QA Course

You deserve the best education
Welcome to IT!

Welcome to the
'Manual
Testing
+ Internship'
QA course
for beginners
by top mentors
Why is the IT industry open to me?

Because software development today needs all kinds of professionals

The software development market is facing a big shortage of qualified specialists.
And there aren't enough QA testers. But their work is very important — the quality of the final program or service depends on them. At the same time, testers don't need a technical education. Good QA courses are enough.
Learn ten reasons to work in IT (plus a bonus reason)
How is this different from other QA courses?

Good question!

We have what everybody else has.

But with some small differences:


No teachers 'with 4-5 years of experience'
No 'Matrix-like training for 100 people, with one person lecturing while someone else checks the homework'
No 'some theory, some practice, a term project, and then an exam'
How will all this help me?
  • Our top QA experts will send you straight to the big leagues
    The best QA courses don't involve learning from people teaching theory or practice with just 4-5 years of experience.
    We only hire QA mentors with 10+ years of IT experience. Mentorpiece does not try to teach everything at once. We specialize exclusively in QA and testing. As a result, your instruction comes from carefully selected mentors who are current technical managers at the largest global IT companies, who are involved in hiring testers at their companies.

  • A live high-quality course with feedback, where the focus is on you, not a crowd of 100 people
    You're not paying for access to year-old webinars made by a teacher who never checks the homework.
    This is a genuine live QA course with living, breathing teachers. They teach the latest theory, adapt the course for each specific group, lead practical exercises, answer questions, guide and support students, check homework, provide grades, and conduct exams.
    Our groups are limited to 15 motivated students, not the 30, 40, or even 300 people put into groups on some platforms. That means you won't be working with a host of instructors, supervisors, tutors, assistants, coordinators, and technical support specialists, but rather just a few QA experts. This dedicated team can give you the attention you need along with high-quality feedback.
  • An internship working on a real project that will make you shine in the eyes of your future employer
    Can you become a specialist without working on a real project?
    At Mentorpiece, we believe that software testing courses that don't offer this leave much to be desired.
    That's why our students complete internships on a live project.
    During your training, you will gain experience testing real software as part of a real project. You can add this work to your resume.
In a word, once completed, this course won't leave gaps in your knowledge.
What evidence is there that it works?

An extremely high percentage of our students reach the final exam

For an ordinary online QA course, how many students who start actually go on to take the final exam?
Some online courses achieve up to 50%. Some courses have a graduation rate less than 30%.
And those who don't reach the finish line face a long and painful procedure to get a partial refund of their tuition. You've probably seen reviews of such QA courses.
At Mentorpiece, more than 90% of students reach and pass the final exam. This notable outcome is the result of all of the above — we have living mentors with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. Each student is in a group of no more than 15 highly motivated fellow students. During an entrance interview with a mentor, each student makes a conscious decision and demonstrates willingness to successfully dive into this new profession.
How many graduates find jobs?

There's good news here, too

When our students graduate, we don't send them to a Career Development Center to learn how to google for job listings. Mentors, with whom the student is familiar from the first lesson, work toward the desired outcome: they help with resume writing, hold a practice interview, help choose promising positions, and help until employment is found.
85% of students in the last two cohorts found work in IT.
Is there any objective indication of the quality of the course?
Yes.
Students who are just entering the IT field are not always in a position to objectively assess the quality of the course. Even after graduation. It may take a year after they start employment before they can tell whether it was really the best and high-quality.
But the fact that well-known IT companies with their own experienced in-house QA experts take advantage of the course is a clear indication.
You WON'T ask
'Is this for me?' or 'Will I get a job?'
Your question will be
How awesome will my future job be?
They started out just like you...
...and now
they work here
Curriculum?

Please look:

