total hours

56 h

Total hours

50 h

Practice

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

Lessons schedule

timetable
  • Monday

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Wednesday

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Friday

    19:00 - 21:00

Authors

Pavlo Matchenko

QA Manual Teacher & Author

I have been working in the IT field for more than two years. I started as a tester and made progress to the role of a trainer / mentor for beginners at Ubisoft. I taught the basics of quality control there. I tested financial and banking software at Unity Bars. Today one can choose from a variety of technology gadgets and services. However, it is the quality that makes the product special, sets it apart from similar products, and makes users happy. The tester's task is to check the functions of the product for compliance with the stated characteristics, identify inaccuracies, errors and suggest options for their elimination. I am inspired by the fact that my knowledge and skills in this area can help talented junior specialists become better. In teaching, I strive to create an informal atmosphere, to improve the program with real and clear examples. In my opinion, this way the material is more effectively assimilated and remembered for many years. I dedicate my free time to my family and self-education. I am fond of photography. Deep space photography is especially helpful for reload my brain.

Teachers

Pavlo Matchenko

QA Manual Teacher & Author

I have been working in the IT field for more than two years. I started as a tester and made progress to the role of a trainer / mentor for beginners at Ubisoft. I taught the basics of quality control there. I tested financial and banking software at Unity Bars. Today one can choose from a variety of technology gadgets and services. However, it is the quality that makes the product special, sets it apart from similar products, and makes users happy. The tester's task is to check the functions of the product for compliance with the stated characteristics, identify inaccuracies, errors and suggest options for their elimination. I am inspired by the fact that my knowledge and skills in this area can help talented junior specialists become better. In teaching, I strive to create an informal atmosphere, to improve the program with real and clear examples. In my opinion, this way the material is more effectively assimilated and remembered for many years. I dedicate my free time to my family and self-education. I am fond of photography. Deep space photography is especially helpful for reload my brain.

Iryna Volnykh

QA Manual Teacher

I have devoted more than six years to the IT field. Previously, I was a tester at ISM eCompany. They work in e-commerce. Now I am an Automation/Manual QA and a part-time Scrum Master at VAIMO. My task is to guard a high-quality IT product. I am engaged in projects based on Magento with different technologies: Web servers: Apache, nginx, PHP, MySQL database, Varnish, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Knockout.js, RequireJS. I held numerous workshops for colleagues. I appreciate the practical approach in the studying process. It's also great when students and a teacher work as a team. In my free time I read books, learn to drive and play Witcher-3.

Ihor Dynka

QA Manual Teacher

After graduating from SoftServe IT Academy automated testing courses, he stayed to work in the company. For more than five years in IT, I have joined healthcare, finance and retail projects. I passed ISTQB Foundation level and Oracle Java 8 certified training. Now I am Senior AQA Engineer/QA Lead at SoftJourn. My task is not just to look for errors in the system, as many might think, but to customize the processes in it to prevent any inconsistencies. In addition to the finished product testing, I am involved in all stages of development — from idea to analysis of work. I also need to understand the architecture and functionality of different services. I set up the environment and build test automation to speed up and improve the quality of the team. Having the experience of mentoring and teaching at the company's internal courses, I realize that the main thing is effective dialogue and practice. I often conduct interviews with candidates for my and other projects of the company and I understand what knowledge is relevant for testers. I go in for sports in my free time. I received the "black" belt I Dan Taekwondo ITF. I regularly participate in CrossFit and Race with Obstacles competitions.

Olena Kozha

Olena Kozha

QA Manual Teacher

I work as a manual tester at DataArt. I'm doing smoke, (un) functional and regression testing. In general, I have been in IT for two years. I have mastered such technologies as application collecting system and ‘smart home’. I’ve worked in financial, healthcare and tourism projects. The difficulties that occur in the process of product development and testing do not scare me. On the contrary, such work gives self-confidence. I have teaching experience - I conducted individual English lessons. In my free time, I draw and read to find inner balance and to relax. I love playing with my son and the dog. I am a master of sports in shooting. I like traveling to new places or hiding from the whole world in a summer house.

Olha Sobol

QA Manual Teacher

I have been working as a QA Engineer for over four years. Now I work at XCDS, additionally working with two mentees. I started my career journey by testing modules for nuclear power plants. I’ve worked with web development for some time. Currently, I am responsible for the quality of the spreadsheet editor calculations, which is part of the document editors package. I always say that I have not chosen the QA field, but testing has chosen me. I will explain the reason for it when we meet. In teaching I prefer to present the material in simple words with real life examples. This helps not only to master the theory, but also to be able to apply gained knowledge in practice. In my free time I like to travel and go to the gym. An hour in a gym with a barbell is better than any psychologist.

Andryi Schmidt

QA Manual Teacher

have been working in the IT field for five years. I have experience of working with various outsourcing and product companies. I participated in e-commerce projects for customers from Europe and the USA. For the last couple of years I have been working at Pragmatic Play. I check games and manage releases. I have not chosen the QA field occasionally. I am a perfectionist actually. I love planning everything and doing it right. I appreciate teamwork and the opportunity for self-realization at the same time. I have been doing mentoring for a long time, helping newcomers to master the necessary skills and knowledge. I think that the best way to learn information is to give relevant examples. I spend my free time with my loved ones. Also I am fond of crossfit.

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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

Pay

3850

per month

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