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Course QA Manual

QA Manual
Duration

2 months

Levelbeginner
Course authorPavlo Matchenko
Start

20 July 2022

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

- You know your goals and motivation for completing the course

- You can allocate ~15 hours per week for studies

- Your level of English allows you to read theory resources (at least with an online translator).

- You can find the information you need online and get the most out of it

- You know how to check the accuracy and relevance of information

- You are on friendly terms with your computer, so you can find the task manager or install Zoom on your own

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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.

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

    24 h • 12 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
    • Test control systems TestRail and TestLink
    • Bug and working with bug tracking systems. Working with Jira
    • Test design 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
    • Practice of using test design techniques. White Box
    • Lesson zero. Get to know everyone
  • 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
    • API testing with Postman
    • Testing API with SOAP UI
    • Basics of mobile apps testing
  • 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

Application process

Take the test

Register in our LMS and do a test to help us evaluate your knowledge.

Interview

Once we receive your test results, we'll invite you for an online meeting. Let's see if we're a good match.

Enroll

Start your education in the next available group. Your next career destination has never been closer.

Enroll now!

You can have awesome new skills. Check your skills in our short course test

Course content

128

total hours

Practice
During group classes, you will complete practical tasks and work on projects in a team and independently. The teacher will provide feedback and hints, help you understand the theory, and guide you through practice.
Theory and homework
That is an average amount of time you'll need to work through the theory before classes and do the home assignments after classes to practice new skills. You will find both theory and homework in our LMS.
Career guidance
Our specialists will share insights on where to look for vacancies in your field, some theory about CVs, writing letters, and passing interviews. You will also have a practice lesson with feedback and a Q&A session.

Teachers

Olha Skydan

Senior QA at Perfectial powered by Avenga

4+ years of experience. Worked for SoftServe

Ivan Samchuk

QA Engineer at Codevog

7 years in QA. Worked for JoyRocks, Renome

Anastasiia Zaleska

QA Analyst at Allvue Systems

2+ years in QA. Worked for Think Global, Ubisoft

Iryna Pap

Test Lead at Walkme

5 years of experience. Worked for Luxoft

Lessons schedule

timetable
  • Monday

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Wednesday

    19:00 - 21:00

  • Friday

    19:00 - 21:00

Practical skills for your future career

You will get

  • 26 teacher-led sessions
  • 3 times/week
  • Life time access to course materials
  • Certificate of completion

New skills and an amazing career in IT awaits!

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impact

Our impact

4700+

graduates finished our courses

500

scholarships granted by partners

400 000

hours of IT education

75

teachers work today

200+

IT companies employed our students

40%

of graduates are female

700

people studying right now

Alumni's feedback

The studying process was of the highest standards! Your Academy and team are outstanding; everything was excellent. During the course, I found a vacancy I liked and did some test tasks. I passed my Beetroot exam and got a new job as a QA Engineer within one week!

Hennadii Ponomariov
QA Manual course graduate

Application process

Take the test

Register in our LMS and do a test to help us evaluate your knowledge.

Interview

Once we receive your test results, we'll invite you for an online meeting. Let's see if we're a good match.

Enroll

Start your education in the next available group. Your next career destination has never been closer.

Get started now

Take the test

We have to assess your basic skills. It will be interesting. You just need to spend some time.

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