1
English for QA (separate optional course)
Module 1. Communication skills
• Lesson 1. I'm a part of the team
• Lesson 2. I'm in a business environment
• Lesson 3. How can I use my language skills?
• Lesson 4. English-language forums
Module 2. New technologies
• Lesson 1. Living in a digital age
• Lesson 2. The digital sphere as a work space
• Lesson 3. What is IT?
• Lesson 4. Special terms
Module 3. Communication with clients and with teams
• Lesson 1. Business correspondence
• Lesson 2. Test task
• Lesson 3. Communication with colleagues
• Lesson 4. Special terms
Module 4. IT with Mentorpiece mentors
• Lesson 1. Special Terminology. Standup meeting + Emulation game with experienced QA
• Lesson 2. Special Terminology. Defect Advocacy + Emulation game with experienced QA
• Lesson 3. Special Terminology. Retrospective + Emulation game with experienced QA
• Lesson 4. Special Terminology. Task Grooming + Emulation game with experienced QA
Final Exam
2
INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION
• Mission Possible (Who are testers and why do we need them)
• What is the Testing Structure (From UI buttons to the server through the network - and back)
3
GET READY FOR TESTING - WHAT IS LINUX
• Linux in a Tester’s Life (Why testers need Linux?)
• Linux Basics (Command Line as a way to work with error logs)
• Files and Directories (Where error logs live and how to manage them)
• Users and Groups (What permissions for error logs could be)
• Processes, Daemons and Services (What are they doing in Linux)
• Objects Search (Let’s search files in tricky and no so tricky ways)
4
GET READY FOR TESTING - HOW NETWORKS WORK
• Looking for Errors in a Network Environment (Why testers need to know it)
• Networks Basics (How the information is moving)
• Network Layer (What ways to share the information do we have)
• Transport Layer (A bit more about protocols)
• Application Protocols (And how some more cool things about networks: no bug gets through)
5
GET READY FOR TESTING - HOW DATABASE LEVEL WORKS
• Relational Theory Basics (Where and how data lives)
• SQL Basics (SELECT, UPDATE, INSERT, DELETE - how to extract application info)
• SQL Joins (LEFT, RIGHT, FULL, SEFT - What if info is in several tables)
• SQL Subqueries (And how to mine very complicated data)
• Database Connection (How to set up a connection to DB)
• Database Tools (Database tools practical use)
6

GET READY FOR TESTING - HOW SERVICES LEVEL WORKS

• REST Requests (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE - let’s climb up and assess the application work)
• REST Services (Header, Body - how requests works)
• Postman (Basic use and collections)
• Development Tools (Practical use for REST services)
7
GET READY FOR TESTING - HOW UI LEVEL WORKS
• UI Objects Basics (DOM Tree - let’s go to the application backstage)
• Development Tools Practical use for UI objects)
• UI Scripts Basic (How to read them)
• UI Object Properties (Mandatory for testing)
8
REQUIREMENTS TESTING
• Requirements Gathering (How do we get them?)
• Requirements Assessment (Is the analyst guilty?)
• UML, ERD (Special for schema and graph lovers)
• Common Practice (Big practice, questions, consultation)
9
TESTING LEVELS AND TYPES
• Testing classification: The Pyramide (Which pill Neo chooses?)
• Testing classification: Types, boxes, regression (What did Pythia say?)
10
TEST DESIGN
• Introduction (How to test all without testing all: who and why does it need)
• Equivalence Classes and Boundaries (How to test all without testing all: first meet with test design)
• Decision Tables (What if we have a lot of parameters to test?)
• Pairwise Testing (What if we have a huge amount of parameters?)
• State-Transitions Testing (How to test objects and their states)
• Using all Methods Together (True tester is not limited with the only one method)
11
TESTING DOCUMENTATION
• Check-Lists (Is that true that they are not needed?)
• Test Cases (How to make them really helpful)
• Test Suites and Test Runs (What makes difference?)
• Test Plans (The same as check-lists or not?)
12
DEFECTS LOCALIZATION AND DESCRIPTION
• UI Level (Press the button - get the result. But the wrong one)
• Backend Level (Server is dead. Vivat server)
• Database Level (What if the DB is guilty?)
• Logs (Remember Linux!)
• Defect Tracking System (What for God’s sake is the difference between Severity and Priority?)
• Defect Description (How to fight a programmer back if everything works for him?)
13
INTRO TO THE AUTOMATION FOR MANUAL TESTERS
• Git (Back to the Future)
• Automation and CI/CD (A Hybrid of Testing and Programming)
• Docker, Kubernetes, Rabbit MQ (Understanding complicated words and programs)
14
DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGIES AND TEAM
• Development Methodologies: Waterfall, Agile (SCRUM, XP, Kanban), others (Who all that people are and why are they using development methodologies)
• Agile: Business Game (Let’s play a development team)

15
A BONUS FOR A FAST GROUP
• Exploratory Testing and Testing Tours (How to meet application and walk around the city together)
16
INTERNSHIP
Duration: 2 months
Real project: Yes
International company: Yes
Practice in your CV: Yes
Training of all the skills: Yes
Possibility to be a team lead: Yes
Lecturers consultations: unlimited
17
JOB INTERVIEW GAME EXAM
Duration: 1 hour for each student completed the internship
Lecturers: 1-2
Language: English
Feedback: Yes
Help in CV preparation: Yes
Help in hiring: Yes
The full program of the course is available [here].

A short informative video is worth a thousand words.
We asked our QA mentor to talk about the curriculum and how each module will benefit you:
What will I be able to work with?
What about automation? I didn't see anything about it in the course curriculum.
The detailed answer to this question is:

Online QA Course in numbers

50 / 75 / 100+ hours
theory / practice / internship
4 + 2 months
course + internship
no more than
15 people
in a group
54 years
total experience of lecturers of the QA school in IT:
21 + 12 + 11 + 10
Your QA Mentors
  • Lilia Urmazova
    School Founder, Chief QA Expert / QA Manager at Quantori (US)

    21 years of QA experience.

    Has worked at Star Software, Exigen Services, Grid Dynamics, Rostelecom. Taught at Luxoft Training.

    I like QA because it lets me participate in the entire software development process from A to Z and also interact with a lot of people all at once.

    I'm a good instructor because I can explain complex things well using simple examples, pictures, diagrams and tables.

  • Fedor Kulishov
    Linux and Security Expert / Lead Security Expert at Acronis (Switzerland)

    Has worked at several startups, Scientific Research Institute Voskhod, and Positive Technologies.

    I like IT, and especially security, because you always have to stay in shape. There is often something interesting to investigate. And you're surrounded by excellent specialists and enthusiasts.

    I'm a good instructor because I like to see excitement in my students' eyes, to notice their progress, and to receive their goodwill in return.

  • Evgeny Lozovan
    Java Automation Expert / Lead Test Automation Engineer at Grid Dynamics (US)

    16 years of QA experience.

    Has worked at MuranoSoft and Global Logic.

    I like QA because it lets me satisfy my craving for research and science.

    I'm a good instructor because my laziness causes me to teach others in a way that requires as little work as possible for myself. 🙂

The result is that more than 90% of our enrollees reach and pass the Mentorpiece exams. And more than 85% both pass the exams and successfully find employment in IT.

All this gives us the confidence to say that Mentorpiece offers the best QA courses for would-be testers. And that we will help you confidently enter the IT field.
English is not my native language. How well do I need to know it?

To increase everyone's chances of achieving a promising career, we created a special monthly course entitled English for Would-Be Testers.

The prerequisite for the course is just A2 English (Elementary) or B1 English (Intermediate).


When you're done, you'll have the following:

Improved skills in reading, listening, writing and, of course, speaking

Considerably larger IT-related vocabulary

Language skills needed to learn QA in English

The course includes a fun role playing activity in which you'll polish your communication with an English-speaking customer and team. This will help a lot when you look for a job

After your training is complete, you'll start an internship working on a foreign project

Ability to pass an interview and land a trainee position with a salary paid in dollars or euros.

Work for your happy ending
Work with top experts
Only the knowledge you really need.
01
Live feedback from living, breathing people in a group of 15
An QA mentor who monitors your progress.
Your homework is checked by the same people who give the lectures.
02
Prove yourself in the real world
Internship on a real project. On a project where serious software is being developed.
Put your skills and knowledge to work immediately. Participate in stand-ups and sprints.
Experience that you can indicate in your resume to get your first job.
03
Countdown to your first lesson
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

Your spot in the next course starting December 15, 2022 is still available

With a no-money-down reservation, you immediately get access to a Telegram group for your future classmates.
I have a few more questions
How much does it cost?

The full cost of the QA course,

including the internship and

one spot in a group of 15 people:

$3'900


True, quality doesn't come cheap, but you'll recoup the cost after 2 months of QA work


The two-month internship is free of charge.

Are there any discounts?

Yes!



  • 10% discount if you prepay in full
  • 10% discount if you make the first payment 2 months before the course begins
    5% discount if you make the first payment 1 month before the course begins
    You can pay for the entire course (increasing the previous discount), or you can pay only for the first month but still get a discount on the overall cost of the course.
  • 5% cashback for you and a 5% discount for a friend
    A student who has paid for the course can get a promo code to give to a student who has not yet paid. The promo code grants a 5% discount on the course. The student who gives the promo code will receive cashback amounting to 5% of the course cost once the promo code recipient completes the course.
  • The discounts are cumulative
If I want an installment plan, do I need to talk to my bank?

No. We are confident in the quality of our course, which is why we offer our own installment plan

Many course providers only allow financing through banks because a large percentage of their students don't make it to the final exams. Accordingly, these companies want to receive the entire amount up front (from the bank). Mentorpiece believes in the quality of its courses and in your ability to reach the finish line — that's why we offer installment plans without any documentation. And we don't charge a bank fee for this.


5-month installment plan

$780/month


5-month installment plan + 10% discount if you pay first payment for 2 months before the course begins

$699/month

I'm ready! What do I need to do?

Your new career won't begin by talking to a sales manager

We want you to make an informed decision.


So let's start not with payment, but rather with a free one-on-one session with a QA mentor. A conversation with a leading course QA mentor, who has conducted hundreds of interviews and trained up a host of mid-level testers and test leads, will let you clarify every question, understand whether it is 'for you', and weigh all the pros and cons.

If you make a deliberate decision,
you will succeed.
We believe in you.
Deliberate learning

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Last modified on November 23rd, 2022 at 09:32